Bongbong Marcos maintains he’s a graduate of Oxford
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant and former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Saturday insisted that he obtained a degree from the University of Oxford.
“Well, naipakita ko na ang diploma ko. It is a degree course. So yeah, naggraduate ako sa Oxford,” he said in a DZBB interview for presidential contenders.
(Well, I already showed my diploma. It is a degree course. So yeah, I graduated from Oxford.)
In a statement in October last year, Marcos’ chief of staff and spokesperson Atty. Victor Rodriguez also said that their camp “stands by the Degree confirmation which was issued by the University of Oxford” for Marcos.
“It is up to anyone to question or challenge this with the said university if they so please,” said Rodriguez, who maintained that the Marcos camp never misrepresented the former lawmaker’s Oxford education.
In the same month last year, Oxford Philippines Society, a group of Filipino students and alumni of Oxford, said that Marcos did not obtain a degree from the university.
“Bongbong Marcos did not finish his Degree. This was officially confirmed by Oxford University in 2015… Bongbong Marcos has been awarded a Special Diploma in Social Studies in 1978. A Special Diploma is not a degree, and neither is it comparable, superior nor equivalent to one,” the organization said.
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