12 senators record 'perfect attendance' in 2nd regular session

By Wilnard Bacelonia

February 27, 2024, 1:45 pm

<p>Senate Session Hall<em> (PNA file photo by Avito Dalan)</em></p>

Senate Session Hall (PNA file photo by Avito Dalan)

MANILA – Twelve senators have recorded perfect attendance since the start of the second regular session on July 24 last year.

Senators without absences include Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda, Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva, Senators Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, Sherwin Gatchalian, Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Risa Hontiveros, Robinhood Padilla, Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Raffy Tulfo and Cynthia Villar.

“Maganda po ang camaraderie natin sa Senado (We have a great camaraderie here in the Senate). Many of us show our commitment to our duty by being here most of the session days. Public service is a reward in itself, but we go to work knowing that our presence and our voices represent the people’s interests,” Zubiri said in a media statement.

Since first being elected into the House of Representatives in 1998, Zubiri recorded no absences.

“In my long years as a public servant, I have learned this one important thing: true leadership starts by showing up for the important work for the people. At dito sa Senado (And here in the Senate), we take that to heart,” Zubiri said.

Zubiri vowed to continue his "100 percent devotion to work" by "showing up and engaging in the day-to-day grind of legislation.” (PNA)