DepEd told to expedite the release of teachers’ internet allowance

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 05/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sonny Angara on Friday asked the Department of Education (DepEd) to speed up the procurement and release of connectivity load for public school teachers as he flagged the agency’s supposedly low disbursement rate of funds…

Senators back ABS-CBN franchise revival

Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQ 01/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines— Several senators rallied behind a bill reviving the franchise of ABS-CBN with the head of the committee on public services promising to give “utmost priority” once it is referred to the panel. No less than…

Angara: 100M Filipinos could be inoculated vs COVID-19 if vaccines at P600 each

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 12/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Over 100 million Filipinos are estimated to be vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) if each vaccine that the government would buy is priced at P600, Senator Sonny Angara said Thursday. The budget…

Angara, Pangilinan call for suspension of online transaction fees amid pandemic

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 10/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senators Sonny Angara and Francis Pangilinan want the collection of online transaction fees suspended amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In separate statements, Angara and Pangilinan called for the extension of the waiver on…

Drilon questions ‘P50-million kaldero’ for SEA Games

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 11/18/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has questioned the P50-million estimated cost for the design and construction of a stadium cauldron for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, saying the budget could have been used to…

Angara to legitimate jeepney operators: Claim your fuel subsidy cards

Inquirer.net 02/27/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — Reelectionist Sen. Sonny Angara has urged more than 80,000 legitimate jeepney franchise holders to claim their fuel voucher cards to avail of the government’s subsidy under the Pantawid Pasada Program (PPP). Angara made…

Angara: Law on expanded maternity leave proves PH is best country for women

Inquirer.net 02/22/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sonny Angara lauded on Friday the enactment of expanded maternity leave into law, saying it proves that the Philippines is the best country to champion women’s rights. “We are proud to be…

Angara files bill to ensure tax-free health insurance premiums

Inquirer.net 12/04/2018

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sonny Angara has filed a bill seeking to ensure tax-free health insurance premiums among employees. Senate Bill No. 2112 seeks to exempt medical insurance premiums from income tax and fringe benefit tax. This…

Gov’t allocates P51B for college scholarship program in 2019 – Angara

Doris C. Bongcac 11/18/2018

The country’s Free College Law is set to get a bigger allocation of P51 billion in the 2019 national budget, said Senator Sonny Angara. From an allocation of P40 billion this year, next year’s funding will already…

Angara warns Customs vs ‘balikbayan’ box tampering

Inquirer 11/04/2018

Senator Sonny Angara urged the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Sunday to strictly implement the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) that warns Customs officials against balikbayan boxes tampering. Angara, who sponsored the CMTA or Republic Act…

Angara wants law on fare discounts for students

Inquirer.net 06/08/2018

THERE is a need for Congress to pass a legislation that will institutionalize the 20 percent student fare discount, Senator Sonny Angara said on Friday. “If we want to provide long-term assistance to our students, we need…

Angara tells Cebuanos to take advantage of free college law

04/20/2018

Senator Sonny Angara is urging students and out-of-school youth in Cebu province to take advantage of the government’s free college education program that will already start this school year. Angara, one of the principal authors of the…

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