The internet is calling out Bongbong Marcos for guesting at a live interview—after skipping Comelec disqualification hearing

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With multiple disqualification cases filed against presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., you’d think attending the Commission on Elections’ preliminary hearing would be on top of his priorities.

Instead, Marcos Jr. and his camp delayed the Comelec’s session by an hour on January 7, as poll body officials waited for him to submit his medical certificate justifying his absence—and the internet is understandably pissed.

Medical certificate submitted by Bongbong Marcos’ camp after Marcos Jr. skipped his Comelec disqualification hearing
Medical certificate submitted by Bongbong Marcos’ camp after Marcos Jr. skipped his Comelec disqualification hearing

According to his medical certificate, Marcos’ attending physician saw him at 10 a.m. on January 6 and advised him to rest due to “difficulty in speaking and a painfully congested throat,” along with running a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius.

The medical certificate further claimed that Marcos “had direct contact with two individuals who tested positive for COVID-19″—thus making the presidential candidate unable to attend the hearing, according to his legal counsel.

The kicker? He only had to appear on Zoom.

That’s not all—after his doctor claimed Marcos Jr. was ill on the morning of January 6, the aspirant himself guested at a live radio interview hours later, despite his certificate claiming he had trouble speaking.

Netizens blasted Marcos Jr. for his appearance on the radio program “Partners Punto Derecho” on DZME—leading Comelec commissioner Rowena Guanzon to require the physician to have the medical certificate notarized.

Meanwhile, Marcos’ camp has hit back with a clarification on the timeline of events through his spokesperson, Vic Rodriguez:

We’ll have to stay tuned for the next developments, but this dig is particularly rib-tickling:

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