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Mainstream media did report Marcos’ offerings to Aquino Mausoleum

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Mainstream media did report Marcos’ offerings to Aquino Mausoleum
Multiple news outlets reported on the Office of the President’s traditional flower offerings to deceased presidents for All Souls’ Day

The claim: Mainstream media did not report President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s flower offerings to the Aquino Mausoleum in Manila Memorial Park.

Rating: FALSE

Why we fact-checked this: The YouTube video, posted on November 3, has gained a total of more than 11,000 views and over 1,000 likes as of writing.

The bottom line: ANC Digital uploaded a report of the wreaths sent to the Aquinos on their official YouTube channel, while INQUIRER.net included a photo of the wreaths in a report for Undas 2022.

Tradition: The Office of the President is known to send wreaths to deceased presidents for All Souls’ Day or All Saints’ Day. Even former president Rodrigo Duterte delivered flower wreaths to deceased former presidents Cory Aquino and Ferdinand E. Marcos during his term. 

Aquinos and Marcoses: Having a long political history together, the Aquinos and Marcoses have often been depicted as rival families with Cory Aquino winning the presidency after Marcos was ousted from Malacañang at the end of Martial Law. 

For a deeper look into the events surrounding Marcos’ dictatorship, Rappler has articles on the brief recount of Martial Law, its key figures, and a timeline of the Marcoses’ political return. – Kyle Nicole Marcelino/Rappler.com

Kyle Nicole Marcelino is a Rappler intern. This fact check was reviewed by a member of Rappler’s research team and a senior editor. Learn more about Rappler’s internship program here.

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