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Juan Miguel Zubiri

Juan Miguel F. Zubiri
Senator of the Philippines
In office
July 1, 2007 – August 11, 2011
Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines
In office
November 17, 2008 – June 30, 2010
Preceded by Francis Pangilinan
Succeeded by Vicente Sotto III
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Bukidnon's 3rd District
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr.
Succeeded by Jose Ma. F. Zubiri III
Personal details
Born

Juan Miguel Fernandez Zubiri
(1968-04-13) April 13, 1968


Makati City
Nationality Filipino
Political party PMP/UNA (2012–present)
Other political
affiliations
Independent (2011–2012)
Lakas CMD/Lakas-Kampi CMD (1998–2011)
Spouse(s) Audrey Tan
Children Maria Adriana
Juan Miguel
Santiago Gabriel
Residence Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
Makati City
Muntinlupa City
Alma mater University of the Philippines Los Baños
Profession Businessperson
Religion Roman Catholicism

Juan Miguel "Migz" Fernandez Zubiri (born April 13, 1968) is a Filipino politician who served as a representative representing the third district of Bukidnon for three consecutive terms, and was the Senate of the Philippines Majority Leader, replacing Senator Francis Pangilinan on November 17, 2008.[1]

Zubiri announced his resignation on August 3, 2011 following allegations of poll fraud during the Senate elections in 2007.[2][3][4][5] He is the first Philippine Senator to do so, since all historical resignations from the senate prior to his resignation involved senators leaving to assume other positions in government.[6]

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Education 2
  • Political career 3
    • House of Representatives, 1998-2007 3.1
    • Senate, 2007-2011 3.2
      • Resignation 3.2.1
  • Other Positions Held 4
  • Laws 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life

Zubiri was born in Makati City, Philippines to a Negrense father hailing from Bacolod City and a Bicolana mother, Victoria Ocampo Fernandez of Libon, Albay and was raised in the province of Bukidnon. He speaks Cebuano, Tagalog, English, and his native Hiligaynon. His father is the incumbent Bukidnon Provincial Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr.

Education

Zubiri finished elementary and high school in Colegio San Agustin-Makati. He graduated from University of the Philippines Los Baños with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness. He also earned a Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management degree from the University of the Philippines Open University.

Political career

House of Representatives, 1998-2007

After serving as chief of staff of his father, Rep. (now Bukidnon Governor) Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. from 1995–1998, he ran for the seat to be vacated by his father in the 1998 general elections representing the third district of Bukidnon. Winning easily in that election, he served his first term in the 10th Congress. During his first term, he was one of the members of what the media dubbed as "Spice Boys", a group of neophyte and two-term congressmen who were openly critical of President Joseph Estrada's administration. He was subsequently re-elected to the Philippine House of Representatives in the 2001 and 2004 elections.

Senate, 2007-2011

After serving as a Congressman for three-terms, he was drafted by Lakas CMD to be one of their candidates in the pro-administration Team Unity ticket in the 2007 mid-term elections.

In the final tally for the 2007 senatorial race by the Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec), Rep. Zubiri narrowly defeated opposition candidate Aquilino Pimentel III for the 12th and last slot in the Senate. Zubiri had a total of 11,001,730 votes against Pimentel's 10,983,358 votes.[7] The margin of some 18,372 votes was hotly contested, particularly the votes from the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao, where Pimentel had lost heavily to Zubiri.

Claiming the votes in Maguindanao were tainted,[8] Pimentel petitioned the Philippine Supreme Court to invalidate the votes from Maguindanao, effectively disenfranchising a whole province. The Supreme Court voted unanimously 14 -0 against Pimentel and allowed the COMELEC (Commission on Elections) to count the votes in Zubiri's favor. Pimentel then returned to the Supreme Court for the second time. This time, he petitioned them to issue a restraining order against the proclamation of Zubiri. After oral arguments however the High Tribunal again voted to uphold the COMELEC's decision to proclaim Zubiri, consequently failing to grant Pimentel's petition.[9] The next day, July 14, 2007, Zubiri was duly proclaimed elected to the Philippine Senate. However, the Court's judgment did not prevent Pimentel from bringing his poll protests to the Senate Electoral Tribunal.

On March 14, 2008, the Supreme Court in a 40-page decision penned by Associate Justice Minita Chico-Nazario, dismissed Aquilino Pimentel III's petition to stop the Commission on Elections from canvassing votes from the province of Maguindanao,[10] a definite morale booster for Senator Zubiri.

More recently, he has been advocating a more in depth study of biofuels in order to prevent food shortages all the while allowing the production of alternative clean energy and biofuels so as to lessen dependence on imported oil and allow the Philippine economy a new avenue of economic success, especially in this day and age of constant rising oil prices.[11]

Resignation

On his privilege speech in the Philippine Senate on August 3, 2011, Zubiri announced his resignation from the Senate.[2] In his speech, he said that his family was hurt by the "unfounded" accusations against him. "Without admitting any fault and with my vehement denial of the alleged electoral fraud hurled against me, I am submitting my resignation as a duly elected Senator of the Republic of the Philippines in the election for which I am falsely accused without mercy and compassion," Zubiri said in his speech. "My political detractors began calling me ugly names and dragging the name of my family in entirety. In other words, Mr. President, the trial by publicity has begun," he continued.

His resignation was lauded by Malacanan and various sectors,[12][13] and seen as a step in helping restore the Filipino's faith in the national electoral protest.

Senator Francis Pangilinan, a member of the SET likewise refused to comment on what the next procedure is for the vacancy left by Zubiri. "Let's just wait for developments if any," he said.[14]

Other Positions Held

Laws

  • Biofuels Act
  • The Magna Carta for Private School Teachers
  • Act Providing for a Magna Carta of Students
  • Act Instituting the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, Repealing Republic Act No. 6425, as Amended
  • Rent Control Law
  • AFP Rate Base Pay Increase
  • Wildlife Conservation Act
  • Renewable Energy Act
  • Cooperative Code of the Philippines

References


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  2. ^ a b Zubiri resigns amid poll fraud scandal | Inquirer News. Newsinfo.inquirer.net (August 3, 2011). Retrieved on August 13, 2011.
  3. ^ Zubiri to give up Senate seat | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved on August 13, 2011.
  4. ^ Senator Zubiri resigns amid 2007 poll fraud controversy – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News. Gmanews.tv. Retrieved on August 13, 2011.
  5. ^ Zubiri resigns from Senate. Interaksyon.com (June 15, 1991). Retrieved on August 13, 2011.
  6. ^ http://www.newsbreak.ph/2011/08/03/history-of-senate-resignations/
  7. ^ The Philippine Daily Tribune
  8. ^ ABS-CBN News
  9. ^ Inquirer.net, SC paves way for Zubiri proclamation. None. Retrieved on August 13, 2011.
  10. ^ www.gmanews.tv, Zubiri: SC decision a big morale booster. Gmanews.tv. Retrieved on August 13, 2011.
  11. ^ – Philstar.com- Food vs. Fuel issue not applicable to RP
  12. ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/228270/news/nation/senator-zubiri-resigns-amid-2007-poll-fraud-controversy
  13. ^ http://balita.ph/2011/08/03/enrile-commends-zubiri-resignation-saddened-colleagues
  14. ^ Senator Zubiri resigns from post, to run in 2013 – Yahoo!. Ph.news.yahoo.com (August 3, 2011). Retrieved on August 13, 2011.

External links

  • Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri's Official Website
  • Official Website of the Senate of the Philippines
Preceded by
Francis Pangilinan
Majority leader of the Senate of the Philippines
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Vicente Sotto
Preceded by
Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr.
Representative, 3rd District of Bukidnon
1998–2007
Succeeded by
Jose Ma. R. Zubiri III
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