Marcos’ ‘Biggest Theft of a Government’ Record Page Down

The Guinness World Records page on a government’s greatest theft is down. (Source: Guinness World Records website)

The Guinness World Records (GWR) page dedicated to the “greatest theft of a government”, for which the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. is known, now displays a 404 error – Page Not Found – indicating that the page may have been moved or deleted.

A quick search on the Wayback Machine shows the page was still accessible Wednesday (March 9) at 7:39 a.m.

Source: Guinness World Records

Source: Guinness World Records

The filing says the Cory Aquino administration identified that Marcos Sr. and his wife Imelda “salt” $860.8 million, and the national loss was believed to be $5 billion to $10 billion.

It also included additional details about Marcos Sr.’s death in Hawaii and Imelda’s 1993 bribery conviction.

The page is often cited in fact-checking efforts aimed at combating the sea of ​​misinformation that benefits the late dictator and his family. The removal comes after the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) filed a petition with the Supreme Court for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on a memorandum between the Elections Commission (COMELEC) and known fact-checker Rappler.

GWR said they were reviewing the entry to “ensure it was correct,” according to Rappler.

“GWR takes very seriously, now more than ever, our responsibility to be a source of reliable and accurate information. Any recording that has not been recently researched and verified by independent sources will be reviewed for accuracy, as well as compatibility with the values ​​of GWR and the values ​​of the audiences we serve,” GWR told Rappler in an email. -mail.

Guinness World Records has not yet responded to Yahoo Philippines’ inquiry about this.

Mark Ernest Famatigan is a journalist who focuses on Philippine politics. He defends the freedom of the press and regularly follows the evolution of the Philippine economy. The opinions expressed are his own.

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