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GIVE BUDGET FOR ADDITIONAL ‘THINK TANKS’ – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has proposed a budget allocation for additional ‘think tanks’ for the Philippines that will act as the policy institute of the country. During the deliberation for the 2020 budget, Gordon recommended having more ‘think tanks’ composed of experts and professionals coming from top universities of the country. “We should have more ‘think […]

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INCREASE SOCIAL PENSION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS BY 100% – ANGARA

For most individuals, hitting the age of 60 means enjoying the rest of your life, free from work and stress. But not everyone is as lucky. Citing a study by the Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Senator Sonny Angara noted that more than half of the country’s senior citizens do not receive any form […]

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IT IS TIME FOR TEACHERS TO GET SALARY INCREASE – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has filed a bill that seeks to increase the salaries of public school teachers – a move that dovetails with the promise of President Rodrigo  Duterte – to the country’s 800,000 public school mentors that it will be their turn to get salary increases following the ones given to soldiers and police […]

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SENATE TO PROBE PHILHEALTH SCAMS – ANGARA

Funds allocated for Republic Act 11223 or the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act must be checked to make sure that these are being spent properly before its full implementation, said Senator Sonny Angara, who also noted with dismay the various scams hounding the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). As one of the authors of the […]

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TRANSFORM PHILHEALTH INTO A PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE CORPORATION – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has called on government to make sure that all those involved in the “ghost” dialysis scandal hounding the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will not go unpunished. “We need some punitive measures–we need to punish those who are guilty–as well as preventive measures para hindi na maulit,” Angara said. “We need some […]

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I OFFER MY VICTORY TO MY LATE FATHER – ANGARA

Reelected Senator Sonny Angara has vowed to push for vital measures that would improve the lives of members of vulnerable sectors, such as senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).  Angara said he will prioritize bills seeking to double the pension for the elderly, create a national commission for seniors, increase the wages for teachers, […]

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INVEST MORE IN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said government should invest more in water infrastructure and implement practical local government measures like rainwater collection to help the country cope with drought and consequent water shortages during the dry season and El Niño events. “Since droughts and water scarcity have become a more common occurrence, it is necessary that […]

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UHC BILL TO COVER PALLIATIVE, END OF LIFE CARE – ANGARA

Palliative and end of life care services to patients with life-threatening diseases will soon be covered by Philhealth once the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill is passed into law. Under the proposed measure, “every Filipino shall be granted immediate eligibility and access to preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative, and palliative health services.” “Our healthcare system should […]

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SENATE OKS NEW LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS FOR GENERAL SANTOS CITY, SOUTHERN LEYTE, ISABELA – ANGARA

A set of bills on the creation of new legislative districts for General Santos City, Southern Leyte and Isabela were approved on third and final reading by the Senate. House Bills No. (HBN) 5162, 6331 and 7778 were authored and sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government. HBN 5162 […]

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ANGARA: INCLUDE CPR TRAINING IN SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Senator Sonny Angara is urging all private and public schools to include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training in their respective curricula. Angara is the principal author of Republic Act 10871, popularly known as the “Samboy Lim Law,” which aims to train young Filipinos into lifesavers. “Schools are the best venue to equip students with the lifesaving […]