Zubiri's perfect attendance

In his website, former Senator Miguel Zubiri claims that he "maintained a perfect attendance in the Plenary Sessions for the last 12 years (4 Congresses) both as Congressman and as Senator, and including this 15th Congress."

Fact check

Based on the official attendance registered in the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives, Zubiri did not register perfect attendance in all session days since 1998. He was absent:

  • Twelve times in the second regular session of the thirteenth congress
  • Six times in the first regular session of the fourteenth congress
  • Five times in the second regular session of the fourteenth congress

Zubiri, however, registered full attendance in the 12th and 15th congresses.