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Legarda Encourages Frequent Visits to Museums

October 16, 2017

In celebration of Museums and Galleries month, Senator Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to make frequent visits to museums to enrich people’s understanding of our culture and history.

Legarda, a staunch advocate of arts and culture promotion, said that museums are vessels of important historical knowledge and cultural heritage and they showcase the invaluable Filipino talent.

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Legarda: Support Agriculture, Community Vegetable Gardens to Achieve Food Security

October 16, 2017

On World Food Day (October 16), Senator Loren Legarda stressed on the importance of providing the necessary support for agriculture, especially for small farmers, and the establishment of community vegetable gardens around the country to address hunger and malnutrition and achieve food security.

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Legarda Optimistic on Continued PHL-EU Partnership

October 13, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed optimism on the continued cooperation between the Philippines and the European Union (EU), citing the long-standing partnership between the country and the European community since 1964.

“We value our bilateral relations with the EU and we expect this to be more robust especially with the impending concurrence of the Senate in the ratification of our Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with them,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

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Keynote Speech: Launch of Resilient Cities / Municipalities and the Resiliency Leadership Program For Local Chief Executives

October 13, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Launch of Resilient Cities/Municipalities and the
Resiliency Leadership Program For Local Chief Executives
13 October 2017 | SM Aura, Taguig City
 
 
In the face of crisis and disasters, we see the Filipino bayanihan spirit very much alive. The 1976 Mindanao earthquake and the 1990 Luzon earthquake, the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991, the landslide in Barangay Guinsaugon, Leyte in 2006, Typhoons Sendong in 2011, Bopha in 2012, and Yolanda in 2013, just […]

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Legarda: Implement Science-Based Action Plans to Avert Climate and Disaster-Related Casualties

October 13, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today urged authorities to implement science-based national and local action plans to reduce disaster risks and address impacts of climate change in order to ensure the safety of Filipinos and the resilience of communities.

Legarda, Global Champion for Resilience of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), made the statement in celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on October 13, 2017.

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Legarda Champions Makatao Budget, Increases Funds for Social Services

October 12, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda has augmented the budget for the rehabilitation of the 71 social welfare and activity centers and 48 Bahay Pagasa juvenile detentions— which will include purchase, repair, and maintenance of amenities and facilities—and construction of new ones all over the country.

During the budget deliberations on the proposed 2018 budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the highest allocation or 37.8% of the P3.767-trillion proposed 2018 budget is intended for social services—describing the budget as pro-people or makatao.

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Legarda Vows Humane Treatment for Displaced Informal Settlers

October 11, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to ensure that communities and informal settler families (ISF) who are affected by the agency’s construction projects are provided by the government with the appropriate needs and services in resettlement sites.

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Legarda Pushes for Water Resource Mgmt, Coastal Mapping for Sustainable Devt of Coastal Areas

October 11, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda stressed the importance of protecting the country’s coastal resources and having a comprehensive water resource management program.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Finance and Climate Change, made the statement during the plenary debates on the proposed 2018 budget of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

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Legarda Pays Tribute to Washington SyCip

October 10, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda paid tribute to SGV Founder, Washington SyCip, who passed on last October 7, 2017.

“Philanthropist and nation builder Washington SyCip was a great inspiration. He was a genius who had a heart for service and for the people. He was wise, but what made him brilliant was his advocacy of promoting education. He was a globally known industrialist, but his heart remained for the children, and though he is sought-after by the country’s top businessmen and executives and sat on the boards of many global corporations and foundations, he would always humbly describe himself as a bookkeeper,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Invites Public in Weaving Demonstrations at the National Museum on October 7-8

October 7, 2017

Weavers and embroiderers from Abra, Ifugao, Ilocos Norte, Laguna and South Cotabato are at the National Museum of Anthropology on October 7 and 8, 2017 to share their traditional and indigenous knowledge with the public.

The weaving and embroidery demonstrations were organized by Senator Loren Legarda, with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) and the National Museum.

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