Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara asked the government to look into the possibility of providing provisional employment to drought-stricken farmers and farmworkers under the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program to help them deal with the temporary loss of income or livelihood due to El Niño phenomenon that is expected to be felt until August this year.
Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara received a warm welcome from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong where he brought his “Alagang Angara” campaign last Sunday, barely two weeks before the start of the overseas absentee voting for the May 13 midterm elections.
During his first campaign sortie abroad, Angara proudly said that through the various legislation he helped pushed into law, OFWs are “now provided with tangible and concrete government support, not lip-service.”
Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to strengthen its efforts to fully implement a law providing accessible polling places for voters with disability and senior citizens to ensure that they will be able to conveniently exercise their right of suffrage in the May 13 midterm election.
Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara is urging mayors to consider constructing public libraries in their cities or towns that can accommodate students who wish to study beyond the regular library hours.
The senator, who is running under the platform “Alagang Angara,” said that a 24/7 library with free WiFi access is extremely helpful to students who spend the late-night hours cramming, as it allows them to study when they want and when is convenient to them.
Senator Sonny Angara has secured another crucial backing for his reelection bid, this time from Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon who hails from the vote-rich Iloilo province.
Drilon’s endorsement through a video message released recently completes the support of the entire Senate leadership for Angara’s run for another full six-year term as senator in the upcoming midterm elections.
Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara urged Filipinos not to miss out on the chance to pitch in for the global effort to protect the planet and fight climate change by joining this year’s Earth Hour.
“Turning our lights off for one hour may be a simple act, but when done collectively it could make a huge difference in energy consumption and help reduce the devastating effects of global warming,” Angara said.
Earth Hour 2019, with the theme #Connect2Earth, is happening from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.
Senator Sonny Angara has secured the backing of two powerful political clans in the vote-rich Cavite province to seek another six-year term in the Senate.
The lawmaker, who is running under the platform “Alagang Angara,” is one of the preferred senatorial candidates in the May 13 midterm election based on various pre-election surveys, landing in the top 2 to top 5 spot.
Angara was in Cavite on Wednesday on the invitation of the influential Remulla and Revilla families to attend various activities and events organized by the provincial government.
Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said the government needs to dispatch immediate help to farmers who are now bearing the brunt of drought caused by El Niño to help them mitigate the negative effects of the weather phenomenon.
“The government must ensure that intervention programs reach small-scale farmers and farmworkers to help them cope with and mitigate the extreme impacts of El Niño,” Angara said.