Marcos itinangging nakialam sa Zubiri ouster

“The decision to change the leadership is not made by me. It was made by the senators.”

“The decision to change the leadership is not made by me. It was made by the senators.”

Ito ang pinanindigan ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. matapos maugnay sa pagpapatalsik kay Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri bilang pinuno ng Senado.

Bagama’t inamin ni Marcos na may alam siya sa pagbabago ng liderato, itinanggi niya na siya ay nangialam sa nagging desisyon ng mga senador at sinabing magkaiba ngunit na parehas na independent ang Palasyo at ang Senado.

“It was Senator Chiz, the minute he started thinking about it, he already brought it up and he said: ‘I think I’m going to try to be the SP. What’s my situation? What do you think?’ And I did not speak to any parties at any point, simply because I was out of town,” pag-amin ni Marcos.

Pinabulaanan din ng pangulo ang paratang na siya ang sinasabi ni Zubiri sa statement niya na: “follow instructions from the powers that be,” nang siya ay bumaba sa pagiging senate president.

“I guess if you’re Senate President, the only power that be is the President. So, I’m not sure what he is referring to. If that is a specific instance or just as a general principle, I don’t know. I haven’t spoken to him about it,” ani Marcos.

Hindi rin daw malinaw kay Marcos kung sino ang pinupunto ni Zubiri sa kanyang speech.

“The last time I spoke to him, we talked about the procurement law. This didn’t come up. It’s hard for me to answer, simply because I’m not quite sure what he’s referring to… what instructions could there be that he did not finish. Yes, that’s still unclear to me what he was referring to,” dagdag niya.