Posted on: Wed, 11/23/2022 - 17:44 By: admin


The Senate has approved its version of the P5.268 trillion national budget for 2023, the first appropriations measure of the Marcos administration.

After marathon hearings at the committee level and interpellations in plenary, the Senate version of the 2023 General Appropriations Bill was approved on third and final reading with a vote of 21-0-0.

Angara pushes for conversion COVID isolation facilities to evacuation centers for disasters

Posted on: Sun, 11/06/2022 - 12:57 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the conversion of COVID-19 quarantine and isolation facilities to evacuation centers for families affected by disasters and calamities.

Now that the spread of COVID-19 is under control and fewer people are contracting the virus, Angara suggested the conduct of an assessment on the need to maintain the quarantine and isolation facilities put up during the peak of the pandemic.

Angara namahagi ng tulong sa mga lugar na sinalanta ng Bagyong Paeng

Posted on: Sun, 11/06/2022 - 12:49 By: admin

Agarang nagbigay tulong si Senador Sonny Angara sa mga lugar na sinalanta ng Bagyong Paeng, particular na sa mga probinsiya ng Zamboanga, Cotabato, Aklan, Maguindanao at Capiz.

Pinangunahan ng mga staff ng opisina ni Sen. Angara ang pamamahagi ng mga food packs at iba pang relief goods para sa ilang bayan ng mga nabanggit na probinsiya.

Angara: It's about time to recognize and do something about the plight of the country's Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Mon, 10/24/2022 - 14:31 By: admin

The government has to do more to uplift the lives of the indigenous peoples (IPs), who remain among the poorest and disadvantaged social groups in the country, Senator Sonny Angara said today.

Over 25 years have passed since the enactment of Republic Act 8731 or the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) and yet Angara lamented that little headway has been made to improve the lives of the IPs. 

Angara has high hopes for Philippine sports with the emergence of more winning elite athletes

Posted on: Mon, 09/12/2022 - 15:23 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara believes the Philippine sports is “having a moment” now with the unprecedented achievements coming its way.

Speaking at the hearing of the Committee on Sports today, Angara noted how Filipino athletes have been delivering victories on different fronts, some of which are milestones in Philippine sports.

Angara cited the recent victory of tennis star Alex Eala at the US Open junior tournament-- giving the Philippines’ its first ever Grand Slam singles title.

Angara- Produce more high quality, high paying jobs to address youth unemployment and underemployment

Posted on: Tue, 09/06/2022 - 08:01 By: admin

As part of the efforts to address unemployment and underemployment among the Filipino youth,  Senator Sonny Angara said there should be an intensified effort to produce more higher quality and higher paying jobs in the country.

Presiding over a hearing of the Committee on Youth as its chairman, Angara noted that majority of the jobs being occupied by Filipinos between the ages of 15 and 30 are some of the lowest paying in the country.

Angara—Philippines’ hosting of 2023 FIBA World Cup presents countless opportunities for RP hoops and tourism 

Posted on: Mon, 08/29/2022 - 12:35 By: admin

The Philippines’ hosting of the 2023 FIBA World Cup will serve as a stage for the country to showcase itself as both a hoops loving nation and a destination for tourism, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Chairman Senator Sonny Angara said today.

One year before the country opens its doors once again as a host country for the 2023 FIBA World Cup, Angara met with FIBA officials where they discussed the growth of Philippines basketball and the opportunities presented by the event for the Philippines.

Angara: Focus on producing higher value industries, higher paying jobs to boost economic growth

Posted on: Wed, 08/24/2022 - 13:22 By: admin

In order to reverse the widening trade deficit and boost the growth of the economy, Senator Sonny Angara said there is a need to shift the government’s focus to producing more high-value industries and higher paying jobs.

Concerned over how the Philippines’ Association of Southeast Asian Nations neighbors have outpaced the country in terms of economic growth, Angara said a serious assessment of local industries must be done with the objective of helping them move up the value chain.

Angara supports PPPs as the way to go for many local projects to ensure their implementation

Posted on: Wed, 08/17/2022 - 09:13 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara aired his full backing to the call of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for local government units (LGUs) to work with the private sector in the development of projects that will serve their respective constituencies.

As Chairman of the Committee on Finance, Angara said public-private partnerships (PPPs) are the way to go at this time when the government collections remain slow as the country is still on the road to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Angara celebrates the enactment of three laws for the youth

Posted on: Thu, 08/04/2022 - 10:47 By: admin

Senate Committee on Youth chairman Sonny Angara welcomed the enactment of three laws that will foster the development of young Filipinos as future leaders and productive members of society.

“We are thankful for the inclusion of initiatives intended for the youth in the list of new laws. Programs for the youth are often neglected in the priorities of government but they deserve more attention since they represent the future of our country,” Angara said.

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