- A photo went viral featuring Ferdinand Marcos on the cover of TIME magazine
- The cover had texts saying that Marcos was the only Philippine President with most projects and that he was acquitted of all his corruption cases
- However, this post has been debunked and was reported false
A photo went viral on social media showing that the TIME magazine featured then President Ferdinand Marcos on their cover with texts saying: “The only President with the most projects ever built… and acquitted from all graft and corruption cases.”
However, KAMI learned that this claim is false and had been debunked by a French news agency, Agence French-Presse (AFP).
The post was shared by a Facebook page supporting the Marcos family as reported by GMA News. In the caption, it said, “Yes indeed. #MarcosAHero #WeLoveImeldaMarcos #Marcos4ever #BagongLipunanPilipinas"
AFP conducted a search in the archives of the TIME covers from their official website. The same illustration on the cover was found there published on October 21, 1966. You may visit the site here.
However, it did not contain the message saying that Marcos was the “THE ONLY PRESIDENT WITH THE MOST PROJECTS EVER BUILT… AND ACQUITTED FROM ALL GRAFT AND CORRUPTION CASES”.
Instead, it only had words: “Philippine President Marcos.”
The Marcoses have been accused for their alleged “ill-gotten wealth”. Former first lady Imelda Marcos was accused of embezzling billions of dollars along with her husband from the government funds.
Ferdinand Marcos was the President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. On September 21, 1972, Marcos declared martial law nationwide. In 1986, Ferdinand passed away.
In a previous report by KAMI, Imelda Marcos was found “guilty” of graft by the Sandiganbayan court. This was in relation with the Swiss bank accounts linked with the Marcoses.
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