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Legarda Pushes for Mandatory Nutrition Program in Schools

August 31, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has filed a bill (Senate Bill No. 416) proposing mandatory child nutrition program in all public elementary schools and barangay day care centers in order to address the country’s worsening state of malnutrition.

Legarda pointed out that the country’s chronic malnutrition rate has increased from 30.3% in 2013 to 33.5 % in 2015 based on latest Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) data. Moreover, a study by the international organization Save The Children showed that 1 in 3 Filipino children suffers from stunting.

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Legarda Supports ‘Budget for Real Change’

August 30, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed support to the administration’s major thrusts in the national budget and said that the Senate will work on ensuring that the people’s money will flow back to them through programs that are beneficial to all.

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Opening Statement: Briefing by the Development Budget Coordinating Committee on the Proposed FY 2017 National Government Budget

August 30, 2016

Opening Statement Senator Loren Legarda
Chair, Senate Committee on Finance
Briefing by the Development Budget Coordinating Committee
on the Proposed FY 2017 National Government Budget
30 August 2016 | Senate of the Philippines
Good morning.
Today, the Development Budget Coordinating Committee (DBCC) will brief us on the proposed P3.35 Trillion National Government Budget for 2017.
As we open discussions on the 2017 national budget, I would like to stress on the importance of the task laid before us.
Your Committee […]

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Legarda Pushes for Water Sector Reform

August 29, 2016

In a bid to address the challenges in the water sector, Senator Loren Legarda has asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to convene a technical working group to rationalize all the water agencies in the country.

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P75 a day for food in jail urged

August 29, 2016

HOW COULD P50 cover three decent meals?

Surprised at the meager funding, Sen. Loren Legarda has called for a higher food budget for the country’s prisoners, saying they deserve “humane” meals even while serving time for criminal offenses.

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Five Jurors to Deliberate on Proposals for Phl Pavilion in 2017 Venice Art Biennale

August 28, 2016

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, will hold the deliberations on the submitted curatorial proposals for the Philippine Pavilion in the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia on August 29, 2016 at the NCCA in Manila.

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Loren eyes more PH museums

August 27, 2016

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur – A lawmaker has sought the establishment of regional museums promoting traditional folk arts and local cultural treasures in the country.

The proposal of Sen. Loren Legarda is aimed at replicating the existing school of living traditions in Suyo, Ilocos Sur in which the cultures, arts and dances of cultural minorities in the province are taught to the younger generations.

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Legarda Wants Folk Arts Museums in Every Region

August 26, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has filed a bill (Senate Bill No. 420) that will mandate regional museums to promote traditional folk arts and local cultural treasures.

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Legarda Calls for Convergence Among Gov’t Agencies to Boost Micro Enterprises

August 25, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today called for convergence among government agencies that have programs for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to make sure that the government is able to provide assistance to as many individuals and communities as possible.

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Legarda: Weavers and Embroiderers from Aklan, La Union, Laguna Featured at the Nat’l Museum

August 23, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to view and observe demonstrations by weavers and embroiderers from Laguna, Aklan and La Union this week at the National Museum of Anthropology (NMA) in Manila.

Featured at the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino textile gallery of the NMA on August 25-27, 2016 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) are the piña weavers from Kalibo, Aklan, silk weavers from Bacnotan, La Union, and embroiderers from Lumban, Laguna.

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