SENATOR Sonny Angara yesterday filed his certificate of candidacy with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for another mandate in the 2019 midterm polls banking on his proven track record and a promise to carry on his father’s legacy.
“Ang aking track record ay pruweba ng ating malasakit, pagsisikap at paglilingkod para sa pamilyang Pilipino. Subok na ang ating kakayahan, malinis ang ating pangalan at wala tayong bahid ng korapsyon,” declared Angara, who was accompanied by his family, friends and supporters, after he submitted his COC to the Comelec.
Angara said his performance in the past 15 years — as first-term senator and three-term congressman representing the lone district of Aurora province — motivated him to seek re-election and continue the brand of public service that his father had built after devoting his life to improving the plight of the Filipino people.
“Kumpletong suporta ang laman ng mga programang isusulong natin para tuloy-tuloy ang pag-angat ng pamilyang Pilipino. Yan ang kalidad ng alagang Angara na gusto nating ipaabot at ipadama sa bawat isa,” said Angara, who has authored and sponsored over 100 laws in his 15 years as legislator.
The senator is the only son of the late Senate President Edgardo Angara, who has been hailed as the father of the Free High School Act, PhilHealth, Senior Citizens Law, TESDA, CHEd, among others.
Like his father, Angara, who now heads the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) party founded by the late senator in 1988, believes that education is the great socioeconomic equalizer.
The senator has consistently appeared in the winning list of senatorial candidates for the 2019 midterm election based on recent surveys.
When he was a congressman, Angara pushed for the Free Kindergarten Law, and then became one of the authors in the Senate of the Free College Law.