VIRAL: Princeton graduate? Imee Marcos dodges question

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Posted at Dec 21 2018 04:46 PM | Updated as of Dec 21 2018 10:18 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos guests on DZMM's "Ikaw Na Ba?" senatorial election interview, December 11, 2018. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News


MANILA- Did Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos really finish college at Princeton University?

The daughter of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos failed to give a categorical answer when asked on her educational background during DZMM's "Ikaw Na Ba? The Senatorial Candidates' Interview." 

The video has since gone viral as Marcos opted to talk about her public service experience instead of directly answering the question.

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"Yes, tama po talagang it's the season. Talagang eleksyon na eleksyon na kahit na hindi pa nagdedeklara ang Comelec. Ginawa rin yan kay Bongbong at sa mga iba pang nakikilala natin," she said, referring to her brother, who was also accused of falsifying details about his educational attainment.

[Yes, right, it's really election season, even if Comelec has yet to declare that. Critics also did that to Bongbong and to some people I also know.]

"My record speaks for itself. Performance man lang ay makikita naman natin na alam naman natin ang ginagawa at marami naman tayong natulungan. Higit sa lahat marami tayong solusyon na maidudulot na makatutulong sa nakararami," said Marcos.

[My performance, track record will show what I have done. I have many solutions that can help many people.]

Marcos, on her official website, claims to be "one of the first female graduates from an Ivy League School—Princeton University, graduating with honors."

Netizens however have questioned whether she really graduated from the prestigious university after an unverified photo of her supposed report card with failing marks made rounds on social media.

Marcos is eyeing a Senate seat in next year's midterm polls.