Imee Marcos denies giving away free ‘Maid in Malacañang’ tickets: ‘Lahat ‘yan binibili’
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos vehemently denied on Wednesday allegations that free tickets for the controversial film “Maid in Malacañang” are being given away and that some sectors like schools are required to watch it.
“Hindi! Naku para namang ang Viva papayag ng ganun, kilala naman natin si Boss Vic Del Rosario,” she quickly answered in an interview at the Senate when asked about the issues surrounding the movie.
The movie, now being shown in cinemas, supposedly depicts the last 72 hours of former President Ferdinand Marcos and his family in Malacañang before they fled the country in 1986.
“Lahat ‘yan binibili kaya nga lang maraming sector na nag volunteer kaagad at humingi ng block screening. ‘Yun ‘yung mga pinamimigay na ticket,” the senator also said.
“Yung nag-block screening tapos pinamimigay sa empleyado, sa staff, sa kamag anak. Marami na ring loyalista siguro bahagi na nun ‘yung bomoto ng 31M,” she added.
Chinese-Filipino civic leader Teresita Ang-See alleged that the senator had asked some business groups to buy millions of pesos worth of Maid in Malacañang movie tickets for distribution to various schools, which she said was “tantamount to asking these educational institutions to promote outright lies, falsehoods, and historical distortion.”
Ang-See even claimed to know one business group the senator allegedly tapped to buy 5,000 tickets worth P1.5 million.
But Marcos said she would not dignify the allegations.
“Ang akin na lamang manood na lang kayo ng pelikula tsaka kayo humusga,” she said.
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