MANILA, Philippines – Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday belied claims circulating online that he is currently confined in a hospital.
In a statement, Marcos said he is under home quarantine after feeling ill when he returned home from a recent trip.
Incumbent Senator Imee Marcos earlier revealed that her brother arrived sick from his trip to Spain, which has recorded 3,434 deaths from COVID-19.
“I am deeply touched and overwhelmed by your concern over my condition. Don’t worry I am doing OK and contrary to popular belief, I am home on self-quarantine,” he said.
“As my sister said, a few days ago I was feeling a little under the weather and as a result went to get checked. We are still waiting for the results,” he added.
Marcos, however, did not say if the test was administered by the Department of Health’s Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.
A photo of Marcos sitting on his bed while holding a newspaper was attached to the statement sent to reporters.
The former senator said he is now feeling better and thanked the doctors and nurses who attended to his needs.
“Fortunately, I feel much better and am getting stronger by the day. I have no doubt in my mind that this is partly due to the excellent work of the nurses and doctors who helped me during this time,” he said.
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