Sens. Migz Zubiri and Robin Padilla (Tagalog Newspaper Tabloid courtesy)
By Junex Doronio
June 7, 2022
MANILA — Apparently piqued by the deliberate sowing of intrigue to drive a wedge between him and Senator-elect Robin Padilla, incoming Senate President Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri has bared that he was quoted out of context in earlier news reports.
“Bakit kaya pinalalaki pa nga mainstream media ang kakayahan ni Sen. Robin Padilla? Nung interview nila sa akin ang sabi ko ‘Kaya niya yan, lets give him the benefit of the doubt as naghahanda naman siya.’ Ang problema ay hindi nila sinama yan sa mga sinabi ko, as usual out of context na naman,” Zubiri protested.
He pointed out that there is nothing in the Senate rules that a lawyer should be handling certain committees.
“Ganun lang yan minsan by tradition. For example, yung Blue Ribbon committee is usually handled by a lawyer pero naging Chairperson dyan si Sen. Grace Poe na hindi abogado at maganda naman ang pagdala niya ng Committee,” Zubiri said.
Some political observers said that it seems that some diehard supporters in the mainstream media of defeated presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo could not yet move on and have lost their objectivity that they would always resort to the proverbial making a mountain out of a mole.
“Kaya let’s give Sen. Robin (Padilla) a chance at mapapakita ng gilas ang kaibigan ko. Ang payo ko naman sa kanya at sa lahat ng mga bagito na Senador ay mag-aral ng mabuti katulad ng ginawa ko nung 2007 pagpasok din sa Senado for the first time. Kaya wag na kaming ipagsabong ng kaibigan ko at ka-Uniteam ko na si Sen. Robin Padilla at tulongan na lang natin siya,” Zubiri said. (ai/mtvn)