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Greetings from Senator Loren Legarda

December 31, 2015

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill.

In the new year, may our lives be about giving and giving generously. A Blessed New Year!

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Legarda Hopes for a Better, More Resilient Year Ahead

December 30, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today said she looks forward to a better year ahead for the country, particularly in terms of pursuing sustainable, inclusive and resilient development.

Legarda, who chairs the Senate committees on finance, climate change, and cultural communities, said she is hopeful that government programs for 2016 will not only provide for the basic needs of citizens but also proactively address the risks that threaten meaningful progress.

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Let Us All Be Environmental Heroes Like Rizal – Legarda

December 29, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda called on the Filipinos to follow the example of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, whose 119th death anniversary will be commemorated tomorrow, December 30, and emulate his philosophy and commitment to environmental care and management.

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Legarda urges public to ‘be environmental heroes like Rizal’

December 29, 2015

Sen.Loren Legarda urged all Filipinos on Tuesday to be “environmental heroes” just like national hero Dr. Jose Rizal who had a special commitment to environmental care and management.

She made the call as the 119th death anniversary of Rizal will be commemorated on Wednesday, December 30.

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Legarda on LJM: ‘She had gravitas…. sometimes she’s also childlike’

December 26, 2015

“SHE had the gravitas not many people have. Sometimes she is also childlike.”

This was how Senator Loren Legarda remembered the editor in chief of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc, who passed away on Christmas Eve.

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Legarda on Letty Magsanoc: Esteemed Journalist, Exemplary Editor, Sincere Friend

December 26, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda expressed her condolences to the family of Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc, who passed away on December 24, saying that her passing “leaves a void and tugs at the heart.”

“Letty’s work ethic is remarkable and her nose for news is a gift. She had the gravitas not many people have. Sometimes she is also childlike,” said Legarda of the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s longest-serving editor-in-chief.

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Legarda: PNoy Signs P3.002T Resilient, Sustainable and Inclusive Budget for 2016

December 22, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today said that President Benigno Aquino III has signed the 2016 national budget worth Php3.002 Trillion.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that she is proud of the work they have done for this budget which will be an instrument to building a resilient, sustainable and inclusive economy.

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Legarda: 2016 Nat’l Budget Promotes Green Schools

December 19, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the proposed 2016 national budget includes provisions that promote green school buildings.

Legarda has introduced special provisions under the budget of the Department of Education (DepEd) that require the establishment of vegetable gardens, rainwater collection systems, and materials recovery facilities (MRF) in public schools.

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Congress Funds Nat’l Coral Restoration Program

December 16, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will commence a nationwide coral restoration program next year after Congress has approved its funding.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said she introduced funding for the National Coral Restoration Program because “as an archipelagic nation with 240 million hectares of marine area, the protection of marine ecosystems, primarily through massive coral restoration, should be a priority of government.”

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Legarda Pushes for Preservation of Gabaldon Schools in 2016 Nat’l Budget

December 15, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda has pushed for strengthened measures in preserving Gabaldon school buildings and other heritage school buildings in the country through a special provision under the proposed 2016 national budget.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Finance and Cultural Communities, introduced a special provision under the budget of the Department of Education (DepEd) prohibiting the demolition of Gabaldon school buildings and other heritage school buildings.

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