PAVB Announces PHL Representative to Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

September 30, 2017

The Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale (PAVB)—composed of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda—is pleased to announce the selection of the curatorial proposal titled The City Who Had Two Navels by Edson Cabalfin as the country’s representative to the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

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Legarda: National Greening Program Should Support Industries, Provide Livelihood for Communities

September 29, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda urged proponents of the National Greening Program (NGP) to support the weaving and biofuel industries in the Philippines by producing our own silk, cotton, and nipa mangroves in the country.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, made the statement during the budget hearing of the proposed 2018 budget of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the implementing agency of the program. As of 2016, the NGP had already rehabilitated 1.66 million hectares of denuded and degraded forest areas and had planted 1.37 billion seedlings for agroforestry.

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Senate Receives 2018 Proposed Budget from House

September 27, 2017

The Senate of the Philippines today (September 27) received from the House of Representatives House Bill No. 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB).

Senator Loren Legarda said that the Senate Committee on Finance, which she chairs, is ready to sponsor the 2018 GAB next week after the subcommittee reports are submitted this week.

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Legarda Urges Strict Enforcement, Greater Participation in Ecological Solid Waste Management

September 27, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today called on authorities to implement ecological solid waste management plans and strictly enforce regulations on garbage segregation and disposal.

Legarda, principal sponsor and author of the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act, made the statement following a report by the environmental group Greenpeace that cites the Philippines as the third worst polluter of plastic in our oceans.

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Legarda: 7-B DSWD Budget on Sustainable Livelihood Can Be Spent Thru Convergence

September 26, 2017

Following the guidance of Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is likely to fully obligate its 2017 budget for the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

During the hearing for the proposed 2018 budget of the Department, Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco, DSWD Officer-in-Charge, cited the intervention of Legarda to link them with other agencies of government to be able to fully utilize seven billion-peso worth of funds for SLP before it expires by the end of the year.

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