Statement of Sen. Sonny Angara on the inquiry into the anomalies in PhilHealth 

Posted on: Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:10 By: admin

Clearly, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has a multitude of problems that has led to this situation where we have individuals and health care providers defrauding the government of hundreds of millions in funds that should be going to Filipinos struggling to cope with their medical needs.

This is not new as what we saw during the hearing. It appears there are unscrupulous individuals within the PhilHealth who have access to the database of members and are manipulating the processing of claims for their own benefit.

Angara sees a deeper pool of national athletes with the creation of a Philippine High School for Sports

Posted on: Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:11 By: admin

For a country that is crazy about sports in general, it has a shortage of elite athletes who can compete with the best in the world.

In order to produce world-class athletes, Senator Sonny Angara said training should start at an early age and should be focused and well-funded.

“Hindi tayo magkakaroon ng mga gold medalists sa Olympics at wala din tayo pag asa na magkaroon ng Pinoy sa mga premyadong liga tulad ng NBA at MLB kung hindi natin seseryosohin ang pag train sa ating mga atleta,” Angara said.

Angara lauds Marikina shoe-tech school as a good Tatak Pinoy model to improve competitiveness

Posted on: Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:22 By: admin

The “shoe-tech” school being put up by the local government of Marikina City for those who want to go into the shoemaking business is a Tatak Pinoy model that other parts of the country can follow, Senator Sonny Angara said.

“We need more of these Tatak Pinoy initiatives to highlight the best of what a LGU has to offer. In the case of Marikina City, its expertise in making quality footwear is known by all. This is something that should be sustained and promoted further to ensure its continued growth, both domestically and internationally,” Angara said.

Angara— All 24 sets of eyes in the Senate to scrutinize the 2020 national budget

Posted on: Thu, 08/08/2019 - 13:45 By: admin

I think the scrutiny will be tough and thorough. In my seven years in the Senate what I have observed is that oftentimes, the hardest questions come from members of the majority. So the review actually is not just the minority’s job but of every member regardless of political affiliation.

Angara— A reenacted budget must be avoided like a plague

Posted on: Wed, 08/07/2019 - 08:55 By: admin

The country cannot afford another delay in the approval of the national budget so both houses of Congress must do everything it can to avoid a repeat of last year’s sorry experience. 

Senator Sonny Angara, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, said there is reason to be optimistic that the P4.1 trillion national budget for 2020 will be passed on time based on the statements coming from the leadership of the House of Representatives.

Angara to government agencies: Prepare your anti-red tape stats for the 2020 budget hearings

Posted on: Tue, 08/06/2019 - 10:32 By: admin

The head of the Senate budget-writing committee wants the government agencies to detail their “anti-red tape performance and targets” in their 2020 budget proposals.   

Senator Sonny Angara said the different government agencies will be asked what they have done to implement “ease of doing business (EODB)” mandates when they face the Senate Committee on Finance during the hearings on the proposed 2020 national budget.    

Angara to LGUs: provide alternatives to those who will be displaced by the road clearing operations

Posted on: Sat, 08/03/2019 - 09:22 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara called on the local chief executives of Metro Manila to look after the welfare of their constituents who will be affected by the ongoing clearing of roads in their respective areas of jurisdiction.

Angara said that while he fully supports the clearing operations in order to help ease traffic in Metro Manila, the displacement of sidewalk vendors and removal of structures such as barangay halls are consequences of the process that should not be ignored.

Angara—DOH should explain overstocking of billions worth of medicine in its warehouses

Posted on: Thu, 08/01/2019 - 07:43 By: admin

With so many Filipinos struggling to find ways to gain access to medicine due to lack of funds, Senator Sonny Angara aired his concern over the continuing problem of the Department of Health (DOH) with the overstocking of drugs and medicine.

Angara, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, has filed a resolution calling for an inquiry into the overstocking of close to P20 billion worth of drugs and medicine by the DOH in its warehouses, as cited by the Commission on Audit in its 2018 report on the agency.

Statement of Senator Sonny Angara on the directive of President Duterte to lift the suspension on lotto operations

Posted on: Wed, 07/31/2019 - 00:11 By: admin

Nagpapasalamat tayo sa desisyon ng Pangulo na ipagpatuloy na ang operasyon ng lotto. Wala nang panganib na magkaka aberya ang pagsasatupad ng Universal Health Care Act at iba pang mga programa ng gobyerno para sa ating mga kababayan dahil sa kakulangan ng pondo. 

Hindi na din kailangan mamuroblema pa ang mga operators ng lotto outlets at ang libo libong empleyado nila kung saan nila kukunin ang pang araw araw nila na gastusin dahil sa pansamantalang pagtigil sa kanilang hanapbuhay. 

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