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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