MANILA - Senator Sonny Angara has filed his certificate of candidacy Wednesday for next year's elections, seeking a second term in Senate.
The 46-year-old lawmaker won his first term in 2013, after serving 3 consecutive terms as Congress representative of Aurora province.
If reelected, he said he will push for universal health care, improvements in the educational system and quality jobs for Filipinos.
Angara placed sixth in a Sept. 1 to 7 Pulse Asia survey on senatorial preferences, garnering a voter preference of 37.1 percent.
As legislator, he supported laws for free college tuition, the lowering of income taxes, and waiving of taxes for OFW balikbayan boxes, among others.
He was elected in September as the new president of Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP), the political party founded by his late father, former Senate President Edgardo Angara.
The younger Angara is a graduate of Xavier School, the London School of Economics, the University of the Philippines College of Law, and Harvard Law School.
He engaged in private law practice and teaching before entering politics.
The senator is married to Tootsy Echauz-Angara, with whom he has 3 children.