Angara hopes to finally see the passage of the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers

Posted on: Sat, 09/11/2021 - 13:36 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara is optimistic the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers will finally become a law after over a decade of languishing in the legislative mill.

As the author of Senate Bill 135, which along with other similar measures has been consolidated into Senate Bill 2369, Angara said that this will ensure the rights of Filipino seafarers will be upheld and that they will be given protection under existing laws.

Angara tells DOH to speed up hiring of doctors and nurses for public hospitals

Posted on: Sun, 08/29/2021 - 09:30 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara prodded the Department of Health (DOH) to address the issue of contractualization within its ranks and hasten the regularization of the doctors and nurses working in its hospitals and other facilities.

As chairman of the Committee on Finance, Angara confronted the DOH about underspending in the amount of P24 billion, a portion of which pertains to funding under the now expired Bayanihan 1 and 2 laws.

OWWA Law provides benefits and assistance to repatriated OFWs from Afghanistan-- Angara

Posted on: Tue, 08/17/2021 - 17:39 By: admin

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) repatriated from Afghanistan are entitled to various benefits and assistance to help them while they are sorting out their lives 

As the sponsor and author of Republic Act 10801 or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Act of 2016, Angara said the repatriated Filipinos from the conflict-ridden Afghanistan will have something to fall back on while waiting for their next deployment or if they decide to stay in the country.

Angara to PhilHealth: Expedite the settlement of hospital claims

Posted on: Thu, 08/05/2021 - 07:08 By: admin

Most of the country’s hospitals have been facing extreme pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic so whatever the government owes them for their services should be settled swiftly, Senator Sonny Angara said today.

“There is growing concern over a possible surge of new cases of COVID-19 now that the deadly Delta variant of the virus is already in the country so our hospitals should be prepared to deal with this scenario,” Angara said.

Angara: Ramp up biosurveillance and genome sequencing to control the spread of new COVID-19 variants

Posted on: Thu, 08/05/2021 - 07:03 By: admin

With more cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 being recorded in the country, Senator Sonny Angara today called on the authorities to be more proactive in its efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Angara aired his concern over the data showing how the Delta variant is highly contagious and could lead to outbreaks if not identified and controlled immediately.

Angara: 2022 budget should map out the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2021 - 15:36 By: admin

President Duterte’s last budget request should “capture the urgency and the dimensions” of the national recovery from the pandemic that he laid out during his final State of the Nation Address Monday, Sen. Sonny Angara said today.

“The budget puts the money where the rhetoric is,” Angara said.

He said the plans Duterte spelled out during his speech should end up in the proposed 2022 national budget, which Malacañang will be sending to Congress soon.

Provide accommodations to public school teachers who need it the most-- Angara

Posted on: Wed, 07/21/2021 - 11:09 By: admin

Provide accommodations to public school teachers who need it the most-- Angara

Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the provision of living facilities for public school teachers, especially those who have to travel long distances to get to their schools.

“For years we have heard of stories of our teachers who have to travel far and oftentimes through rough terrain and even turbulent waters just to reach the schools where they teach. This is the type of dedication to work that we must recognize and give proper attention to at all times,” Angara said.

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