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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

EQ Investigation: BongBong Marcos:"Like Father,Like Son!"


"Like Father, Like Son"
No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. ~Abraham Lincoln
Is Bongbong Marcos a graduate of Oxford?
Ferdinand R Marcos Jr was born on 13 September 1957. He is the second child of Ferdinand E. Marcos (1917–1989), former President of the Philippines, and Imelda Remedios Visitacion Romualdez. He was born just two days after his father turned 40 years old. Marcos attended La Salle Green Hills in the Philippines from elementary until his freshman year in high school. He completed his high school at Worth School in England. From Wikipedia
Bongbong Marcos : MBA Wharton Graduate?
Wikipedia Resume :No mention of College Education
Ferdinand R Marcos Jr was born on 13 September 1957. He is the second child of Ferdinand E. Marcos (1917–1989), former President of the Philippines, and Imelda Remedios Visitacion Romualdez. He was born just two days after his father turned 40 years old. Marcos attended La Salle Green Hills in the Philippines from elementary until his freshman year in high school. He completed his high school at Worth School in England.From Wikipedia
Senate Resume
Born on September 13, 1957, Bongbong is the second child of former President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos and former First Lady and incumbent Congresswoman Imelda Romualdez Marcos of the 2nd District of Ilocos Norte. He studied elementary in De La Salle College, finished his secondary education in Worth School in England, and earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics from the Oxford University in 1978. He obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business.
From Facebook
To set the record straight, my educational record as posted in the Senate website and in my own official website is accurate.
I earned a diploma in political science at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University in England in 1978.
I thereafter did post-graduate studies at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA taking up Masters in Business Administration. (Senate Resume: He obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business.)
 I was however unable to complete the course because I was elected Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte and had to return home to serve my provincemates (1980-1983).

Oxford Graduates: Politicians and civil servants[edit] From Wikipedia

NameMGDegreeNotesRef
Clement Attlee (F)?1904BA Modern History(2nd)British Prime Minister-
Sir Jeremy Beecham19621965Law (1st)Labour politician-
Robert Cecil??LawA founder of the League of NationsNobel Peace Prize 1937.-
Bill Clinton19681970[DNG]42nd President of the United States of America-
William de Silva???Ceylonese politician-
Andrew George?1981MA Agricultural EconomicsLiberal Democrat MP-
Richard Fuller???Conservative MP-
Philip Hammond??PPEConservative MP-
Bob Hawke??BLittAustralian Prime Minister (Labor)-
Festus Mogae??EconomicsPresident of Botswana-
Colin Moynihan19741977BA PPEConservative MP-
Robert Reich19681970PPEformer U.S. Secretary of Labor-
David Renton (HF)??LawMP-
John Scott?1770BALord Chancellor of Great Britain-
Roger Short???British consul-general to Turkey-
Tan Jee Say19731976PPESingaporean politician and former civil servant-
Henry Thrale1744??MP-
William Weld??Economicsgovernor of Massachusetts-
Sir Rowland Whitehead??History (1st)KC MP
From Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. maintained on Tuesday that he attended Oxford University in the United Kingdom and the Wharton School in the University of Pennsylvania in the US.
In a statement, he stood by the accuracy of the educational record posted on his page at the Senate website and his official website.
“To set the record straight, my educational record as posted in the Senate website and in my own official website is accurate,” Marcos said.
“I earned a diploma in political science at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University in England in 1978.”
He clarified that he was not able to complete his Masters in Business Administration course at Wharton because he was elected Ilocos Norte vice governor in 1980.
“I thereafter did post-graduate studies at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA taking up Masters in Business Administration. I was however unable to complete the course because I was elected Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte and had to return home to serve my province mates (1980-1983),” he added.
The statement was issued after an article written by Marites Vitug alleged that he did not graduate from Oxford University and Wharton School.
In the article published on Rappler, Vitug said that Marcos’ claims of being a graduate of the said schools turned out to be “false.”
“Our fact-checking shows, however, that Marcos Jr’s claims are false. Oxford University and Wharton School records do not show any Ferdinand Marcos Jr [on] their lists of graduates,” Vitug said.
The report cited school records, interviews with officials from the said schools, and an online database search to bolster its claim.
From Asian JournalUSA.com
Was Marcos a well-decorated soldier?
John Sharkey of the Washington Post who did an extensive research on the matter did not think so. Jeff Gerth and Joel Brinkley of the New York Times after perusing the War files in the National Archives found out that Marcos’ claims were “fraudulent” and “absurd”. Historian and scholar Dr. Alfred McCoy, while researching a book World War II in the Philippines, discovered the fraudulent Marcos files among hundreds of thousands of documents involving real heroes and fraudulent claimants during World War II.
Army Captain Ray C. Hunt who directed guerilla activities in Pangasinan said, “No way.” The “List of Recipients of Awards and Decorations issued from December 7, 1941 through June 30, 1945” was compiled by the General Douglas MacArthur’s headquarters in Tokyo after the end of the war. Another list of some 120 Americans and Filipinos who were awarded during the Bataan campaign was transmitted to the War Department by General Jonathan Wainwright on April 12 shortly before his surrender. MARCOS WAS NOT on any of the lists.
Many of Marcos’ medals were obtained for heroic actions in Kiangan, Mt. Province while serving in the 14th Infantry under the Command of Colonel Manriquez and Adjutant Captain Rivera. Both attested to fact that Marcos was a non-combatant and just a Civil Affairs officer. They knew of no award that Marcos could have received or had been entitled to.
For 40 years Philippine War records were not available to the public. It was only in the 1980s that many of the documents were eventually accessible to legitimate researchers and scholars. Led by Colonel Bonifacio Gillego assisted by a team from the Movement for a Free Philippines, a study was made on “Marcos: FAKE HERO”. The study was written by Col. Gillego and was published by the Philippine News and the We Forum which Marcos shut down and its Editor and staff writers indicted for “sedition” punishable by death.
After an exhaustive analysis of the medals which Marcos supposedly received, Gillego came up with the following conclusions:
Eleven awards were given in 1963;
Ten were given on the same day (12/20/1963);
Three awards were given in one AFP General Order (12/20/1963);
One award was given in 1972 when he was already President;
Eight are really campaign ribbons which everybody involved in Bataan and the resistance movement (including my barber’s uncle), is entitled to receive;
Awards are duplicated for the same action at the same place on the same day;
One is a Special Award given by the Veterans Federation of the Philippines; and three for being wounded in actions which his own Commandant swore could not have happened.
Every lie is two lies — the lie we tell others and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it. 
~Robert Brault