Former Senate President and former University of the Philippines (U.P.) President Edgardo Angara launched his biography book entitled “Edgardo J. Angara: In the Grand Manner” and authored by 16-time Palanca literary awardee Prof. Jose “Butch” Y. Dalisay, Jr. The book-signing was held on April 5, 2016 at the Pandesal Forum of 77-year-old Kamuning Bakery Cafe in No. 43 Judge Jimenez St. corner K-1st Street, Kamuning, Quezon City.
Senator Edgardo J. Angara is an educator, lawyer, banker, farmer, patron of the arts and he is the longest serving senator in the post-EDSA Senate. He has been elected for four consecutive terms of six years each. He is also an author of landmark laws on agriculture, education, health, arts and culture, science and technology, good governance, financial reforms and social welfare.
Among the many good laws pushed by Angara include: Free High School Act, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA), the National Health Insurance Act (Philhealth), Senior Citizens Act, the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA), the Renewable Energy Act and the Procurement Reform Act. Also included are the National Museum, the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Natatanging Manlilikha Award which bestows honor on the Filipino folk and traditional artists, the National Book Publishing Industry Development Act, the National Cultural Heritage Law, the Credit Information System Act, Personal Equity And Retirement Account (PERA), Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) charter, Pag-Ibig Fund Charter, Pre-Need Code and Financial Rehabilitation and Insolvency Act (FRIA).(Click picture below to enlarge)