A quote card of Ilocos Norte congressional aspirant Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos saying his family can win in the upcoming elections even without attending “any interview, debate or public meeting” is satire.
The graphic started circulating on Feb. 5 and featured a photo of the young Marcos, son of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., as he supposedly delivered the following statement: “My father can win this election without campagining [sic]. The same goes with me and any Marcos who are running for elective positions this 2022 election. We do not need to attend any interview, debate, or public meeting to win any election in any given time. The MARCOS name is already enough to make us win.”
It also bore the logos of United States-based media organizations NBC, CNN, NPR, Fox News, CBS News, and ABC, as well as the United Kingdom’s BBC.
Marcos never made the statement. No media outlet published or aired such a remark and attributed it to him.
On the lower right corner of the satiric quote card was the text “Satire only.”
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