Accused of funding propagandists online, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. turns out to be a victim of fake news himself.
In his vlog last Saturday, May 29, the Ilocano politiko debunked the longtime urban legend claiming that the real Bongbong Marcos had supposedly died as a child and the person the public has been seeing is just a clone.
“Alam ninyo, may kuwento talagang ganyan, na hindi na ako ‘yung tunay. Ako po ito!” said Marcos.
According to the rumors, the young Marcos supposedly died after being stabbed during a fight. His parents, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and former first lady Imelda Marcos, then allegedly looked for another person that looks exactly like their son to replace him.
But Marcos said none of the rumors are true, noting that his life was well-documented as a son of a former president.
“Pero sa totoo lamang po, ako ito. Dahil kung tignan naman po ninyo sa buong kasaysayan ng buhay ko, eh nasa publiko tayo. Father ko president, so napipi-picturan kami,” said Marcos.
“Tignan naman ninyo at pati boses ko, lahat nagsasabi na kamukha ng father ko. Kaya’t ‘wag po kaya mag-alala, ito po ako,” he added.