By: Ismael A. Amigo
(The author heads 1st APLUMA)
PREVIOUSLY, we made mention about the “complicated relationship” that Sen. Koko Pimentel and former Sen. Migz Zubiri found themselves in.
Little we know a former president in Erap Estrada was on the same channel or wavelength that we had.
In his own words, KP should “give and forgive” MZ “in order to be happy.”
Moving on is the name of the game unless of course there is a deeper personal reason KP has why just he can’t move on over last and final slot political skirmish in the 2010 national elections.
Alright, MZ gave way to the former and the former now enjoys all the perks of being in there in the hallowed halls of the Senate so why just he can’t level it out with MZ?
We offered several answers to this.
1. KP must be uneasy with the feeling of a former nemesis being on the same boat with him as they vie for similar slots in the 2013 elections
2. KP just cannot reconcile with the feeling of not getting it into the Magic 12 in the ’13 mid-term elections even as MZ might sneak it in
3. KP still possesses the uncomfortable feeling of being left out in the cold even as MZ getting declared the winner for the last and final slot in the 2010 national elections
4. KP just cannot overcome the feeling of being on the same plane, bus and stage or whatever as they do the campaign whistle-stops on the countryside come the 2013 campaign period
5. Or, plainly, KP just cannot accept MZ being on the same political party now.
But in the name of sportsmanship, KP should try it sometime to close his eyes, take a deep breath, let go and let God!
Estrada, 75, also had an ax to grind with MZ but he said he had already forgiven Zubiri, who once belonged to a group of young House members called Spice Boys that was highly critical of his administration before.
MZ is being given a slot in the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial ticket.
Zubiri stepped down in August last year amid allegations of massive cheating in the count of the senatorial votes in Maguindanao during the 2007 elections. The count gave the 12th seat at stake to Zubiri.
And there it began.