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Legarda Pushes for Prepaid SIM Card Registration

September 30, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda is calling for the urgent passage of a bill seeking for mandatory registration of all prepaid subscriber identity module (SIM) cards to avoid unregistered numbers to be utilized for malicious or any unlawful acts.

“If we can make postpaid mobile subscribers submit identification, why can’t we do the same for prepaid mobile phone users? With SIM cards registered, criminals and perpetrators who exploit the anonymity provided by prepaid SIM can be identified and tracked down easily,” Legarda stressed.

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Statement of Senator Loren Legarda on the Passing of Former Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago

September 29, 2016

“I mourn the passing of an esteemed colleague, an admirable and fearless woman, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. My sympathies are with her husband and the family she left behind. Her death leaves a huge void in the nation.

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Legarda committee vows funding for drug rehab centers

September 28, 2016

Sen. Loren Legarda, the committee chair asked the Senate’s Legislative Budget Research and Monitoring Division (LBRMO) to sit down with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Health (DOH) so that funds are provided for the construction of rehabilitation centers and other aspects of the rehabilitation work.

These include the construction of rehabilitation centers in the local government level “whether in capital outlay, capacity-building, blood testing or after care are all incorporated in the budgets,” she said.

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Hon. Benjamin Diokno, Secretary of DBM

September 28, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of Hon. Benjamin Diokno, Secretary of DBM
Mr. President,
As chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of the Honorable Benjamin Diokno as Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
Secretary Diokno’s competence is unquestionable, owing to his expertise in the field of economics and extensive experience in introducing reforms in the public sector.
His educational and career background […]

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Loren pushes higher SSF

September 27, 2016

The trade department should assist small businessmen through product development, product quality, good management, labeling and marketing through their personnel assigned in the provinces, said Senator Loren Legarda, chairman of the Senate committee on finance during the hearing on the agency’s 2017 budget.

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Legarda Urges DepEd to Build Green Schools, Restore Heritage School Buildings

September 27, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the Department of Education (DepEd) to build green schools and restore heritage school buildings in the country during the hearing on the proposed 2017 budget of the Department.

Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, reminded the DepEd to ensure that the new classrooms being built to address classroom shortage are climate-resilient.

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Legarda to Asian Judges: We Must Uphold the Rule of Law for the Sake of the Planet

September 26, 2016

“Do the future generations, our children and grandchildren, deserve the Earth we are leaving behind for them?” asked Senator Loren Legarda as she stressed the importance of upholding the rule of law in addressing climate change during the Third Asian Judges Symposium on Law, Policy and Climate Change organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), together with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Keynote Speech: Third Asian Judges Symposium on Law, Policy and Climate Change

September 26, 2016

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Third Asian Judges Symposium on Law, Policy and Climate Change
26 September 2016|ADB Headquarters, Mandaluyong City
 
At the outset, allow me to thank and congratulate the Asian Development Bank and its partners, the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the United Nations Environment Programme, for making climate change the central theme of this symposium.
 
Let me begin my presentation with a basic question: What is justice?
 
The answer is simple. Justice is giving everyone their […]

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Keynote Speech: Green Healing and its National and Global Perspective

September 25, 2016

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
International Academy of Medical Specialists, Inc.’s
6th Annual Convention
“Green Healing and its National and Global Perspective”
25 September 2016 | Novotel Hotel Manila, Quezon City
 
It is with great pleasure that I take part in this gathering of delegates from the health care sector. I see this as an opportunity to build stronger partnerships with you as we seek to create solutions for the growing social, economic and development challenges caused by environmental degradation and disasters arising […]

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Legarda Urges DTI to Prioritize Micro Enterprises in Poorest Areas in the Country

September 24, 2016

Recognizing the vital role of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in economic growth and poverty alleviation, Senator Loren Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, urged the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to reach out to the poorest sectors, especially those in regions with high poverty incidence, by providing them access to livelihood opportunities.

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