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Zubiri among 6 senators with perfect attendance for 1st, 2nd sessions in 18th Congress

By: - Reporter / @JEPOI04
/ 07:40 PM September 03, 2021
Senators Franklin Drilon, Sherwin Gatchalian, Risa Hontiveros, Vicente Sotto III, Joel Villanueva, and Juan Miguel Zubiri were present for all plenary sessions from July 22, 2019 to Sept.1, 2021, records of the upper House show.

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” F. Zubiri during one of the Senate’s plenary sessions. Voltaire F. Domingo / Senate PRIB file photo

MANILA, Philippines — Senators Franklin Drilon, Sherwin Gatchalian, Risa Hontiveros, Vicente Sotto III, Joel Villanueva, and Juan Miguel Zubiri were present for all plenary sessions from July 22, 2019 to Sept.1, 2021, records of the upper House show.

In a statement Zubiri said: “As an elected official, I owe it to the people to show up and do my work, which is why I have kept a perfect record of attendance since I first served in the House of Representatives in 1998. And I will continue to do so. It’s especially important for us to continue working in times of crisis like this pandemic, when people urgently need legislation to protect their health and livelihood. It’s my Honor to serve the Filipino people.”

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Zubiri stressed that it’s about the people’s trust.

The first regular session of the 18th Congress had 67 sessions from July 22, 2019 to June 4, 2020, while the second regular session, covers July 27, 2020 to June 3, 2021, with 69 sessions.

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The third regular session, which ran from July 26, 2021 to Aug. 25, 2021, has so far conducted eight sessions.

Among those who have missed regular sessions via mere absence or sick leave during the more than two-year stretch of the 18th Congress are:

Sen. Manny Pacquiao with 10 absences and two sick leaves, Sen. Francis Pangilinan with six absences and two sick leaves, Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III with four absences, Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa with four sick leaves

Below are the breakdown of the senators’ attendance, divided during the three regular sessions of the Senate:

1st regular session of the 18th Congress

Total number of roll calls: 67

ABSENT:

2 – Sen. Pia Cayetano

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1- Sen. Panfilo Lacson

1 – Sen. Imee Marcos

2 – Sen. Manny Pacquiao

4 – Sen. Francis Pangilinan

4 – Sen. Koko Pimentel

2 – Sen. Grace Poe

2 – Sen. Ralph Recto

1 – Sen. Francis Tolentino

2 – Sen. Cynthia Villar

SICK LEAVE:

1 – Sen. Pia Cayetano

2 – Sen. Manny Pacquiao

2 – Sen. Francis Pangilinan

OFFICIAL MISSION:

1- Sen. Sonny Angara (LOCAL)

1- Sen. Pia Cayetano (LOCAL)

1- Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go (ABROAD)

1- Sen. Richard Gordon (ABROAD)

2 – Sen. Lito Lapid (LOCAL)

4 – Sen. Lito Lapid (ABROAD)

1 – Sen. Manny Pacquiao (LOCAL)

3 – Sen. Francis Pangilinan (LOCAL)

1 – Sen. Ramon Revilla, Jr. (LOCAL)

3 – Sen. Ramon Revilla, Jr. (ABROAD)

PERFECT ATTENDANCE:

Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa

Sen. Franklin Drilon

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian

Sen. Risa Hontiveros

Sen. Vicente Sotto III

Sen. Joel Villanueva

Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri

2nd regular session of the 18th Congress

Total number of roll calls: 69

ABSENT:

2 – Sen. Francis Pangilinan

2- Sen. Ralph Recto

SICK LEAVE:

4 – Sen. Ronald dela Rosa

OFFICIAL MISSION:

1 – Sen. Richard Gordon

PERFECT ATTENDANCE:

Sen. Sonny Angara

Sen. Nancy Binay

Sen. Pia Cayetano

Sen. Franklin Drilon

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian

Sen. Christopher Lawrence Go

Sen. Risa Hontiveros

Sen. Panfilo Lacson

Sen. Lito Lapid

Sen. Imee Marcos

Sen. Manny Pacquiao

Sen. Koko Pimentel

Sen. Grace Poe

Sen. Ramon Revilla

Sen. Tito Sotto III

Sen. Francis Tolentino

Sen. Joel Villanueva

Sen. Cynthia Villar

Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri

3rd regular session of the 18th Congress

ABSENT:

8 – Sen. Manny Pacquiao

SICK LEAVE:

2 – Sen. Richard Gordon

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