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Coron Island in 4th Episode of Protected Areas Series

December 28, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the fourth episode of the documentary series Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, which features the beautiful and pristine island of Coron in Palawan.

“Coron Island is simply a paradise. It boasts of limestones that are 216 million years old with unique ‘karst’ topography, crystal clear lakes and lagoons, and virgin beaches where one can sink his or her tired feet in warm, powdery white sand. It is a place where anyone gets a soul-soothing view of the sun setting in the horizon,” Legarda said.

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Legarda Encourages Filipinos to Prepare “Slow Food” for the Holidays

December 23, 2017

In time for the holiday season, Senator Loren Legarda urged Filipino families to prepare “slow food”—as an alternative to serving fast and processed food—in order to support local cuisines and traditional cooking, as well as the local businesses that comprise and imbibe the principles behind the slow food movement in the Philippines.

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Legarda Seeks Justice for Slain Lumads

December 23, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda strongly condemned the killing of eight (8) Lumads including their chieftain, Datu Victor Danyan, in Barangay Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato last December 3 allegedly by military forces.

Legarda expressed outrage over the incident, noting reports that the victims were farmers who were harvesting their produce when the shooting happened.

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Camotes Island Featured in Protected Areas Series

December 21, 2017

On the third week of the docu-series Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, Senator Loren Legarda enjoins the public to watch the episode on the Camotes Island Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve, which is described as a precious fortress in Central Visayas.

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Legarda: 2018 Budget to Sustain Growth in the Agriculture Sector

December 21, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the 2018 national budget, which was already signed by the President into law, will further boost progress for the more than 11 million farmers and fisherfolks in the country.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the approved budget of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and attached agencies for next year is Php110.075 Billion, the 7th highest allocation in the 2018 budget.

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Legarda: President Duterte Enacts P3.767-Trillion 2018 National Budget

December 19, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed into law the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) amounting to Php3.767 Trillion—the highest allocation by any administration.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, reiterated that the 2018 GAA is a makatao or pro-people budget that places heavy importance on providing for the actual needs of the Filipinos, such as education, healthcare, livelihood, shelter, peace and order, and other support and services to the public.