Zubiri disowns bogus website

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Rep. Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Rep. Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri really threaten to file a bill punishing people who would get infected with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)?

It’s a hoax, said Zubiri, who was roundly ridiculed on social media over the alleged proposal.

“I completely deny the statement on making AIDS illegal,” he said in a statement, a copy of which was also posted on his wife Audrey’s Instagram account.

“I am currently on vacation with my family. I’m out of politics. Please respect my privacy.” Zubiri, who resigned as senator in 2011, following allegations of fraud in his 2007 election. He ran again in the last election and lost.

The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) likewise disowned the bogus website where the fake statement attributed to Zubiri was first posted.

“We do not want anyone to be deceived by this website providing false and inaccurate information to mock, hurt, malign and embarrass people for the amusement of others,” UNA on Wednesday said in a statement.

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  • Sultan Kirat

    Both the timing and circumstances are suspect. This thing happened barely one month after the election, in which Zubiri lost. Most probably, this is just one of many publicity stunts to come, with the object of keeping Zubiri’s name in the news until 2016. Tsk tsk tsk …

  • RiverHorse

    nag-backfire kaya dinis-own. hahahahaha!

  • joboni96

    panay dagok sa nino bonito ni zte aroyo

    nalihis ka sa amo mong mandaraya rin
    pero aahon ka pa

    bumalik ka sa bukidnon para mag gobernador
    pero iwaksi mo turo ni zte aroyo

  • Jane Tan

    Come’on… You can’t blame the people. Its very believable that Zubiri would say such a thing. Lol.

    • Sultan Kirat

      The guy says a lot of things, but the problem is figuring out when he means it LOL.

  • mike

    Tinanggihan mo daw kasi yung lunch invitation. May napahiya nun. Kaya ikaw naman ang pinapahiya.

    • Saloi-CDR

      Oo naman; e faithful yan si Migz kay Rico Yan.

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