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Three-headed body

January 22, 2018

As the treaty-ratifying body, the Senate committee on foreign relations recommended for concurrence on these three treaties, the common denominator of which revolve around the interest and welfare of close to one million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). This fact was underscored by Senator Loren Legarda as the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that shepherded the approval of these agreements as beneficial to Filipinos and the country. The EU countries are home to an estimated 700,000 to 800,000 overseas Filipinos. The largest Filipino communities live and work in Italy, the United Kingdom (UK), and Greece.

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Asia-Pacific lawmakers okay climate, disaster cooperation

January 21, 2018

Lawmakers from 27 countries have adopted a Philippine-sponsored resolution on climate and disaster resilience at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Hanoi, Vietnam, Senator Loren Legarda said on Sunday.

Legarda, Head of the Philippine delegation, authored the “Resolution Calling for Regional Cooperation on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CCAM),” which was adopted as APPF26 Resolution No. 10.

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Legarda: 26th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum Adopts PHL Resolution on Reg’l Cooperation on Climate and Disaster Resilience

January 21, 2018

Lawmakers from 27 countries at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Hanoi, Vietnam have adopted a Philippine-sponsored resolution on climate and disaster resilience, Senator Loren Legarda announced today.

Legarda, Head of the Philippine Delegation, authored the “Resolution Calling for Regional Cooperation on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CCAM),” which was adopted as APPF26 Resolution No. 10.

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Legarda Sponsors PHL Resolution on Reg’l Cooperation on Climate and Disaster Resilience at 26th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum

January 20, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda, Head of Philippine Delegation, today sponsored the Philippine-initiated “Resolution Calling for Regional Cooperation on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CCAM)” at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Speech of Senator Loren Legarda: 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF)

January 20, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF)
January 20, 2018 | Hanoi, Vietnam

I wish to deliver a manifestation on the Resolution Calling for Regional Cooperation on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation sponsored by the Philippines.

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Lake Sebu in 7th Episode of Protected Areas Series

January 19, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the 7th episode of the documentary series Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, featuring Lake Sebu, which is part of the Allah Valley Protected Landscape.

“The Allah Valley Protected Landscape, where Lake Sebu is located, is home to our dreamweavers, the T’boli. Their creativity and imagination in weaving and metal crafting are inspired and nurtured by an abundance of plants, birds, mammals and reptiles all around them,” said Legarda.

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Legarda: Better Healthcare for Government Employees Under 2018 Budget

January 19, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that all employees under the Executive Branch of the Government will receive healthcare benefits comparable to the health insurance plans currently enjoyed by employees of the Legislative Branch.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the amount of Php3.5 Billion was allocated under the budget of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to cover the cost of supplemental health benefits, which shall cover services ranging from preventive and curative, inpatient and outpatient, and other medical expenses in excess of contributions-based case rates.

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Legarda Heads PHL Delegation to the 26th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Vietnam

January 19, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Finance and Climate Change, is the Head of the Philippine Delegation to the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) from January 18-21, 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Legarda: Senate Approves on 2nd Reading PH-EU Cooperation Agreement, Social Security Agreements with Sweden, Germany

January 17, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Senate has approved on second reading the following treaties—the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation Between the Philippines and the European Union (PH-EU PCA); the Agreement between the Republic of the Philippines and the Federal Republic of Germany on Social Security (PH-Germany SSA); and the Agreement on Social Security between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Sweden (PH-Sweden SSA).

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CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROPOSALS – Philippine Participation at the 58th Venice Art Biennale (2019)

January 17, 2018

For two consecutive editions since 2015, the country has joined the global conversation discussing the state of the world and its people through the Philippine Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale.

Listed as a ‘must-see’ pavilion by art organizations and institutions, Tie A String Around the World curated by Patrick D. Flores in 2015 was a reflection on the changing configurations of the world via the Philippines, and the contentious meanings of nation, border, and territory.

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