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TAX RELIEF LAW FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS INKED

Senator Sonny Angara lauded the enactment of the law clarifying the preferential tax treatment granted to private schools, saying this will save many struggling schools from closing down permanently. Republic Act 11635 amends Section 27(B) of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 and was signed on December 10, 2021 by President Rodrigo Duterte. “It […]

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PUBLIC SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT VS COVID-19 – ANGARA

Amid the uptick in COVID-19 cases in the country, Senator Sonny Angara reminds the public to remain vigilant and to take the necessary steps to protect them from possible infections. Alarmed by the spike in new COVID cases over the past few weeks, Angara renewed his call for all those who have yet to receive […]

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P5-T 2022 NAT’L BUDGET GETS SENATE OK – ANGARA

The Senate approved on third and final reading its version of the P5.024-trillion national budget for 2022, putting the spending on track to year-end enactment. With 22 affirmative votes, no negative and no abstention, the Senate passed Committee Report No. 332 or the Senate version of the “General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2022,” which […]

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ANGARA TO PHILHEALTH: SETTLE HOSPITAL OBLIGATIONS

Senator Sonny Angara reminded the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to settle all of its obligations, particularly to the private hospitals, which have accumulated to billions of pesos over time. The Chairman of the Committee on Finance took note of the increase in the government subsidies provided to PhilHealth–from P71.3 billion in 2021 to P79.9 […]

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DON’T ABOLISH NTF-ELCAC YET – ANGARA

Despite proposals to slash its budget for 2022, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has accomplished its mandate in implementing grassroots projects and helping stamp out insurgency in the countryside. Abolishing the NTF-ELCAC is uncalled for at the moment, according to Senator Sonny Angara. Vice President Leni Robredo is among […]

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DON’T RELAX AMID SLOWING COVID CASES — ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara cautioned the authorities and the general public against being complacent in observing the minimum safety protocols now that the number of COVID-19 cases is going down in the country. The Department of Health recently reported a positivity rate of 7.6 percent based on the 41,049 tests. In its latest report, the OCTA […]

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ANGARA TO DOLE: ENSURE NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND

Alarmed over the spike in the country’s unemployment figures, Senator Sonny Angara called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to come up with programs targeted at all the industries and individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the hearing on the 2022 budget of the DOLE, Angara commended the agency on its various […]

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ANGARA: TIME TO REBUILD LIVES OF MARAWI RESIDENTS

It has been four years since the Marawi City siege and it is about time that the residents displaced by the five-month long armed conflict are able to rebuild their homes and their lives, Senator Sonny Angara said. “Though we emerged victorious, there is no such thing as a war without death, damage, or destruction. […]

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COVID RESPONSE IS 2022 BUDGET PRIORITY — ANGARA

In consideration of the continued impacts of COVID-19 on the country, Senator Sonny Angara said that the pandemic response will be the foremost priority in the Senate’s version of the 2022 national budget. As the Chairman of the Committee on Finance, Angara took note of how the proposed 2022 national budget, as submitted by Malacañang […]

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SENATE LAUDS DOCTORS ON NAT’L PHYSICIANS’ DAY

The Senate adopted a resolution recognizing and commending the immeasurable contribution and sacrifices of Filipino physicians in the fight against COVID-19. Proposed Resolution No. 916, sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, was unanimously adopted by senators in time for the celebration of the 43rd National Physicians’ Day. According to the resolution, “the pandemic has only underscored […]