The word is abuzz. Bukidnon Governor Jose Ma. Zubiri, Jr. is reportedly shifting allegiance from LAKAS-CMD-KAMPI to Liberal Party. Zubiri, who heavily supported President Gloria Arroyo during the previous elections, now reportedly wants to support the Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III-Manuel “Mar” Roxas tandem for the May 2010 national elections.
What prompted this, you ask? Zubiri, now on his last term as Bukidnon governor, reportedly conducted a survey cum mock polls among Bukidnon city and municipal mayors, vice mayors, councilors and barangay captains and the declared “winners” were Noynoy and Mar. The survey was done during three caucuses held at the BRCI compound in Manolo Fortich on November 3, at the Kaamulan Open Theater on November 4 and at the municipal gymnasium in Maramag on November 5.
This recent development brings out a lot of questions:
– does this mean that Governor Zubiri has now left the LAKAS-CMD-KAMPI party?
– what will happen to his son, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri? Will the younger Zubiri follow suit and ditch LAKAS CMD?
– what has LAKAS-CMD-KAMPI have to say about this?
and more importantly…
if Zubiri will indeed support the Aquino-Roxas tandem and shift allegiance to the Liberal Party…will we now see an end to the seemingly endless Zubiri-Acosta rift?
Remember, Zubiri’s political enemy former Bukidnon First District Congressman JR Nereus “Neric” Acosta is a well-known member of the Liberal Party. Acosta is also running for Senator under the LP banner.
Among the presidential bets, Aquino garnered most votes followed by Sec. Gilbert Teodoro, Sen. Manuel Villar, Sen. Francis Escudero and former President Joseph Estrada.
will we see more photos like these in the very near future? former Manolo Fortich mayor Socorro Acosta (mother of Neric Acosta) and Sen. Migs Zubiri (son of Bukidnon governor Jose Zubiri)
What can you say about this development?