Imee Marcos 'falsely claims' graduating from Princeton, its student paper says

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Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 27) — Senatorial candidate and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos "falsely claims" that she graduated from Princeton University, a report from its independent student publication said Tuesday.

"Imee Marcos, a current candidate for a Philippine Senate position and the daughter of former Filipino President Ferdinand E. Marcos, says she graduated from the University in 1979. Although she enrolled in the University in 1973, no record shows that she graduated," the Daily Princetonian reported.

The publication then quoted an email sent to them by Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss, saying that Marcos was in Princeton from fall of 1973 to spring of 1976 and returned for fall of 1977 to spring of 1979.

"Our records do not show that Ms. Marcos was awarded a degree," Hotchkiss was quoted as saying.

Marcos has said in various interviews that she did graduate from the Ivy League school. On her official Facebook page, the former dictator's daughter claimed was called "one of the first female graduates from an Ivy League School-Princeton University, graduating with honors."

The Princetonian also pointed out that Marcos' page had an unverified photo of an alleged invitation to the Princeton Class of 1979 supposedly sent to her.

"The validity of the invitation, which was dated August 2018, has not been confirmed," the report said.

CNN Philippines is seeking out to Marcos and her representatives for comment.