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SENATE 2023 BUDGET HEARINGS ON SCHEDULE – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara made the assurance that the Senate can wrap up its budget deliberations as scheduled. This was after the House of Representatives (HOR), through Speaker Martin Romualdez, received a letter from President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., certifying as urgent the P5.268 trillion proposed budget for 2023. “I hereby certify the necessity of the immediate […]

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PH SPORTS ‘HAVING A MOMENT’ WITH EALA WIN – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara believes Philippine sports is “having a moment” now with the unprecedented achievements coming its way. Speaking at the hearing of the Committee on Sports, Angara noted how Filipino athletes have been delivering victories on different fronts, some of which are milestones in Philippine sports. The veteran legislator cited the recent victory of […]

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ANGARA TO GOV’T: PRODUCE MORE HIGH-PAYING JOBS

As part of the efforts to address unemployment and underemployment among the Filipino youth, Senator Sonny Angara said there should be an intensified effort to produce more higher quality and higher paying jobs in the country. Presiding over a hearing of the Committee on Youth as its chairman, Angara noted that majority of the jobs […]

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2023 WORLD CUP TO BOOST PH TOURISM — ANGARA

The Philippines’ hosting of the 2023 FIBA World Cup will serve as a stage for the country to showcase itself as both a hoops-loving nation and a destination for tourism, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Chairman Senator Sonny Angara said. One year before the country opens its doors once again as a host country for […]

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HIGH-VALUE INDUSTRIES, JOBS TO BOOST ECONOMY URGED

In order to reverse the widening trade deficit and boost the growth of the economy, Senator Sonny Angara said there is a need to shift the government’s focus to producing more high-value industries and higher-paying jobs. Concerned over how Southeast Asian nations have outpaced the country in terms of economic growth, Angara said a serious […]

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EXPAND SCHOOL-BASED FEEDING PROGRAM — ANGARA

 Senator Sonny Angara is pushing to amend Republic Act (RA) 11037 or the “Masustansyang Pagkain Para sa Batang Pilipino Act,” which institutionalized the national feeding program for undernourished children in public daycare, kindergarten, and elementary schools. Angara said he filed a bill that would expand the coverage of the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) to include […]

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ANGARA BACKS LGU PROJECTS WITH PRIVATE SECTOR

Senator Sonny Angara aired his full backing to the call of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for local government units (LGUs) to work with the private sector in the development of projects that will serve their respective constituencies. As Chairman of the Committee on Finance, Angara said public-private partnerships (PPPs) are the way to go at […]

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SENATE HONORS 2021 TOYM AWARDEES

For their distinguished service and contribution to Philippine society, the Senate of the Philippines congratulated and recognized the Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) 2021 awardees at the plenary session. All members present unanimously adopted Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 77, authored by Senator Win Gatchalian, taking into consideration SRN 91. All other senators have been made co-authors […]

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3 YOUTH BILLS ENACTED INTO LAW – ANGARA

Senate Committee on Youth chairman Sonny Angara welcomed the enactment of three laws that will foster the development of young Filipinos as future leaders and productive members of society. “We are thankful for the inclusion of initiatives intended for the youth in the list of new laws. Programs for the youth are often neglected in the […]

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SATELLITE SPECIALIZED HOSPITALS IN PROVINCES URGED

Senator Sonny Angara said that he will push for the passage of a law that would provide Filipinos with easier access to specialized medical care, particularly those who are situated in remote areas. Angara filed Senate Bill 93 as one of his priority legislation for the 19th Congress, which seeks to establish satellite specialized hospitals […]