Press Release
June 28, 2019

Sotto was never late nor absent since 2010

Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Majority Leader Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri and Sen. Panfilo Lacson kept a perfect attendance record during the entire 17th Congress.

Lacson and Zubiri shared the top spot for being present in all of the 229 plenary sessions.

Sotto has an unsullied record, since his successful return to the upper chamber in 2010, for being punctual and have not called in sick nor missed a single session day. He has never been to an official mission both here and abroad, especially during session days.

He was the only senator with a perfect attendance in the previous two Congresses - during the 15th and 16th Congresses (428 session days) - responding to the roll call on a combined total of 657 session days, to include the just-concluded 17th Congress.

Sen. Gregorio Honasan closely followed as he missed only one session day due to an official mission.

Sen. Risa Hontiveros ranked 3rd in terms of highest number of attendance as she was present 224 times.

Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon, Sen. Joel Villanueva and Sen. Nancy Binay are tied at No. 4 as they were marked present 223 times.

Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III made it to the top five as he attended a total of 222 session days.

Sen. Win Gatchalian was recorded present 216 times while Sen. Cynthia Villar attended 215 session days.

Sen. Richard Gordon and Sen. Grace Poe were present in 213 and 211 plenary session days, respectively.

Sen. Loren Legarda posted an attendance of 208 session days while Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero was able to attend 207 session days.

This was followed by Sen. JV Ejercito, having attended 207 session days, then by Sen. Sonny Angara with 205 session days.

Records from the Senate Journal Service showed that Sen. Bam Aquino was present in 202 plenary session days.

Sen. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao has a total attendance of 197 session days.

Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan completed 196 session days while Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV recorded 181 session days.

Prior to her detention, Sen. Leila de Lima managed to attend 59 plenary sessions.

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