Former Ifugao lone district Rep. Teddy Baguilat Jr. felt it proper to apologize after he shared on Twitter a piece of fake news about presidential son, Sandro Marcos.
Baguilat, a Liberal Party (LP) stalwart, publicly castigated himself by not verifying first the information that he shared to his followers.
"Sorry I have to be more cautious sa fake news. I think the quote attributed to Cong Sandro that I commented is not true. I apologize. My bad," he tweeted on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 26.
"For us who fight misinformation should take the lead in verifying info we shared. I haven’t. Sorry po," he added. He, however, didn't tag Marcos in his apology.
Earlier, Baguilat shared on Twitter a "quote card" of Marcos who supposedly advised Filipinos to use white onions if they find prices of red onions too expensive. The ex-congressman slammed Marcos for his alleged remarks, which could be interpreted as insensitive.
Marcos, who represents Ilocos Norte's 1st district in Congress, denied ever giving such statement.
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Baguilat has since deleted his tweet about the quote card.