Senator Juan Miguel F. Zubiri
Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” F. Zubiri, at age 38, is a veteran legislator. He served the 3rd District of Bukidnon for nine years since the 11th Congress in 1998. Today, he looks forward to serving his countrymen in the Senate.
He was always cited as one of the most outstanding solons, in all his three terms in the House of Representatives. He hopes to work just as hard in the Senate to earn the same appreciation.
He was the principal author of major laws such as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, the Rent Control Act, Wildlife Conservation Act, National Service Training Program and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Rate Pay Base Increase Act.
As the father of the Biofuels Act of 2006, he earned the moniker Mr. Ethanol. He was - and still is - fondly known as one of the original Spice Boys in Congress.
His education – in Agri-Business Management - at the University of the Philippines molded his nationalist perspective.
That he translated into a social reform agenda resulting into laws for the welfare of many sectors.
He is filing bills on : Workers’ Rights; Increasing the Entry-Level Pay and Retirement Pension of Public School Teachers; Barangay Officials Monthly Honorarium, Retirement and Benefits; SSS Penalty on Loans Condonation; Strengthening the Security of Tenure; and, Increasing the Pension of All Retired Government Employees.
A trained first aider and certified rescue diver, he is a governor of the Philippine National Red Cross ; and, an active member of the Red Cross Youth Committee and Concerned Divers of the Philippines.
Living as a true-blue environmentalist, he founded the Philippine Deer Foundation, a deer conservation project. He is also the Executive Director of the Palawan-based Katala Foundation which protects the Philippine cockatoo and its habitat. Hosting the weekly show Team Explorer over ABS-CBN, Migz learned the true state of our environment first-hand.
These helped him craft relevant measures. Among these are bills on Renewable Energy, Total Log Ban and Sodium Cyanide Regulation.
He can be our man of the hour in this time of health and environmental emergencies.
He is crafting bills on: the promotion of Bio-Organic Farming; Drinking Water Regulation; streamlining and strengthening the Philippine Disaster-Preparedness and Prevention Capability; and Local Government Units Empowerment.
Migz is a well-liked man - winning all his three terms as a congressman in landslide victories – and earning a new mandate to serve.
He is a grateful man for his good fortune, and, for belonging to a loving family. He takes pride being the husband to lovely Audrey, a good son to Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. of Negros Occidental and Victoria Fernandez-Zubiri of Libon, Albay and a thoughtful brother to four siblings.
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