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Student paper reports Imee Marcos ‘falsely claimed’ graduation from Princeton

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos had no record of graduation from Princeton University, the school's student paper has reported.

Quoting a spokesman, The Daily Princetonian reported that the senatorial candidate "falsely claimed" that she had graduated from the university.

Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss, in an email to the student newspaper, said Imee—the daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos—attended the university from the fall of 1973 to spring of 1976 and returned again for fall of 1977 to spring of 1979.

She had an independent concentration in religion and politics but Hotchkiss said, "Our records do not show that Ms. Marcos was awarded a degree."

The student paper headlined its report, thus, "Filipino governor, senate candidate falsely claims to have graduated from U." 

Aside from claiming that she had a degree from the New Jersey-based institution, Imee had also said that she graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Law.

Imee said that her parents even pinned her cum laude medal.

However, UP executive vice president Dr. Teodoro Herbosa said the UP registrar had no record of Imee graduating from the institution.

It had no record of her being given any honor or academic distinction.

The senatorial candidate has dismissed questions as regards her academic accomplishments as part of the mudslinging that came with the campaign period. —Anna Felicia Bajo/NB, GMA News