Sunday, January 29, 2023

27th SP walay pagsupak sa giduso nga House Bill no. 5999 ni Cong. Zubiri

Nagpadayag nga walay pagsupak ang mga miyembro sa 27th Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) sa House Bill No. 5999 nga giduso ni 3rd District Congressman Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr., pinaagi sa Resolution No. 2023-986 (27th SP) nga giulohan ni Board Member Nemesio B. Beltran, Jr., pinetsahan Enero 10, 2023, atol sa ika-23 nga regular session sa 27th SP

Mahinumduman nga una nang nagpalabang ang 27th SP sa Resolution No. 2022-476 nga nagsugyot ngadto sa House of Representatives ug Senate of the Philippines nga dugangan ug usa ka distrito ang probinsya, nga pagalangkuban sa mga LGUs gikan sa ika-tulong distrito.

Sa re-districting version ni Cong. Zubiri, nagpabilin ang mga LGUs nga maglangkob sa 1st District, aduna lamang kausaban sa komposisyon sa mga LGUs alang sa ika-duha hangtud sa ika-lima nga distrito, apan gisuguro nga makab-ot ang constitutional requirement nga 250,000 population matag distrito, subay sa data sa PSA as of May 1, 2020.

1st District – Baungon – 37,111; Libona- 48,965; Malitbog- 26,741; Manolo Fortich- 113,200; Sumilao- 29,531; Talakag- 77,027. Total population: 332,575.

2nd District – Impasugong- 53,863; Lantapan-65,974; City of Malaybalay- 190,712. Total population: 310,549.

3rd District – Kalilangan- 43,711; Maramag- 108,293; Pangantucan- 56,580; Quezon- 109,624. Total population: 318,208.

4th District – Cabanglasan- 36,286; City of Valencia- 216,546; San Fernando- 63,045. Total population: 315,877.

5th District – Damulog- 39,322; Dangcagan- 26,076; Don Carlos- 69,273; Kadingilan- 33,735; Kibawe- 41,897; Kitaotao- 53,796. Total population: 264,099

Gilantaw sa 27th SP nga ang maong sugyot, magresulta sa mas paspas nga kalambuan sa matag distrito alang sa kaayuhan sa katawhan. Samtang, ang kopya sa maong resolusyon ipasa ngadto sa tanang district representatives sa Bukidnon, Senate President Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, House Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, Governor Rogelio Neil P. Roque, tanang mga mayores ug sanggunian sa probinsya, alang sa ilang kasayuran ug basihan. (PR)

Manoy Zubiri eyes to promote Bukidnon tourism industry via mural contest

MALAYBALAY CITY (11 May 2021) – Bukidnon 3rd District Representative Manuel “Manoy” F. Zubiri is eyeing to promote Bukidnon Tourism Industry thru a mural contest using a canvass.

He delivered his message during the closing program of the 1st Wall Mural Contest on May 10 held at the Grandstand of Camp Ramon M. Onahon at home.

After he saw the beauty of the artworks and the success of the Wall Mural Contest of the Philippine National Police in Bukidnon, he said he was inspired to sponsor another painting contest. But this time, he said, the artwork will be centered on promoting the Tourism Industry in the province using a canvass.

He said the finished artworks of beautiful tourist spots in Bukidnon, can be installed along the provincial streets to attract tourists or travelers to visit.

Manoy also encourages local artists who are members of the Indigenous Peoples (IP) in the province to participate in the said upcoming mural contest for tourism once it will be finalized.

He shared his view while the province and the whole world are battling the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

“During the pandemic, our efforts in barangay development continue. And once the pandemic is over, we will also boost the development of the Tourism Industry in Bukidnon,” Rep. Manoy said.

He is optimistic that the local tourism industry in Bukidnon will bounce back once the new normal has finally come.

Mayor Inocando testifies numerous projects implemented by Zubiri’s

MARAMAG, Bukidnon (Feb. 26) – The President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) and Cabanglasan Mayor Renante Inocando said he can attest to several projects and programs implemented in Bukidnon under the leadership of the Zubiri family.

Mayor Inocando delivered his message in a press conference held at Valle Escondida Farms, Brgy. San Miguel, Maramag on Feb. 25.

He issued the statement amid accusations that the Zubiri’s did nothing for the development of Bukidnon.

The dissemination of bad information, Inocando said, was done by the alleged political opponents of the Zubiri family though he did not name names.

Mayor Inocando said being LMP President, he has knowledge in the big improvement from the barangays, towns, and cities and in the entire province contributed by Sen. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, Bukidnon Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr., third District Rep. Manuel “Manoy” F. Zubiri and even 3rd District former Rep. Jose Mari F. Zubiri III.

He mentioned the completed and on-going multi-million government facilities in the barangays up to the towns and cities.

And he said a living manifestation in this is having Bukidnon in the fifth spot in the list of richest provinces in the country in terms of assets.

Meanwhile, Cong. Manoy said the election period is still several months away. He said for the meantime, his focus is helping the poor by providing rice packs using his personal money.

“I urged my fellow businessmen and rich families to help me provide rice packs and provide a livelihood to our poor constituents who suffered most because of coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Let’s be united in helping the needy,” Manoy said.

Aside from providing rice packs to the poor, Manoy also continues distributing sewing machines as a source of livelihood, distribution of solar lights, and other projects in the barangays.

Sen. Migs, Cong. Manuel donate 2K COVID-19 test kits to BPMC

MALAYBALAY CITY (Apr. 20) – Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel F. Zubiri and his brother Bukidnon 3rd District Representative Manuel F. Zubiri are donating 2,000 COVID-19 antibody diagnostic kits to Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center in Brgy. Casisang, Malaybalay City.

The staff of Senator Zubiri headed by Engr. Rene Escrupulo and Staff of Rep. Zubiri headed by Ms. Nora Villapaz led the turn-over of the testing kits on April 20, afternoon.

Dr. Sulpicio Henry M. Legaspi Jr., BPMC chief of Hospital, accepted the two boxes of donated COVID-19 testing kits in the presence of some BPMC and health officials in Bukidnon.

Escrupulo said the 2,000 COVID-19 antibody diagnostic kits are manufactured by the company Xiamen Boson Biotech Co. Ltd. based in Fujian, China. He said the 2,000 testing kits cost P3 million.

The 1,000 of the testing kits came from Sen. Zubiri, and the other 1,000 came from Rep. Zubiri.

Dr. Legaspi said the testing kits will be used to COVID-19 suspected patients in Bukidnon.

He said, currently, there are six suspected COVID-19 patients at BPMC COVID-19 ward.

The Senator is also donating test kits to Misamis Oriental, Surigao del Norte, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

A report from Philippine News Agency (PNA) said the Senator had donated a total of more than 6,000 antibody diagnostic kits to various hospitals in Mindanao.


Earlier this month, he donated test kits to the Philippine General Hospital as well.

“Kung sa Metro Manila lang tayo mag-focus, hindi natin matatalo itong COVID,” Zubiri said in a statement.

He said, “The longer we hold other regions back from massive testing, the higher the chances that the virus will continue to spread there, even with community quarantine. We can’t afford for that to happen. Dapat maagapan natin as soon as possible.”

The donated test kits are the rapid antibody test kits recently promoted by President Rodrigo Duterte during his weekly briefings. These kits can be used without testing laboratories.

“I know the gold standards of testing for COVID-19 are the PCR test kits, like those we donated to PGH. But in the absence of accredited laboratories across the country, these rapid test kits will have to do for now,” Zubiri said.

“I am prioritizing these areas of Mindanao, as the DOH has yet to accredit a single testing lab in these areas. This is one of my biggest frustrations, as there is only one accredited laboratory in Mindanao, located in Davao City and nowhere else at the moment. The DOH should cut the bureaucratic tied tape and at least focus on regional laboratories and testing centers.”

While Luzon, particularly Metro Manila, holds the majority of the country’s COVID-19 cases so far, Mindanao has not been spared from the virus. There have been over one hundred and thirty (130) positive cases in Mindanao as of writing, an alarming number given the limited testing capacity in the region so far.

Zubiri, who himself had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and recovered from it, voices sympathy for health care workers in Mindanao.

On March 16, Zubiri tested positive for COVID-19 after sitting on a Senate hearing where an infected person attended. The senator tested negative for the virus during the second testing on April 12.

He said, “so many nurses, doctors, hospital workers back home have reached out to me, asking if there’s a way we can help them. Nasa frontlines sila araw-araw, risking their own wellbeing for us, and yet they can’t get tested because of a shortage of kits. It’s disheartening. I hope some of the test kits that we’re sending out can be allocated for our health workers so that they can continue with their noble duty to our people.”

“We really need nationwide testing. That’s the only way we can properly identify the scope of this virus, and the only way we can begin to eliminate it,” the Senator added.