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A Facebook page reposted recently a clipped video of a YouTuber where she falsely claimed that there is no proof for the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family and misquoted radio anchor Ted Failon.

This clip posted Feb. 15 by Everyone’s Content 360 is taken from Nancy Bicolana’s Feb. 9 live video, where she said:

Nawalan na pala tayo ng talino, nawalan na tayo ng dangal, hindi pa pala tayo gising. Because boboto tayo sa sinasabi nilang magnanakaw na hindi naman nila mapatunayan for the last three decades (We’ve lost our intelligence, we’ve lost our integrity and yet we still haven’t woken up. Because we’re voting for a candidate whom they accuse of stealing when they haven’t even proved it in the last three decades).

The Sandiganbayan indeed junked in June last year a three-decade case involving the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family and two of their supposed cronies, Ricardo Silverio and Pablo Carlos Jr., for insufficiency of evidence.

However, three Supreme Court rulings earlier ruled the Marcoses had ill-acquired wealth.

The reposted video also showed Bicolana reacting to Failon’s “Think About It” segment on the Feb. 8 episode of Ted Failon at DJ Chacha sa Radyo5. Adding the text over the entire 12:52 video, it misquoted:

Magnanakaw ang pamilya mo BBM -Ted Failon (Your family are thieves, BBM – Ted Failon).

Marcos Jr.’s name never figured in Failon’s quote. Even the full version of Failon’s segment, which was uploaded by News5Everywhere on YouTube, makes no mention of the claimed quote nor of Marcos Jr.

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