April 5, 2013 (6:26 AM)

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Basic Info

Born: July 15, 1972 (age 40) in Manila
Spouse: Elvira E. Angara
Residence: Aurora, Philippines

  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Laws
  • Harvard Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Occupation: Lawyer

Awards: Rep. Edgardo Sonny Angara was among the recipients of the prestigious Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awards for 2010. Angara received his trophy from President Aquino in a ceremony held at Rizal Hall of Malacañang.

Bills Authored and Enacted into Law

  • PERA Law (Personal Equity Retirement Account – the Philippines version of the 401k)
  • Magna Carta of Women
  • Civil Aviation Act
  • Pre-Need Code
  • National Cultural Heritage Law
  • University of the Philippines Charter
  • Tourism Act
  • Renewable Energy Law
  • Credit Information System
  • Tax Relief For Minimum Wage Earners Law
  • Real Estate Investment Trust Law
  • Creation of COMSTE (Congressional Commission to Review State of Competitiveness of Science, Technology and R & D in the Philippines)
  • Juvenile Justice Law
  • Salary Standardization Law
  • Aurora Special Economic Zone
  • Aurora Marine Research Center
  • Creation of various National High Schools and State Universities
  • Health Worker’s Day

Bills Filed

  • Preschool Act
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Political Party System Act
  • School building Act
  • Mercury Regulation Act
  • Cybercrime Act
  • Marine Pollution Regulation Act
  • Students Transport Discount Act
  • Expanded Students Voucher System


Team PNoy senatorial candidate Edgardo “Sonny” Angara vowed to craft and pursue legislations that seek to promote party-list groups’ advocacies and bring quality education and economic developments to grassroots.

He also called on the government to invest in the Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) in order to meet the growing demand of companies for skilled professionals both in the domestic and international locations.

Aside from these he called on the government and the people to join a new revolution that would spur a high road economic growth and translate the democratic gains of the EDSA People Power Revolution 27 years ago into new jobs and wealth.

“We really need an economic revolution to make democracy work,” Angara stressed. ” Democracy is just a figment of the imagination if the rich still gets richer and the poor, poorer. Wealth must be broadly shared. Let ‘s level the playing by giving the common people vast opportunities to have access to quality education and jobs so they can live comfortably,” he said.

End the silence of the gagged!

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