Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara is calling on state institutions and the private sector to hire more qualified persons with disability (PWDs) amid continued disparities in their employment situation.
Angara reminded that Republic Act 10524 or An Act Expanding the Positions Reserved for PWDs requires government offices to reserve at least one percent of their total positions to PWDs. Under the law, corporations with more than 100 employees are encouraged to do the same.
Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for signing Republic Act 11215 or the National Integrated Cancer Control Act, saying this will boost government efforts to combat cancer and increase the fighting chance of patients to overcome the disease.
President Duterte signed on February 14, 2019 the law that will provide the framework for an integrated and comprehensive approach to health development, family-centered cancer control policies and programs, as well as interventions at all levels of the existing health care delivery system.
Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, expressed the Senate panels’ willingness to support the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) programs aimed at providing shared service facilities (SSF) to MSMEs, helping our current industries move up the value chain, and planting the seeds so that our creative sectors grow and prosper.