NO BASIS

Netizens reuploaded a snippet of a YouTube video containing claims about the Marcos family wealth that is without basis.

A TikTok user and Facebook page Kristine DIARY (created on Oct. 11, 2020) shared on April 19 and May 16, respectively, an excerpt of an April 20, 2021 video produced by YouTube channel Tuklas ni Kulas (May 28, 2020)with the following claims: 

  • Former president Joseph Estrada was nearly impeached for almost signing the last will and testament of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. to distribute wealth to Filipinos; and
  • Filipino hero Jose Rizal lived until 1974 and handed over to Marcos Sr. wealth allegedly owned by a Rev. Dr. Floro E. Garcia. 

Estrada was impeached based on a complaint accusing him of bribery, graft, and corruption, among other charges. History has established that Rizal died by firing squad on Dec. 30, 1896.

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