Zubiri denies knowledge of poll cheating

Posted at Feb 14 2013 12:26 PM | Updated as of Feb 15 2013 12:49 AM

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MANILA – Resigned senator Juan Miguel Zubiri admitted Thursday that he benefited from cheating in the 2007 polls but denied any knowledge about the poll rigging operations in the last senatorial election.

Speaking to ANC, Zubiri said he resigned from his post in August 2011 out of delicadeza after several witnesses came forward to reveal the cheating in Maguindanao.

He said other senatorial candidates also benefited from the cheating.

“One the issue that I benefited from the cheating, that’s true and I acknowledge that. I benefited, together with the 12 others who benefited who got the top 12 but we had no at that time proof, no concrete - how do you say - evidence that it actually happened until these 2 important witnesses came out,” he told Headstart host Karen Davila.

ANC Headstart, February 14, 2013