Claim: Ferdinand Marcos Sr. is a descendant of General Antonio Luna
A post by Uniteam Bataan, citing Philippine Star as its source, states “Antonio Luna’s cousin Fructuoso Edralin was the maternal grandmother of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos”.
At first, this is very possible because the ancestry of the Lunas can be traced to Badoc, Ilocos Norte while that of the Marcoses is in Batac City, which is a couple of towns away. Though it is Josefa Edralin, Marcos’s mother, who is being traced here, and the Edralins come from Sarrat, the president’s birthplace, which is much farther north.
The post cites the Philippine Star as a source and the article it was referencing was published in 2003 titled “Glittering Governor’s Ball In Ilocos”.
However, the article quoted Imelda and it is she who is claiming to be related to the Lunas.
The article quoted Imelda Marcos saying: “It was incredible that 20 years after my marriage to Marcos, I discovered that I was related to the Luna brothers by blood. I once asked an uncle why some of my mother Remedios Trinidad’s kin have darker skin complexion unlike most of us, and he explained that my mother’s mother Emerenciana was a daughter of Dr. Jose “Pepe” Luna, the eldest brother of Juan and Antonio. My grandfather from Baliwag, Bulacan used to travel to Badoc, Ilocos Norte on Sundays to buy cattle and there he met and later married the daughter of Dr. Pepe Luna. Unknown to many people, it was the wealthy Dr. Luna whose many rich patients included Ilocanos in Tondo. It was my Lolo Pepe who financially supported Juan the artist and Antonio the soldier. Upon learning this, I immediately ran to Marcos, telling him, ikaw yung lolo mo sundalo at alalay ni General Luna, but I am a blood relative. It was a shock for Ferdinand Marcos to discover that “I have the blood of the Luna family in me.”
The blood relation between the Lunas and the Edralins was debunked by genealogist and history buff Mona Magno-Veluz also known as Mighty Magulang on her social media platforms.
The genealogist has stated that the Edralins of Sarrat are not direct descendants of the Lunas of Badoc town because neither families have similar surnames to prove that they are directly related to each other.
On record, Fructuoso Edralin’s parents were Toribio Saquiriense Edralin and Junana Quevedo Carpio while Antonio Luna’s parents were Juan Posadas Luna and Laureana Ancheta Novicio. The two could not possibly be first cousins.