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Legarda Hails Launch of IRR for Free College Education

March 26, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the launch of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10931, the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017, which will subsidize tuition fee and other school fees of students enrolled in state universities and colleges (SUCs), local state universities and colleges (LUCs), and state-run technical vocational institutions (TVIs).

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Legarda at IPU Calls for Coal Phase Out to Achieve SDGs

March 26, 2018

As the head of the Philippine delegation to the 138th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, Switzerland, Senator Loren Legarda called for a more aggressive effort to achieve the agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially on the aspect of renewable energy development.

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Legarda at IPU Urges Fellow Legislators to Craft Stronger Laws to Protect Women and Children

March 25, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has urged fellow legislators at the 138th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to craft laws that would better protect women and children.

Legarda, Head of the Philippine Delegation to the 138th IPU Assembly in Geneva, made the intervention during the panel discussion on “Why are women still underrepresented in politics? The root causes and how to address them.”

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To develop nationalism, require military service

March 23, 2018

Perhaps one of the legislators who were recently inducted into the reserve officers corps can do the honors in filing these important bills, among them new AFP colonels House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, Senators Loren Legarda and Manny Pacquiao, and Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia.

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Legarda Heads PHL Delegation to the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva

March 23, 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 138th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union from March 24-28, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Legarda will be joined by fellow legislators—Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senator Nancy Binay, Deputy House Speaker Raneo Abu, Deputy House Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, and House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas.

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Legarda: Small Acts Can Heal The Earth

March 23, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged everyone to participate in this year’s Earth Hour on March 24, between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., stressing that even small acts like turning off lights when not needed can contribute greatly in healing our planet.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience and UNFCCC National Adaptation Plan Champion, said that by participating in the Earth Hour, “we are showing our commitment to create more sustainable and resilient communities.”

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6th Episode of Buhay na Buhay on Kultura ng Pag-aaliw

March 22, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the sixth episode of Buhay na Buhay, featuring Kultura ng Pag-aaliw (Culture of Entertainment or Sensations), on Saturday, March 24, 5:45pm, on GMA News TV.
“This episode is about popular or pop culture and is probably the episode that most viewers could relate to. As Professor Jun de Leon describes it, this is the culture of fun, sheer physical energy and sensory excitements. It is about popular entertainers, movie stars, sports heroes, popular icons […]

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Legarda: Better Services for the People Thru Budget Reform Act

March 21, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that Filipinos can expect a more efficient and effective delivery of services by the government through the proposed Budget Reform Act.
In her sponsorship speech of Senate Bill No. 1761, Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that aside from institutionalizing reforms that are meant to cure a number of weaknesses in our public financial management (PFM) system, the proposed measure will also provide the necessary mechanisms to help achieve higher economic growth and […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Budget Reform Act

March 21, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Budget Reform Act
Senate Bill No. 1761, Committee Report No. 304
21 March 2018 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, esteemed colleagues in the Senate,
It is my honor to sponsor today a proposed measure that will change the way we do budgeting in this country. It will make our budget system one of the best in the world.
With your kind indulgence, may I present Senate Bill No. 1761, under Committee Report No. […]

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Legarda Pushes for Nature-Based Solutions, Stricter Law Enforcement to Address Water Crisis

March 21, 2018

On World Water Day, March 22, Senator Loren Legarda encouraged national and local government officials to explore nature-based solutions and strictly enforce existing laws in order to prevent water crisis and shortage in the country.
For this year’s celebration of World Water Day, which carries the theme of “Nature for Water,” Legarda joins the global call to highlight the potential of nature-based solutions for water, such as restoring wetlands for water storage and soil moisture; conservation agriculture to prevent soil erosion; […]

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