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Ayaw kasi paniwalaan: Bongbong calls Marcos gold rush at UPLB a hoax for nth time

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Losing vice presidential bet Bongbong Marcos came out of his weekend rest to tell thousands of people from Luzon who gathered at University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) Baker Field Saturday to go home because there was no Marcos gold to be distributed.

An annoyed Marcos said in a statement: “Nakatanggap kami ng report na may mga grupo ng tao na nagtitipon sa Los Banos, Laguna dahil napangakuan daw sila ng ginto na diumano ay galing sa mga Marcos.”

“Wala po kaming kinalaman sa pagtitipon na ito na malinaw na isang scam. Uulitin ko po — ito ay isang malinaw na panloloko / scam,” he added.

People from nearby provinces and Metro Manila converged at UPLB Saturday morning carrying booklets of “The Life and Achievements of Ferdinand E. Marco” printed by “Bullion Buyer LTD” with the hope of either getting cash from the fabled gold bars of Marcos or a lifetime monthly stipened of P10,000 from the dictator’s loot

Marcos was apparently aware of the scam and had repeatedly warned the public against falling for this gold bar bonanza but apparently, a number of Filipinos do not believe him.

“Paulit-ulit ko na pong binalaan ang publiko na huwag magpapadala sa mga ganitong klase ng panloloko na ang intensyon lamang ay para sa kanilang personal na interes. Ang pagtitipon sa UPLB ay isa na namang ehemplo ng ganyang panloloko,” he said.