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YUKA SASO INSPIRES FILIPINA GOLFERS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara filed a resolution commending golfer Yuka Saso for becoming the first Filipina to have won the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship. Angara said the feat of Saso has captured the hearts and minds of Filipinos and has generated an increased awareness and interest in the sport of golf in the Philippines. In […]

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FREE COVID-19 TESTING FOR JOBSEEKERS – ANGARA

If they can’t feed hungry mouths, how can they pay for nasal swabs? This, Senator Sonny Angara said, is the predicament facing jobseekers who are having a hard time complying with the requirement of potential employers that they include a negative COVID test result in the credentials they submit. “For jobless breadwinners, it is choosing […]

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ANGARA SEES END OF TAX HIKE ON PRIVATE SCHOOLS

As more senators sign as co-sponsor of the bill explicitly declaring that private schools are exempt from the 25 % corporate income tax, its author, Senator Sonny Angara, predicts its approval by an overwhelming majority in the Senate. “How can you not support a measure that is fair and just, and corrects an injustice to […]

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ADOPT CEBU’S SWAB OFWS ON ARRIVAL POLICY – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara aired his support to the policy of the provincial government of Cebu, led by its Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, regarding the Swab-Upon-Arrival for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) in Cebu. Angara said the policy is practical and makes perfect sense considering that OFWs and ROFs that land in Cebu […]

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ANGARA PAYS TRIBUTE TO REP’S AMADOR, BARREDO

Senator Sonny Angara paid tribute to Zenaida “Bibot” Amador and Carmen “Baby” Barredo for their contributions to the development of Philippine theatre through Repertory Philippines (Rep). Following the death of Barredo last May 23, Angara filed Senate Resolution 735 to pay homage to her and fellow Repertory Philippines founder Amador as two of the most […]

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SK REFORM BILL GETS SENATE NOD – ANGARA

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the proposed amendments to Republic Act 10742 or the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act of 2015, which seeks to revitalize youth participation in governance. Senator Sonny Angara, the chair of the Committee on Youth and the principal author and sponsor of Senate Bill 2124, said the measure […]

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ANGARA: RELEASE TEACHERS’ INTERNET ‘LOAD’ NOW!

Senator Sonny Angara called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to expedite the procurement and release of the connectivity load allowance of teachers, something which should have been done months earlier. The chair of the Committee on Finance said the budget for this purpose has been available for some time already under the Bayanihan to […]

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START STUDY ON VACCINATION OF MINORS – ANGARA

The local Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should take the cue from its counterparts in the United States and other countries and start studying the use of the available COVID-19 vaccines for children below 18, Senator Sonny Angara said. “In so far as expanding the administration of vaccines to other age groups, we should always […]

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ANGARA : REPLICATE COMMUNITY PANTRIES

Senator Sonny Angara urged the government and more private entities to replicate the community pantries that have been sprouting up in various areas across the country. What was apparently started in Maginhawa Street in Quezon City has now been replicated in several other areas within and outside of Metro Manila with the intention of helping […]

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SK REFORM BILL GETS SENATE PANEL NOD – ANGARA

The Senate Committee on Youth has approved amendments to Republic Act 10742 or the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act of 2015 to further enhance the participation of young men and women in local governance. Senator Sonny Angara, the chairman of the Committee on Youth, sponsored Senate Bill 2124 which is a product of extensive consultations […]