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Legarda: Dayaw Season 2 Ends in Style

December 7, 2016

Dayaw season 2 literally ends in style as the last episode explores the significance of materials used by indigenous peoples to adorn the body.

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the season 2 finale, “Karangyaan – Celebrating the Body (part 2)” on December 8, 6:00 pm on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) and ANC HD.

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Senate Concurs in Ratification of AIIB Treaty

December 6, 2016

The Philippine Senate on Monday concurred in the ratification of the Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), said Senator Loren Legarda, who sponsored the Committee Report on the AIIB Treaty.

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Legarda Lauds LGUs for Successful Implementation of Climate Adaptation Programs

December 5, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda lauded the ten (10) winners of the inaugural Climate-Adaptive and Disaster-Resilient (CLAD) Awards for Cities and Municipalities for their exemplary programs, urging other local government units (LGUs) to adopt and replicate their best practices in order to strengthen community resilience to disasters and climate change.

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Sentro Rizal’s Expansion Will Boost Cultural Exchange, Cooperation with Other Countries – Legarda

December 3, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda commended the continued expansion of Sentro Rizal, saying that it is a great opportunity to promote cultural exchange among different countries, allowing the rest of the world to further understand and appreciate Filipino culture, arts and language.

Sentro Rizal (SR) is the international cultural arm of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). It was recognized by virtue of Section 42 of Republic Act 10066 known as the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009, which specifies a center “whose main purpose is the promotion of Philippine arts, culture and language throughout the world.”

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Legarda: Filipino Tradition of Adornment Celebrated in Last 2 Episodes of Dayaw

November 30, 2016

The last two episodes (Episodes 5 and 6) of Dayaw season 2 will look into the rich tradition of adornment in Filipino culture.

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the two-part episode on “Karangyaan – Celebrating the Body” on December 1 and 8, 6:00pm on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) and ANC HD.

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Work double time

November 30, 2016

While her colleagues are preoccupied with public hearings on controversial national issues “in aid of legislation,” Senator Loren Legarda has been literally working double time. This is not to praise her because she does not need any. But I just found out from official press releases issued yesterday from her office that she is currently handling two important legislative measures.

According to her office, the Senators approved last Monday night in marathon sessions the proposed 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA) bill. As chairperson of the Senate committee on finance, Legarda is shepherding the approval of the GAA bill.

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Legarda Sponsors Senate Concurrence in AIIB Treaty

November 30, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda sponsored on Tuesday the committee report seeking the Senate’s concurrence in the ratification of the Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Senators approved the report on second reading.

Legarda, who chaired the hearing of the Sub-Committee on Foreign Relations for the AIIB Treaty, said that membership to the AIIB would help achieve its growth targets through accelerated infrastructure spending.

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Sama and Tausug Weaving and Embroidery Featured at the National Museum

November 30, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to join the lecture and weaving demonstrations featuring Sama and Tausug Weaving and Embroidery on December 2 and 3, 2016, at the Manlilikha ng Bayan Hall, 3rd Floor, National Museum of Anthropology, Manila.

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Senate, House Convene Bicam on 2017 Nat’l Budget

November 29, 2016

The Senate and the House of Representatives convened today the bicameral conference committee to reconcile the differences in their respective versions of the proposed 2017 national budget worth P3.350 trillion.

The bicam was convened after the Senate approved on Monday the proposed 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

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Sponsorship Speech: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

November 29, 2016

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
29 November 2016 | Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues:
 
I have the honor to seek approval of proposed Senate Resolution No. 241, titled “Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank” prepared and submitted by the Committee on Foreign Relations on November 22, 2016 per its Committee Report No. 11.
 
Asia’s Massive Infrastructure Needs
 
Asia faces a massive infrastructure deficit.
 
The daily traffic crawl in […]

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