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GIVE OFWS FROM AFGHANISTAN OWWA BENEFITS – ANGARA

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) repatriated from Afghanistan are entitled to various benefits and assistance to help them while they are sorting out their lives. As the sponsor and author of Republic Act 10801 or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Act of 2016, Senator Sonny Angara said the repatriated Filipinos from the conflict-ridden Afghanistan will […]

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BE PROACTIVE IN EFFORTS VS DELTA VARIANT – ANGARA

With more cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 being recorded in the country, Senator Sonny Angara called on the authorities to be more proactive in its efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. Angara aired his concern over the data showing how the Delta variant is highly contagious and could lead to […]

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ANGARA TO PHILHEALTH: REIMBURSE HOSPITALS NOW

Most of the country’s hospitals have been facing extreme pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic so whatever the government owes them for their services should be settled swiftly, Senator Sonny Angara said. “There is growing concern over a possible surge of new cases of COVID-19 now that the deadly Delta variant of the virus is already […]

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2022 BUDGET CRUCIAL IN PANDEMIC RECOVERY – ANGARA

The last budget request of President Rodrigo Duterte should “capture the urgency and the dimensions” of the national recovery from the pandemic that he laid out during his final State of the Nation Address, Senator Sonny Angara said. “The budget puts the money where the rhetoric is,” Angara said. The veteran legislator said the plans […]

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GIVE TEACHERS LIVING QUARTERS IN SCHOOLS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the provision of living facilities for public school teachers, especially those who have to travel long distances to get to their schools. “For years we have heard stories of our teachers who have to travel far and oftentimes through rough terrain and even turbulent waters just to reach the […]

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HELP STUDENTS PURSUE SCHOLARSHIPS ABROAD – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is set to file a bill that will provide assistance to deserving Filipino students who wish to pursue their higher education overseas. Angara said he is looking at expanding the scope of Senate Bill 961 or the proposed Pensionado Act, which he filed at the start of the 18th Congress in 2019, […]

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ANGARA TO PRC: SET UP SATELLITE EXAMINATION SITES

Senator Sonny Angara urged the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) to consider putting up satellite venues for its licensure examinations scheduled for this year as a way to help aspiring doctors, nurses, policemen, teachers, and other professionals with financial and mobility issues during this pandemic. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Angara noted that travel […]

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HEALTH WORKER BENEFITS IN ENDED BAYANIHAN 2 REMAIN

The law extending the availability of appropriations under Bayanihan 2 has expired but many of its provisions will continue while the state of national emergency declared by President Rodrigo Duterte remains in place, Senator Sonny Angara said. Republic Act 11519 or the law extending the availability of Bayanihan 2 funds expired on June 30, 2021 […]

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FREE ANNUAL MEDICAL CHECK-UPS FOR PINOYS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara said that all Filipinos, regardless of social status, should be able to avail of annual medical check-ups as a way to catch potential critical ailments at an early stage. As one of the authors of Republic Act 11223 or the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act, Angara noted that many Filipinos still do […]

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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 […]