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A circulating fake quote card claims Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos, son of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., wants to impose taxes on high-income overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

The fake graphic appeared on March 27 and alleged that the young Marcos on Feb. 27 said in his official Facebook (FB) page: “We can impose taxes to our seafarers, nurses and other sectors who are earning a lot in abroad. It is high time that they should also pay their taxes here in the Philippines and not only to their host country.”

This is fake. No legitimate news organization published a report mentioning the exact statement allegedly made by Sandro Marcos, who is running for a seat in the House of Representatives.

In a March 27 Twitter exchange, Marcos told a netizen that the graphic is “fake news.” He added that he never said anything “along [the] lines” of the statement in the fake quote card nor did he ever publish it on his official FB page.

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