Saturday, September 22, 2018
Close  
  • share this

US envoy Sung Kim mourns Angara’s death

/ 06:04 PM May 15, 2018

Photo courtesy of the US Embassy

US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on Monday joined the nation in mourning the death of former Senate president Edgardo J. Angara.

Angara passed away on Sunday morning at his Tagaytay rest house.

ADVERTISEMENT

“My thoughts are with the family of Senator Edgardo J. Angara, who helped foster US-PH ties through the creation of the Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program and left a lasting legacy in Philippine education,” Kim said in a tweet.

Many of his colleagues at the Senate and the government regarded Angara as a champion of education and agriculture.

Angara briefly served as special envoy to the European Union under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The Fulbright program is one of the premiere scholarship and exchange programs that send Filipinos to study in the US.

The agriculture scholarship program seeks to develop leaders in modernizing agriculture and fisheries. /je

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Death, Diplomacy, Edgardo Angara, mourn, Relations, Sung Kim, ties, US ambassador
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
newsinfo

Angara is new LDP president

September 22, 2018 12:21 PM

newsinfo

Angara vows to continue pushing for pro-people programs

September 22, 2018 12:18 PM

newsinfo

2 militiamen hurt in Albay clash

September 22, 2018 12:13 PM

entertainment

Kyla recounts rejection from ‘Ang TV’ audition

September 22, 2018 11:53 AM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.