Leni-Kiko team removes Migz Zubiri in its Senate slate
MIGZ ZUBIRI – The senatorial candidate has been officially removed from the Senate slate of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Kiko Pangilinan.
Atty. Barry Gutierrez, the spokesperson for Robredo, said they are officially removing the senator’s name from their list after he endorsed presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos.
“His open endorsement of another presidential candidate, in contravention of the agreement with all guest candidates led to this decision,” Gutierrez said.
“With 12 days remaining before elections, we are moving forward with our 11-candidate Senate slate,” he added.
It can be recalled that it was on March 31 when Zubiri expressed his support to BBM during the UniTeam rally in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, the hometown of the senator.
He even called Marcos Jr. “our president” while raising the hand of the latter together with his father Governor Jose Maria Zubiri as a sign that they are rooting for the former senator for the presidency.
Migz Zubiri is one of the guest candidates of the Marcos-Duterte, Lacson-Sotto, Pacquiao-Atienza, at Robredo-Pangilinan tickets. The senatorial candidate should not endorse any presidential candidate that he failed to follow.
He was first removed by Sen. Ping Lacson and his running mate Sen. Tito Sotto III in their slate.
Meanwhile, Zubiri still remains a guest candidate under the ticket of Sen. Manny Pacquiao.
Aside from Zubiri, among those who are adopted senatorial candidates of the Leni-Kiko tandem are Jejomar Binay, Chiz Escudero, Dick Gordon, amd Joel Villanueva.
They remain in the official Senate slate of Leni-Kiko along with Teddy Baguilat Jr., Leila de Lima, Che Diokno, Risa Hontiveros, Alex Lacson, Sonny Matula, and Antonio Trillanes IV.
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