Legarda Seeks to Expand Solo Parents Law

July 31, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has proposed amendments to Republic Act No. 8972, or the Solo Parents Welfare Act, aimed at reducing financial burden carried by solo parents.

In filing Senate Bill No. 243, Legarda acknowledges the fact that even with the privileges provided for solo parents under the current law, additional support is needed by solo parents in the face of economic turmoil characterized by skyrocketing prices, poverty and massive unemployment.

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Legarda Wants Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage for PWDs

July 30, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has filed a measure that will mandate the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth to automatically enroll persons with disability (PWDs) in its health insurance program.

“Persons with disability have special healthcare needs and require more frequent visits to healthcare providers. Through this measure, we want to ensure that PWDs are covered by PhilHealth at no cost to them,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Pushes for Creation of Housing Department

July 28, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has filed a bill seeking to create the Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD) which aims to address the country’s housing needs and other related issues through an efficient and holistic national shelter program.

“The Philippine housing sector is replete with enormous challenges, spanning the issues of ever-increasing need for affordable housing provisions, limited access to housing finance, the need for more sustainable housing solutions, and the need to relocate families and households to safer grounds on account of increasing threats of disasters,” Legarda stressed.

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Legarda Files Bill Against Racial, Religious and Gender Discrimination

July 27, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has filed a bill seeking to prohibit discrimination, profiling, violence and all forms of intolerance against persons based on ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, language and disability, amid the growing number of cases involving discriminatory acts in the Philippines.

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Legarda Expresses Support for President Duterte’s 10-Point Economic Agenda

July 25, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed her support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s Ten-Point Economic Agenda and said that she has filed several proposed measures that would complement the President’s plan of action.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance in the 16th Congress, welcomed the administration’s pronouncement that it will maintain current macroeconomic policies.

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