Juan Miguel Zubiri

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Juan Miguel Zubiri
Zubiri in 2018
President of the Senate of the Philippines
Assuming office
July 25, 2022
SucceedingVicente Sotto III
President pro tempore of the Senate of the Philippines
Assumed office
June 2, 2022
Preceded byRalph Recto
Senate Majority Leader
Assumed office
May 21, 2018
Preceded byVicente Sotto III
In office
November 17, 2008 – June 30, 2010
Preceded byFrancis Pangilinan
Succeeded byVicente Sotto III
Senator of the Philippines
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
In office
June 30, 2007 – August 3, 2011
Senate committee chairmanships
Chair of the
Senate Cooperatives Committee
Assumed office
July 25, 2016
Preceded byLito Lapid
Chair of the
Senate Trade, Commerce and
Entrepreneurship Committee
In office
July 25, 2016 – May 25, 2018
Preceded byBam Aquino (as Trade and Commerce)
Succeeded byAquilino Pimentel III
Member of the
Philippine House of Representatives
from Bukidnon's 3rd district
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
Preceded byJose Maria Zubiri Jr.
Succeeded byJose Maria Zubiri III
Personal details
Juan Miguel Fernandez Zubiri

(1969-04-13) April 13, 1969 (age 55)
Makati, Rizal, Philippines
Political partyIndependent (2011–2012, 2014–present)
Other political
Lakas (1998–2011)
UNA (2012–2013)
Audrey Tan (m. 2005)
ChildrenMaria Adriana
Juan Miguel Jr.
Santiago Gabriel
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines Los Baños (B.S.)

Juan Miguel "Migz" Fernández Zubiri (born April 13, 1969) is a Filipino businessman and politician. He was a member of the Philippine House of Representatives for the third district of Bukidnon and as a senator. He is also the presumptive President of the Senate of the Philippines and will assume this position on July 25, 2022.[3][4][5]

In the 14th Congress of the Philippine Senate, he became Senate Majority Leader, replacing Senator Francis Pangilinan on November 17, 2008.[6]

During his Majority Leadership, the Senate passed a record 650 bills. In the 17th Congress, he was once again elected as Senate Majority Leader on May 21, 2018, filling the vacancy left by elected Senate President Vicente Sotto III.[7]

On May 20, 2024, Zubiri resigned as Senate President and abruptly elected his successor, Senator Francis Escudero, as the 25th President of the Senate of the Philippines.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Zubiri elected as Senate President Pro Tempore". Senate of the Philippines. 2022-06-01. Retrieved 2022-06-06.
  2. Lazatin, Hannah (July 1, 2019). "Inside the Charmed and Restless Life of Audrey Tan Zubiri". esquiremag.ph. Esquire Philippines. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  3. "KUWTT: Zubiri next Senate chief". The Manila Times. 2022-06-02. Retrieved 2022-06-06.
  4. "Cynthia Villar gives up on Senate presidency, backs Zubiri instead". Rappler. 2022-06-01. Retrieved 2022-06-06.
  5. "Migz Zubiri is next Senate president". Malaya. 2022-06-02. Retrieved 2022-06-06.
  6. "Zubiri is new Senate Majority Leader". GMA News Online.
  7. "Zubiri elected as Senate majority leader". GMA News Online.
  8. Ager, Maila (2024-05-20). "Chiz Escudero is new Senate president; Miguel Zubiri out". INQUIRER.net. Retrieved 2024-05-20.