Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Migz Zubiri

Basic Profile:

  • Full Name: Juan Miguel Fernandez Zubiri
  • Nickname: Migz
  • Birthdate: 1969-Apr-13
  • Profession: businessman
  • Place of Birth: Makati City
  • Place of Voter Registration: San Miguel, Maramag, Bukidnon
  • Current Residence: San Miguel, Maramag, Bukidnon
  • Marital Status: Married to Audrey Kay Tan-Zubiri
  • Nationality: Filipino

Current Position in Government: None

Positions previously held in Government:
Senator (2007-2011; resigned)
Representative, 3rd District of Bukidnon (1998-2007)
Legislative chief of staff, Office of Rep. Jose Zubiri, Jr. (1995-1998)

Relatives in Government or Politics:
Bukidnon Vice Governor Jose Ma. Zubiri Jr. (father)


  • Colegio de San Agustin, Makati- Elementary (1982)
  • Colegio de San Agustin, Makati- Highschool (1986)
  • University of the Philippines, Los Baños- BS Agribusiness (1990)
  • University of the Philippine Open University- Masters in Environment and Natural Resources Management (2011)


  • Lakas CMD(1998 – 2007), Party member
  • LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD(2007 – 2011), Party member
  • United Nationalist Alliance(2012), Party member

Bills Passed:

  • Renewable Energy Act of 2008 (co-sponsor, author)
  • Biofuels Act of 2006 (author)
  • Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008 (sponsor, author)
  • Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 (sponsor, author)
  • Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act (principal author)
  • Philippine Disaster Risk Management Act (co-sponsor, author)
  • Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (principal author)
  • Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009 (principal author, co-sponsor)
  • Rent Control Act of 2009 (principal author, co-sponsor)
  • Mindanao Development Authority Act of 2010 (principal author, co-sponsor)
  • National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Act of 2009 (sponsor, author)
  • Magna Carta for Homeowners and Homeowners’ Associations (sponsor, author)
  • Condonation of Penalties on Delinquent Social Security Contributions (principal author, co-sponsor)
  • Socialized and Low-cost Housing Loan Condonation Program (sponsor, author)
  • Declaring Arnis as the National Martial Art and Sport (sponsor, author)
  • UP Charter Amendments (author)
  • National Service Training Program (principal author)
  • Armed Forces of the Philippines Rate Pay Base Increase (principal author)
  • New Charter of the Philippine Red Cross (co-sponsor, author)
  • New Charter of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines (author)
  • Declaring July 27 of Every Year as Araw ng Iglesia ni Cristo and as special
  • Working Holiday (co-sponsor, author)
  • Declaring Eidul Adha as a National Holiday (co-sponsor, author)
  • Establishing the Philippine Tax Academy (sponsor)
  • Granting Income Tax Exemption to Local Water Districts (co-sponsor, co-author)
  • Free Patents Act (author)
  • Cheaper Medicines Act (author)
  • Philippine Act on Crimes against International Humanitarian Law (author)
  • Strengthening the Literacy Coordinating Council (co-sponsor)
  • Personal Equity and Retirement Account (PERA) Act of 2008 (author)
  • Individual Income Tax Rate Exemption Law (author)

Platforms and Advocacies:

Migz Zubiri’s platforms include health, education, environment, peace and development, and food security. He is known as a champion of environmental concerns, an advocacy he pursues in the Senate and among his top legislative agenda.

Stands on Issues:

  • Reproductive Health Law: AGAINST
  • Sin Tax Law: FOR
  • Cyber Crime Law: FOR
  • Freedom of Information Law: FOR
  • Anti-Political Dynasty Law: FOR
  • Divorce: AGAINST
  • Death Penalty: AGAINST
  • Same-sex Marriage: AGAINST
  • Total Gun Ban: NO STAND
  • Pork Barrel System: AGAINST

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