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Legarda Bats for Enhanced Resilience of Electric Coops

January 19, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the importance of enhancing the resilience to disasters and climate change impacts of electric cooperatives in the country.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change and Finance, made the statement during the committee hearing on the proposed Electric Cooperatives Disaster Management Fund under Senate Bill No. 1253 authored by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian.

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Legarda bats for regulation of plastic bags use to protect marine resources

January 19, 2017

To help prevent oceans from carrying more plastic than fish as projected in one study, Sen. Loren B. Legarda on Thursday again called for the regulation of the use of plastic bags in the country.

Legarda made the statement after the Ellen MacArthur Foundation released a report, titled “The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics”, which revealed that the world produced 20 times more plastic in 2014 (311 million tons) than in 1964 (15 million tons). At this rate, the report said oceans are expected to contain more plastic than fish (by weight) by year 2050.

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Legarda Bats for Regulation of Plastic Bags Use as Report Says More Plastic than Fish in Oceans by 2050

January 19, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the regulation of the use of plastic bags to help prevent oceans from carrying more plastic than fish as projected in one study.

Legarda made the call as she noted a 2016 report, The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which showed that the world produced 20 times more plastic in 2014 (311 million tonnes) than it did in 1964 (15 million tonnes) and at this rate, oceans are expected to contain more plastic than fish (by weight) by the year 2050.

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Legarda Welcomes Almario as NCCA Chair, Ensures Support for Arts and Culture in 2017 Budget

January 13, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today ensured that the government will continue to support the arts and culture sector under the 2017 national budget as she welcomed the election of National Artist for Literature, Virgilio S. Almario, as the new chairperson of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Almario was elected to the position following the end of term of Professor Felipe de Leon, Jr.

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Mensahe: Seremonya sa Panunumpa ng Tagapangulo ng NCCA, National Artist Virgilio S. Almario

January 12, 2017

Mensahe ni Senador Loren Legarda
Seremonya sa Panunumpa ng Tagapangulo ng NCCA, National Artist Virgilio S. Almario
12 Enero 2017, NCCA Gallery
 
Una sa lahat, nais ko magpasalamat sa dating Tagapangulo ng NCCA, Propesor Felipe de Leon Jr. Maraming magagandang proyekto ang naisakatuparan sa ilalim ng kaniyang panunungkulan, kabilang na ang pagbibigay ng patuloy na suporta sa ating mga katutubo at sa mga Schools of Living Tradition o SLTs, pagpapaunlad sa iba’t ibang uri ng sining, at pagpapalawak sa kaalaman ng mga Filipino […]

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Senator Loren Legarda Proposes Philippine Space Act

January 12, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda has proposed the Senate Bill No. 1259 or the Philippine Space Act (PhilSA). Read on to know more about it.

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Legarda: 2017 Budget Funds Increase in Combat Duty and Incentive Pay of Cops, Soldiers

January 11, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said that uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will continue to receive their increased combat duty and incentive pay under the 2017 national budget.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that P12.1 billion has been allocated under the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund for the said purpose.

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Things we would like to see in 2017

January 11, 2017

In our country, 2016 ended with Senator Loren Legarda promising to legislate a separate department for culture and the arts. The issue may sound trivial to many, but this writer agrees with the good senadora. We should be serious about our history, culture and the arts, and government should put together the disparate agencies in charge of our cultural heritage under central management. We have the National Museum, the National Library, the National Historical Institute, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Cultural Center, several film development agencies, and God knows whatever else.

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Legarda: 2017 Budget Funds Centenarian Law, Rice Allowance for 4Ps

January 10, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the 2017 national budget includes funding, for the first time, for the Centenarian Law and rice allowance for beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

Funding for the two programs, as well as other programs for indigent Filipinos, especially senior citizens and children, is part of the 2017 budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) worth P128 billion.

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Legarda Welcomes 70 Years of PHL-France Relations

January 9, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said she looks forward to further deepening the ties between the Philippines and France as the two nations commemorate this year the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Philippines-France diplomatic relations.

Legarda made the statement during the meeting of Philippine Senators with visiting French senators of the France-Southeast Asia Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group.

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