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Bongbong Marcos didn’t attend virtual Comelec hearing to avoid spreading the coronavirus

There is no scientific proof that the coronavirus could infect people through the internet

The legal counsel of presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. had netizens laughing for justifying why the former senator couldn’t join in on the Commission on Elections’ preliminary conference on disqualification cases against him.

When the hearing started past 10:30 am, initially scheduled at 9 am, Marcos lawyer Hanna Barcena told the Comelec that the presidential aspirant was “not feeling well,” prompting him to skip the hearing.

Commissioner Rowena Guanzon then asked why Marcos couldn’t join via videoconferencing.

“But why can’t he be on Zoom?” Guanzon raised, adding that Marcos only needs a simple device to attend.

Based on the medical certificate presented by Marcos’ camp, the dictator’s son was suffering from a swollen throat and fever.

“And he cannot be here on video even if he does not speak so his presence can be noted. He cannot?” Guanzon asked.

Barcena then gave a response anyone would find funny. She said Marcos couldn’t attend virtually because he might spread COVID-19.

“Yes, your honor. We are afraid that he might cause the spread of the virus,” she answered.

Netizens caught on to this and couldn’t believe a response like that was given.

There is no scientific proof that the coronavirus could infect people through the internet.

In a statement, Marcos’ spokesperson, Vic Rodriguez, said the Palace aspirant is in isolation.

“Bongbong Marcos was initially exposed to his chief security, who is confined in one of the isolation/quarantine facilities since last Tuesday and subsequently to me,” Rodriguez said in a Viber message.

“I was tested yesterday morning, and the result came out early today, and I’m positive for COVID,” he added.

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