Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri has no response to Gina Lopez’s very vocal criticisms for not voting her as DENR Secretary. He is just too quiet. Instead, it’s announced that he is up and running as the chair for the organizing committee of SEA Games in PH for 2019. Note that it is a presidential appointment.
Youtube video from; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: Despite Gina Lopez’s criticism with Migz Zubiri, the latter moves on with SEA Games duties.
A Man of Few Words
Senator Migz Zubiri as he is fondly called is a man of few words. He has shown this during his near fist fight with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. He said; “I did not become a world champion of arnis for nothing.” That strongly warns Trillanes as they were pacified by the boxing champion himself, Senator Manny Pacquaio.
Lopez stressed that she was particularly dismayed with Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri who is a known environment advocate. He ended up voting against her. “He is supposed to be an environmentalist….I was really quite disappointed in him,” she said. She is also not happy with some House members in the CA.
Too Much Respect
Zubiri surely has utmost respect for Lopez. This is why he does not reciprocate the hate message. There is also nothing to apologize for because it looks like he voted following his conscience. His environmental strategy is quite different from her who as other senators think, she has the tendency to be authoritarian. He is more into strategic planning and teamwork with other sectors.
The good senator is actually now the chairman of the organizing committee of the Southeast Asian Games which the Philippines will host in 2019. The President issued the appointment just about the same time the CA rejection of Lopez was announced. This is according to Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez. It auspiciously signals the start of the preparations of the country’s hosting of the biennial event. That should stop him from giving attention to negative comments.