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ZUBIRI BACKS SIM REGISTRATION AGAINST SCAMMERS

The Senate of the Philippines approved Senate Bill No. 1310, or the SIM Registration Bill, on the third reading–making it the first third reading approval of the Senate this 19th Congress. “The SIM Registration Act is a weapon to foil the evolving use of this device in criminal activities. As scams to harm the public […]

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ARNIS TO BE PART OF 32ND SEA GAMES – ZUBIRI

The 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), to be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in May 2023, is set to include Arnis in its competition slate–making Cambodia the first foreign SEA Games host to do so. Prior to this, Arnis had only been competitively played in the 2005 and 2019 SEA Games, both hosted by […]

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ZUBIRI: LESS GOV’T RESTRICTIONS ON SUGAR IMPORT

Senate President Migz Zubiri said sugar industry stakeholders must be allowed to import supplies of the commodity on their own to end suspicions of “tong-pats,” or price-padding scheme.Zubiri made the recommendation as the Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations, or the Blue Ribbon Committee wrapped up its inquiry on the fiasco involving the […]

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PNP ARRESTS 2 FOR EXTORTION ATTEMPT ON ZUBIRI

Senate President Migz Zubiri has revealed details of a recent robbery/extortion attempt against him, which has now resulted in two arrests. Zubiri approached the Philippine National Police (PNP) after receiving a series of messages from individuals posing as Siquijor Governor Jake Vincent Villa and Board Member Abner Lomongo, extorting money for a supposed political convention. […]

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SENATE PAYS TRIBUTE TO LATE JAPAN EX-PM SHINZO ABE

The Senate of the Philippines expressed its profound sympathy and sincere condolences to the people of Japan on the death of their former Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. The chamber unanimously adopted Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 10 authored by Senate President Migz Zubiri, taking also into consideration SRNs 28 and 60 authored by Senators Lito Lapid […]

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ZUBIRI BACKS NUCLEAR POWER USE IN PH

Senate President Migz Zubiri said he will fully support the plan of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to explore the potential of nuclear energy as a cheap and reliable source of power for the country. Marcos said in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) that if the country wants to attract investors, both local […]

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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 […]