Zubiri reports US visit success, MIF substance

June 29, 2023 Camille P. Balagtas 197 views

SENATE President Juan Miguel “Migz” F. Zubiri reported to the members of the media the highlights of his three-week working visit to the United States during the “Kapihan sa Senado” forum on Thursday, June 29, 2023.

Zubiri emphasized the importance of the Maharlika Investment Fund as well as the significance of temporary housing of Afghans displaced by the Taliban seizure of the country in August 2022.

The Senate chief refuted allegations of tampering the MIF as he clarified that there is no such thing as tampering the measure. He said what he signed truly reflected the intentions of Congress.

The enrolled bill which he signed in Washington D.C. is the true reflection of the provisions of the law stated in the transcript of records.

Zubiri also reported that during his US trip, he met with US legislators and discussed measures that would boost the Philippines’ defense capabilities as well as economic development.

“It was quite a successful working visit, and I’m looking forward to more extensive cooperation with the United States, not just on defense but also on the issue on the economic upliftment of our people,” the Senate chief said.