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Zubiri tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:25 PM

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri is the first high-ranking legislative official to test positive for the virus

POSITIVE. Senator Miguel Zubiri tests positive for coronavirus. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Coronavirus testing kits must be available in all hospitals' – Zubiri

Mar 09, 2020 - 10:49 PM

'Let's not be complacent,' says Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri

'DON'T BE COMPLACENT'. Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri gives a privilege speech on the threat of Covid-19 spread. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senators want Philippines to stop exporting sugar to U.S.

Sep 30, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri says Philippine sugar is better off sold to local companies than be exported to the United States

DEREGULATE. The Philippine government will be relaxing restrictions on sugar imports in 2019. Rappler file photo

Zubiri wants Alcatraz-type 'heinous crime penitentiary'

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri says his proposed prison in an isolated and uninhabited island will keep heinous crime convicts 'far from their victims and society at large'

ISLAND PRISONS. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri wants island prisons for heinous crimes convicts. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gaps by both Aquino, Duterte administrations led to GCTA mess

Sep 02, 2019 - 7:50 PM

This demonstrates the pitfalls of bureaucracy and the impactful consequences of seemingly imperfect legislation

Photos inside the Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa during the visit of Pres. Benigno Aquino III on January 27, 2012. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

No, Senator Zubiri, you cannot quo warranto freed convicts

Sep 02, 2019 - 2:55 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Drilon points out a case from 1967 where the Supreme Court ordered the rearrest of an inmate wrongly freed on good conduct. Justice Secretary Guevarra wants the Supreme Court to decide again.

FREED CONVICTS. Senate Majority Floor Leader Migs Zubiri suggests launching a quo warranto procedure against 1,914 heinous crimes convicts who were already released. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Zubiri wants elevated walkways, bike lanes along EDSA

Aug 20, 2019 - 7:32 PM

'We really must consider the alternative transport channel, as it…will give citizens from all walks of life an avenue for safe and easy mobility,' says Senator Zubiri

BETTER WALKWAYS. Senator Miguel Zubiri pushes for elevated walkways along EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senate puts 2019 budget hearings on hold

Aug 13, 2018 - 6:08 PM

This is amid the clash over the proposed cash-based budgeting system between the House of Representatives and the Department of Budget and Management

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Nothing is impossible': Senators congratulate colleague Pacquiao

Jul 15, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao is hailed as the nation's 'pride and joy' as he emerges victorious in the ring against Argentine fighter Lucas Matthysse

Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (R) fights Argentina's Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFAN

Bicam OKs joint powers for Bangsamoro, DOE on energy sources

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:41 PM

Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri says the bicameral conference committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law decided to adopt the Senate version on the matter

ENERGY DEVELOPMENT. Senate Majority Leader and bicam chairperson Miguel Zubiri announces another provision in the proposed BBL they have agreed on. File photo by the House of Representatives

BBL's hot issue: Who gets to control rich Sulu Sea, Moro Gulf?

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:01 PM

It's a deadlock at the bicameral conference committee

HOT ISSUE. Maguindanao 1st District Representative Bai Sandra Sema (middle) and Tawi-Tawi Representative Ruby Sahali (R) fight for the Bangsamoro's jurisdiction over the Sulu Sea and Moro Gulf. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Bicam approves creation of Shari'ah High Court in Bangsamoro

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Under the proposed Bangsamoro justice system, Shari'ah or Islamic law would only be applicable to Muslims. But non-Muslims may volunteer to submit to the jurisdiction of Shari'ah courts.

SHAR'IAH LAW. Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri says they have already adopted provisions establishing the Bangsamoro justice system on July 12, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Bicam makes release of funds easier for Bangsamoro

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The Bangsamoro would no longer be required to specify plans before getting its share of the national internal revenue, but the bicameral conference committee says measures remain in place to ensure proper spending

BLOCK GRANT. Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri speaks to reporters at the end of the first day of the bicameral conference committee meetings on the BBL. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Bangsamoro territory in Lanao del Norte, North Cotabato still up for debate

Jul 09, 2018 - 7:25 PM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers anticipate difficult discussions on how these areas would be included in the Bangsamoro region

TERRITORY TALKS. Members of the bicameral conference committee on the BBL meet on July 9, 2018. Photo courtesy of OPAPP. Photo courtesy of P Camero/CMB Engracia

BBL bicam OKs 75-25 Bangsamoro, central gov’t wealth sharing

Jul 09, 2018 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri says the Bangsamoro Transition Commission has disagreed with the Senate proposal to decrease the current wealth-sharing terms to 50-50

BICAM. Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri (R) and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon (L) during the bicam meeting on the BBL on July 9, 2018. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Senate on BBL, Malacanang on Marawi rehab, Carpio and Del Rosario on Chinese bombers | Evening wRap

May 22, 2018 - 6:57 PM

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Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:29 PM

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Trillanes vs Zubiri, CDO floods, peace talks | Evening wRap

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:07 PM

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Zubiri, Aquino oppose abolition of Negros Island Region

Oct 21, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the newly created region is requesting P19 billion which the national government can spend on other priorities

Koko Pimentel, Migz Zubiri: 'Bitter rivals' no more

Jul 25, 2016 - 4:10 PM

No less than Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri nominates his erstwhile rival and fellow Mindanaoan Koko Pimentel for Senate President

Newly-elected senators: Can they work with President Duterte?

May 19, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Winners of the 2016 senatorial race weigh in on President elect Rodrigo Duterte s proposed policies on human rights curfew death penalty

NEW SENATORS. The Commission on Elections proclaims the 12 new senators of the Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

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May 19, 2016 - 7:13 PM

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Drilon, Sotto leaders in Pulse Asia senatorial poll

Apr 02, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Pacquiao appears to have recovered from the previous survey where he almost got kicked out of the winners circle

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Apr 01, 2016 - 7:20 PM

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Mar 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM

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Mar 15, 2016 - 12:16 PM

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What can Grace Poe's senatorial bets offer?

Oct 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 12 persons on Grace Poe s Senate slate vow to fight for lower taxes and more jobs in the Philippines among other advocacies

THE FINAL LINEUP. Independent candidates Francis Escudero and Grace Poe announce their senatorial slate for the 2016 elections at Club Filipino in San Juan on Thursday, October 29. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

UNA senate slate, Chinese consul shot, Typhoon Lando | 6PM wRap

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:35 PM

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Binay finally completes UNA Senate slate

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:46 PM

Binay s senatorial slate is composed of celebrities current and former lawmakers and labor and security advocates Only 6 are official UNA candidates

OPPOSITION SLATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay fills his senatorial slate with 6 UNA bets, and 6 guest candidates.

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Oct 19, 2015 - 7:28 PM

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UNA confirms first 11 senatorial bets of Binay

Oct 18, 2015 - 3:53 PM

UPDATED: UNA President Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco confirms the list of 11 senatorial bets of UNA includes 5 guest candidates so far

UNA SLATE. The opposition United Nationalist Alliance has 11 senatorial bets so far, including 5 guest candidates.

Duterte in 2016, Sulpicio tragedy, US Democratic debate | 6PM wRap

Oct 14, 2015 - 7:22 PM

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CoC filing, Samal kidnapping, Indonesian crash survivor | 12PM wRap

Oct 14, 2015 - 12:34 PM

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Junjun Binay’s ties to Supreme Court justice

May 05, 2015 - 10:35 PM

It was Estela Perlas Bernabe ponente of the Ombudsman case who administered the oath of the Makati mayor

OATH-TAKING. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay takes his oath before Supreme Court Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe, a former Makati regional trial court judge. Screengrab from Rappler video.

Sotto, Lacson still lead senatorial poll

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:47 PM

Sotto and Lacson also led Pulse Asia s November 2014 survey of senatorial preferences indicating unchanged voter choices in March 2015

LEADING THE PACK. Senator Tito Sotto and Rehabilitation Secretary Ping Lacson top the recent Pulse Asia survey for senatorial preferences for the 2016 polls.

Asian Greenergy plant to augment Mindanao power supply

May 06, 2014 - 11:09 AM

The full commercial operation of the entire project is probably going to be in the summer of 2015 We are trying to get it up in August or September for the first 4MW says Asian Greenenergy president Juan Miguel Zubiri

Gutter politics: The worst catfights of 2013

Dec 21, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Who cares about elections a corruption scandal and the world’s worst typhoon? Politicians took black propaganda catfights and politicking to an all time low

Why no UNA sweep in Erap-Binay provinces

May 22, 2013 - 7:56 PM

Not all areas that delivered for Estrada and Binay in 2010 went for UNA this time The traditional definition and formula for political bailiwicks are changing

Koko to Migz: How about lunch?

May 19, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Re elected Koko Pimentel plays magnanimous to Migz Zubiri whose party s special operations in 2007 deprived Pimentel a full term

Survey predicts Davao city polls

May 13, 2013 - 6:50 PM

Ateneo de Davao university conducts a city wide survey on who they will vote in the 2013 national and local elections

Black propaganda round-up: Both slates guilty

May 13, 2013 - 12:27 AM

Team PNoy and UNA both suspected of circulating fake press releases and negative websites text blasts social media campaigns and spins

UNA: The opposition that’s not quite

May 10, 2013 - 4:19 PM

UNA’s campaign reflects problems in identity messaging and the strange nature of this midterm polls and Philippine politics

PNoy shoots last-minute TV ad for Magsaysay

May 09, 2013 - 6:58 AM

No less than Malacañang offers to shoot a TV ad of President Aquino endorsing Jun Magsaysay a final push to get the former senator into the winning circle

EMBRACING AGE. Sen Ramon "Jun" Magsaysay Jr says his age offers sagacity and experience. Photo by Franz Lopez.

Can Migz, Jack, Gringo still make it?

May 04, 2013 - 11:33 PM

UNA bets battling for the last Senate seats make a final push through ads sorties and the secret Binay formula

5 Senate bets big losers in survey

Apr 30, 2013 - 9:18 AM

Pimentel Honasan Cayetano Enrile and Binay s numbers dropped in the April 2013 Pulse Asia survey; Hontiveros biggest gainer

Where does Joey Salceda really stand?

Apr 29, 2013 - 4:27 PM

Is Albay Gov Joey Salceda yellow orange or yellow orange?

LP STILL. LP’s Albay Gov Joey Salceda flashes the LP sign while UNA leaders and candidates with him pose with their own sign. Photo from OVP Media

Binay, Villar break into top 3 – SWS survey

Apr 22, 2013 - 2:05 AM

Survey shows 9 candidates from Team PNoy and 3 from UNA possibly winning in the elections

Campaigning: It’s a family business

Mar 23, 2013 - 5:34 PM

Candidates relatives are a constant presence in the campaign proving the old adage true: politics is all in the family

#PHvote quotes: Pols hit below the belt

Mar 16, 2013 - 8:45 AM

The past week has candidates turning personal indicating a more heated race in the run up to the May polls