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Sen Angara attends home province Aurora’s 40th founding anniv

Feb 19, 2019 @ 9:25
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Senator Sonny Angara, who is seeking a reelection in May, attended the celebration Tuesday of the 40th founding anniversary of Aurora, his home province.

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III was the event’s guest of honor, while Ms. Nini Quezon-Avancena, the last surviving daughter of Dona Aurora Aragon-Quezon, after whom the province was named, was also in attendance.

Other members of the Quezon family were present as well, as the entire province marks also the 131st birth anniversary of Dona Aurora.

“Kaya natin ipinagdiriwang ang pagtatag ng ating probinsya kasabay ng aniversaryo ng kapanganakan ni Dona Aurora (ay) para tuluyang tayong kumuha ng inspirasyon sa kanyang mapag-arugang pagseserbisyo sa kapwa, para hanggang ngayon, dama pa rin ang Alagang Dona Aurora,” Angara said at the event.

According to a statement from Angara’s office, the politiko honored the wife of former President Manuel L. Quezon for her legacy.

Angara said Dona Aurora was the founder of the Philippine Red Cross and an advocate of women’s suffrage. Her “selfless and outstanding service,” he said, “should be emulated by present and future generations.”

Angara last went to Baler town in Aurora during the funeral of his father, Sen. Edgardo Angara, in May last year. The older Angara died from an apparent heart attack.(END)

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