Legarda Bats for a Resilient AFP

August 30, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the need to ensure that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is resilient as an institution so that it does not only respond to disasters but also help build resilient communities.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change and Finance, made the statement during the hearing on her proposed Senate Resolution No. 449, which aims to look into the climate related risks and capacity challenges that impact on the AFP’s ability to respond to non-traditional forms of threats.

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Legarda: Uplift Lives of Small Farmers by Addressing Malnutrition

August 26, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that it is possible to uplift the lives of small farmers by addressing the nutritional needs of Filipino children.

Legarda cited the Office of the Vice President’s (OVP) nutrition program where small farmers plant the requirements for feeding programs. It is a convergence program of the OVP with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), the Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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Legarda: Senate Panel Approves Bills on Venice Biennale Participation, Gabaldon Buildings Preservation

August 24, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the approval on the committee level of her bills on preserving Gabaldon buildings and institutionalizing the Philippines’ Venice Biennale participation.

“I thank Senator Chiz Escudero, who chairs the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture for hearing and approving our proposed measures, particularly on the conservation of Gabaldon heritage school buildings all over the country and the institutionalization of the country’s yearly participation in the international exhibitions of the Venice Biennale, the world’s oldest and most prestigious global contemporary art platform,” said Legarda, principal author of the Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale Bill and author of the Gabaldon School Buildings Conservation Bill.

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