Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri on Wednesday assured that he’ll even attempt to carry a finger to assist businessman Kenneth Dong from his alleged involvement in smuggling of P6.Four-billion price of shabu from China.
This, even when he considers Dong a good friend, the senator mentioned in an announcement.
“As a public servant, I meet a lot of people and do not prejudge them. Let it be said, however, that I do not condone any illegal act much more the involvement in the illegal drug trade. I always believe that no one is above the law,” Zubiri mentioned.
Should there be any proof of Dong’s involvement in the unlawful drug commerce, Zubiri mentioned he ought to be dropped at the bar of justice. “If anyone breaks the law then, without fear or favor, friend or not, the law must be implemented and if found guilty, should be arrested,” he mentioned, including that he has “zero tolerance for illegal drugs.”
Zubiri, who occurs to be one of the principal authors of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, admitted that Dong is a good friend however is not aware of enterprise dealings besides his possession of Azuki industrial weighing scales.
“I got to know Dong when a friend introduced him to be several years ago. I was told that he is a legitimate businessman and importer of Asuki industrial weighing scales. He made m ‘ninong’ at his wedding and I was only one of the many senators, politicians and celebrities who were asked to be principal sponsor. I have not seen him since last Christmas, close to eight months ago,” he mentioned.
A information report named Zubiri amongst the 5 senators who stood as sponsors in the marriage ceremony of Dong in Nov. 2013.
Senators Ralph Recto and Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan have been additionally “ninongs” in his marriage ceremony, identical with Senators Risa Hontiveros and Joel Villanueva.
Villanueva was nonetheless with TESDA then whereas Hontiveros was nonetheless with Philhealth at the moment.