Angara pushes for survivorship benefits for members of the National Prosecution Service

Posted on: Mon, 10/12/2020 - 12:56 By: admin

In recognition of the indispensable role of prosecutors in the country’s criminal justice system, Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the grant of survivorship benefits to the members of the National Prosecution Service (NPS).

A lawyer himself, Angara took note of how retired prosecutors have no survivorship benefits unlike their counterparts in the Office of the Ombudsman or the judiciary even though the nature of their work is the same.

Angara calls for extension of waiver on fees for digital transactions of banks and mobile payment services

Posted on: Thu, 10/01/2020 - 14:57 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara issued an appeal to the banks and mobile payment systems to suspend the collection of fees for digital transactions while the country is still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several banks and mobile money services will resume their collection of fees today in spite of an appeal by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for them to extend their waiver for PESONet and InstaPay transactions.

Angara to Comelec: Work on making it easier for seniors and PWDs to vote during elections

Posted on: Tue, 09/29/2020 - 10:43 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the holding of early voting for close to 10 million senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD) to ensure greater participation in the electoral process and to reduce the risks on their health due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Angara aired his concern about how seniors and PWDs continue to be disenfranchised or are facing difficulties in casting their votes because of issues on access and the fact they have to line up with millions of other voters at the precincts.

Angara: There should be no delays in the implementation of Bayanihan 2

Posted on: Wed, 09/23/2020 - 13:12 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara reminded all the government agencies involved in the implementation of Republic Act 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2) to enforce the provisions of the law without delay.


Addressing the Department of Finance (DOF) and its attached agencies during today’s budget hearing by the Committee on Finance, Angara reminded the agencies concerned that Bayanihan 2 became effective immediately after it was published September 15.

Angara to CHEd and SUCs: Let’s work together in keeping Filipino graduates in the Philippines

Posted on: Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:07 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara said today that it is about time the government focuses on keeping Filipino talent here in the country instead of constantly losing them to overseas headhunters.

As chairman of the Committee on Finance, Angara suggested to the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and the state universities and colleges (SUC) to put more focus into helping industries produce more jobs in the country rather than losing the best and brightest to jobs overseas after they graduate.

Angara says 2022 deadline for registration of 90 million Filipinos to PhilSys ID should be achieved without delay

Posted on: Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:05 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara said today he expects the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to be able to fulfill its target of registering all 90 million Filipinos for the Philippine Identification System ID (PhilSys ID) before President Rodrigo Duterte ends his term in 2022.

Statement of Sen. Sonny Angara  (law sponsor) on the enactment of Bayanihan 2

Posted on: Sat, 09/12/2020 - 18:52 By: admin

The signing into law of Bayanihan 2 will ensure that the government’s response to the health crisis that our country is going through will continue without interruption. This will provide much needed support to our health sector, which is at the frontline in this battle against COVID-19. It will assist sectors that have fallen on their knees due to the lack of economic activity.

Statement of Sen. Sonny Angara  (law sponsor) on the enactment of Bayanihan 2

Posted on: Sat, 09/12/2020 - 18:52 By: admin

The signing into law of Bayanihan 2 will ensure that the government’s response to the health crisis that our country is going through will continue without interruption. This will provide much needed support to our health sector, which is at the frontline in this battle against COVID-19. It will assist sectors that have fallen on their knees due to the lack of economic activity.

Institutionalizing digital payment systems needed to prevent the spread of diseases and for adopting to the new normal-- Angara

Posted on: Sun, 09/06/2020 - 13:12 By: admin

For faster and more efficient transactions in both the government and private sector, all agencies and establishments should institute digital payment systems at the soonest possible time.

Senator Sonny Angara took note of the growth of digital payments in the Philippines at a rate of 27% to 30%, which is higher than the 25% average of emerging Asian countries, but is still just one percent by volume of the estimated 2.5 billion payments made per month.

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