Angara supports practical Swab-Upon-Arrival policy of Cebu for OFWs and ROFsAngara supports practical Swab-Upon-Arrival policy of Cebu for OFWs and ROFs

Posted on: Wed, 06/09/2021 - 15:29 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara today aired his support to the policy of the provincial government of Cebu, led by its Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, regarding the Swab-Upon-Arrival for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) in Cebu.

Angara said the policy is practical and makes perfect sense considering that OFWs and ROFs that land in Cebu will be tested immediately and the results will be out within the day.

Bill clarifying tax perks for private schools gains support in the Senate-- Angara

Posted on: Wed, 06/09/2021 - 09:13 By: admin

As more senators sign as co-sponsor of  the bill explicitly declaring that private schools are exempt from the 25 % corporate income tax,  its author, Sen. Sonny Angara, predicts its approval by an overwhelming majority in the Senate.

“How can you  not support  a measure that is fair and  just, and corrects an injustice to private schools?” Angara, who introduced  Senate Bill 2272 said. 

Angara pays tribute to Repertory Philippines founders Bibot Amador and Baby Barredo

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2021 - 08:36 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara paid tribute to Zenaida “Bibot” Amador and Carmen “Baby” Barredo for their contributions to the development of Philippine theatre through Repertory Philippines (Rep).


Following the death of Barredo last May 23, Angara filed Senate Resolution 735 to pay homage to her and fellow Repertory Philippines founder Amador as two of the most prominent and influential figures in Philippine theatre.


Senate approves the bill to further strengthen the SK -- Angara

Posted on: Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:06 By: admin

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the proposed amendments to Republic Act 10742 or the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act of 2015, which seeks to revitalize youth participation in governance.
Senator Sonny Angara, the Chairman of the Committee on Youth and the principal author and sponsor of Senate Bill 2124, said the measure will further empower the SK by addressing the various issues that have been raised about the youth organization.

Angara: Time to start local studies on vaccination of minors

Posted on: Sat, 05/22/2021 - 09:11 By: admin

The local Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should take the cue from its counterparts in the United States and other countries and start studying the use of the available Covid-19 vaccines for children below 18, Sen. Sonny Angara said today.

“In so far as expanding the administration of vaccines to other age groups, we should always be ahead of the curve,” Angara said.

“Greenlighting” certain vaccines for school-age children will address the need of “the largest  population group” to be protected from the coronavirus. 

Angara to DepEd: Speed up release of internet loads for teachers 

Posted on: Sat, 05/22/2021 - 09:09 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to expedite the procurement and release of connectivity load for its teachers, something which should have been done months earlier.

The chairman of the Committee on Finance said the budget for this purpose has been available for some time already under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2) and the 2021 General Appropriations Act as part of Congress’ response to the requirements of teachers for educating students under a not so normal situation.

Angara encourages LGUs, NGAs and businesses to help out with the community pantries

Posted on: Sun, 04/18/2021 - 14:41 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara today urged the government and more private entities to replicate the community pantries that have been sprouting up in various areas across the country.

What was apparently started in Maginhawa in Quezon City has now been replicated in several other areas within and outside of Metro Manila with the intention of helping Filipinos who are in need of assistance in their own small way.

Angara: Benefits for health workers to continue even after Bayanihan 2 expiration on June 30

Posted on: Wed, 04/07/2021 - 07:59 By: admin

"Let us take good care of our healthcare workers. If we lose them, then the country's response to this pandemic will truly collapse. Talo ang lahat." - Sen. Sonny Angara

Senator Sonny Angara said today the benefits granted to frontline health workers under the Bayanihan to Recover as One (Bayanihan 2) will remain even after the law expires on June 30 this year.


Posted on: Sun, 04/04/2021 - 09:53 By: admin

"After darkness comes light, from despair springs hope. This is Lent’s timeless  lesson from the greatest teacher of  courage and compassion.

With this as our guide, let us consecrate ourselves to the mission of ending the suffering in our midst, by faith in ourselves, in God, and in science to lead us out of this darkness and pandemic.

Our Holy Week reflection on sacrifice and selflessness should have invigorated us  with the united vision and the moral resolve  to end our calvary.

Statement of Sen. Angara on the procurement of vaccines by the private sector

Posted on: Tue, 03/30/2021 - 15:03 By: admin

With the President’s assurance it should pave the way for more acquisitions by the private sector. I’m sure Sec. Galvez will take his cue from what the President said and facilitate any proposed acquisition of vaccines by the private sector. Note that since the vaccines are only under EUA or emergency use authorization, the vaccines cannot be sold commercially yet but can be procured by companies for their employees and their families.

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