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Legarda: Improved Feeding Program for Children Under 2017 Nat’l Budget

December 20, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is expected to improve with the additional budget allocated for it in the proposed 2017 national budget.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that funds within the Department were realigned to add one billion pesos to the SFP.

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Legarda: Free Irrigation for Farmers in 2017 Nat’l Budget

December 18, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that another important highlight of the 2017 national budget is the government subsidy on the irrigation service fees (ISF) being paid by farmers to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

The P2 billion additional allocation for NIA under the proposed 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA) is intended to cover the ISF collected by the agency from farmers’ associations.

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Legarda: Free Tuition For All in SUCs Under 2017 Nat’l Budget

December 16, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that all students who will enroll in any state university and college (SUC) in the country, including the University of the Philippines (UP), will no longer pay for tuition fee starting next school year as it will now be funded under the 2017 national budget.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that this is the purpose of the additional P8 billion allocation under the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

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Legarda: All Filipinos Covered by PhilHealth in 2017 Nat’l Budget

December 15, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the 2017 national budget will provide healthcare assistance to all Filipinos.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that additional P3 billion was allocated to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to ensure coverage for all Filipinos.

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All Filipinos are covered by PhilHealth: Legarda

December 15, 2016

MANILA – Any non-member of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is automatically covered upon availment of healthcare service in all public hospitals, Senator Loren Legarda said on Thursday.

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Bicam Approves Proposed 2017 National Budget

December 13, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda announced that the bicameral conference committee approved today the proposed P3.350 trillion national budget for 2017 following the consolidation of the respective versions of the Senate and House of Representatives.

The bicam report will be presented by Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, and Rep. Karlo Nograles, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, to their respective chambers during the session today for ratification before the same is submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte for his signature.

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Legarda Files Bill to Protect Critical First 1,000 Days of Life

December 12, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has filed a bill that will improve the health and life expectancy of Filipino children by giving prime concern on the first 1,000 days of a baby’s life.

“The first 1,000 days of a baby’s life, which covers the nine months of a mother’s pregnancy until a child’s second birthday, is the foundation of a person’s future health, intellectual development, and motor and social skills. Good nutrition for mothers and babies at pregnancy and infancy stage is therefore crucial to sustain a sturdy foundation for a child’s well being,” said Legarda in filing Senate Bill No. 1257.

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PHL Pavilion from Venice Biennale now on view at UP’s Vargas Museum

December 11, 2016

After a fine showing at the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2015, the Patrick Flores-curated “Tie A String Around The World” exhibit has come home.

“Tie a String” features the works of Manuel Conde, Carlos Francisco, Manny Montelibano, and Jose Tence Ruiz and will be on view at the Vargas Museum in the Univesity of the Philippines in Diliman until February 18, 2017.

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Markers of our city’s memory, chaos & hope

December 10, 2016

In a darkly lit room with a perfect grid floor, nine muhons begin the narrative of Manila’s architectural past, present and future. The first that one sees from the entrance is a glass-and-light sculpture that depicts the Pasig River winding its way across Manila. The light from it pierces the dark room with clarity, a kind of cleanliness that stands as a metaphor for the river of the past.

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From Venice to PHL: ‘Tie A String’ Exhibit Comes Home

December 9, 2016

The Philippines’ comeback pavilion in the 2015 Venice Art Biennale is home.

On December 9, 2016, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda will open the homecoming of Tie A String Around The World – The Philippine Pavilion, which will be at the UP Vargas Museum, Diliman, Quezon City until February 18, 2017.

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