Candidate for Senator 2013: Juan Edgardo Angara and His Profile

Juan Edgardo Angara

Juan Edgardo Angara, candidate for senator, 2013 - Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP)

Juan Edgardo M. Angara, most widely known as Sonny Angara, is a Filipino politician and lawyer.

He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2004, representing the Lone District of Aurora, re-elected to a second term in 2007, and a third term in 2010.

Juan Edgardo Angara is the chairperson of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education, making him ex-officio member of the Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines.

He is a son of former University of the Philippines President, former Senate President, and incumbent Senator Edgardo J. Angara and Mrs. Gloria M. Angara, a former teacher and Chairperson of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He and his wife Elvira currently have three children.

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

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5 Responses to Candidate for Senator 2013: Juan Edgardo Angara and His Profile

  1. The Mayor Reply

    January 26, 2013 at 5:41 am

    I think Sonny Angara is ready to ba a Senator. He passed many laws more than what other senators have. This guy is “Legit”!

  2. Honey Reply

    January 26, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Matalino na….guapo pa…..Ano pag hahanapin niyo? Good luck po sa inyo sir .

  3. Eula Reply

    January 26, 2013 at 5:45 am

    I will vote for anyone na tumututok sa education system at isa na si Cong. Angara doon. Kayo po ang magiging future ng mga kabataan at sana magtuloy tuloy lang ang pakikipaglaban niyo nito.

  4. AntonioPerez Reply

    January 26, 2013 at 5:47 am

    whoa. Andami na pala naipasang law itong si Sonny Angara. Impressive!

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