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Legarda files bill banning single-use plastic products

November 23, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has filed a Senate bill seeking to phase out single-use plastic products in the country by prohibiting its importation and use in food establishments, stores, markets, and retailers.

Senate Bill 1948 or the Single-Use Plastics Regulation and Management Act of 2018 aims to regulate the manufacturing, importation, and use of single-use plastic products, and will also provide penalties, levies, and incentives for industries, businesses, and consumers on these activities.


Legarda to work with Locsin in advancing PH diplomatic relations

October 13, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda welcomed the appointment of new Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr., noting that she will work with him to improve diplomatic relations and uphold country’s foreign policy.


Fisherfolk in Antique get livelihood aid

August 31, 2018

She said the fisherfolk, who have received the food supplies earlier, are now engaging in their businesses and are thankful for the assistance.

This project has been realized through Senator Loren Legarda, who as Senate chairperson of the Committee on Finance, allocated fund to BFAR, Gayatin said.


Ordinance violators are not considered as criminals — Anduyan

August 31, 2018

On April 15, Senator Loren Legarda, chairwoman of the Senate finance said that Congress has set aside billions of pesos in the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) to address the perennial problem of jail congestion.


Senate finance panel to continue its scheduled hearings into proposed 2019 nat’l budget

August 12, 2018

“The Senate finance committee will continue with the budget hearings as scheduled,” said Senator Loren Legarda, head of the said panel.

Legarda said by the time the House resumes their hearings on the budget, “we will be ready to receive the GAB (General Appropriations Bill).”


Legarda leads launch of Panay Indigenous Book on IP Day

August 10, 2018

IN CELEBRATION of Indigenous Peoples Day, Senator Loren Legarda on August 9, 2018 led the launch of the book on Panay-Guimaras traditional knowledge systems at the University of the Philippines-Visayas in Iloilo City.

The book, From the Seas to the Mountain — Panay-Guimaras Traditional Knowledge Systems, is a product of extensive research and collaborative efforts of the state universities and colleges (SUCs) in Western Visayas to document and promote the various traditional knowledge systems in the region.