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Legarda: 1K Increase in Teachers’ Allowance Under 2018 Budget

January 10, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that all public school teachers will receive additional Php1,000 in their cash or chalk allowance this year.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that additional Php770 Million was allocated in the Department of Education’s (DepEd) budget to increase the annual chalk allowance of public school teachers from Php2,500 to Php3,500 per teacher.

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Legarda Urges Public to Patronize PHL Contemporary Art

January 8, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda called on the public to support Philippine art and visit the newly-launched Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) at the Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

The PCAN, which was made possible by the guidance, vision, and support of Legarda, serves as a venue for research, exhibition, curatorial exchange, public engagement and publication.

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Legarda: 2018 Budget Funds Free College Education Law

January 8, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) funds the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (RA 10931), which means that students who will enroll in state universities and colleges (SUCs), local state universities and colleges (LUCs), and state-run technical vocational institutions (TVIs) no longer need to pay for tuition and other school fees.

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Senator Loren Legarda featured in a Kanebo Print Ad

January 6, 2018

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Senator Loren Legarda featured in a Pond’s print ad

January 6, 2018

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Senator Loren Legarda featured in a Kodak Print Ad

January 6, 2018

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El Nido in 5th Episode of Protected Areas Series

January 4, 2018

On the fifth week of the docu-series Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the episode on the El Nido Managed Resource Protected Area.

“El Nido has been described by tourists as a rustic, romantic and pristine area. Tourism has changed the economic landscape of this paradise. It has become a secret hideaway for many scuba divers. And as more visitors check it off their list of must-see places, the need to implement greater environmental protection has become more crucial,” Legarda said.

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