Kuryente! Lani Mercado tweets about Imelda’s ‘death’
Former Bacoor representative and now City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla was victimized by fake news.
The actress-turned-politiko on late Sunday night (May 7) tweeted a message of condolence to the Marcos family after something bad had supposedly happened to her former colleague in the House of Representatives (HOR), Ilocos Norte 2nd district Rep. Imelda Marcos.
“Our condolences to the Marcos Family. It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with Cong. Imelda Romualdez Marcos,” Mercado-Revilla tweeted at 10:09 p.m. on Sunday.
Staff of the former First Lady on Monday morning (May 8) belied to HOR reporters that their principal had passed away, saying she’s alive.
Mercado-Revilla, who is the wife of former senator Bong Revilla, has since taken down the tweet. She has apologized for the error.
Marcos, 87, is the widow of former strongman president Ferdinand Marcos.