MANILA, Philippines – The independence of the Senate, which is dominated by allies of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., was put into test when it swiftly passed the controversial Maharlika bill, a pet bill of the chief executive.
Despite this, Senate President Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri assured the public of an “independent” Senate that would be ready to defend “unpopular but correct” policies.
On Thursday, August 31, Rappler’s Bonz Magsambol sits down with Zubiri to talk about his Senate presidency and how the upper chamber is keeping its functions insulated from the pressures and influence of other branches of government.
Tune in to this page or head over to Rappler’s social media accounts to watch the discussion live at 7 pm. – Rappler.com