By: Elena Grace Flores
Senatorial bet, Imee Marcos only confirms that election time is here again. This is why the Bongbong-like scandal about her Princeton degree status resurfaces. She never addresses the question directly as what Rappler publicized. She said yes to the record speaking for itself especially when it comes to her performance. That she always has the solution to the nation’s problems. z
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The Yellow Media only Aims to Destroy Marcos
Rappler claims that Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said on January 16 that she got a degree from Princeton University. It elaborates that deputy university spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss in an email said; Our records do not show that Ms. Marcos was awarded a degree.’To the extent of posting an edited video to make it look like Marcos answers the Princeton questions directly when she said: “Oo Naman” or of course. It was cut so it is not clear as to what topic she said yes to. However, it is suspicious that Rappler did not show the email that is allegedly from the university.
Addressing the Scandal
The daughter of late President Ferdinand Marcos did not give a categorical answer when asked on her educational background during DZMM’s “Ikaw Na Ba? The Senatorial Candidates’ Interview.” Marcos talks about her public service experience instead of directly answering the question. This triggers Rappler to dig dipper spreading only the uncertainties of her educational attainment and disregarding the many relevant things she mentioned that are necessary for the country’s progress.
Yes is for the Election Season
Yes, right, it’s really election season, even if Comelec has yet to declare that, Marcos said. Critics also did that to Bongbong and to some people I also know, she added. This refers to her brother, who was also accused of falsifying the details of his educational attainment that differ only in the terms used.
Main Economic Solution
My performance, track record will show what I have done. I have many solutions that can help many people, clarifies the former governor of Ilocos Norte. She takes pride in promoting her work in the mountains that aids farmers for profitable harvests. Marcos stresses that foreigners were learning from us in planting rice before. That must be restored to help the economy. Importing staple products like rice should only be temporary which makes a lot of sense.
Changing Public Mentality
Most dropouts that made it big in their respective field can attest that they made such an unpopular decision of not finishing their degree because the university can’t enhance the passion that made them successful. Bill Gates is one example. This is why the scandal is bound to fail in discrediting Marcos. In fact, she has become more popular because her ideologies fit with the digital age. The era of innovation when people are reminded to go back to basic to be innovative.