Press Release
May 13, 2018

Statement on the Passing of former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara

I join my colleagues and the whole nation in mourning the passing of former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara, a true public servant and a pillar of the Senate.

I likewise extend my condolences to Senator Sonny and the Angara family on this sad day. It is difficult to quantify the contributions of one of the giants responsible for nurturing democracy in the years following the Edsa Revolution.

Our institutions are the product of the hard work and brilliance of Senator Angara and the leaders of his generation, and millions of our countrymen are beneficiaries of his belief in the power of education to improve lives and drive national development.

Senator Angara was an educator, lawyer, and legislator with few peers; leaders of his caliber are a rare breed, and getting rarer still, and he will truly be missed.

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