Some commercial media publications are quick enough to report on December 8 that Edilberto del Carmen uses the alias Angel Ferdinand Marcos to pretend as the son of the late Ferdinand Marcos. He was arrested following a warrant by Judge Ana Marie Joson-Viterbo of the Regional Trial Court Branch 24, according to Chief Insp. Rommel Labalan, CIDG Pampanga chief. On the other hand, there’s hardly any mention of Bongbong Marcos’ efforts with former Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez during the Marawi City visit last December 4, 2017. Are Marcos fakers more newsworthy for these press channels than the real namesake who continued his public service legacy?
Video by; Marcos Presidential Center
[VIDEO]: Ferdinand Marcos’ former staff reveals glimpses of life with the former President and first lady.
The Marcoses in the Eyes of Former Staff
People who have the chance to be up close and personal with the Marcoses can only praise them. There’s no such thing as perfect life. However, the admirable qualities of the former first couple are just so distinct that they are impossible to forget. As per the video testimony, ex-First Lady Imelda Marcos is like a live wire. She loves to work until the wee hours and entertain people during the day. The late President Marcos also has no tolerance for stupidity. These descriptions alone are quite in contrast with what most mainstream media try to portray as far as the Marcoses are concerned.
The Recent Faker who Got Media’s Attention
Edilberto del Carmen who transacts business using the name Angel Ferdinand Marcos is the alleged leader of the Del Carmen Criminal Group. It is “involved in fraud scam and illegal possession of firearms.”
Disowned by Bongbong Marcos
Bongbong Marcos disowns Del Carmen. He calls him “bogus” in a previous interview. The real namesake also said that they have nothing to do with the UPLB scam that uses his father’s legacy to gather thousands of people hoping to get a piece of the alleged gold inheritance. It is just suspicious that both of these fakers got the headlines of the traditional media.
Snubbed by Most Mainstream Media
People can only wonder about the quality of journalism in the country. Fake news on the Marcoses seems like a priority in newsprint spaces and even on air time. Substantial news on Bongbong Marcos or his sister doing great things for the country is often ignored. Good thing that social media practitioners supplement the lack of good judgment by mainstream journalists.