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Milk, 3-In-1 Coffee, Excluded in Excise Tax – ANGARA

  Milk and 3-in-1 coffee are excluded from the proposed excise tax on sweetened beverages under the version that the Senate panel reported out last week. Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the ways and means committee, said the committee finds it unjustifiable to tax milk – given its nutritional value – the same way as […]

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OWWA to Get Funding from National Budget for First Time – ANGARA

  The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the lead government agency tasked to promote the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families, will be getting for the first time government allocation for its operating requirements, thanks to the new OWWA law. “Sa halos apat na dekada mula nang naitatag ang OWWA, ito ang […]

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Affordable Health Care for Life-Threatening Illnesses – ANGARA

  Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the passage of a bill that seeks to make health services available to all Filipinos at affordable cost even to patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Angara’s Senate Bill 1555 integrates hospice and palliative care into the Philippine healthcare system. Palliative and hospice care aims to improve the quality […]

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Comprehensive Health Care Program for Mothers – ANGARA

  Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the passage of bills that seek to ensure that Filipinos will be provided with better quality of health services from maternal and infant care up to the end-stage of life. Angara is the principal author of Senate Bill 1537 or the Healthy Nanay and Bulilit Act, also known […]

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Bigger Cash Incentives for SEA Games Medalists – ANGARA

  Bigger cash incentives are awaiting the 121 Philippine team medalists of the recently concluded 29th Southeast Asian Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “We are very proud of our winning athletes. Bilang pasasalamat at pagkilala sa kanilang pagkapanalo, mas malaking insentibo po ang naghihintay sa kanilang pagbabalik,” said Senator Sonny Angara, who sponsored the […]

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Strengthen Government’s Employment Assistance for Workers Who May Be Affected by Tax Reform – ANGARA

  Senator Sonny Angara said part of the incremental revenues of the proposed tax reform measure should be allocated for the strengthening of government’s employment assistance targeted to workers who may be affected by the tax reform. “Oo nga’t mababawasan ang buwis para mas malaki ang maiuuwing sweldo ng ating mga kababayan, pero mahalaga na […]

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Employment Assistance for Displaced Workers – ANGARA

  Senator Sonny Angara has urged the public employment service offices (PESOs) in neighboring areas of Marawi City to be at the forefront in providing employment assistance to displaced workers due to the ongoing conflict. “Hanggat hindi pa pinahihintulutang makabalik ang mga residente ng Marawi, mananatili silang walang hanapbuhay at kita. Dapat ay aktibo ang […]

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Revenue Gain from Tax Reform to Go to Specific Projects and Programs – ANGARA

  Senator Sonny¬†Angara¬†wants the expected revenue gain from the proposed tax reform measure to go to specific projects and programs including the funding of the free college law, the expansion of free dialysis coverage, and the improvement of public transportation system. The Department of Finance (DOF) estimated that the government can collect P134 billion during […]

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Senate Approves Creation of New Barangays – ANGARA

  The Senate approved on final reading several House bills which seek to create new barangays in Metro Manila and other provinces. Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government and sponsor of the bills, said the creation of the new barangays would give local governments officials the power and funds they […]

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Mindanao Railway Project Dream Come True for Mindanaoans – ANGARA

  Senator Sonny Angara hailed the Duterte administration for approving the P35.26-billion Phase 1 of the Mindanao Railway Project (MRP), saying this would definitely be a “dream come true” for Mindanaoans who have long been clamoring for a transport system that would allow the island’s urban centers and growth corridors to be linked by rail. […]