Angara seeks exemption to donor’s tax for donations of COVID-19 vaccines and critical supplies

Posted on: Mon, 02/15/2021 - 17:20 By: admin

To help increase the supply of vaccines and other critical and essential supplies needed by the country in the fight against COVID-19, Senator Sonny Angara has filed a bill seeking to exempt donations of these goods from the donor’s tax.

Now that the supply of COVID-19 vaccines is becoming widely available for purchase by the government and the private sector, Angara said donations of these life-saving drugs and the supplies and equipment needed for its administration, delivery and storage should no longer be taxed.

Angara: Growing number of out of school youth is a cause of concern

Posted on: Sun, 02/07/2021 - 12:13 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara said today there is a need to pay more attention to the situation of out of school youth (OSY), particularly at this time when their numbers are growing due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education.

As chairman of the Committee on Youth, Angara noted that the increase in the number of OSY is a serious issue that could lead to bigger problems later on if left unchecked.

Based on data from the Department of Education (DepEd), close to four million students were not able to enroll for the current school year.

Angara bill seeks to assist LGUs in shifting to digital

Posted on: Sun, 01/24/2021 - 11:01 By: admin

To bolster the country’s efforts in developing and implementing e-government services, Senator Sonny Angara said that local government units (LGUs) should take the lead in digital transformation for the public sector.

Angara noted how the shift to digital or online services has accelerated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and “government cannot afford to be left behind.”


Posted on: Tue, 01/19/2021 - 13:18 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara views with concern the unilateral abrogation by the Department of National Defense (DND) of the 1989 agreement between the DND and the University of the Philippines (UP). 

As a proud product of UP himself, Angara notes how the State University has long been a bastion of academic freedom—where individuals are free to express diverse opinions and beliefs without fear of persecution.


Posted on: Sun, 01/10/2021 - 13:34 By: admin

To ensure that indigent patients would be able to avail of free medical services for the entire year, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) was provided with an additional P1.54 billion in its budget under the P4.5 trillion General Appropriations Act for 2021, Senator Sonny Angara said today.


PCMC receives additional support under the 2021 GAA to provide even better services for children in need of medical attention-- Angara

Posted on: Mon, 01/04/2021 - 09:15 By: admin

In order to provide quality medical care to more children, particularly those from families who cannot afford it, the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) was provided with more funds under the 2021 General Appropriations Act, Senator Sonny Angara said today.

Cognizant of the special needs of children who require medical attention, Angara has long been supportive of the operation of PCMC, a specialized hospital under the auspices of the Department of Health (DOH)

Statement of Sen. Sonny Angara on the signing of the 2021 GAA

Posted on: Mon, 12/28/2020 - 17:58 By: admin

All of Congress saw the urgency of approving the 2021 national budget on time. We went through two reenacted budgets—one that lasted for four months in 2019 and the other for a few days in 2020. There is too much at stake in the 2021 budget. The economy is set to bounce back after a historic slump this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and any delay in the passage of the budget would be akin to throwing a monkey wrench in the recovery process.

Christmas message of Sen. Sonny Angara

Posted on: Sat, 12/26/2020 - 08:51 By: admin

2020 was one of the most challenging and difficult times in our history. The COVID-19 pandemic was totally unexpected and changed all of our lives. No one was spared. Then the storms came, in succession, battering several parts of Luzon and leaving our already struggling kababayans down on their knees. Rarely have our people been through so much hardship and suffering in such a short period of time.

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