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Several Facebook (FB) pages published a graphic claiming Senator Imee Marcos said in an interview that “four hours of sleep is enough for [her].” This is fake. She never made that statement.

The graphic, which started to circulate on Feb. 11, cited as source a supposed 2017 interview Marcos had with TV host Toni Gonzaga entitled “The Insomniac Governor.” It read: “I am a certified insomniac. Four (4) hours of sleep is enough for me. Most of the time, I work, work and work, alam yan ng mga tiga-Ilocos Norte (people from Ilocos Norte know that).”

The quote card also bore the old logo of British media organization Sky News.

The former Ilocos Norte governor never had an interview with Gonzaga back in 2017 as the latter’s official Youtube channel was created on Jan. 14, 2019. No media outlet published or aired the remark attributed to the senator. A cursory online search yielded no Sky News article or report mentioning the statement.

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