Press Release
May 13, 2018

Sen. Joel Villanueva's statement on the passing of former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara

An outstanding leader, statesman, lawyer, banker, farmer, patron of the arts, and educator, former Senate President Edgardo Angara was a notable man who pushed for landmark legislations on education, healthcare, agriculture, and social welfare. His legacy will be forever carried on through the lives of our countrymen.

SEJA was my biggest mentor and inspiration since I joined public service. He treated me like his own son. I am out of words to adequately express the sorrow I feel at this moment.

My thoughts and prayers are with my brother Sen. Sonny Angara and his entire family during this extremely difficult time.

Rest in peace, SEJA.

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