Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr’s eldest son, Sandro Marcos finally confirmed that the businessman who became viral on social media is not their relative.
On a short tweet, Sandro debunked the claims that Francis Leo Marcos is their relative.
“Hi, no me nor my family are related to him,” Sandro told the netizen who asked him if he’s related to Francis Leo Marcos.
Hi, no me nor my family are related to him.
— Sandro Marcos (@sandromarcos7) April 1, 2020
This was contrary to what Francis Leo claimed in the 2019 Facebook post, saying that his father is Pacifico Marcos, the youngest brother of former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
“My date told me that I look like Ferdie I reply her with the snob and say I look more like. (pacifico Marcos my father) than Ferdie and she laughs open air wahahahaha,” Marcos wrote.
If Francis Leo’s claim was real, Sandro Marcos was supposed to be his nephew.
Two members of the Romualdez Clan also denied that Francis Leo is their relative.
Meanwhile, Jesus Siazon Fariñas, a close friend of the Marcos family shared a message came from former Senator Bongbong Marcos, explaining that having a photo with his mother Imelda doesn’t prove that you’re a relative of the said powerful clan from Ilocos and Leyte.
“Unfortunately, pinuntahan niya ang Mother ko. Which means nothing. Ilang libong tao ang nagpapapicture sa Mother ko every week? Yung sa kampo mukhang fake,” Fariñas wrote while quoting BBM.
However, in his latest videos, Francis Leo refused to talk about his father and kept repeating that his mother was only inspired by the Marcos family.
He also said that his relationship with the first family is “privilege communication”
Despite backtracking his claims that he’s one of the members of the Ilocos’ Norte’s most powerful family, Francis Leo insisted that he’s using his real name on social media.
“Buti nalang ho sana hindi Francis Leo Marcos ang pangalan ko ng hindi ako binabatikos, maya’t maya na ho akong binatikos, eh wala naman ho akong kasalanan eh, hindi naman ho ako yung may gawa nito kung ano ako ngayon, ang nanay ko po ang gumawa,” Francis said.
“Ako po ay pinakalaki ng ina ko na may pagmamalaki sa taumbayan ang sinabi niya sakin, gumawa ka ng ganito, gumawa ka ng mabuti,” he added.
His critics including former scammer Xian Gaza claimed that Francis Leo’s real name was Norman Mangusin.
“Ang tunay niyang pangalan ay “Norman Antonio Mangusin”. Ang magulang niya ay si Gilbert Alejandro Mangusin at Remedios Antonio Mangusin. Nagpagawa siya ng pekeng birth certificate under the name of Norman Antonio Alejandro para makakuha ng passport dahil ang pangalan niya ay may records sa NBI kagaya ko. Siya ay naging isang OFW sa Saudi Arabia,” Gaza claimed.
“He later converted to “Francis Leo Antonio Marcos” by paying a judge in North Cotabato and two NSO officials in Mindanao. From there ay nagpanggap na siya bilang family member ng mga Marcoses to numerous businessmen para mang-scam ng milyones using charitable institutions as a front. Nagkrus ang landas naming dalawa noong taong 2015 and 2016 sa Davao City when I executed different scam operations particularly sa “The Haiyan Shirt Project” scam kung saan siya ay isa sa co-organizer ko,” he added.