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ZUBIRI BACKS CREATION OF NEGROS ISLAND REGION

The provinces of Negros Occidental and Oriental and Bacolod City, the lone highly urbanized city on the island, have secured support from the incoming Senate leadership to legislate the establishment of the Negros Island Region (NIR). Reelected Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri said he will spearhead efforts to pass the NIR bill in the upper […]

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ZUBIRI IS BEST CHOICE FOR SENATE PRESIDENT – SOTTO

Reelected Senator Migz Zubiri will do well as his replacement in the 19th Congress, outgoing Senate President Vicente Sotto III said. Sotto said Zubiri has learned so much and all those lessons will give him “a very good pulse” to run the Senate. “I expect him to do well.” “He was the best choice as […]

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LET MARCOS ADMIN CHOOSE ITS OFFICIALS – ZUBIRI

The confirmation hearing of five applicants for various government posts should be deferred until the new administration takes over so it will have a hand in selecting the officials it wants to work with. Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri cited a similar suggestion in February 2016 by former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, saying then-President Benigno […]

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ZUBIRI TO LEAD MAJORITY BLOC IN SENATE

Majority Leader Migz Zubiri said he would lead the formation of a majority bloc in the 24-member Senate to help pursue the legislative agenda of presumptive President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Zubiri said they are looking forward to working productively with the new administration for the good of the people even as other senators vowed to […]

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RETHINK SUGAR IMPORTATION PROGRAM, SAYS ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri called on the Sugar Regulatory Administration not to push through with a new importation program supposedly proposed by the administration, after already receiving two injunctions for Sugar Order No. 3 in February. “Our local sugar farmers are again approaching our office, deeply concerned over talks of a new SRA proposal […]

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ZUBIRI: STRICTLY IMPLEMENT ANTI-HAZING LAW

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri is calling for the strict enforcement of the Anti-Hazing Act of 2018 against members of the Tau Gamma Phi fraternity from Kalayaan, Laguna, which is coming under fire for the death of an 18-year-old student, after allegedly undergoing hazing. “It is absolutely infuriating how some fraternities are still upholding […]

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ESTABLISH SPECIALTY HOSPITALS IN REGIONS – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri is pushing for the establishment of specialty hospitals across the country — hospitals such as the Philippine Heart Center, the Lung Center of the Philippines, the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, and the National Kidney and Transplant Institute. “Being from Mindanao myself, I am very much committed to decentralizing our health […]

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BAYANIHAN 3 TO HELP MSMES, TOURISM SECTOR – ZUBIRI

Senator Migz Zubiri is batting for Bayanihan 3 to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and the tourism sector affected by the pandemic. Zubiri, who visited Antique province recently, said once reelected, he would sponsor a bill for the release of the Bayanihan 3 in the amount of P10 billion to P20 billion as […]

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SUSPEND EXCISE TAX ON FUEL PRODUCTS NOW – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri is pushing to suspend the excise tax on fuel products, amid skyrocketing fuel prices sparked by Russia’s war on Ukraine. Further, Zubiri is also calling for stronger implementation of the Biofuels Act, as an option for alternative fuels. “With these prices, we should consider the temporary suspension of the fuel […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS LAW RAISING STATUTORY RAPE AGE

Republic Act No. 11648, or the act increasing the age for determining statutory rape, received the President’s signature on March 4, 2022. The long-awaited law raises the age of sexual consent from 12 to below 16 years old. “I know this has been long-awaited by many families and child rights advocates, and as a parent […]