MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / May 14) – Jose Maria “Joey” Zubiri III, the newly elected congressman of the province’s 3rd district, said Presidential frontrunner Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III needs all the help he can get as he wished him well on his administration
“I wish him well. He deserves it. He needs all the help he can get,” said Rep. Zubiri, son of the vice-governor-elect Jose Maria Zubiri Jr. after their proclamation on May 12 at the SP session hall.
He clarified though, that his wish “goes only to the [upcoming] Aquino administration and not to Aquino’s Liberal Party”, saying that he would not go against his father and would stick to Lakas-Kampi-CMD.
Gov. Jose Maria Zubiri Jr broke party lines with Lakas as he publicly endorsed Nationalista Party bet Manny Villar during Malaybalay’s Charter Day celebration on March 22.
The younger Zubiri said that he was elected as the provincial chair of Lakas-Kampi-CMD and would stick to it.
He said he hoped the Aquino administration “will truly function for the people”.
As the congressman on his 2nd term, he said he would address the two main concerns: food security and runaway population growth. He added that for the 3rd district of Bukidnon, he would continue his electrification and water support projects. (April Rose Torion/MindaNews)