• As the principal author of the Philippine Innovation Act, Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda expressed that innovation and competitiveness should be mainstreamed as vital components of the country’s national development and sustainable economic growth.

    “Innovation is a vital component of the country’s development policies. Thus, we have to mainstream innovation and competitiveness in all government programs. If implemented properly, this will help bolster active micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), produce a highly skilled workforce, and promote competitiveness through the use and adoption of technological advancements in our different industries and sectors,” Legarda said.

     
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  • Inauguration of the Gabaldon Building in Pandan Central School
    27 September 2018 | Pandan Central School, Pandan Antique



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    Antique is not only favored with rich cultural heritage, fascinating historical background and astonishing environmental landscape. It is also blessed with a leader who listens to the people and is willing to go the extra mile for them. Antique’s way to progress is unstoppable. Its new age has begun as the rising star of Panay, of the country. Because of Loren, the world will soon learn about the beauty and abundance of Antique and its people.

    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.

    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.


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    Created the National Solid Waste Management Commission which aims to establish segregation among garbage and wastes.

    This Act shall establish the framework for the accelerated development and advancement of renewable energy resources, and the development of a strategic program to increase its utilization.

    This bill seeks to amend RA 7432, as amended by RA 9257, in order to address the above concerns of our valued senior citizens by: a) increasing the discount granted to them to thirty-two percent (32%); b) imposing stiffer penalties to pharmacies and drug stores which refuse to honor senior citizen card issued by the government; and c) providing them free vaccination against influenza virus and other pneumococcal disease prior to their discharge from any government hospital where he or […]


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  • What They Say

    I am at the NYT Art Leaders Network Conference in Berlin today and they were just saying that the Philippines are the next big market place to watch. So you know you are right in the heart, perfect place. I am thinking you know exactly what you are doing.
    — Giorgio Guglielmino, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to the Republic of the Philippines.

    Isa po kayo sa pinakamahalagang regalo na natanggap ko sa buong buhay ko ma’am. Maraming maraming salamat po sa inyo ma’am dahil nakasama ko po ang aking pamilya at buo po kami ngayong pasko. Sa lahat lahat po ng tulong nyo para madugtungan ang buhay ko at maranasan ko pa po ang ganitong pagkakataon. Masaya po akong ibalita sa inyo ma’am na as of now po, magaling na po ako. Andito na po ako sa bahay kasama ang aking pamilya. Once a month check up and monitoring na lang po and vitamins. I hope tuloy tuloy na po na maayos ang lahat ma’am. THANK YOU PO ma’am and my prayers for you always sana palagi po kayong healthy at mahabang mahaba pang panahon para mas marami pa po kayong matutulungan ma’am. Sana soon makita ko po kayo ng personal ma’am ….Merry Christmas po.

    — Rowena Lobo

    I have come to greatly admire the leadership of Senator Loren Legarda.

    Some of the legislation that she has not only introduced but enacted, are now being regarded as model for many other countries around the world. She has been a passionate advocate for many years and she is now in a position of great authority and influence in the Senate. I meet with a lot of leaders around the world who deal with the climate issue. It really is a genuine pleasure to work with Senator Legarda.

    — Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States of America


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