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Sonny breaks sad news: Dad Edgardo Angara passes away at 83

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Former Senator Edgardo Angara, an educator, a lawyer and a public servant, passed away on Sunday after reportedly suffering a heart attack. He was 83.

“Sad to say my father frmr Sen Edgardo Javier Angara passed on from this life this morning at the age of 83, from an apparent heart attack,” Senator Sonny Angara tweeted.

“We are still arranging funeral arrangements for my father but will keep everyone posted too. We ask for prayers for the repose of his soul,” he said.

In May last year, Angara returned to government service after President Duterte appointed him as the special envoy to the European Union.

Angara, a law graduate from the University of the Philippines, served as senator from 1987 to 1998, and again from 2001 to 2013. He also became Secretary of Agriculture from 1999 to 2001 during the Estrada adminsitration.

Among the notable laws Angara authored were the free high school education, senior citizens law, PHILHEALTH law, government scholarship program for students, and agriculture and fisheries modernization law.

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