Zubiri: I feel safer in Zambo than in Manila PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 January 2012 14:21

Former Senator Miguel “Migz’ Zubiri yesterday minced no words in saying he feels safer in Zamboanga City than in Metro Manila which is plagued by all sorts of crime incidents including terroristic acts.

“I would like to make a statement, I feel safer here in Zamboanga than in Metro Manila,” the former senator said stressing that Zamboanga is a very safe city contrary to misperceptions that it is a city in turmoil and a city in conflict.

Zubiri was one of the guest speakers during the second day of the 9th General Assembly of the Philippine Federation of Local Council of Women together with Bayan Muna Congressman Teddy Casiño and Mayor Celso Lobregat, at  the Astoria Hotel.

He admitted that there are a few unfortunate incidents that serve as “black eye” for Zamboanga and Mindanao but more serious incidents happen in Metro Manila which are oftentimes not highlighted in the media. “Eh doon sa Manila nagkakaroon din ng gulo, nagkakaroon din ng patayan, kaninang umaga lang nagkaroon ng patayan sa Taguig”.

The former senator has visited Zamboanga numerous times in the past either for private or official business and when asked to describe Zamboanga and its people, he said: “People are so warm, the sites are beautiful. This is what the Philippines should be, this is the Latin City of the Philippines, the country should be the Latin Country of Asia”.

The Zubiris are close family friends of the Lobregats of Zamboanga and takes pride in saying that he calls Mayor Lobregat his “Kuya Celso”.
Zamboanga, one of the oldest cities in Mindanao, is very rich in history and culture and remains to be one of the emerging cities in view of the remarkable leadership of Mayor Lobregat.

“I wish Mayor Lobregat more power and i wish you could serve the people of Zamboanga even longer and I know wherever you will go, you will always put the people of Zamboanga in your heart”, former Senator Zubiri added.

Meanwhile, the former senator cited the very important role played y women in nation building as he cited numerous examples of extra ordinary women leaders in the country.

“In many times, women can be better than men”, he admitted. — Shiela Covarrubias