Angara on the law increasing the teaching supplies allowance: Eliminating out of pocket expenses and helping teachers perform their duties better

Posted on: Mon, 06/03/2024 - 17:00 By: admin

The newly-enacted law increasing the teaching supplies allowance of teachers will help reduce the burden of our educators and allow them to better perform their duties, Senator Sonny Angara said today.

As one of the authors of the law, Angara thanked President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for supporting the measure, which he said is highly anticipated by the country’s public school teachers.

Angara: The New Government Procurement Act will enhance efficiency in transactions, prevent wastage and boost investor confidence

Posted on: Sat, 05/25/2024 - 11:22 By: admin

The New Government Procurement Act (NGPA), a measure seen to address inefficiencies and wastage in public transactions by plugging loopholes in the existing law, is now up for review and signing by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Senator Sonny Angara, the principal author and sponsor of Senate Bill No. 2593 or the NGPA, said the new procurement law promotes greater transparency, competitiveness, efficiency, professionalism accountability, and sustainability in the government procurement process.

Senate starts regional consultations on RBH 6

Posted on: Fri, 05/17/2024 - 06:45 By: admin

Baguio City is the first leg of the regional consultations the Senate subcommittee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes is holding for the proposed amendments to the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.

A total of five public hearings have been held by the subcommittee on the Resolution of Both Houses No. 6 (RBH No. 6) that seeks to relax the foreign equity restrictions on public utilities, higher education and the advertising sector.

Senate resumes hearings on RBH No. 6

Posted on: Wed, 05/08/2024 - 18:09 By: admin

The Senate is set to resume on Thursday, May 9, 2024, its hearings on the proposed amendments to the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.

It will be the fifth hearing of the Senate subcommittee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes chaired by Senator Sonny Angara on the Resolution of Both Houses No. 6 that proposes to amend three provisions of the Constitution that deal with opening up public utilities, education and advertising to foreign ownership.

Angara Backs the Citizenship Bid of Gilas Prospect Bennie Boatwright 

Posted on: Thu, 05/02/2024 - 13:46 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara has initiated the process for the citizenship bid of Bennie Boatwright III, who is being eyed as another key addition to the Gilas Pilipinas national men’s basketball team.

Angara, who serves as chairman of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, on Monday filed Senate Bill No. 2646, which seeks to grant citizenship to the 27-year-old Boatwright.

This comes after preliminary meetings between Boatwright and SBP officials, including its President Al Panlilio, who has stated that the team has found “the right guy.”

Angara Urges the Private Sector to Participate in the Crafting of the IRR for the Tatak Pinoy Act

Posted on: Sun, 04/14/2024 - 13:20 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara called on the private sector to take part in the work of crafting the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11981 or the Tatak Pinoy (Proudly Filipino) Act.

As the principal stakeholders of the Tatak Pinoy Act, Angara said the private sector, particularly the domestic enterprises should play an active role in ensuring that the landmark law will be properly implemented and will obtain its goal of improving the competitiveness of Philippine industries.

Senate to Commend the UP College of Law for Winning the Prestigious Jessup Moot Court Competition

Posted on: Sun, 04/14/2024 - 10:36 By: admin

For besting 641 other teams and bringing pride to the Philippines, Senator Sonny Angara is set to file a resolution seeking to commend and congratulate the University of the Philippines College of Law Jessup Team for winning the 2024 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

Angara Reminds Students: Discounts on Fares Still Valid During Holidays

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2024 - 16:04 By: admin

For students planning on traveling during the Holy Week holidays, Senator Sonny Angara reminded them that the 20 percent discount on regular fares still applies regardless of what mode of transport they will be taking.

The year-round discount is provided for under Republic Act 11314 or the Student Fare Discount Act, the law authored and sponsored by Angara.

“Sa lahat ng estudyante, siguraduhin ninyo na may dala kayo na student ID bago kayo magbayad ng ticket sa eroplano, barko, bus o tren. Tuloy-tuloy ang 20 percent na discount sa inyo kahit holiday,” Angara said.

Angara: Amendments to the Procurement Law will Improve Efficiency and Curb Corruption 

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2024 - 15:38 By: admin

Senator Sonny Angara is confident the ongoing effort to amend the two decades-old Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA) will result in greater efficiency in the implementation of projects, purchase of goods and supplies and reducing, if not eliminating avenues for corruption.

Angara: Tatak Pinoy Law- A major step towards industrialization

Posted on: Thu, 04/04/2024 - 15:36 By: admin

The enactment of the Tatak Pinoy or Proudly Filipino Act is a giant leap for the Philippines towards its goal of becoming an industrialized country, the principal author of the law, Sen. Sonny Angara said today.

Close to five years in the making, the Tatak Pinoy law was a product of extensive studies, research and consultations by the Office of Sen. Angara with industry leaders, representatives of micro, small and medium enterprises, the academe, foreign institutions, and relevant government agencies for the crafting of the landmark law.

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