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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Presidential Communications Operations Office

October 12, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Presidential Communications Operations Office
Secretary Martin Andanar
 
Mr. President,
 
I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of the Honorable Jose Ruperto Martin Marfori Andanar as Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.
 
Effective communication is an important life skill that enables us to better understand and connect with the people around us. I believe that President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Secretary Andanar to his post with full […]

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Legarda Calls for Integration of Mental Health Services into Nat’l Health System

October 10, 2016

In observance of World Mental Health Day on October 10, Senator Loren Legarda urged the government to create a comprehensive national mental health policy in order to provide adequate care for Filipino patients with mental health problems, especially the poor.

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Legarda Wants Full Electrification of all Households, Sitios

October 9, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda said she will push for full electrification of all barangays, sitios and households in the country through appropriate funding in the national budget as she welcomed the European Union’s (EU) support for the Philippines’ rural electrification targets.

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Legarda Renews Call for PHL Ratification of Paris Agreement as it Takes Effect Soon

October 8, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the government should expedite the process of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change for the country to benefit from the pact, which will take effect next month.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and Global Champion for Resilience of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), made the statement after the threshold for entry into force of the Paris Agreement was achieved.

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Legarda Asks DFA to Fasttrack Ratification of Treaties on Asian Infra Investment Bank and Climate Change

October 7, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to oversee the immediate ratification of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Treaty and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change during the Senate hearing on the agency’s proposed budget for 2017.

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Keynote Address: 4th EU-Philippines Meeting on Energy

October 7, 2016

Keynote Address of Senator Loren Legarda
4th EU-Philippines Meeting on Energy
7 October 2016 | Makati Shangri-La Hotel
 
Allow me first to congratulate the organizers of the 4th EU-Philippine Meeting on Energy. This meeting could not have come at a better time as our government is currently undertaking a review of the Philippine energy policy.
 
I also welcome the launching of the “Access to Sustainable Energy Programme (ASEP)” which seeks to assist the Philippine Government towards meeting its rural electrification […]

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Legarda Bats for Integration of Phl Arts and Culture in Educational System

October 6, 2016

“Our culture is our story as a nation,” said Senator Loren Legarda as she proposed the integration and mainstreaming of Philippine arts and culture in the country’s educational system.

In filing Senate Bill No. 387, Legarda proposed the creation of a cultural education program that will integrate arts and culture in the curricula for basic and tertiary education and technical-vocational courses.

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Legarda Renews Call for PHL Ratification of Paris Climate Pact as Entry Into Force Seen Soon

October 5, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the government should expedite the process of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change for the country to benefit from the pact, which is seen to take effect within the year.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and Global Champion for Resilience of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), made the statement following developments in the status of ratification of the Agreement.

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Legarda Supports DA’s Programs for Sustainable Agri, Urges Use of Unobligated Funds

October 4, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed her support for the programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to improve agricultural productivity, increase the income of farmers, and promote food security and sustainable farming as she urged the agency to ensure that unobligated funds are spent.

During the hearing on the proposed 2017 budget of the DA, Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, said she supports the Department’s program to give free irrigation to farmers to increase productivity and hopes it can be done within the year if the DA can use its remaining unobligated funds under the 2015 budget.

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Legarda Bats for Improved Benefits for Teachers on World Teachers’ Day

October 4, 2016

In celebration of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, Senator Loren Legarda lauded the dedication of those in the teaching profession and pushed for the approval of a measure that would provide greater benefits for teachers.

“We should never take for granted the difference our mentors created in our lives. A sincere appreciation of their work by sending our personal thanks to them would inspire them and uplift their morale. But we should also pursue the changes we eagerly want for our teachers especially through improved benefits and other privileges,” said Legarda.

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