Senators Disappointed Over Failure to Provide Compensation to Healthcare Workers Who Died or are Severely Ill While Fighting COVID-19

Posted on: Wed, 06/03/2020 - 10:18 By: admin

Several senators called out the Department of Health (DOH) for failing to compensate the health workers who have died while helping Filipinos who have been afflicted with the COVID-19 virus.

During the plenary debates on Senate Bill 1564 or the proposed Bayanihan To Recover as One Act, it was revealed that there have been no claims for compensation for health workers under Republic Act 11469 because the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for this provision has not been crafted.

Angara reminds authorities: Movement of seniors is allowed for essential goods and services

Posted on: Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:38 By: admin

Following reports of senior citizens facing difficulty in their movement under the general community quarantine, Senator Sonny Angara reminded the authorities that they are allowed outside of their homes to obtain essential goods and services.

“The guidelines for areas under GCQ are very clear. Senior citizens and persons below 21 years of age, while required to continue staying inside their homes, are allowed to go out to buy essential goods like food and medicine and to obtain essential services,” Angara said.

Senate to Consult the Private Sector in the Hearing on the Recovery and Economic Stimulus Bills-- Angara

Posted on: Thu, 05/28/2020 - 12:00 By: admin

The Senate Committee on Finance is set to hold a hearing tomorrow on the economic stimulus and recovery bills to address the impacts of COVID-19 in the country.

Senator Sonny Angara, the chairman of the committee, said it is the intention of the Senate to work with the private sector, which has seen either a significant scaling down or a total shut down of their operations during the lockdowns, “to see how government can help reduce their hardship.”

Angara sees the growth of digital careers in the country after COVID-19

Posted on: Sun, 05/17/2020 - 10:08 By: admin

Over the course of the lockdown imposed in Luzon and other parts of the country, work from home has become the new normal for offices that continue to function.

For many businesses and even the government service, Senator Sonny Angara sees the work from home arrangements continuing even after the lockdown is lifted or at least until a vaccine is found for COVID-19.

In some cases, businesses have also made adjustments to their operations because of the losses they have incurred over the lockdown period and this includes downsizing.

Statement of Senator Sonny Angara on the 2nd Death Anniversary of Former Senate Pres. Edgardo J. Angara

Posted on: Wed, 05/13/2020 - 16:23 By: admin

It’s been two years since he’s gone  and the world is sadly worse than he left it.

If he were alive today, he would be quarantined  because of his age. But his wisdom will be unfettered by physical restrictions, and his mind would roam far  and wide in  search for solutions. 

I would have loved him to be on my side,   offering his wise counsel as a statesman ,  and as a father comforting his son that our tough  Made-in-Aurora genes will triumph over the most nasty of diseases.

Angara Seeks to Amend the Mental Health Act

Posted on: Sat, 05/09/2020 - 14:30 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara is seeking to amend Republic Act 11036 or the Mental Health Act to allow qualified individuals to immediately receive compensation benefits and other applicable financial assistance under the law.

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health has become a critical issue for many people who find it difficult to seek help given the multitude of cases being handled by the overwhelmed health care system.


Posted on: Sat, 05/02/2020 - 21:52 By: admin

It has been close to one month since I recovered from COVID-19. But while preparing to donate my blood plasma for a second time, my doctors, after the results of the initial antibody test taken before donating, had me take another swab test, which registered positive.

My wife Tootsy has tested negative, which could be proof of what my doctors are positing that I am probably no longer infectious and that this latest positive result is probably picking up remnants of the virus. 

Angara: Exceptions to quarantine for seniors needed under a GCQ

Posted on: Thu, 04/30/2020 - 14:46 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara today asked for the grant of certain exceptions for senior citizens who have been stuck in their homes during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and could remain holed up for an extended period once the lockdown is lifted and the “new normal” kicks in.

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has released the guidelines under a general community quarantine (GCQ), which includes allowing certain businesses to resume operations but requires individuals below 21 and those 60 years and above to stay at home.

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