Senator Miguel Zubiri Is a Proud 'Plantito'

The Senate majority leader admits he talks to his plants.
IMAGE MIGUEL ZUBIRI/FACEBOOK

It seems the pandemic is bringing out the plant lovers in many of us. 

Spending time outdoors with fresh air and sunshine is a good way to clear our minds and destress. Aside from getting the much needed Vitamin D from the sun, it's been shown gardening helps reduce the risk of depression by focusing on a joyful activity, nurturing a living thing and watching it grow. 

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People who live alone find raising plants is a good way to combat loneliness. too. 

Senator Miguel Zubiri admits he is a proud plantito in a post on Facebook. 

“I’m sooo happy that my New Guinea Creeper is starting to bloom on my mini trellis on the farm. I talk to it every chance I get haha and it seems it’s paying off with beautiful orange red blooms! A proud Plantito moment,” the Senate majority leader wrote.

Photo by MIGUEL ZUBIRI/FACEBOOK.
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Zubiri says he’s loved planting ornamentals since his college days at University of the Philippines Los Baños. He graduated with a degree in Agribusiness Management. He later earned a Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management degree from the University of the Philippines Open University.

Photo by MIGUEL ZUBIRI/FACEBOOK.



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