'Sorry po': Baguilat apologizes after sharing fake news on Cong Marcos

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.

Former Ifugao lone district Rep. Teddy Baguilat Jr. and Ilocos Norte 1st district Rep. Sandro Marcos (Twitter, Facebook)

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.


Baguilat has since deleted his tweet about the quote card.