Angara: There should be no delays in the implementation of Bayanihan 2

Posted on: Wed, 09/23/2020 - 13:12 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara reminded all the government agencies involved in the implementation of Republic Act 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2) to enforce the provisions of the law without delay.


Addressing the Department of Finance (DOF) and its attached agencies during today’s budget hearing by the Committee on Finance, Angara reminded the agencies concerned that Bayanihan 2 became effective immediately after it was published September 15.

Angara says 2022 deadline for registration of 90 million Filipinos to PhilSys ID should be achieved without delay

Posted on: Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:05 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara said today he expects the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to be able to fulfill its target of registering all 90 million Filipinos for the Philippine Identification System ID (PhilSys ID) before President Rodrigo Duterte ends his term in 2022.

Angara to CHEd and SUCs: Let’s work together in keeping Filipino graduates in the Philippines

Posted on: Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:07 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara said today that it is about time the government focuses on keeping Filipino talent here in the country instead of constantly losing them to overseas headhunters.

As chairman of the Committee on Finance, Angara suggested to the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and the state universities and colleges (SUC) to put more focus into helping industries produce more jobs in the country rather than losing the best and brightest to jobs overseas after they graduate.

Statement of Sen. Sonny Angara  (law sponsor) on the enactment of Bayanihan 2

Posted on: Sat, 09/12/2020 - 18:52 By: admin

The signing into law of Bayanihan 2 will ensure that the government’s response to the health crisis that our country is going through will continue without interruption. This will provide much needed support to our health sector, which is at the frontline in this battle against COVID-19. It will assist sectors that have fallen on their knees due to the lack of economic activity.

Statement of Sen. Sonny Angara  (law sponsor) on the enactment of Bayanihan 2

Posted on: Sat, 09/12/2020 - 18:52 By: admin

The signing into law of Bayanihan 2 will ensure that the government’s response to the health crisis that our country is going through will continue without interruption. This will provide much needed support to our health sector, which is at the frontline in this battle against COVID-19. It will assist sectors that have fallen on their knees due to the lack of economic activity.

Institutionalizing digital payment systems needed to prevent the spread of diseases and for adopting to the new normal-- Angara

Posted on: Sun, 09/06/2020 - 13:12 By: admin

For faster and more efficient transactions in both the government and private sector, all agencies and establishments should institute digital payment systems at the soonest possible time.

Senator Sonny Angara took note of the growth of digital payments in the Philippines at a rate of 27% to 30%, which is higher than the 25% average of emerging Asian countries, but is still just one percent by volume of the estimated 2.5 billion payments made per month.

Bayanihan 2 supports domestic industries with Buy Local provisions

Posted on: Sat, 09/05/2020 - 17:41 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara said today the Bayanihan to Recover as One or Bayanihan 2 contains several provisions aimed at supporting local industries that have been suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Apart from providing micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) access to loans through the government financial institutions, Angara said the soon-to-be enacted law gives special preference for locally-manufactured products such as personal protective equipment (PPE) being used by health frontliners across the country.

 

Sen. Sonny Angara on talks of a revolutionary government

Posted on: Wed, 09/02/2020 - 16:56 By: admin

Yung huling pagkakataon ng Bansa sa ilalim ng revolutionary government ay nung 1986 Ang Edsa revolution. Nung EDSA Dos 2001 sinunod natin ang constitutional succession when then VP Arroyo succeeded to the presidency vacated by Pres Estrada; yung ibang panahon na nagkaroon ng mga kudeta at pagtangka laban sa nakaupong gobyerno at konstitusyon di naging maganda ang karanasan ng bansa- bumagsak ang ekonomiya at sumama ang lagay ng lahat. Bahagi ng pag mature natin bilang isang bansang demokratiko ang pagtanggap ng pamumuhay sa ilalim ng saligang batas.

STATEMENT OF SEN. ANGARA AFTER THE SENATE RECEIVED THE COPY OF THE PROPOSED 2021 BUDGET DOCUMENTS

Posted on: Fri, 08/28/2020 - 09:15 By: admin

We will be thorough in our review for  that has always been the Senate way.  We will not sacrifice scrutiny for speed.  And I say this with confidence that we will meet the deadline of  a well-crafted budget ready for the President’s signature long before the year ends.

There is only one major macroeconomic assumption that underpins next year’s expenditures and that is COVID-19. It will dictate the thrust and content of the 2021 budget. It is through this prism that we will view the budget .

Angara: Bayanihan 2 provides relief for consumers, households, employees and businesses affected by COVID-19

Posted on: Wed, 08/26/2020 - 15:52 By: admin

Apart from providing financial aid and assistance to the sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bayanihan 2 also contains several non-monetary benefits that will provide some relief during the ongoing health crisis, Senator Sonny Angara said today.

Angara, who sponsored the Bayanihan to Recover as One bill as chairman of the Committee on Finance, noted how many businesses, particularly the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) have suffered huge losses due to the community quarantines (CQ) that prohibited them from operating.

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