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ALLOW PRIVATE SECTOR TO BUY VACCINES — ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri filed Senate Resolution No. 858 calling for an inquiry into delays in multi-party agreements (MPAs) between the national government and entities looking to procure COVID-19 vaccines, particularly local government units and the private sector. Zubiri, principal author of Republic Act No. 11525 or the COVID-19 Vaccination Program Act of 2021, […]

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ZUBIRI GIVES P200M FOR BACOLOD CITY GEN HOSPITAL

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri has committed to source funding of P200 million to augment the allocation for the establishment of the Bacolod City General Hospital. “Aside from the P600 million appropriated in the law, we are going to add more from my allocation, which you call institutional amendment. I added P200 million to be […]

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FAST-TRACK AFP AIRCRAFT MODERNIZATION – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri reiterated his call for the aircraft modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), following the crash of a C-130 military plane in Sulu, killing 54 individuals, many of whom were new soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division training unit in Malaybalay, Bukidnon. “I am unfortunately starting to sound […]

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SENATE ADJOURNS WITH 72 BILLS PASSED INTO LAW

The Senate of the Philippines finished its last plenary session before going into sine die adjournment, with Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri reporting the passage of 72 bills passed into law for the Second Regular Congress. “I’m proud to say that the Senate’s output for the Second Regular Session has been outstanding, despite the COVID […]

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NEW HOSPITAL FOR BACOLOD CITY GETS SENATE NOD

The Senate approved on third reading a bill establishing a general hospital in the City of Bacolod, to be known as the Bacolod City General Hospital (BCGH). The hospital will cater to residents of the Lone District of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. “We need more hospitals–especially public hospitals,” stressed Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri, author […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS LAW LOWERING PNP HEIGHT REQUIREMENT

The PNP, BFP, BJMP, and BuCor Height Equality Act, which lowers the height requirement for applications into said institutions, has been signed into law. “This is great news for many Filipinos, and we thank the President for signing it into law,” said Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri, principal author of the bill. “Marami tayong kababayang […]

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ZUBIRI TO IATF: CONTAIN COVID IN NORTHERN MINDANAO

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri has expressed concern over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Northern Mindanao, and is calling on the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for their help in controlling the situation. “As a resident of Northern Mindanao, I am very alarmed by the recent surge of COVID-19 cases across the region,” Zubiri […]

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TIME TO VACCINATE A4, GOV’T FRONTLINERS – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri is appealing to the Inter-Agency Task Force and the Department of Health to allow the vaccination of economic and government frontliners, categorized as A4 in the priority list, as soon as possible. “So many vaccines have arrived in the country thanks to the efforts of Sec. Carlito Galvez and Sec. […]

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DUTERTE ENACTS COOP DEV’T OFFICER ACT — ZUBIRI

President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed into law Republic Act 11535 or the Cooperatives Development Officer Act, which amends the Local Government Code of 1991 to authorize the creation of the Cooperatives Development Officer (CDO) as a mandatory position in all local government units. “This has been such a long-awaited bill by our cooperative sector, so […]

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ZUBIRI LAUDS OK OF PRIVATE SECTOR VAX PURCHASE

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri has expressed his support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement that the private sector will now be allowed to buy COVID-19 vaccines at will. “I laud the decision of the President to allow the private sector to import and buy vaccines at will, as this will be able to assist […]