Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Sonny Angara

Basic Profile:

  • Fullname:        Juan Edgardo Manalang Angara
  • Nickname:       Sonny
  • Birthdate:        July 15, 1972
  • Profession:      District Representative / Lawyer
  • Place of Birth: City of Manila
  • Current Residence: Suklayin, Baler, Aurora
  • Marital Status: Married to Elvira Angara
  • Political Party: Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino

Current Position in Government: District Representative of Aurora (15th Congress, 2010 – Present)

Positions previously held in Government:
Representative, lone district of Aurora (14th Congress, 2004-2010)
Campaign staff and legislative researcher, Office of Senator Edgardo Angara
Member and delegation, Philippine Mission to the UN

Relatives in Government or Politics:
Senator Edgardo Angara (Father)
Aurora Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo (Aunt)


  • Xavier School – Elementary (1985) and High school(1989)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science – BS Econ., Internal Relations (1994)
  • University of the Philippines – Bachelor of Law (2000)
  • Harvard University – Master of Law (2003)


  • Sigma Rho Fraternity – Member (1996-2013)
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Member  (2000 – 2013)
  • Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino – Member (2004 – 2013)
  • National Citizen’s Movement for Free Elections – Volunteer (2011)

Bills Passed / Awards Received:

  • Ten Outstanding Young Men Awards for 2010

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

Platforms and Advocacies:

  • Promote party-list groups
  • Quality Education
  • Economic Development
  • Investment in the Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
  • Economic Revolution

Stand on Issues:

  • Reproductive Health Law: FOR
  • Sin Tax Law: FOR
  • Cyber Crime Law: FOR
  • Freedom of Information Law: FOR
  • Anti-Political Dynasty Law: FOR
  • Divorce: AGAINST
  • Death Penalty: AGAINST
  • Same-sex Marriage: NO STAND
  • Total Gun Ban: NO STAND
  • Pork Barrel System: NOT AVAILABLE

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