Sponsorship Speech for SBN 2426, under CRN 107—An Act Mandating the Formulation, Funding, Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Comprehensive and Multi-Year “Tatak Pinoy” (Proudly Filipino) Strategy, Establishing a Tatak Pinoy Council, Appropriating Funds Therefor, and For Other Purposes
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023
Senator Sonny Angara
Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance
Institutionalization of Shared Service Facilities to ensure its continued funding for the benefit of MSMEs
Senator Sonny Angara lauded the Senate for its quick approval of the bill institutionalizing the Shared Service Facilities (SSF) project of the Department of Trade Industry, which he said will go a long way in supporting the growth and development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Senate Bill No. 2021, which was approved on third and final reading today with a vote of 22-0 with no abstentions, amends Republic Act No. 6977 or the Magna Carta for Small Enterprises.
Angara pushes for the institutionalization of the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS)
Recognizing the successes of the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Senator Sonny Angara is calling for the institutionalization of the program that has helped poor Filipinos when they need it the most.
In filing Senate Bill 2032, Angara noted that there are still a significant number of Filipinos living in poverty, with families belonging to the lowest income decile making a mere P9,416 a month or P113,000 annually.
In anticipation of the influx of cancer patients seeking treatment at the government health facilities, Senator Sonny Angara assured that there are funds under the national budget for this purpose.
The head of the Philippine General Hospital’s Cancer Institute, Dr. Jorge Ignacio recently noted that the state-run institution is “bracing for the worst” in the next two to three years as more cancer patients flock to them to seek treatment.
Institutionalizing and expanding the Shared Service Facilities program of the DTI will help more MSMEs grow and prosper—Angara
The Shared Service Facilities (SSFs) project of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has provided significant contributions to the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) since its inception and as such should be expanded and institutionalized to benefit even more entrepreneurs, Senator Sonny Angara said today.
In his sponsorship speech for Senate Bill No. 761, which seeks to institutionalize the DTI’s SSFs program, Angara cited the many success stories that have been recorded since this was first introduced in 2013.
Angara to DSWD and DOLE: Fast track the release of cash aid and provision of emergency employment to residents affected by the oil spill in Oriental Mindoro
Senator Sonny Angara called on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to ensure that all the affected families in the oil spill brought about by the sinking of the MT Princess Empress off the coast of Naujan in Oriental Mindoro last February 28 will receive assistance at the soonest possible time.
The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) has started its work of reviewing the country’s education system with the aim of coming up with solutions to the problems plaguing this sector.
Senator Sonny Angara, who was designated as one of the six commissioners of EDCOM 2, took part in the Commission’s first official meeting last week to kickstart the strategic planning for national education assessment.
For the third straight year, the country’s 117 state universities and colleges (SUCs) received increases in their budgets to support their constantly growing requirements to provide quality public education to the country’s tertiary students.
Senator Sonny Angara, as Chairman of the Committee on Finance, said the total budget for the SUCs this year amounts to P107 billion, representing a P13.7 billion increase from the P93.3 billion originally submitted by Malacañang under the 2023 National Expenditure Program.