Not graduating doesn’t make you ‘less,’ just don’t lie about it — Robredo spox
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant and Vice President Leni Robredo’s camp said that no one should lie about educational attainment as it does not make anyone less of a person.
Without disclosing any names, Robredo’s spokesperson Barry Gutierrez pointed out that not being transparent about one’s educational attainment is an issue of integrity.
“Hindi kabawasan ‘yun pero ‘wag ka na magsinungaling, ‘di ba? Ang punto naman dito hindi ‘yung hindi ka graduate. Ang punto ay nag-iimbento ka pa. Parang nagsisinungaling ka pa ‘di ba?,” Gutierrez said during the BISErbisyong LENI program on DZXL.
(That does not make a person less, right? The point is you are not a graduate. The point is you fabricated it. It seems like you are lying, right?)
“Ibig sabihin para sa kanya, issue ‘yung, ‘dapat graduate ako,’ ‘yun ‘yung punto. ‘Kaya magsisinungaling ako para mapabilib ko ang mga tao,’” he added.
(It means that for them, “graduating is an issue that is why I will lie to make the people believe me.”)
While no name was mentioned, presidential aspirant and former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was recently the talk of town after Oxford University confirmed that a special diploma, which he received, is not equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
Earlier, Marcos’ camp claimed that there was no misrepresentation in the education of the late dictator’s son.
According to Gutierrez, a person just needs to fulfill his duties to impress the public.
“Sa’kin para mapabilib ang mga tao, eh gawin mo. Gawin mo ‘yung totoong trabaho. Gawin mo ‘yung aktwal na kailangang gawin para ito ay talagang pwede mong i-claim na sa’yo,” he added.
(For me, to impress people, you just have to do your work. Do what you have to for you to claim that you’ve done it.)
Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.