Imee again dodges question on UP, Princeton graduation


Posted at Mar 06 2019 03:57 PM

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos. ABS-CBN News/file

MANILA - Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos on Wednesday again did not address questions on whether she's lying about her educational background. 

Contrary to what Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said on Tuesday that Marcos would explain apparent false claims about her educational attainment, the senatorial candidate simply evaded the issue. 

"Pabayaan na natin yung mga banat banat nila. Basta sa amin, ilalatag namin yung programa namin," Marcos told reporters.

(Let's just ignore their tirades, I will focus on pushing for my public programs.)

Duterte-Carpio, chairperson of the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago, which is supporting Marcos and 12 others, said yesterday that Marcos would issue a statement on the controversy. 

The daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. is hounded by questions on whether she's lying about her educational attainment as she seeks a Senate seat in the May 13 midterm elections.

Marcos, on her official website, claims to be "one of the first female graduates from an Ivy League School—Princeton University, graduating with honors."

An official of the school, however, has denied that she got a degree from the prestigious university. 

Daily Princetonian, the independent student paper of Princeton University also reported recently that Marcos only attended the university "from fall 1973 to spring 1976 and returned again for fall 1977 to spring 1979," and had an independent concentration in Religion and Politics. 

Marcos’ alleged graduation from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman has also been disproven after Marcos posted photos of her supposed graduation from the UP College of Law in 1983.