Angara’s wife asks support from fellow Negrenses

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Monday, May 6, 2013


NEGRENSE Tootsie Echauz Angara has asked her fellow Negrenses to vote for her husband Team PNoy senatorial bet Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara.

The couple was in Bacolod City Saturday for their campaign sorties in several barangays in Bacolod City.

Angara is with popular actor Coco Martin, who is famous for his teleseryes and currently as “Juan dela Cruz” shown daily over ABS-CBN. The actor endorsed Sonny Angara because he believes in his advocacy especially in helping the poor.

Support for Sonny Angara
BACOLOD. Team PNoy senatorial candidate Aurora Rep. Sonny Angara is being endorsed by multi-awarded actor Coco Martin, Angara's wife Negrense Totsie Echauz and Pamilya MKK councilor bet Jocelle Batapa-Sigue during his campaign sorties in Negros and Bacolod City. (Carla N. Cañet)

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Fans and supporters alike were happy to see Sonny and Coco.

Tootsie, whose father is from Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, has vouched for the integrity and great qualities of her husband to become as among the new Senators of the Republic.

"We have been together for a long time and I continue to love him because of his deep concern to Filipino families. He considered his family as his article of faith. He has authored a lot of bills that truly helped the Filipino families from children to senior citizens," she said.

He wants every family to have at least one college graduate.

He is hard working, has concern for his fellow, principled, honest, good natured person, skilled, talented, highly educated, inured in the art of governance and economic management, and passionate in purpose, Sonny’s wife added.

Sonny Angara, meanwhile, said he has done good things to Negros as chairman of the Committee in Higher Education.

He came here once three years ago when he sat as member of the Board of State Colleges and Universities.

Angara has been to NONESCOST in Sagay City, to Kabankalan for NESCA now Central Philippines State University where he was instrumental in creating it as a new university in the South of Negros.

He said he hopes that the school will serve to educate well the people of Negros by giving them quality education.

“Also, Bacolod has great potential in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry. There are 15,000 to 30,000 new jobs in the IT industry. But oftentimes, the problem in giving jobs in the IT industry is finding the right people. Nationwide, the rate of acceptance is 5 out of 100 applicants are accepted to jobs,” he said.

One industry in Negros that needs help is tourism. Angara said that he has been to beaches in Sipalay and there is a need to promote them.

“You have the airport and there are two things for a booming tourism industry. You need public infrastructure and also private infrastructure. You are talking about hotels, jobs, nice restaurants and it is incumbent upon the private sector or the business sector but we in the public sector must also do our job. Airport is a good start. We need the roads and other access points to make it complete,” he said.

Coco Martin, for his part, said that he is endorsing Sonny Angara “because he helps the poor. I came from a poor family and I experienced how hard it is to look for money just to study. My grandmother has worked hard for me to finish my studies. After my graduation, I worked in various fields – waiter in a hotel. But I landed in show business. When the opportunity came when I was given with so many blessings, I need also to share it with others. I helped others in my own way. I had charity works. I also visited and helped children who were sick. And Sonny Angara helped me on this. When I learned that he is running for an office, I am here to return the favor and I hope that the people here will vote for him.”

Angara and his group went to Barangays Singcang Airport and Banago in Bacolod City. (CNC)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 06, 2013.

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