Angara sees greater need for telemedicine now with the COVID-19 experience

Posted on: Wed, 04/08/2020 - 14:13 By: admin

Now more than ever, the development of telemedicine as a viable alternative to physical visits to the doctors should actively be pursued, Senator Sonny Angara said today.

In this time of COVID-19 when the transmission of the coronavirus is fast and potentially dangerous for certain individuals, Angara said technology and innovation is key to bridging the gap between patients and health care professionals.

Angara to LGUs: Protect our frontliners, PUIs, PUMs and their families

Posted on: Sat, 04/04/2020 - 13:41 By: admin

Stop the discrimination against our frontliners, COVID-19 positive, persons under monitoring (PUM) and persons under investigation (PUI) and their families.

Senator Sonny Angara issued the call after receiving reports that the acts of discrimination and even cruelty against the frontliners in the fight against COVID-19 continue in spite of repeated appeals for understanding and compassion for them.

Angara tells DSWD to release cash assistance to the poor immediately

Posted on: Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:06 By: admin

There should be no obstacle to the release of funds to the country’s most vulnerable sectors now that the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act has been enacted and President Duterte himself has issued the order to provide emergency assistance for those hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, Senator Sonny Angara said today.

COVID positive Angara continues to help despite isolation

Posted on: Sun, 03/29/2020 - 18:26 By: admin

After Sen. Sonny Angara announced that he is positive of COVID-19 Thursday, his office continues to help the public through distribution of food packs and protective gears.

Angara took it to social media to announce he is positive of the virus after manifesting symptoms of mild fever, cough, headaches and general weakness.

“I have not been in contact with the public since taking the test last March 16,” Angara said.

Statement of Senator Sonny Angara

Posted on: Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:31 By: admin

I regret to announce that today, March 26, I received  my test result and it is positive for covid 19. I have been feeling some symptoms like mild fever, cough, headaches and general weakness .
I have not been in contact with the public since taking the test last March 16.

I ask for your prayers that together we are able to pull through this tremendous challenge.

Let us continue to support all efforts to fight the further spread of the virus. Let us support our frontliners on the streets, in the emergency rooms as they are key to the effort.

Angara says volunteer health workers should receive hazard pay, other benefits too

Posted on: Tue, 03/24/2020 - 10:10 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara welcomed the grant of hazard pay and a special risk allowance to public health workers who continuously serve the nation at this critical time, but emphasized that volunteers should also be included.

Administrative Order No. 26, which was issued last Monday, authorizes the grant of hazard pay to government personnel and enumerates the coverage and conditions.

Angara: Find ways to provide aid to the people affected by the COVID-19 quarantine 

Posted on: Sat, 03/21/2020 - 11:06 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara called on the various agencies such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to find ways to get the cash grants and other aid to the families affected by the enhanced community quarantine immediately.

At this time when almost all businesses have closed and movement of people is restricted due to the enhanced community quarantine to combat the spread of COVID-19, Angara noted that “people are becoming desperate and in need of assurance from its government that they will be taken care of.”

Angara to LGUs and DSWD: Take care of the needs of quarantined families

Posted on: Wed, 03/18/2020 - 17:11 By: admin

“Ngayon na nakakulong sa bahay ang marami sa ating kababayan dahil sa enhanced community quarantine dapat siguraduhin ng ating pamahalaan na meron silang makakain araw-araw.”

Senator Sonny Angara called on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to work closely with the local government units (LGUs) to provide assistance to the families severely affected by the enhanced community quarantine that is in place to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country.

Consider the welfare of workers in addressing COVID-19-- Angara

Posted on: Mon, 03/16/2020 - 07:22 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara called on the concerned government agencies to immediately clarify the reports about mall closures during the one month community quarantine period for Metro Manila considering the impact this will have on hundreds of thousands of employees.

“While we understand the need to act swiftly and decisively when it comes to controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the country, we should also consider the impacts of these actions on the public, particularly those who rely on daily wages to make ends meet,” Angara said.

Angara on the first local transmission of COVID-19: Be vigilant but don’t panic

Posted on: Sun, 03/08/2020 - 11:39 By: admin

Now is the time to be careful and vigilant but don’t panic because there is no reason to do so.

Senator Sonny Angara said the “first local transmission” of the COVID-19 in the country did not come as too much of a surprise considering the number of people traveling in and out of the country regularly.

“What is important is that we are able to identify these cases, treat the infected and take all the necessary steps to prevent the disease from spreading,” Angara said.

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