ANGARA URGES MORE YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURE

Posted on: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:23 By: ryan

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said the agriculture sector should look for creative ways to engage the youth in farming to ensure that there would be enough farmers to feed the country’s ever-growing population.

“Youth engagement in agriculture is vital to ensuring that the Philippines will not have a scarcity of future food producers,” said Angara, who is scheduled today to campaign in Cagayan, one of the country’s top rice and corn producing provinces. 

ANGARA TELLS YOUTH: EDUCATION CAN EMPOWER YOU TO EFFECT CHANGE IN PHL

Posted on: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:29 By: ryan

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said education is a powerful tool to make the youth enablers of transformation and turn the country into an economic powerhouse where jobs abound and social services are accessible to all.

Data from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as of 2018 showed that the Philippines has the third youngest people among the 700 million youth in the Asia Pacific region, of which about 30 percent are below 15 years old. The median age in the country is 26.

ANGARA: LET’S INVEST IN AGRI, RURAL DEVELOPMENT TO FIGHT POVERTY, HUNGER

Posted on: Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:47 By: ryan

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said the government should pay serious attention to developing agriculture and infrastructure in the provinces if it wants to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, which victims are mostly the rural poor.

The lawmaker from Aurora noted that majority of poor and undernourished people live in rural areas, where small-scale farming forms the backbone of their local economy.

DOUBLING SOCIAL PENSION FOR INDIGENT SENIORS TOPS ANGARA’S AGENDA

Posted on: Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:24 By: ryan

Increasing the social pension of indigent senior citizens will be a top priority of Senator Sonny Angara if he is reelected to Senate for another six-year term.

Angara, one of the authors of Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010, said the social pension provided for under the law must be doubled from the current P500 to P1,000 per month, and its coverage should be expanded to include those without any form of pension.

DAVAO DE ORO PROVINCE HAPPENING SOON—ANGARA

Posted on: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 15:47 By: ryan

Renaming Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro is “happening very soon,” according to reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara.

“It’s just a matter of time before Davao de Oro becomes a reality,” said Angara, whose political campaign on Wednesday will take him to Compostela Valley—the only province in Davao Region which does not have Davao in its name just yet.

Davao region is composed of five provinces—Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental.

ANGARA TO SMALL-SCALE MINERS: SELL GOLD TO GOV’T INSTEAD OF BLACK MARKET

Posted on: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 14:49 By: ryan

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara is appealing to small-scale miners to help build the country’s foreign exchange buffer by selling their gold haul directly to the government instead of the black market.

Angara said that small-scale miners could soon avail of tax exemptions if they sell their gold to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) with the impending enactment of the so-called “Gold Bill,” which he authored and sponsored as chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

ANGARA CITES GUMACA’S POTENTIAL AS INT’L SEAPORT

Posted on: Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:11 By: ryan

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said the government must harness the potential of a coastal town in Quezon province as an international seaport to attract investments that will create massive employment opportunities not just for the province, but for the entire CALABARZON region.

With its strategic location, Angara said the municipality of Gumaca in southern Quezon could position itself as an important gateway to Asia in the South China Sea, locally known as West Philippine Sea.

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