Let’s move on, Zubiri tells Pimentel


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Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri

Former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—He did no wrong.

Former Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri said on Thursday night in an interview over Radyo Inquirer it’s time to move on in reaction to the earlier statement of incumbent Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III (PDP-Laban) not to include him in the UNA senatorial lineup for the 2013 midterm elections.

He said he is leaving the decision to senior leaders of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), Vice President Jejomar Binay of the PDP-Laban and former President Joseph Estrada of the Partido ng Masang Pilipino (PMP), if he’s worthy to be a member of the coalition.

For the full interview, listen to the attached audio clip from Radyo Inquirer.

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  • AntiAko

    koko by nature is historical, and hysterical, too. sorry, miguel, the “I-was-cheated-therefore-feel-sorry-and-sympathize-with-me” card is the only one he has to use. so expect him to use that all the way to election….

    palibhasa wala pang maipapakitang gawa kaya nag-eepal epalan…


    >>>Let’s move on, Zubiri tells Pimentel<<<

    TAMA nga naman,,,,,dapat, e, mag-MOVE ON.  

    MOVE to prosecute the SOB for cheating and/or as an accomplice in the electoral fraud maneuvered by the great pandaque with the FG (First Ganid). 

  • John_Galt_II

    What do you mean move on? You should be in jail!

  • kentohtan

    let’s move on na lang pala after you cheated in 2007 senatorial elections.kung ganito tayo lagi,talagang ang ating bansa ay hindi mag-momove on,

    kapalan lang talaga ng mukha,nahawa kay goria liit-the grandmaster of cheating,lying,acting,stealing,etc,etc.

    go go pimentel!

  • JosephNess

    most likely, una will retain zubiri…then, the line up will be non but all trapos left over…strength is not measure by the strongest among contenders, but whose among the contenders are credible to be non politicians and a liar…let’s see if our voters have matured and learned from so many disappointing experiences…for now, there’s already one candidate taking advantage of a seemingly innocent advertisement for an electioneering to early to see…wow! indeed for a trapo to endorse a kids favorite foodstuff…

  • ellatovara

    Mga kababayan ko, tingnan niyo ang iboboto.  kawawa naman ang bayan na to pag trapo pa rin ang ilalagay niyo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H64OMUZZAV6WFG3XNO4SUAYSJU bobski43

    My personal opinion I would prefer Zubiri to Kokoy who is an arrogant & vindictive guy, he is aware that if there are 2 candidates from Mindanao he will again be lift behind, Migz can garner more votes in western visayas. So kokoy be a team player….

    • Royal_Flush

       Duh! Kaya pala bobski ang handle mo. 

    • AllaMo

      Please stick your opinion where the sun don’t shine.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    what a DOUCHE!

  • simondj

     ZUBIRI is right, dapat kalimutan na ang nakaraan and move forward to your call. sayang parehas pa naman kayong magaling kaysa sa iba diyan,,, pero kung magsisiraan lang kayo,, beware, the many will overtake you both.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XY7UBGNI4YMO4J46PMDIVA7N6Q rog

      If Zubiri is right then cheating in elections is alright?  This is the reason we cannot progress as a nation because we are too lenient with crooks and corrupt government officials.  When these officials retire, they even make “pabaon” of people’s money.  Whew, what a life!  Nobody should vote for Migz in the next elections otherwise we really are a hopeless nation.

      • simondj

        i am not telling cheating is alright,,, Migz confessed/admit about it and give way and that is a good start.

    • AllaMo

      Lmfao! If zubiri is right, the you can make silk purses out of sow’s ears.

  • http://pedestrianobserver.blogspot.com/ Political Jaywalker

    What a douche bag, so now Koko owes him a debt of gratitude for not finishing his fraudulent term that belongs to Koko?

    A review of the case will indicate that he willfully delayed the proclamation of the cheated Koko Pimentel on obvious if not obnoxious premise that does not add up.

    What a shameless fool, he should return all the funds he received but as dense as he is, he now peddles his shamelessness. As if we owe him a favor for not getting all the funds when the honorable way is to return all the funds because it does not belong to him from day one.

  • Pyrite C

    Lets move on

    Nandaya sa election – lets move on
    Hindi morally fit na CJ – lets move on
    Nagnakaw sa kaban ng bayan – lets move on
    Pumatay ng mga journalists – lets move on

    E kung ganito na lang palagi, wala talagang pagbabago na mangyayari sa bansa natin.  Tayo tayo na rin ang pumapayag na palahurain ang ating mga sarili kasi kalimutan na ang mga kasalanan ng nakaraan.

    People should forgive but never forget.
    Only by learning from the past do we earn the right to move on to our future.

  • nennen12345

    i can’t blame pimentel.  imagine the mental anguished he endured because of the dagdag-bawas issue during the election.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    This UNA, a political party conceived, created, and dedicated to the proposition that all Filipinos are not created equal and that poverty, ignorance and idol-worshippers make up most of the electorate, will soon learn that the Filipinos no matter how poor and naive are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable traits among which are enough sanity, a sense of monotony and the ability to change their minds quickly. 

  • aynakupo

    WHY it is so easy for Migz to say, “let’s forgive, forget, and move on”? Dahil hindi siya ang nadaya. Kung hindi man niya alam ang dayaan na nangyari, pero siya ang nakinabang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZJK5HRE7NKSIGYUYVWDLDUOXWE joel t

    Narinig ko na yang “Let’s move on” na yan sa mga mandarambong.
    This I promise myself. If Koko forgives this scumbag and moves on to the UNA coalition, he wil lose my vote.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XY7UBGNI4YMO4J46PMDIVA7N6Q rog

    If Binay accepts Zubiri in his party, it would clearly show he lacks moral values and moral acendancy.  Too early to show he has no qualms in associating himself with crooks and cheats.  Woe to the Filipino people if Binay becomes President if he really is that tasteless!  Happy days are then back again for scoundrels and scalawags in governent.  To Koko Pimentel, bring you PDP-Laban to the LP.  I think your party’s principle is so much identical with that party and it is Laban where Ninoy and Cory used to run when they sought public office..

  • 4kingdaddy

    the truth hurts, ha, miguel (namesakes fell on the category…corrupt)?…you knew you won because of abalos…and you want more pork barrels so you want to run again??…not this time, budoy….you’re a dead meat…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZS2DG54GHTF7WV34AKNR6JSRE ferds

    Ang taong ito ay hindi ko iboboto, mangloloko sa election yan, dapat nga kasama sa kulungan ito. Sinungaling.

  • JosephNess

    what will make of Binay if the PDP-Laban, the party founded by Nene Pimentel, the father of Koko Pimentel cleaved the UNA coalition? this must be threshed out first, before sen. Pimentel can make his move leaving the coalition…Binay, will be left without a party banner if he maintain himself at UNA…just thinking out loud…

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