Zubiri open to ending word war with Pimentel

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Former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

PAMPANGA, Philippines—Former senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said he was open to ending the word war between him and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III even as he accused the latter anew of domestic violence.

In an interview on the sidelines of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) sortie in Candaba, Pampanga, Zubiri maintained that Pimentel’s wife, his cousin and former beauty queen Jewel Lobaton, told him that she was a battered wife.

“I was not the only one who listened to her story when we were in the homes of Congressman Toby Tiangco and former president Erap. They will confirm it,” he said in Filipino. Erap is former president Joseph Estrada’s nickname.

Zubiri said he would keep silent about the issue as a sign of respect for Lobaton.

“I will respect her decision,” he said. “But I will not deny that she asked me for help.”

Lobaton released a statement on Friday denying that she was a battered wife.

Zubiri said Pimentel was really furious at him because of the issue.
“Gigil na gigil po siya sa akin. Kulang na lang kagatin niya ako, na kung parang aso kinagat na niya ako,” he said.

Asked about the libel case that Pimentel threatened to file, Zubiri said it would be better for the senator not to press charges.
“If he files a libel case then I am forced to divulge all that she has said to us. I will ask all witnesses to come out to corroborate,” he said.

“Ang payo ko sa kanya, huwag na lang (My advice to him is, don’t do it),” Zubiri said.

Their animosity began after Pimentel accused Zubiri of fraud during the 2007 senatorial election.  The Senate Electoral Tribunal later proclaimed Pimentel as the winner.

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  • 33Sambuang2

    dapat lang mangigil siya sa yo kasi nandaya ka di ba? inupuan mo ang pwesto na di naman dapat sa yo. ngayon nung alam mong dehado ka na, to save face nagresign ka. mandaraya. at dapat ka lang kagatin para matauhan ka at sa susunod huwag ka nang mandaya.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

      bakit sinasama ni migz ang asawa ni koko sa debate. hindi naman iyan ang issue. MIGZ GALIT NA GALIT SA IYO SI KOKO AT KARAMIHANG PINOY DAHIL SA PANDARAYA NINYO. iyan ang issue. ngayon may tapang ka pang sabihin na you are open to end the word war? sige sagutin mo!

      • popeyee

        Ang problema kasi walang plataforma na mai-offer itong si Koko, puro paninisi ang ginagawa sa past administration, ala Penoy. Kung talagang nandaya si Zubiri bakit di nya kasuhan, hindi puro dakdak..move on, Koko…

      • benranque

        EH,ANONG WALA. NANIWALA KA KASI SA CHEATER AT LIAR!! USE YOUR KOKOTE!!!

      • popeyee

        at least ako may kokote, ikaw meron? naniniwala ka sa mga sabi-sabi na hanggang ngayon walang mapatunayan. Pag meron ng nakulong saka mag conclude…di kana natuto sa maruming politika sa Pilipinas…

      • 33Sambuang2

        palibhasa di ka nagbabasa ng news. kaya ganyan kakitid ang utak mo. o baka di ka nabigyan ng nanay mo ng pera pang internet cafe. bugok.

      • popeyee

        Updated ako sa news dahil may sarili akong internet at di ko kailangan ng cafe…lol…ikaw ang magbasa dahil umaasa ka lang sa mga tsismis…masyado kang fanatic sa mga bulok at corrupt na politiko..

      • Komen To

        Bugok, kaya nga nag resign si zubiri dahil malapit na lumabas yung results ng kaso ni Pimental, inunahan lang nya ang desisyon.

      • popeyee

        Mas bugok! Alam nating lahat na may dayaan, pero di mai-establish kung si Zubiri nga ang salarin. Kung siya nga ang salarin, dapat sampahan ng kaso at ipakulong ni Koko hindi yong puro dakdak…

    • rouelcalzita

      Don’t made a reply to me w/c you could not understand logically.
      And don’t hide your identity… face and withstand with courage.
      You are idiot…Clean your uten ha…para di ka maduwag…ok…face me.

      • 33Sambuang2

        where and when? pa visa ka muna bago ka makipaglkita sa akin. pisot. i will face you anywhere and anytime. meanwhile balik ka muna sa school kasi baliko ang english mo. kawawa ka naman….

      • rouelcalzita

        Maybe you are not holder of a multi-visa…verify first your visa, shame on you.
        I possess a multi-visa…

      • 33Sambuang2

        you stupid moron. i am an american citizen. come over here and let me know as to what flight are you coming in so i could slap you. f*king a hole

      • rouelcalzita

        You stupid moron too…gonggong ka pa la eh…dito ako sa LA…pabalik na ako sa MLA…PR102…LOL…bumalik ka sa pinanggalingan mo, don ka magtrabaho.

      • 33Sambuang2

        ganun ba? multi- visa? punta ka nga dito sa amin. paalam mo flight number mo and airline dahil sa immigration palang baka ma airport to airport kang gunggong ka.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Like a sick stray dog, Koko the cuckold will bite anyone who reminds him of the hurt he’s been living with for some time now. Koko was born ugly with zero face value. Raised by a matapobre mother, Koko the cuckold grew up equally matapobre thinking that he can just buy a trophy wife when he comes of age. Sure enough, he found a beauty queen of humble background who was willing to learn to love him. She did learn and she did love him, but Koko the cuckold expected too much. He expected his wife to speak with perfect grammar in public and in private as if life is all about grammar. He wanted a wife with impeccable table manners and perfect mastery of fine dining cutlery. Above all, Koko the cuckold needed a wife who would just take every public humiliation, every emotional battering, every verbal abuse sitting down. Koko the cuckold soon realized how wrong he was when his wife eloped with a better man known as Mr. G.

    In the age of all men and women are created equal, Koko the 1990 bar topnotcher should have known better. Lucky still for Koko the cuckold, his knowledge of the law worked for him. He was able to secure sole custody of their two children, who under the law, should have automatically been awarded to the mother for their young age. Today, the only leverage Koko the cuckold has on his former wife is custody and visitation rights. Without that leverage, the wife would have appeared on national TV to denounce her matapobre ex-husband more freely. Without that leverage, the wife would not have released a carefully-worded written statement denying that she ever mentioned anything about being a battered wife. If she were not a battered wife, she would not have fallen out of love with Koko the cuckold. If she were not so helpless, she would not have sought the help of Toby and Migz. There’s no arguing with the natural maternal instinct of a former wife who’s willing to suffer silently if only to secure and protect her children. But there’s also no arguing that a matapobre senator will never make a good senator.

    To abortionist Risa Hontiveros and haute-couturist Loren Legarda, where were you when we needed you most?

    • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

      Pfft. Echosera.

  • david

    liar, mandaraya at tsismoso si zubiri. tanga, stupid nalang boboto say. tingnan natin kung ilan sila

  • brunogiordano

    Ok lang, tuloy ninyo ang inyong AWAY.

    Pareho naman namin na hindi kayo iboboto eh.

  • Barak_O

    imagine there’s no cheating…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Anong kabaklaan na naman to? Kayo lang ba ang tumatakbo? Lupit ng publicity stunt mo Zubiri. Dinamay mo pa pati asawa…..matatalo ka na kasi wala na sa pwesto ang mga Ampatuan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

      Oo nasa partido na nina PNOY ang mga Ampatuan. Dating Cory loyalist din kasi yang mga Ampatuan. Kaya noong suportahan ni Cory si Arroyo na pumalit kay Erap, tinanggap ng mga Ampatuan si Arroyo.

  • JosephNess

    Lobaton released a statement on Friday denying that she was a battered wife.

    he said she was a battered wife…then the wife released a statement denying it…for sure, one here is telling a lie…election na nga, todo na ang batuhan nila…at mukhang may bading na mahilig sa chismiss dito…hahahahaha…

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    UNA womanizers and wife abusers.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

      Team Malaysia is Traitor and corrupt

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O5TQQYPGVHXCQLU4BRQR4FVBNA ramone

    Even if we grant, for the sake of argument, that Zubiri is telling the truth, what Lobaton may have told him was said in confidence. It should not have been brought to the public. But Zubiri is doing everything just to gain votes. what’s the price for electoral victory? Is it the loss of civility?

    • popeyee

      Sa politika sa Pilipinas, walang civi-civility…pareho lang silang nagsisiraan…si Koko panay tawag kay Zubiri na cheater samantalang di nya naman napapatunayan…

  • 12JEM

    Let the word war continue…Let MigZ attack Koko on the issue of marital problem.

    Tiyak na talo na si MigZ…

    May kabastusan itong si Zubiri…at may pagka-walanghiya…Pati marital troubles ng pinsan niya ginagamit na issue.

    Bakla ka….Mahiya ka Zubiri. TALO KA NA..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    Is this a “personal Battle” as to who would be “Numero-Uno” in Mindanao..?

    • benranque

      NO THERE IS NO PERSONALAN HERE… BOTH ARE MINDANAONON BUT MINDANAONON SHOULD SHUN CHEATER AND LIAR. WE WILL USE OUR KOKOTE….

      • 33Sambuang2

        mao gyud. ang kawatan og cheater dili gyud botohon. karon namakak pa ang hinampak.

  • Gordo Viejo

    So Zubiri makes a public statement about being willing to end the word war, but his supporters continue their personal and vicious attacks. Is this a case of not letting his left mouth know what his right mouth is doing? I’ll believe it when I see it. :-P

  • rouelcalzita

    This two noo…kie aspirant are taking advantage to gain a public mileage.
    This crook mind Koko could not proved Zubiri for fraudulence.
    It was proven only that Comelec deception resulting in favorable count of canvass to Zubiri.

    • Gordo Viejo

      Bisayain mo na lang dong … mukhang di nakaya nung Bing translator.

      • rouelcalzita

        You don’t know what noo..kie does it mean? Meant for you also…noo…kie
        Meaning: insulting terms of address for people who are stupid
        or irritating or ridiculous

      • Gordo Viejo

        Ooooo kie, you nooo kie Beater you used jijimun dicksunery instid up imbinting nun sins wurds like nooo … kie. Oooo kie? :-P

    • 33Sambuang2

      hoy kuyapi ka. limpyohi lang ng uten nimog pisot ug tiktik. kesa apil apil ka diri.

  • speedstream2

    There will be no end to the word war until, tired as the cliche may be, only one man is left standing because the tiff has gone way beyond just politics.

  • fernan107

    zubiri , bakit kailangan idamay mo ang asawa ni PIMENTEL? dahil sa political purposes ? nagkakamali ka zubiri dahil kilala ka na ng taong BAYAN …isa kang MANDARAYA….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

      si Kikay Pimentel naman ay isang sadista

    • Komen To

      Bading kaya, di maka-Laban sa lalaki kaya sa babae lumaban.. Hahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Kasi puro paninisi itong si.Coco sya ang nauna. Di sya pinapansin ni Zubiri pero panay ang parinig nya. Ngayon binalik ang putik sa kanya ayoooonnnn takbo sa korte. Maraming elekyon ang nagdaan at laging panalo si Zubiri. Wala pang talo si Zubiri. Sa lahat ng laban nya walang nagreklamo na dinaya sila ni Zubiri. Si Coco lang. Kasi anak ka nga naman ng senador tapos talo ka! Di matanggap ni Coco na natalo sya ni Zubiri.

    • benranque

      KAYO KAYA ANG DAYAIN…USE YOUR KOKOTE!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Sa dami ng nakalaban ni Zubiri walang nagreklamo na dinaya. Di matanggap ni Coco na natalo sya ni Zubiri. Tatlong beses na dismissed yung kaso laban kay Zubiri pero dahil malakas daw sa nasa taas sina Coco ayun talsik si Zubiri.

    • benranque

      WRONG.. PAG INABOT KA NA SA MALAS….IKAW AY MADIPLAS….AABOT DIN ANG PANAHON MGA MANDARAYA AY HINDI NA UUBRA…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Wala pang talo sa mga naging laban nya si Zubiri, pero si Coco noon daw kumandidatong Mayor sa Cagayan , natalo! Natalo! Natalo!

    • benranque

      KASI PURO DAYA AT SINUNGALING ANG MGA KATULAD NILA ZUBIRI…

  • doublecross

    at bkt….naku, idi wala ng magnanakaw!

  • Komen To

    Gagong judge lang maniniwala sa testigo mong puro kasama mo sa ticket. Pati pandaraya sa election, denial ka. Im not a fan of Pimentel, but because of your low blows, I will campaign for him and campaign that people will not vote you

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