Oh My Gulay! (OMG!), a nutrition campaign that seeks to cut the country’s alarming malnutrition rate of 3 out of 10 schoolchildren, has reached over 30,000 students and 500 faculty members in 82 schools across the country.
Launched in 2011 by former Senator Edgardo J. Angara, OMG! promotes a healthy, diversified diet that includes a higher intake of vegetables as the best way to combat micronutrient deficiency. Angara authored landmark health laws including the law creating PhilHealth, Magna Carta for Health Workers and the Breastfeeding Act.
Senator Edgardo J. Angara said that Baler is abuzz with activity in anticipation of the many visitors who will take part in the festivities for the 11th anniversary of Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day.
This weekend, members of the diplomatic core, representatives of the business sector and officials from the country’s cultural agencies are expected to arrive at the capital of Aurora, Angara’s home province.
Senator Edgardo J. Angara receives the “Punla” award from the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) for being one of the legislators of the bill that established the NCCA.
Senator Edgardo J. Angara emphasized that government should ensure the successful implementation of the country’s revised armed forces modernization program, amid ongoing territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea.
Angara was one of those who shepherded the original Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Act of 1995 (RA 7898) during the 9th Congress.
The outgoing lawmaker explained that, at the time, Congress’ strategic vision was for the military to protect the country’s territory and natural resources.
Senator Edgardo J. Angara was honored last night by the different cultural agencies of the country for his invaluable contributions to the Philippine Arts and Culture sector.
Angara was conferred by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) with the 2013Dangal ng Haraya award as a Patron of the Arts and Culture (Tagapagtaguyod ng Sining at Kultura).
The prestigious Dangal ng Haraya is the top distinction awarded by the NCCA to institutions or individuals with outstanding achievements that have made significant impact to the country’s culture and arts.
CADIZ CITY, SPAIN—Senator Edgardo J. Angara unveiled on Friday (June 14, ’13) a bust of National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal in Cadiz City, Spain during ceremonies organized by Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain Carlos C. Salinas and attended by Cadiz City Mayor Teofila Martinez.
Joining the ceremonies were Mrs. Isabelita Salinas and Mrs. Gloria Manalang-Angara. Filipino violinist Alfonso Bolipata also performed.The bust was sculpted by Manila-born sculptor and ceramist, Raimundo Folch.
CADIZ, SPAIN--Senator Edgardo J. Angara unveiled a bust of Dr. Jose Rizal at the Heroes' Park earlier today, together with Ambassador Carlos Salinas of the Philippine Embassy.
For the first time, an image of our national hero will be displayed with other personalities from Cadiz history in the midst of the oldest inhabited town in all of Spain.
"This statue solidifies the shared history and culture between the two nations, symbolizing the growth of our relationship from colony and colonizer to that of equals with a shared future of collaboration and cooperation," said Angara.
MADRID, SPAIN--Senator Edgardo J. Angara gave a special message as the guest of honor during the joint celebration of the 115th Philippine Independence Day and the 11th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day at the Philippine Embassy.
Angara, author of the law honoring the long-standing link between Spain and the Philippines, highlighted the shared history between the two countries in his keynote speech.
by Senator Edgardo J. Angara
Published on June 11, 2013, Business Mirror
This week, I will visit Spain to attend the joint celebration of Philippine Independence Day and Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day at the Philippine Embassy in Madrid.
I will also witness the unveiling of a bust of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, at Cadiz City, the birthplace of the Cadiz Constitution of 1812 considered to be the lost Philippine Constitution.
by Senator Edgardo J. Angara
Published on June 9, 2013, Manila Bulletin
A few days ago, I delivered my valedictory speech on the Senate Floor, as the 15th Congress came to a close. I looked back and bid farewell to an institution that I called home for 23 or so years—by some measure, an entire generation.