Health care frontliners have arguably made the greatest of sacrifices in the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by putting their lives at constant risk while treating patients afflicted by the deadly virus.
Ito ang mariing pahayag ni Senador Sonny Angara, chairman ng Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, kaugnay sa ikalawang pagkakataong pinataob ng Gilas Pilipinas ang koponan ng South Korea kahapon sa final score na 82-77.
Matatandaang tinawag na “lucky shot” ni South Korean coach Cho Sang Hyun ang bank shot ni Gilas player SJ Belangel nang magharap ang dalawang koponan noong nakaraang Miyerkules sa Angeles University Foundation sa Clark, Pampanga.
]Senator Sonny Angara filed a resolution commending golfer Yuka Saso for becoming the first Filipina to have won the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship.
Angara said the feat of Saso has captured the hearts and minds of Filipinos and has generated an increased awareness and interest in the sport of golf in the Philippines.
In filing Senate Resolution No. 755, Angara cited the hard work and determination of Saso to continuously improve her game and secure her place among the best female golfers of the world.
As we commemorate the 123rd year of Philippine Independence, our continued aspiration is for all Filipinos to enjoy all the freedoms under a democratic society.
There are still a few that we must strive to achieve, including freedom from the hardships brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The past year has tested our country’s ability to cope with the challenges brought about by the pandemic, particularly the assault on our health system and the slowing down of the economy.
Hirap na nga sa buhay, pagagastusin pa sa pagpapa-swab?
Pagkain nga, walang maipangbili, pangbayad pa kaya sa pagpapa-swab?
Ito ang tahasang pahayag ngayon ni Senador Sonny Angara kaugnay sa hirap na kinakaharap ng mga Pilipinong naghahanap ng trabaho na kailangang tumalima sa mga requirement na hinihingi sa kanila ng potential employers. Partikular na kailangang maisumite umano ng job applicants base sa job application requirements ay ang kani-kanilang negatibong resulta sa COVID test.
If they can’t feed hungry mouths, how can they pay for nasal swabs ?
This, Sen. Sonny Angara said, is the predicament facing jobseekers who are having a hard time complying with the requirement of potential employers that they include a negative COVID test result in the credentials they submit.
“For jobless breadwinners, it is choosing between two sacks of rice or a RT-PCR swab,” Angara said, referring to the P3,500 - P5,000 cost of the test that detects the presence of the coronavirus in the body.
As more senators sign as co-sponsor of the bill explicitly declaring that private schools are exempt from the 25 % corporate income tax, its author, Sen. Sonny Angara, predicts its approval by an overwhelming majority in the Senate.
“How can you not support a measure that is fair and just, and corrects an injustice to private schools?” Angara, who introduced Senate Bill 2272 said.
Angara supports practical Swab-Upon-Arrival policy of Cebu for OFWs and ROFsAngara supports practical Swab-Upon-Arrival policy of Cebu for OFWs and ROFs
Senator Sonny Angara today aired his support to the policy of the provincial government of Cebu, led by its Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, regarding the Swab-Upon-Arrival for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) in Cebu.
Angara said the policy is practical and makes perfect sense considering that OFWs and ROFs that land in Cebu will be tested immediately and the results will be out within the day.
Senator Sonny Angara paid tribute to Zenaida “Bibot” Amador and Carmen “Baby” Barredo for their contributions to the development of Philippine theatre through Repertory Philippines (Rep).
Following the death of Barredo last May 23, Angara filed Senate Resolution 735 to pay homage to her and fellow Repertory Philippines founder Amador as two of the most prominent and influential figures in Philippine theatre.
The Senate has approved on third and final reading the proposed amendments to Republic Act 10742 or the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act of 2015, which seeks to revitalize youth participation in governance.
Senator Sonny Angara, the Chairman of the Committee on Youth and the principal author and sponsor of Senate Bill 2124, said the measure will further empower the SK by addressing the various issues that have been raised about the youth organization.