After expressing support for a rival presidential candidate, Migz Zubiri dropped from the senatorial slate of Robredo-Pangilinan,

MIGZ ZUBIRI – Leni Robredo’s spokesperson Barry Gutierrez announces Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri is no longer part of her senatorial slate.

Last March, Senator Migz Zubiri who is seeking re-election in this year’s election publicly declared his support for the presidential bid of a late dictator’s son. He received a backlash after doing this because he’s a part of the presidential slate of Vice President Leni Robredo, the archrival of the BBM.

Migz Zubiri
Photo lifted from ABS-CBN News

Zubiri joined the Uniteam’s rally in Bukidnon and boldly called the dictator’s son “our president”. And after doing this, the Angat Buhay camp recently released a statement dropping Zubiri from their senatorial slate.

Robredo’s spokesperson Barry Guiterrez said that this was because of his “open endorsement of another presidential candidate”. From 12, their camp is now down to 11 and will be sticking to this according to the spokesperson. It was “in contravention of the agreement with all guest candidates” to not endorse any presidential candidate.

Other members of the Robredo-Pangilinan senate slate include: 
• Former Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat
• Former Vice President Jejomar Binay
• Sen. Leila de Lima
• Lawyer Chel Diokno
• Sorsogon Gov. Francis Escudero
Sen. Richard Gordon
Sen. Risa Hontiveros
• Lawyer Alex Lacson
• Lawyer and labor leader Sonny Matula
• Former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV
• Sen. Joel Villanueva

According to a report from Rappler, the Robredo camp will be sticking to an 11-senatorial slate. The spokesperson said, “With 12 days remaining before elections, we are moving forward with our 11-candidate Senate slate.”

Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III have also removed Zubiri from their senatorial slate for the same reason.

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