Migz brushes off overblown Bukidnon video; described it as malicious

3 April 2022

Senator Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri has dismissed as malicious insinuations a viral video allegedly showing presidential frontrunner Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, Jr. avoiding raising his father's hand, Gov. Joe Zubiri, during a recent campaign sortie in Malaybalay, Bukidnon.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, the younger Zubiri pointed out that the incident was nothing more than a mere miscue on the sequence of events on stage. 

He also noted that the video was spliced with malicious intent.

"The truth is it's just a simple miscommunication between my father and BBM on the sequence of events, which is that, after BBM speaks, he was supposed to wave the flag and then raise the hand of the local parties.  Which he did, after he waved the flag," Zubiri said in his Facebook post.

"Obviously, there is a malicious intent to create intrigue by only showing that particular portion of the video and omitting totally the second portion of that sequence of events," Zubiri added.

Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) presidential bet Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, Jr. and the UniTeam slate visited Bukidnon as part of their five-day Mindanao campaign, which started on March 27, 2022.

Zubiri also said that the video is nothing more but an attempt to sow "disunity within the UniTeam" and their local political party.

Zubiri's post has garnered almost five thousand views and more than 1,500 shares as of press time. 

The majority of the comments have also been positive towards Zubiri, whom the users admired for speaking out the truth regarding the incident.

Meanwhile, Zubiri was also surprised at the high turnout of attendees at the event, which showed the intense support of Bukidnons for the UniTeam.

"For us in Bukidnon, it's not an issue at all, and as a matter of fact we are still in disbelief at the amount of people who turned up for that Grand Rally.  Close to one hundred thousand people came to listen to the UniTeam candidates.  I believe that should be highlighted and not every little thing that happens on stage.  Let's not make a big thing out of nothing.  Peace everyone,"  Zubiri added.

Presidential frontrunner Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, Jr. and his running-mate Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte have consistently outperformed their respective rivals in pre-election surveys in the run-up to the May 9, 2022 elections.

As such, the formidable tandem has been at the receiving end of negative campaigning and personal attacks even as survey results show that the two are poised to win via landslide in the upcoming polls.

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FILIPINO VERSION

Migz: Simpleng miscommunication lang ang dahilan sa malisyoso at mapanlinlang na video

Pinabulaanan at tinawag ni Senator Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri na malisyosong pagpaparatang ang kumakalat na video ngayon sa social media na diumano’y iniwasan ni presidential frontrunner Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr na itaas ang kamay ng kanyang ama na si Gov. Joe Zubiri sa ginanap na campaign rally ng UniTeam sa Malaybalay, Bukidnon.

Sa isang Facebook post, sinabi ni Zubiri na nagkaroon lamang ng kalituhan sa pagkakasunod-sunod ng mga kaganapan sa stage.

Sinabi rin niya na ang pagkakaputol sa naturang video ay may layuning manlinlang lamang.

"The truth is it's just a simple miscommunication between my father and BBM on the sequence of events, which is that, after BBM speaks, he was supposed to wave the flag and then raise the hand of the local parties.  Which he did, after he waved the flag," pahayag ni Zubiri.

"Obviously, there is a malicious intent to create intrigue by only showing that particular portion of the video and omitting totally the second portion of that sequence of events," dagdag pa niya.

Si Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) presidential bet Marcos at ang UniTeam slate ay bumisita sa Bukidnon bilang bahagi ng kanilang limang araw na pangangampanya sa Mindanao na nagsimula noong March 27.

Ayon kay Zubiri, ang lumabas na video ay nagtatangkang paghiwa-hiwalayin ang UniTeam at kanilang local political party.

Sa kasalukuyan ay may higit limang libong views na ang post at mahigit 1,500 na ang nagbahagi nito.

Nakakuha ng positibong mga komento si Zubiri at hinangaan siya ng mga tao sa kanyang pagsasabi ng totoo patungkol sa nangyari.

Samantala, nagulat din si Zubiri sa dami ng tao na pumunta sa grand rally ng UniTeam na aniya’y pagpapakita ng mainit na suporta ng mga taga-Bukidnon para sa kanila.

"For us in Bukidnon, it's not an issue at all, and as a matter of fact we are still in disbelief at the amount of people who turned up for that Grand Rally.  Close to one hundred thousand people came to listen to the UniTeam candidates.  I believe that should be highlighted and not every little thing that happens on stage.  Let's not make a big thing out of nothing.  Peace everyone," dagdag niya.

Si Marcos at kanyang running mate na si Inday Sara Duterte ay nananatiling nangunguna sa kanilang mga katunggali sa mga inilalabas na surveys.

Dahil dito, ang BBM-Sara UniTeam tandem ay nasa dulo ng negatibong pangangampanya at personal na pag-atake kahit na ang mga resulta ng survey ay nagpapakita na ang dalawa ay tiyak na makakakuha ng landslide na boto sa parating na halalan.

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