Guinness World Records this week refuted a claim by supporters of former senator Bongbong Marcos and Davao Mayor Sara Duterte that a pro-Bongbong and Sara motorcade in Ilocos Norte was hailed as the “world’s longest caravan.”
Ilocos Norte is known as the hometown and political bailiwick of the Marcoses.
A Facebook page called “Bbm-Sara Uniteam Headquarters Northern Luzon, Crown Legacy Hotel Baguio” made the brazen claim on their social media, which prompted the global organization to shut it down immediately.
“GUINNESS WORLD RECORD LONGEST MOTORCADE BBM,” the post succinctly wrote, referring to Bongbong Marcos’ initials. To which Guinness World Records responded with, “This information is incorrect.”
Despite clearly being fact-checked by the very organization it claims gave the record, the post remains up as of March 31.
When social media users praised the organization for its no-nonsense response, Guinness World Records replied that it was “not here to waste anyone’s time.”
not here to waste anyone’s time https://t.co/kuBdlMswoA— Guinness World Records (@GWR) March 30, 2022
This is not the first time the world record organization and the Marcos have been entangled. Guinness World Records was previously under fire after it had taken down a Guinness entry that named former President Ferdinand Marcos as the record holder of the “greatest robbery of a government” from its website.
Estimates of the Marcoses’ ill-gotten wealth range between US$5 to 10 billion.