Biodata of Senator Sonny Angara

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: July 15, 1972
Family: Married with three children
Father: Former Senator Edgardo J. Angara
Mother: Gloria Manalang, teacher and former CCP chairperson

EDUCATION

2002-2003 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, HARVARD UNIVERSITY,
Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

1995-2000 Bachelor of Laws
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES (UP) College of Law

1991-1994 Bachelor of Science, Economics (International Relations)
Second Class Honors, Upper Division
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE (LSE), London, England

1989-1991 A-Levels
DOUAI School, England

Grade School and High School
XAVIER SCHOOL, San Juan, Metro Manila

WORK EXPERIENCE

2013 to present, Member, Senate of the Philippines

  • 2013 to present, Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means
  • 2016 to present, Chairman, Committee on Local Government
  • 2016 to present, Vice Chairman, Committee on Labor
  • 2016 to present, Vice Chairman, Committee on Education
  • 2015 to present, Vice Chairman, Committee on Finance
  • 2013 to present, Vice Chairman, Committee on Science and Technology
  • 2016 to present, Vice Chairman, Committee on Sports
  • 2016 to present, Vice Chairman, Blue Ribbon Committee
  • 2013 – 2016, Chairman, Committee on Games, Amusement and Sports
  • 2013 – 2016, Acting Chairman, Committee on Labor
  • 2013 – 2016, Vice Chairman, Committee on Tourism
  • 2013 – 2016, Vice Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations

2016 to present, Chairman, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas

2004 - 2013, Member, House of Representatives for the Lone District of Aurora

  • 2010 - 2013, Chairman, Committee on Higher and Technical Education
  • 2007 - 2010, Deputy Majority Leader and Committee on Rules Vice Chairman
  • 2004 - 2007, Deputy Minority Leader

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Columnist, “Better Days” for Good Morning Philippines, “Trending Ngayon” for Remate, and “Agarang Solusyon” for Bulgar
  • Lecturer, College of Law of the New Era University and School of Law and Jurisprudence of Centro Escolar University
  • Associate Attorney, Litigation and Corporate Special Projects Department, Angara Bello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRA) Law Office
  • Member of the Delegation, Philippine Mission to the United Nations, New York
  • News Reporter, Business Section, The Philippine Star
  • Trainee, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co.

AWARDS RECEIVED

  • The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Award for 2010 for his outstanding performance and achievements as a legislator
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree in Law, Ramon Magsaysay Technological University in 2011
  • Honorary Doctorate, Tarlac Agricultural College
  • Honorary Doctorate, Pangasinan State University
  • Tanglaw ng Bayan 2011, the highest award of recognition given by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) to individuals with exemplary achievements in their respective fields
  • Gawad Rizal: Para sa Mabuting Paglilingkod 2015, an award given by the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) to an individual who is a great influence to the youth, has enlightened the minds of others, served as an inspiration and fought for the betterment of the country
  • Named one of Men’s Health Magazine’s Heroes of Health and Fitness 2014 for initiating legislation to develop Philippine sports
  • Named one of PeopleAsia’s Men Who Matter 2015
  • Named one of the Tanyag na Ulirang Ama 2017