Angara sees innovation as key to boosting exports

Posted on: Sun, 09/01/2019 - 10:04 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara called for more support for local industries, with particular focus on diversification in order to boost exports and help the growth of the local economy.

Presiding over the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) briefing on the proposed 2020 national budget as chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Angara noted how Philippine exports, as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) has been declining.

Statement of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Chairman, Senator Sonny Angara on the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Posted on: Fri, 08/30/2019 - 14:27 By: admin

We join the entire nation in cheering for our Gilas Pilipinas as they kick off their quest to regain our nation’s glory in the world hoops stage today. With the present composition of our national team, including its stellar coaching staff, we have reason to be very optimistic about our chances in this year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

Sen. Sonny Angara on the enactment of RA 11394 or the Mandatory Provision of Neutral Desks in Educational Institutions Act

Posted on: Wed, 08/28/2019 - 15:10 By: admin

Left-handed students have been waiting for this law for a long time already. Every day they are faced with an additional challenge in school of having to deal with armchairs that do not support their "uniqueness." 

Sa pamamagitan ng batas na ito, ang mga paaralan ay maoobliga na maglaan ng mga “neutral desks” sa bawat classroom. 

Angara slams absurd application of the law in Mayor Sanchez’s case

Posted on: Wed, 08/28/2019 - 18:48 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara called for the immediate review of Republic Act 10592 or the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law, with the end in view of amending it in order to avoid a miscarriage of justice just like what almost happened with former Calauan, Mayor Antonio Sanchez.

For someone who has been convicted of rape and murder and still continued to commit crimes while in prison, Angara noted that Sanchez should not have been considered for any reduction in his sentence.

Angara—Vision Screening Law will help prevent serious visual problems among children 

Posted on: Sat, 08/24/2019 - 10:37 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara welcomed the signing into law of Republic Act 11358 or the National Vision Screening Act as a vital tool for parents to catch eye problems of their children at an early age and address these while they still can.

Angara, who is the principal author of the law in the Senate, said the law will “provide parents some degree of comfort in knowing that whatever problems there are with the eyesight of their young children will be detected right away” through vision screening tests done while they are still in kindergarten.

Sen. Sonny Angara on the impending release of Antonio Sanchez

Posted on: Thu, 08/22/2019 - 13:59 By: admin

The reduction of prison sentences is not a mathematical formula that can be computed separate and isolated from other factors that must be considered.  

It is not an estimation solely driven by the mechanical subtraction of years from the sentence. There are qualitative considerations like good behaviour or if the inmate, by his actions, had exhibited true remorse and rehabilitation.    

Angara—It’s about time that we focus on rehabilitating the drug users

Posted on: Thu, 08/22/2019 - 17:26 By: admin

In the first half of President Duterte’s term, tokhang was the byword in the government’s war on illegal drugs.

Now that the President is on legacy mode, the anti-illegal drugs campaign should start shifting to reform and rehabilitation.

“Naramdaman na ng mga tulak at gumagamit ng ilegal na droga ang kamay na bakal ng administration. Makaraan ng tatlong taon, sa tingin ko ay kahit paano hindi na kasing tindi ng nakaraan ang pagtutulak ng droga sa bansa,” Angara said.

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