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IMPROVE HEALTHCARE OF FILIPINO ELDERLY – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara stressed the necessity to improve the country’s ability to meet the healthcare needs of the Filipino elderly. Speaking at the 6th Annual Convention of the Philippine Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Angara said the country is facing a serious shortage of geriatricians or medical doctors who are specially trained to evaluate and […]

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IMPLEMENT TIGHTER SECURITY MEASURES IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for a bill that seeks to implement tighter security measures in colleges and universities nationwide following the rescue of a 19-year-old college student who was reportedly kidnapped by his fellow students. Angara said the incident underscores the need for schools to shore up and reassess security procedures to ensure the […]

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NATIONAL ID SYSTEM TO EMPOWER FILIPINOS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for signing the Philippine Identification System Act. Republic Act 11055 was signed by the President in a ceremony in Malacañang. “I laud President Duterte for signing the law creating the national ID system in order to cut down the bureaucratic red tape that has been hampering the efficient […]

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PUSH FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE FOR ALL FILIPINOS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has vowed to ensure the passage of a bill that seeks to provide universal health care for all Filipinos, as envisioned by his father, the late Senate President Edgardo Angara. The older Angara is known as the “father” of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Program, which gave birth to the Philippine Health […]

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PASS 120-DAY MATERNITY LEAVE BILL – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has renewed his call for the passage of House Bill 1305 or the Expanded Maternity Leave bill which will extend the number of paid maternity leave days from the current 60 to 120. “The longer period for maternity leave will free up time for mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies, and in […]

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MAKE CHECK-UPS, LAB TESTS AND MEDICINES FREE FOR ALL FILIPINOS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara sponsored the Universal Health Care bill which aims to ensure that every Filipino will have access to appropriate, affordable, and quality health services including free check-ups, laboratory tests and medicines. Under Senate Bill 1896, all Filipinos shall be automatically included in the National Health Insurance Program, and all Filipinos shall be entitled […]

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TREAT PWDs WITH RESPECT, DIGNITY AND COMPASSION – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara called for a more supportive and inclusive society for persons with disabilities (PWDs) by treating them with respect, dignity and compassion. “It is time that we finally remove the stigma, prejudice and discrimination towards people with disabilities. Instead, we should treat them with the same love, concern and compassion that we want […]

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LATE SEN. ANGARA’S NAME FOREVER ETCHED IN THE HEARTS OF OFWs – OWWA

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) paid the late Senate President Edgardo Angara a special tribute in recognition of his contribution to uplift the lives of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families. The OWWA Board, led by its chairman Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and vice chairman OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, recently handed […]