Legarda Expresses Support for Duterte Administration

June 30, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda expressed her full support to President Rodrigo Duterte as he was officially sworn in today as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines.

Legarda said she acknowledges the issues that the President raised in his inaugural speech, such as the need to restore people’s faith and trust in government, and vowed to work with the administration to address these matters.

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Sen. Legarda urges Antiquenos to support Pres. Duterte’s zero tolerance for corruption, drugs and criminality

June 30, 2016

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique — Senator Loren Legarda rallied Antiquenos to support President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s zero tolerance for corruption, drugs and criminality.

In her speech, Legarda, who administered Thursday’s oath-taking of elected officials in Antique, said that Antiquenos should join the campaign of the new president and not let their children be destroyed by syndicates.

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Legarda Reports Legislative Accomplishments in 16th Congress

June 29, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda, a three-term senator who chairs the Senate Committees on Finance, Climate Change, and Cultural Communities has authored and sponsored 22 laws in the 16thCongress, covering the period between 2013 and 2016.

Legarda filed 146 bills as author and 64 bills as co-author. Twenty-two (22) of these bills are now laws. She authored 70 resolutions and co-authored 40 others. She also sponsored Senate concurrence in the ratification of two international treaties.

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Legarda Hails Enactment of NBI Modernization, Batanes Responsible Tourism

June 28, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the enactment of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Reorganization and Modernization Act (RA 10867) and the Batanes Responsible Tourism Act (RA 10866).

Legarda is a co-author of RA 10867, which mandates the modernization of the NBI through acquisition of state-of-the-art intelligence and forensic equipment, and maintaining an elite and competent personnel through the provision of competitive compensation packages, including training, insurance benefits and scholarship grants for NBI agents and employees.

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Loren and Nedy bring native weavers to Rustan’s

June 27, 2016

A long advocate of our indigenous heritage and responsible for creating the country’s first permanent textile gallery, the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino at the National Museum, Sen. Legarda acknowledged the concerted efforts from different sectors in extending support to our SLTs. “We thank Rustan’s for supporting this advocacy and giving us the venue, the full support for this. What better way to provide livelihood than giving support to the schools of living tradition of our indigenous peoples and at the same time making a viable economic enterprise. If we don’t take care of our nature and culture, who else will?”

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