Posted on: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 10:30 By: admin

Secretary Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara officially took over the reins of the Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday, succeeding Vice President Sara Duterte, who resigned from the agency last month.

In a symbolic gesture during the simple turnover ceremony held at the DepEd Complex in Pasig City, the Vice President handed over the DepEd Seal and Flag to Angara, marking the transition of leadership at the department.

Statement of Incoming DepEd Secretary Sonny Angara

Posted on: Tue, 07/16/2024 - 18:47 By: admin

We respect the decision of the DepEd Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries who tendered their courtesy resignations ahead of our assumption as Secretary of Education.

We eagerly anticipate taking on our new role this Friday. Any appropriate appointments will be announced soon as we intend to hit the ground running and drive immediate progress.

Angara bats for the naturalization of Gilas Pilipinas women’s team hopeful Favour Onoh

Posted on: Mon, 06/24/2024 - 09:54 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara has filed a bill seeking to grant Philippine citizenship to University of the Philippines women’s basketball team center Favour Ogechukwu Onoh.
In filing Senate Bill No. 2670, Angara, who is chairman of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, said the Nigeria-born Onoh would be a valuable addition to the Gilas Pilipinas with her youth, tenacity and potential for further growth and development as a player.

Angara on the law increasing the teaching supplies allowance: Eliminating out of pocket expenses and helping teachers perform their duties better

Posted on: Mon, 06/03/2024 - 17:00 By: admin

The newly-enacted law increasing the teaching supplies allowance of teachers will help reduce the burden of our educators and allow them to better perform their duties, Senator Sonny Angara said today.

As one of the authors of the law, Angara thanked President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for supporting the measure, which he said is highly anticipated by the country’s public school teachers.

Angara: The New Government Procurement Act will enhance efficiency in transactions, prevent wastage and boost investor confidence

Posted on: Sat, 05/25/2024 - 11:22 By: admin

The New Government Procurement Act (NGPA), a measure seen to address inefficiencies and wastage in public transactions by plugging loopholes in the existing law, is now up for review and signing by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Senator Sonny Angara, the principal author and sponsor of Senate Bill No. 2593 or the NGPA, said the new procurement law promotes greater transparency, competitiveness, efficiency, professionalism accountability, and sustainability in the government procurement process.

Senate starts regional consultations on RBH 6

Posted on: Fri, 05/17/2024 - 06:45 By: admin

Baguio City is the first leg of the regional consultations the Senate subcommittee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes is holding for the proposed amendments to the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.

A total of five public hearings have been held by the subcommittee on the Resolution of Both Houses No. 6 (RBH No. 6) that seeks to relax the foreign equity restrictions on public utilities, higher education and the advertising sector.

Senate resumes hearings on RBH No. 6

Posted on: Wed, 05/08/2024 - 18:09 By: admin

The Senate is set to resume on Thursday, May 9, 2024, its hearings on the proposed amendments to the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.

It will be the fifth hearing of the Senate subcommittee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes chaired by Senator Sonny Angara on the Resolution of Both Houses No. 6 that proposes to amend three provisions of the Constitution that deal with opening up public utilities, education and advertising to foreign ownership.

Angara Backs the Citizenship Bid of Gilas Prospect Bennie Boatwright 

Posted on: Thu, 05/02/2024 - 13:46 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara has initiated the process for the citizenship bid of Bennie Boatwright III, who is being eyed as another key addition to the Gilas Pilipinas national men’s basketball team.

Angara, who serves as chairman of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, on Monday filed Senate Bill No. 2646, which seeks to grant citizenship to the 27-year-old Boatwright.

This comes after preliminary meetings between Boatwright and SBP officials, including its President Al Panlilio, who has stated that the team has found “the right guy.”

Angara Urges the Private Sector to Participate in the Crafting of the IRR for the Tatak Pinoy Act

Posted on: Sun, 04/14/2024 - 13:20 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara called on the private sector to take part in the work of crafting the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11981 or the Tatak Pinoy (Proudly Filipino) Act.

As the principal stakeholders of the Tatak Pinoy Act, Angara said the private sector, particularly the domestic enterprises should play an active role in ensuring that the landmark law will be properly implemented and will obtain its goal of improving the competitiveness of Philippine industries.

Senate to Commend the UP College of Law for Winning the Prestigious Jessup Moot Court Competition

Posted on: Sun, 04/14/2024 - 10:36 By: admin

For besting 641 other teams and bringing pride to the Philippines, Senator Sonny Angara is set to file a resolution seeking to commend and congratulate the University of the Philippines College of Law Jessup Team for winning the 2024 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

Subscribe to Alagang Angara