Angara vows continued support to education PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 30 March 2013 11:12

Team Pinoy senatorial bet Edgardo “Sonny” Angara on Monday vowed to continue his advocacy on education and give priority to students as well new graduates.

Angara made this pledge during a visit to Isabela City, Basilan where he was the guest of honor of the Commencement Exercise of Basilan State College.

The young legislator from Aurora, Quezon province said that since he became a lawmaker he has always been giving priority to education as he believes that an educated person can do something not only to alleviate his life, but but also of others.

In his speech before some 1,000 graduates, parents and faculty at the Basilan State College, Angara emphasized that education is an important wealth which no one can steal or take from each one of us.

Among the 200 pending house bills, Angara is pushing for approval House Bill 5915 that spells out the so-called bill of rights of new students and which would benefits new graduates while they are looking for jobs.

The bill provides that new graduates can secure job requirements for free like clearances of NBI, PNP, birth certificate, Tin and others.

With this bill, graduates of the Basilan State College lauded Angara as it will really help them find jobs without incurring big expenses.

Aside from the bill of rights for new graduates, Angara has also filed HB 6262 providing free college entrance exam, HB 6197 – early years act, HB 88 – expanded government assistance to students and teachers in private education act, HB 6643 – enhance basic education act of 2012, HB 645 – school building program act of 2010, HB 3434 – an act establishing a Philippine High School for Sports, HB 3812 – anti-bullying act of 2010, HB 86 – freedom of information act, HB 87 – mandatory universal health care coverage act, HB 457 – medical tourism act of 2010, HB 246 – anti-kotong act, HB 452 – whistleblower protection act, HB  247 – college investment schemes law and the HB 768 – magna carta for the workers in informal employment.

Since he became the representative of Aurora Province, Angara has used his development funds to help, among others, build and repair over 200 classrooms, 5 libraries, 11 gymnasium/covered courts, provided college scholarships to more than 1,000 students, distributed over 500 computer sets, provided medicines or medical assistance to more than 10,000 patients and built skills and training centers to give out-of school-youth and the jobless access to employment and provided scholarships to more than 400 trainees.

Meanwhile, Basilan Governor Jum Akbar expressed gladness  for Angara’s visit to Basilan.

Angara paid a courtesy call on Gov. Akbar at the Provincial Capitol after he delivered his inspirational  speech. — Dan Toribio Jr.