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Imee evades queries about college degrees

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

Administration senatorial bet and incumbent Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos on Wednesday once again evaded queries about her questionable college and law degrees.

Marcos immediately rushed to her Toyota Hi-Ace service van right after her speech during Hugpong ng Pagbabago’s proclamation rally in Parañaque City.

Prior to her speech, some members of media assigned to the Hugpong sortie received a text message informing them that the Ilocos Norte Governor will entertain some questions but strictly not about her contentious degrees from the University of the Philippines College of Law and Ivy League school Princeton University.

But instead of facing the HNP-accredited journalist after her speech, Marcos decided to dodge queries from the press pool.

In a video taken by Abante/PolitikoPH, it can be seen that the daughter of former President Ferdinand Marcos keeps on ignoring interview requests while walking towards her service van.

Before closing the door of her vehicle, the administration senatorial candidate told in jest that she needs to leave early due to a lunch caucus with former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in Porac, Pampanga.

This is the fourth time Marcos has evaded the press over inquiries on her degrees.

On Tuesday, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, HNP chair and campaign manager said the Ilocos Norte Governor is set to release a statement with regards to her highly-contested educational background.

UP and Princeton recently issued separate denials that the eldest daughter of the late dictator had graduated from their respective institutions.

For her part, Mayor Duterte stressed that what ever will be the real score behind Marcos’ school records will not prevent her from seeking a Senate seat since the only basic requirement needed to become an elected member of the Upper House is for them “to be able to read and write.”

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