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.

Angara Reminds Students: Discounts on Fares Still Valid During Holidays

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2024 - 16:04 By: admin

For students planning on traveling during the Holy Week holidays, Senator Sonny Angara reminded them that the 20 percent discount on regular fares still applies regardless of what mode of transport they will be taking.

The year-round discount is provided for under Republic Act 11314 or the Student Fare Discount Act, the law authored and sponsored by Angara.

“Sa lahat ng estudyante, siguraduhin ninyo na may dala kayo na student ID bago kayo magbayad ng ticket sa eroplano, barko, bus o tren. Tuloy-tuloy ang 20 percent na discount sa inyo kahit holiday,” Angara said.

Angara: Amendments to the Procurement Law will Improve Efficiency and Curb Corruption 

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2024 - 15:38 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara is confident the ongoing effort to amend the two decades-old Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA) will result in greater efficiency in the implementation of projects, purchase of goods and supplies and reducing, if not eliminating avenues for corruption.

Angara: Tatak Pinoy Law- A major step towards industrialization

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2024 - 15:36 By: admin

The enactment of the Tatak Pinoy or Proudly Filipino Act is a giant leap for the Philippines towards its goal of becoming an industrialized country, the principal author of the law, Sen. Sonny Angara said today.

Close to five years in the making, the Tatak Pinoy law was a product of extensive studies, research and consultations by the Office of Sen. Angara with industry leaders, representatives of micro, small and medium enterprises, the academe, foreign institutions, and relevant government agencies for the crafting of the landmark law.

Angara Welcomes the Addition of More Lifesaving Drugs to the List of VAT-Exempt Medicines

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2024 - 15:31 By: admin

Filipinos suffering from cancer, hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, mental illness, high cholesterol and tuberculosis will now have more medicines available to them at affordable prices with the latest approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of 20 new drugs exempted from the value added tax (VAT).

Senator Sonny Angara said there are now over 2,000 vat-exempt drugs for the prevention and management of specific ailments, which include some of the most prevalent among the population.

FIBA World Cup 2023 Hosting Opens the Doors for Bigger Things in the Future—SBP Chairman Angara

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2024 - 15:26 By: admin

The Philippines’ successful hosting of the 2023 FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup last year, not only placed the country on the map of hoops fans globally, but also opens up the doors for even more opportunities in the future, Senator Sonny Angara said today.

Angara, who serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), led the sponsorship of Senate Resolution No. 857 during the Senate’s plenary session on Tuesday, to honor all the organizations and individuals who helped in making the hosting of the momentous event a reality.

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