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Legarda Honors Renowned Visual Artist Edsel Moscoso

January 23, 2019

To celebrate her kasimanwa who brought pride to the Province of Antique, Senator Loren Legarda yesterday filed Senate Resolution No. 999, honoring the late visual artist Edsel Moscoso for his lifelong love for the arts and masterful depiction of the rural life of the Filipino people.

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Senate, House Convene Bicam on 2019 Budget

January 22, 2019

The Senate and the House of Representatives convened today the bicameral conference committee to reconcile the differences in their respective versions of the proposed 2019 national budget worth P3.757 trillion.

 

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the bicameral panel will use the 2019 National Expenditure Program (NEP) as point of reference, but will also consider the House and Senate versions of the General Appropriations Bill (GAB).

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Senate Approves on 2nd Reading Bill Granting Survivorship Benefits to Children, Parents of Deceased Retired Officials of Constitutional Offices

January 22, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Senate has approved on second reading the proposed bill granting survivorship benefits to dependent children or surviving parents of deceased retired officials of constitutional offices.

Legarda, author of Senate Bill No. 1917, said that at present, Republic Act No. 10084 only provides benefits to the surviving legitimate spouse of the deceased retired officials of the Commission on Audit (COA), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Commission on Elections (COMELEC), and the Ombudsman.

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Senate Approves 2019 National Budget on Third Reading

January 21, 2019

The Senate today unanimously passed on third and final reading the 2019 General Appropriations Bill (GAB).

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the Senate is now ready to go to a bicameral meeting and will be waiting advice from the House of Representatives for a proposed schedule to reconcile the differences in their respective versions of the 2019 national budget.

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Legarda Urges Antiqueños to go Zero Waste

January 17, 2019

In observance of National Zero Waste Month, Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda urged Antiqueños to adopt a zero waste lifestyle and wants all communities to practise Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) starting with barangays in San Jose de Buenavista.

Last January 14, 2019, through Legarda’s initiative, the Mother Earth Foundation led by Sonia Mendoza conducted ESWM workshop for barangay leaders and environmental officers of the Municipality of San Jose, which she envisions to be a model for proper waste segregation at source, composting and recycling.

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Inday Loren Joins Call for Peaceful and Secure Elections

January 13, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda today joined calls for the conduct of peaceful and secure campaign and elections in the Province of Antique.

“I am one with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in calling for the conduct of safe and peaceful campaigning and elections,” said Legarda, who is running for Congressman of the Lone District of Antique.