Zubiri to political foe Pimentel: 'I love you'

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Former Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri has 'professed love' for Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.
 
On Valentine’s Day, Zubiri clarified he never hated Pimentel even while trading electoral protests, following allegations of massive cheating in the 2007 elections.
 
“I love you,” Zubiri said after being asked about his message to Pimentel for Valentine’s Day.
 
Zubiri, who is running for senator under United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), clarified he admires Pimentel for standing up to what he believes in.
 
But the former senator refused to talk about his ties with Pimentel, saying he would rather look forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day with his wife, Audrey, and their children.
 
Zubiri will be taking a break from campaign sorties to spend time with his family until February 17.
 
In 2007, Zubiri ranked 12th in the senatorial race after getting 11,005,866 votes. But Pimentel, who ranked 13th with 10,987,347 votes, said he was cheated in Maguindanao and contested Zubiri’s victory.

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In August 2011, Zubiri became the first sitting senator to resign ahead of a decision from Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) on Pimentel’s electoral protest.
 
In June 2012, Pimentel left his party’s coalition with United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and transferred to the Liberal Party after Zubiri joined former President Joseph Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP).
 
In leaving UNA, Pimentel even called Zubiri a cheater.
 
UNA is composed of PMP and Partido Demokratikong Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan, where Pimentel sits as party president.

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