Field Note 03: Juan Miguel Zubiri

Arman Clemente, 2011

Juan Miguel Zubiri, who resigned as senator Wednesday, was the first politician I interviewed as a bright-eyed reporter with the now defunct Philippine Gazette.

Of course, given my reticence, it was not much of an interview. More like a few questions followed by a few answers and the patented Politician’s Pat*. Still, that was a big thing for me. It gave me a bit more confidence to ask other politicians more questions, and that got me a few more Politician’s Pats.

I’m not the first person to say this, but he did more in four years of a disputed term as senator than others whose election victories were not contested. Also, plus points for him for actually saying “One pawikan, please” at a press conference.

*A pat, usually on the arm or the back, to tell you the interview is over.

2 responses to “Field Note 03: Juan Miguel Zubiri

  1. “… he did more in four years of a disputed term as senator than others whose election victories were not contested”

    — Kasama ba si Noynoy dun? hehe

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