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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bong Bong Marcos:An "Oxford Diploma" is the same as the second year of an undergraduate degree!


Asked by a reporter whether he earned a bachelor’s degree or a diploma from Oxford, Marcos replied, “I got a diploma. 
What do you get when you graduate? You get a diploma.”
 "We can confirm that a Ferdinand Marcos matriculated at the University of Oxford in 1975 to read for a BA in Philosophy, Philosophy and Economics. According to our records, he did not complete his degree, but was awarded a special diploma in Social Studies in 1978."
Bongbong Marcos :Senate Biography/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 Wikipedia:
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.(No college education mentioned)
From Facebook:
Sen. Bongbong Marcos To set the record straight, my educational record in the Senate website and in my own official website is accurate.
  • According to Marcos' statement, he earned a “diploma in political science at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University in England in 1978.”
  • He added that he had attended the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania for his Masters in Business Administration. But Marcos admitted he did not complete the course as he had to serve as Ilocos Norte's vice-governor from 1980 to 1983.
"Like Father, Like Son"
No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. ~Abraham Lincoln
Every lie is two lies — the lie we tell others and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it. 
~Robert Brault
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.


Current & prospective students - FAQs -OXFORD UNIVERSITY:What is an Undergraduate Certificate / Diploma / Advanced Diploma?
An Undergraduate Certificate is the same as the first year of an undergraduate degree.
An Undergraduate Diploma is the same as the second year of an undergraduate degree.
An Advanced Diploma is the same as the third year of an undergraduate degree.

Where is BongBong in the famous Oxford Graduates List?: Politicians and civil servants[editFrom 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
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