Senate Approves Proposed 2018 Nat’l Budget

November 30, 2017

The Senate unanimously approved the proposed 2018 national budget worth Php3.767 Trillion said Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance and sponsor of the budget.

On Wednesday night, 16 senators present in session voted to approve the proposed national budget on third and final reading.

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Legarda Highlights Role of LGUs in Building Resilient Communities

November 29, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said that disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation should be at the core of local governments’ development agenda, stressing the need for a whole-of-society approach that would closely engage civil society and the private sector in building resilience especially among vulnerable communities.

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PHL Successfully Concludes Participation in 2017 Venice Biennale

November 25, 2017

The Philippines has successfully completed its third consecutive participation in the Venice Biennale as it concludes The Spectre of Comparison, the Philippine Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

The 2017 Philippine Pavilion, curated by Joselina Cruz and featuring the works of Lani Maestro and Manuel Ocampo, completed a six-month run at the Artiglierie of the Arsenale—one of the main exhibition spaces of the Venice Biennale.

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Legarda Calls for Support to Fight Abuse, Violence Against Women and Children

November 24, 2017

In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, Senator Loren Legarda today said the battle to stop abuse against women and children is far from over.

“Violence against women is one of the most pervasive human rights abuses in the country despite laws to prevent it. It has to be urgently addressed through the combined efforts of government, NGOs, academe and the private sector by raising public awareness to encourage women in the communities to disclose or report incidents of violence,” she stressed.

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