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Senator Legarda Comes Home to Antique (Day 1 – January 11, 2018)

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Senator Loren Legarda is welcomed by students during her visit to her home province of Antique. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, launched several projects and checked the progress of ongoing development projects and programs within the province. She said that she wants to ensure that the programs of various agencies of government are implemented well and actually benefit the people.

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Senator Loren Legarda explains the various programs for health, education, livelihood, employment, and other social services that Antiqueños can avail of during her visit to her home province of Antique. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said, “I wanted to come home to my province to personally witness how the programs of government are actually benefitting the people and to assess what still needs to be done for my fellow Antiqueños and for all Filipinos. These projects that we have in Antique are the same projects that we have in the rest of the country. By seeing the implementation of these projects, we would know which are effective and which need to be improved.”

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Senator Loren Legarda is warmly welcomed by Antiqueños during her visit to her home province to launch several projects and check the implementation of government programs. Legarda said, “I am hopeful that these programs will help improve the lives of Antiqueños and we shall not stop until we have fully unlocked the potential of Antique. This is also what we want to happen in all our communities nationwide. Our country and all Filipinos certainly deserve more. It is not enough that we fund programs that would address the needs and concerns of the Filipino people, we must also make sure that the people know, understand and are able to access these programs. Through these government programs, we must be able to uplift the lives of our people.”

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Senator Loren Legarda leads the ceremonial groundbreaking of the proposed site of the Institute of Living Tradition in Antique, her home province. This is an institute for technical, basic and higher education, both formal and non-formal, in the traditional or indigenous knowledge systems, practices and skills of multi-cultural Philippines. It is envisioned to be an important center and laboratory for the protection, promotion and development of the province’s communal traditions.

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Senator Loren Legarda, with (from left) Antique Vice Governor Edgar Denosta, Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Fernando Corvera and Provincial Tourism Officer Ramlo Villaluna, at the proposed site of the Weaving Center in Antique, which aims to preserve and promote the weaving tradition in the province. Legarda visited her home province of Antique to launch several projects including those for cultural promotion and assistance to indigenous communities.

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Senator Loren Legarda, with Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao and Vice Governor Edgar Denosta, leads the groundbreaking of the New Legislative Building at the Old Provincial Capitol in San Jose, Antique. Legarda visited her home province of Antique to launch several projects and check the progress of ongoing development projects and programs within the province.

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Senator Loren Legarda is warmly welcomed by Antiqueños and employees at the Provincial Capitol during her visit to her home province of Antique. Aside from launching several projects for the province, Legarda checked the implementation of government programs to know which are effective and which need to be improved.

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Senator Loren Legarda at the Provincial Capitol of Antique during her visit to her home province to launch projects and check the implementation of ongoing programs. Behind Legarda is a photo of her great granduncle, Vicente Gella, who was a Governor of Antique.

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Senator Loren Legarda, with officials of Antique led by Governor Rhodora Cadiao and representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), leads the launch of the Malandog River Rehabilitation and Development Project. The project aims to protect the river for its contribution to the province’s environment, the people, culture, and economy.

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Senator Loren Legarda at the Malandog River in Hamtic, Antique. Legarda visited her home province of Antique to launch several projects including the Malandog River Rehabilitation and Development Project, which aims to protect the river for its contribution to the province’s environment, the people, culture, and economy.

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Senator Loren Legarda leads the launch of the Bantayog Wika (Language Marker) in Antique. Legarda visited her home province of Antique to launch several projects including those for cultural promotion and assistance to indigenous communities.