Viral UP Law yearbook with Imee Marcos not from 1983

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Patricia Lourdes Viray
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Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 01:27
Imee Marcos UP yearbook fact check

MANILA, Philippines — The educational background of senatorial aspirant and Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos continues to be discussed despite statements from Princeton University and the University of the Philippines College of Law that she did not earn degrees there.

A photo of Marcos' supposed yearbook from UP Law has been spreading on social media.

The caption reads — "Imee Marcos UP Law Class of 1983!"

"Nakakahiya naman sa mga Dilawan! Tuloy-tuloy ang demolition job! (How embarassing for the Yellows! The demolition job continues!)," the post also crows.

What the Facebook post failed to mention was that this is not the actual yearbook of the UP Law Class of 1983 when they graduated 36 years ago.

The latest photo of Marcos' supposed profile from the yearbook was published in 2008 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of that batch.

The Ilocos Norte governor's family photo can also be seen on the profile page. In the photo with her are mother Imelda Marcos and her sons with Tommy Manotoc — Borgy, Matthew and Michael.

Coincidentally, Marcos' eldest son Borgy was also born in 1983, the year when she supposedly graduated from UP Law.

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