CLAIM: Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said people with a track record in stealing should not be allowed to work for the government

Digital news and media site Kami.com.ph attributed an erroneous quote to former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in a Feb. 7 Facebook post.

Kailangan hindi na makapasok sa gobyerno ang mga may balak magnakaw, yung mga may track record ng pagnanakaw (Those who want to steal and have intentions to steal should not be allowed to enter the government),” Marcos was incorrectly quoted as saying.

On its “About Us” page, Kami.com.ph states that part of its “manifesto” was to “[a]lways refer to the initial source of information and make a clear reference to it, whenever possible.”

But its Facebook post did not make an attribution as to where and when Marcos said the claim, and the photo only included the same quote as the caption.

The Marcoses have a history of ill-gotten wealth, as shown here and here, and the supposed quote is being used to make it appear that Marcos Jr. is disqualifying himself from government office. Indeed, corrupt people should not work for the government. But Marcos did not say those exact words.

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