• On the 123rd year celebration of the country’s independence, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda said that Filipinos should continue to have a shared vision of protecting our hard-fought independence and, in the context of the present times, of fighting for freedom against poverty and vulnerability.

    “We have won against oppression by colonial forces more than a century ago, but our people continue to suffer from many other forms of oppression. A true independent nation is a nation where people live in contentment without experiencing suffering, where everyone has access to fundamental socio-economic services, and where growth is inclusive and equitable,” Legarda said.

     
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    27 September 2018 | Pandan Central School, Pandan Antique



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    On the 123rd year celebration of the country’s independence, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda said that Filipinos should continue to have a shared vision of protecting our hard-fought independence and, in the context of the present times, of fighting for freedom against poverty and vulnerability.

    “We have won against oppression by colonial forces more than a century ago, but our people continue to suffer from many other forms of oppression. A true independent nation is a nation where people live in contentment without experiencing suffering, where everyone has access to fundamental socio-economic services, and where growth is inclusive and equitable,” Legarda said.

    On the 123rd year celebration of the country’s independence, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda urges Filipinos to continue embodying a vision for freedom, this time from our throwaway culture as she called for unity in building a pollution-free environment.

    “This Independence Day reminds us of how, more than a century ago, we were able to break free from the clutches of colonial oppression and inequality. The current generation, however, continues to wage war for freedom – from pollution, environmental degradation, and climate change. We continue to live in a highly-polluted environment that has placed us in a cycle of disruption, disaster vulnerability, and poverty,” Legarda said.

    In observance of the Coral Triangle Day today, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda stressed the importance of conserving and preserving the country’s coral reefs to sustain the basic needs of Filipinos and promote livelihood.

    “Beyond aesthetics, the degradation of coral reefs directly affects our daily lives, specifically our health, food supply, and livelihood. Thus, we have to continuously educate our people about its vital role in the continuity of life in the sea,” Legarda said.


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    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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