Bukidnon Governor and congressman son also under self-quarantine
Bukidnon Governor Jose Ma. Zubiri, Jr. and his son, Bukidnon 3rd District Rep. Manuel “Manoy” Zubiri, have also both placed themselves under self-imposed quarantine.
In a statement released March 17, 2020, the Bukidnon governor said that he has volunteered to place himself under self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. He also called on others who have travel history in areas known to have Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19 cases to do the same.
Zubiri’s move comes after his youngest son, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri recently revealed that he tested positive for the virus.
The governor’s other son, Bukidnon 3rd District Congressman Manuel “Manoy” Zubiri, also confirmed to BukidnonOnline.com that he is currently undergoing self-quarantine as well.
Manoy Zubiri said that he is busy keeping himself healthy and is regularly in touch with his brother Miguel.
“He is in good spirits,” he said.
When asked what he felt when his brother tested positive, he told Bukidnon Online that “Miguel didn’t want to just be a number.”
“My brother spoke about it because he wanted to tell others exactly how infectious this virus is and how important it is to follow guidelines set by the government,” he said, adding that he was proud of his brother for speaking up.
Congressman Manoy Zubiri also told Bukidnon Online that he continues to work for his district despite undergoing self-quarantine. He shared that he will soon distribute immune system boosters. Efforts to produce cloth face masks are also in place in Maramag.