Edgardo Angara

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Edgardo J. Angara
Edgardo Angara in 2000
16th President of the Senate of the Philippines
In office
January 18, 1993 – August 28, 1995
PresidentFidel Ramos
Preceded byNeptali Gonzales
Succeeded byNeptali Gonzales
Senator of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2013
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
32nd Executive Secretary of the Philippines
In office
January 1 – January 20, 2001
PresidentJoseph Estrada
Preceded byRonaldo Zamora
Succeeded byRenato de Villa
29th Secretary of Agriculture
In office
May 1999 – January 6, 2001
PresidentJoseph Estrada
Preceded byWilliam Dar
Succeeded byDomingo Panganiban
Minority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines
In office
August 28, 1995 – October 10, 1996
PresidentFidel V. Ramos
Preceded byWigberto Tañada
Succeeded byNeptali Gonzales
15th President of the University of the Philippines
In office
Preceded byEmanuel V. Soriano
Succeeded byJose V. Abueva
Personal details
Born(1934-09-24)September 24, 1934
Baler, Quezon, Insular Government of the Philippine Islands
DiedMay 13, 2018(2018-05-13) (aged 83)
Tagaytay, Philippines
Political partyLaban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (1992-2004; 2005 to date)
Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (Angara Wing) (2004-2005)
Spouse(s)Gloria Manalang
ChildrenJuan Edgardo Angara
Alma materUniversity of Michigan

Edgardo Javier Angara (September 24, 1934 – May 13, 2018) was a Filipino politician and lawyer. He served as the President of the Senate of the Philippines from 1993 to 1995. He was a Senator from 1987 to 1998 and then served as Secretary of Agriculture from 1999 to 2001. He served in the Senate again from 2001 to 2013. He ran for President of the Philippines in 1998.

On May 17, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Angara as the special envoy of the Philippines to the European Union.[1]

Angara died on May 13, 2018 in Tagaytay, Philippines of a heart attack at the age of 83.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Placido, Dharel (May 17, 2017). "Duterte appoints former Senate President Angara as special envoy to the EU". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  2. "Former Senate president Edgardo Angara dies". Rappler. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  3. "Former senator Edgardo Angara passes away". GMA News. May 13, 2018. Retrieved May 13, 2018.

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