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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 […]

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ZUBIRI: ALLOW LGUS TO DIRECTLY BUY COVID VACCINES

Senate Bill 2057, or the COVID-19 Vaccination Program Act of 2021, was filed recently seeking to expedite the procurement and administration of COVID-19 vaccines by allowing local government units (LGUs) and private entities to directly procure COVID-19 vaccines with their own funds, provided that they do so within a tripartite mechanism with the Department of […]

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LGU VACCINE BILL TO AID NAT’L COVID PLAN – ZUBIRI

Amid questions and concerns from the health sector, Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri has clarified the scope of Senate Bill 2042 which he filed recently. “Senate Bill 2042 is not going to give LGUs precedence over the national government in terms of vaccine procurement. National government pa rin ang masusunod. LGUs still need to follow […]

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SENATE’S COMMITTEE SYSTEM TO BE HONORED — ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri headed a Committee on Rules meeting to discuss policy issues regarding the Senate’s legislative priorities, particularly between the Rightsizing Bill, and the bills regarding the creation of new agencies, such as the proposed Department of Overseas Filipinos, the Department of Disaster Resilience and Management, the Department of Culture, and […]