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SENATE WELCOMES VIETNAM NAT’L ASSEMBLY DELEGATION

The Senate of the Philippines welcomed a delegation of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the country, for the first official inter parliamentary exchange between the Philippines and Vietnam since 2006. The delegation was headed by no less than the President of the National Assembly, Vuong Dinh Hue. Senate President Migz […]

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ZUBIRI, VIETNAM ENVOY TACKLE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Senate President Migz Zubiri received Vietnamese Ambassador Hoang Huy Chung at the Senate recently to discuss ways to improve the strategic partnership between the Philippines and Vietnam, and the visit of the Vietnamese parliamentary delegation to the Philippines. The parliamentary visit is headed by the President of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Vuong Dinh Hue. […]

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SENATE TO CREATE INTEL FUNDS OVERSIGHT PANEL

Senate President Migz Zubiri sponsored Senate Resolution No. 302, creating a Select Oversight Committee on Confidential and Intelligence Funds. “Since the Tenth Congress, it has been the tradition of the Senate to constitute a Select Oversight Committee for these funds, and we must, in the 19th Congress, continue this tradition,” Zubiri said. In the General […]

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SENATE FINISHES 2023 NAT’L BUDGET DEBATES – ZUBIRI

The Senate ended its marathon debates on House Bill (HB) 4488 or the P5.268 trillion 2023 proposed national budget, with the Commission on Higher Education’s budget as the last agency tackled. Senate President Migz Zubiri and 15 other senators closed the period of interpellations and gave his colleagues, staff and all government agencies pats on […]

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SENATE TO FORM INTELLIGENCE FUND OVERSIGHT BODY

As the Senate continues with the budget deliberations for the 2023 General Appropriations Bill (GAB), Senate President Migz Zubiri filed a proposed resolution forming a Select Oversight Committee to investigate government agencies’ utilization of their allocated confidential and intelligence funds. “It has long been the practice of the Senate to constitute a Select Oversight Committee […]

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SENATE TO OK 2023 BUDGET BY 3RD WEEK OF NOVEMBER

The Senate will approve the 2023 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) by the third week of November. Senate President Migz Zubiri said they will continue deliberations on the proposed P5.268-trillion budget when the 19th Congress resumes. Zubiri expects the bicameral approval finished by the second week of December. “With the hard work and commitment of all […]

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BUILD ZAMBOANGA MEGA DIKE, PREVENT FLOODS – ZUBIRI

Senate President Migz Zubiri proposed to the city government of Zamboanga to build a mega dike in danger zones to prevent devastating floods in the future. Zubiri flew to Zamboanga City to turn over to Mayor John Dalipe some 15 metric tons of rice that he and several civic groups donated to the victims of […]

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FIRST LEDAC MEETING A SUCCESS – ZUBIRI

Malacañang hosted the first Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) of the Nineteenth Congress, where the Senate and the House of Representative leadership presented their common legislative priorities for discussion with the executive. Senate President Migz Zubiri presented a total of twenty-six priority bills, twenty of which were priority measures mentioned by President Ferdinand Marcos, […]

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ZUBIRI, ROMUALDEZ SIGN FIRST 2 BILLS OF CONGRESS

Senate President Migz Zubiri and House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez led the ceremonial signing of the first two enrolled bills of the 19th Congress, namely the SIM Registration Act (Senate Bill No. 1310/House Bill No. 14) and the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections Postponement Act (Senate Bill No. 1306/House Bill No. 4673). “Matagal na nating […]