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Zubiri recalls Rizal’s legacy: ‘Let’s not let his sacrifice to go in vain’

/ 01:16 PM December 30, 2023

DAY 3 OF BUDGET DEBATES: Senate President Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri presides over the plenary session Monday, November 13, 2023. As the chamber resumed its marathon debates on the 2024 General Appropriations Bill (GAB), Zubiri lamented the delays in the construction of the Bukidnon Airport, particularly, in the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines' (CAAP) bidding process for the airport project's fourth phase. He stressed that agencies should streamline their procurement procedures as mandated under the Ease of Doing Business Act. "Is it proper that it would take so long to award a bidder of this contract?" Zubiri asked. "That is irregular, as far as I'm concerned," the Senate chief added. On the third day of plenary deliberations on the 2024 GAB, the Senate has submitted for plenary approval the proposed budgets of the Judiciary, Anti-Money Laundering Council, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, National Security Council, Department of Migrant Workers, Presidential Communications Office, Department of Transportation, Department of Public Works and Highways, and the Department of Energy and their attached agencies and corporations. (Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB)

Senate President Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri on Day 3 of Senate budget debates on November 13, 2023 (File photo from Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB)

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri asked Filipinos to go on fighting the battle that Dr. Jose Rizal fought and uphold the national hero’s sacrifices.

“Ipagpatuloy po natin ang kanyang laban at huwag nating hayaang mauwi sa wala ang kanyang sakripisyo,” remarked Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri.


(Let’s continue his fight and let’s not let his sacrifice go in vain.)


“Magkaisa tayo sa pagmamahal at sa pagtatanggol ng ating bayan at ng ating mga kapwa Pilipino,” he said.

(Let us be united in love and in defense of our country and our fellow Filipinos.)

The Senate leader made the statement on Saturday, December 30, on the observance of the 127th Death Anniversary of Rizal.

According to Zubiri, Filipinos should also look back on the hero’s “wholehearted love” for the country and how he gave his life for its freedom.

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