Despite feats, ‘probinsyano’ Ed Angara stayed in touch with people – Legarda
Despite his great accomplishments, former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara connected to the people as a “probinsyano” statesman, an emotional Senator Loren Legarda said during the necrological service for the late national leader.
“Yes, he was a very accomplished lawyer, legislator, statesman. But he had always maintained a connection with the people,” Legarda noted.
“Maybe because even with all his achievements, he had always considered himself a ‘probinsiyano’. He dearly loved his home province and its people, including the Dumagats, the indigenous people of Aurora,” she added.
Legarda underscored Angara’s contribution in enriching education, arts and culture, and social welfare.
“His dedication to his causes was unmatched, and I am honored to have been able to work with him on shared advocacies particularly on education, agriculture, culture and heritage, and the environment,” she said.
Legarda further lamented that the nation lost a “brilliant mind.” She, however, expressed confidence that Angara “left an indelible mark not only in this nation’s history but also in the life of every Filipino.”
“The passing of Ed marks the end of an era. But his legacy lives on,” Legarda said.
For Senator Richard Gordon, Angara is a Filipino hero who had accomplished great things for his people.
Like many of his colleagues, Gordon praised Angara for his notable works in the field of education.
“Let us celebrate Edong Angara, he is our hero,” Gordon said at the necrological service.
Gordon said young people and students should remember Angara and his contributions in making education accessible to Filipinos. /kga
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