Following recent developments in the investigations on the supposed 2007 election fraud, which some are saying helped him get his senatorial seat, Miguel Zubiri today filed his irrevocable resignation from his post in the Upper House.
"[...] As a legislator, who is being referred to in the Senate as "Your Honor", I believe that my honor is something that should never be subject to taint," he said in his privilege speech this afternoon.
"I am resigning because of these unfounded accusations against me and these issues has systematically divided our nation and has cast doubts in our electoral system which has affected not only myself, this Institution but the public as well. [...] I did not cheat nor ask anyone to cheat for me and my family. We would never tolerate any form of electoral fraud."
Shocked by Senator Miguel Zubiri's announcement, Pinoys flocked to the short messaging and social social networking site, Twitter, to express how they feel about his decision. The volume of related tweets was so overwhelming that the hashtag related to Miguel Zubiri, #zubiri, instantly became a natural top Twitter Trending Topic --
Here's what some Pinoy Tweeps have to say:
TP joins all Filipinos who are saluting Miguel Zubiri for what he did. No amount of riches or worldly power can buy Integrity. Having Integrity is what sets the honorable man apart from the rotten.