Bicam panel: ‘0’ secret funds for OVP, Deped

Melvin Gascon 12/01/2023

Lawmakers comprising the bicameral conference committee on Wednesday sealed the fate of the controversial confidential funds for the offices under Vice President Sara Duterte, retaining the versions of both the Senate and the House of Representatives that…

Angara pushes for exclusive polling precincts for senior citizens, PWDs

Charie Abarca 11/02/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sonny Angara has called for the immediate approval of a bill that seeks to authorize the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to establish polling precincts exclusive for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens.…

Go digital, boost PH economy amid pandemic, MSMEs urged

Christia Marie Ramos 01/31/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sonny Angara on Sunday urged more businesses to go digital in order to remain competitive under the new normal and to boost the country’s economy amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “We want to see…

Bill wants establishments to charge P2 per plastic straw

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 09/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Sonny Angara has filed Senate Bill No. 952, which seeks to mandate all commercial establishments to charge customers P2 for each plastic drinking straw in a bid to reduce the use of plastic.…

Magna Carta for Barangays: A call to give village officials just compensation

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It may be time for barangay officials to have the benefits accorded to a government employee. For a month’s worth of work, barangay officials in lower-income class towns in Cebu receive an honoraria…

Osmeña-led BO-PK backs 5 senatorial candidates

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Five senatorial candidates in the midterm elections in May, including Cebu’s own Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III,  got the backing of Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK) and joined Cebu City’s administration slate during the local…

Angara asks Digong to show compassion to seniors, PWDs

10/26/2016

Senator Sony Angara appealed for compassion on Tuesday over the government’s plan to lift the value-added tax (Vat) exemptions on senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs). Finance undersecretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua said that by removing…

Free college education for poor, deserving students

07/19/2016

Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara has filed a bill that aims to ensure that every Filipino family, especially those living in poverty, has at least one college graduate. Angara said Senate Bill No. 133 or the “One…

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