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Legarda Receives Outstanding Lady Senator Award from PAO

September 23, 2017

The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) led by Atty. Persida Rueda-Acosta has conferred on Senator Loren Legarda the Outstanding Lady Senator Award during the 6th Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys on September 21, 2017 at the Manila Hotel.

Legarda expressed her appreciation for the award, which was conferred in recognition of the Senator’s excellence and to show PAO’s appreciation of all the support she has shown to the agency.

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Legarda Pledges Increased Funding Support for MSMEs

September 22, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda has vowed to restore the one billion-peso budget of the Shared Service Facilities (SSF) Project of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which intends to increase the productivity of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by giving them access to efficient technologies, skills, knowledge, and systems.

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Announcement of PHL Rep to 2018 Venice Archi Biennale, Docu on 2015 PHL Pavilion Out Soon

September 21, 2017

The Philippines’ representative to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale will be known soon as a panel of international and local jurors is set to deliberate on the proposals submitted to the Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale (PAVB) Coordinating Committee.

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Senate panel OKs additional P1.68 B in 2018 CHED budget

September 21, 2017

Legarda also promised CHED that senators will find the best way to fund the free tuition law.

“We passed the law and without the P51 billion in the NEP (National Expenditure Program), we will find it and fund it so that all students will have free tertiary education,” she said.

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Legarda Urges PNP to Regain Public Trust, Allay Qualms

September 21, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda encouraged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to allay the public’s qualms on law enforcers’ ability to keep peace and order in the country and regain the people’s full confidence in the police force.

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Speech: 6th MCLE Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys

September 21, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
6th MCLE Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys
21 September 2017 | Manila Hotel
 
Foremost, I wish to thank the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) led by the Chief Public Attorney, Dr. Persida Rueda-Acosta for this recognition.
 
The greater honor, however, is to be invited to speak before our public attorneys who have an indispensable role in ensuring justice for the poor, weak and vulnerable. I salute all of you for choosing the path of public […]

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Sen. Legarda, tiniyak na mapapaaga ang pagpasa ng 2018 budget

September 20, 2017

Tiniyak ni Sen. Loren Legarda ang chairman ng Senate Committee on Finance na mapapaaga ang pagpasa ng 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) sa Senado.

Ayon kay Legarda, ito’y dahil sa pagkakaroon ng martahon hearing ng mga budget ng ibat-ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan.

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Legarda Laments Continued Gov’t Underspending

September 19, 2017

As the Senate continues to discuss the proposed 2018 budget of various government departments, Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, lamented the continued underspending of several agencies.

“Underspending prevails in our government even as we see the many needs of our people that have yet to be addressed. Government agencies cite several reasons like failure of bidding, unreleased funds, low absorptive capacity, and some even blame the Procurement Act. We should address these issues immediately because uderspending simply means missed opportunities. It means denying our people the services they deserve,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Eyes Early Passage of 2018 GAA

September 19, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said she is optimistic about the early passage of the 2018 national budget, stressing that the Senate has been conducting marathon hearings to finish discussions of all government agencies’ budgets on time.

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Keynote Speech: Inaugural Experts’ Forum of the National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) of the Climate Change Commission

September 18, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Inaugural Experts’ Forum of the National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) of the Climate Change Commission
“Linking Science, Policy, and Practice for Climate and Disaster Resilience”
18 September 2017 | SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
Allow me first to thank the Climate Change Commission and Oscar M. Lopez Center for organizing and for having me in this event. What a wonderful idea it is to hold a special series of forums that […]

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