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Legarda: Knowledge Without Application Is A Waste Of Brainpower, Awareness Without Action Is A Waste Of Principle

June 24, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today challenged this year’s graduating batch of the University of the Philippines Diliman to never lose the spirit of inquiry and insatiable curiosity, to always strive for excellence, and to pursue the never-ending aspiration of an Isko and Iska to attain academic freedom and contribute to the betterment of this country.

Legarda, who graduated cum laude from the University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts, major in Broadcast Communications degree, made the statement at the 107th General Commencement Exercises of the University where she herself was the Commencement Speaker and an awardee of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa.


Legarda to Receive Doctor of Laws Degree Honoris Causa from UP

June 23, 2018

The University of the Philippines will confer upon Senator Loren Legarda the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, on 24 June 2018 (Sunday), during the 107th General Commencement Exercises of the University where Legarda will be the Commencement Speaker.


Legarda Hails Enactment of Mental Health Act

June 22, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the President’s signing into law of the Mental Health Act (Republic Act No. 11036), which seeks to provide affordable and accessible mental health services for Filipinos suffering from mental disabilities.

Legarda, co-author of the measure, said that a law dedicated to enhancing the delivery of mental health services to the people is an integral part of the Philippine health care system given the growing number of mental disabilities left untreated due to lack of facilities as well as physicians who are trained to specialize in the treatment of these mental conditions.


Bamboo industry takes centerstage in Date 2018

June 22, 2018

Last year, the Senate Bill 1478 or the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Act of 2017 was proposed which Senate Committee on Finance and Climate Change Loren Legarda had been known to support. The bill seeks to create a bamboo industry in the Philippines competitive enough to provide opportunities for local employment and to establish bamboo-based enterprises by ensuring that the industry has sufficient supply of quality raw materials. This is proposed to be done through bamboo nurseries and plantations.


Dayaw Features Two Icons of Filipino Catholic Faith

June 21, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the first episode of Dayaw Season 5, featuring two icons of the Catholic faith, on Thursday, June 21, at 6:00 pm.

Aired on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), the first episode, “Ang Niño at Ang Nazareno”, tackles the significance of the Nuestro Señor Cristo Nazareno and the Santo Niño in the lives of Filipino devotees.


Senator Loren Legarda Returns With Fifth Season Of “Dayaw” On ANC

June 20, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the fifth season of “Dayaw”, which will premiere on June 21, Thursday, at 6 PM on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).

The six-part award-winning cultural documentary program that focuses on the rich and vibrant culture and living traditions of the Filipinos is a partnership between ANC and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and conceptualized and hosted by Legarda.