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ZUBIRI TO CANDIDATES: ‘ODETTE’ VICTIMS NEED HELP

Senator Migz Zubiri bookended the holidays by heading to provinces struck by Typhoon Odette, personally delivering rice, groceries, water, face masks, and tents, purchased using personal funds he had originally intended for his advertising budget as a senatorial candidate for the upcoming elections. “As soon as we saw how Typhoon Odette ravaged Visayas and Mindanao, […]

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HIKE PENALTIES FOR QUARANTINE VIOLATORS – ZUBIRI

Senator Migz Zubiri filed Senate Bill No. 2470, amending Republic Act 11332, or the Law on Reporting of Communicable Diseases, to identify quarantine violations under its prohibited acts, and set commensurate penalties for said violations. This comes after Zubiri released a statement in late December, calling for the Departments of Health, Tourism, and Interior and […]

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ZUBIRI BRINGS RELIEF GOODS TO ODETTE VICTIMS

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri went to Visayas and Mindanao to visit and deliver donations to communities hard hit by Typhoon Odette. “It’s going to be a bleak Christmas for many families this year, but we want to at least make sure that they have something to eat, even if they have to spend the […]

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SOLO PARENT ACT GETS SENATE OK – ZUBIRI

The Senate approved the Expanded Solo Parents Welfare Act on third and final reading. It amends Republic Act No. 8972, An Act Providing for Benefits and Privileges to Solo Parents and the Children, to improve government services for solo parents. “I thank and congratulate Sen. Risa Hontiveros for her efforts behind this, as sponsor of […]

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BILL RAISING STATUTORY RAPE AGE GETS BICAM OK

The Senate and the House of Representatives had its bicameral conference committee meeting on Senate Bill No. 2332 and House Bill No. 7836, amending the Revised Penal Code to raise the age for determining statutory rape. From the previous twelve years old, the bill now revises it to be below sixteen years of age. “No […]

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NAT’L ASSEMBLY OF HUNGARY DELEGATES VISIT SENATE

The Senate welcomed a delegation from the National Assembly of Hungary led by Deputy Speaker István Jakab and accompanied by Hungarian Ambassador to the Philippines, Dr. Titanilla Tóth, as part of efforts to strengthen inter-parliamentary cooperation and friendship between the Philippines and Hungary. Majority Leader Migz Zubiri, President of the Philippines-Hungary Parliamentary Friendship Association, thanked […]

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GIVE TRANSPORT COOPS FUNDS TO MODERNIZE – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri outlined legislative plans for the transport cooperative sector at the 1st Mindanao Transport Cooperative Congress, putting particular emphasis on cutting down red tape for loans and setting up a modernization loan fund for transport cooperatives. Zubiri, who chairs the Senate Committee on Cooperatives, was a guest speaker at the 1st […]

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ZUBIRI BRINGS DONATIONS TO MARING-HIT NORTH LUZON

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri recently visited North Luzon provinces to deliver rice donations in the wake of Typhoon Maring. Zubiri turned over seven hundred sacks of rice to Tuguegarao City and the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, and Nueva Ecija. Earlier, he also sent donations to the province of La Union. Typhoon Maring caused severe […]

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ZUBIRI TO DA: MAKE FERTILIZERS AFFORDABLE

At the Senate hearing for the 2022 budget of the Department of Agriculture (DA) recently, Majority Leader Migz Zubiri laid down a colatilla to the approval of the DA’s budget, requiring a concrete plan on the skyrocketing prices of fertilizers before their budget can be taken up in plenary. This is following an earlier statement […]

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ZUBIRI TURNS OVER CAMARINES NORTE INFRA PROJECTS

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri visited Camarines Norte and Naga City to inspect and turn over infrastructure projects funded through his legislative amendments in the national budget. In Camarines Norte, Zubiri turned over a school building in Talisay City to the province. Situated at San Isidro Elementary School, the building was realized through the combined […]