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Legarda Advocates for Urban Forestry

March 20, 2018

In keeping with the theme of “Forests and Sustainable Cities” for the International Day of Forests on March 21, Senator Loren Legarda urged both the private and public sector to grow trees and provide green spaces in order to improve the urban environment.
Legarda, a staunch advocate of environment and sustainable practices, said that urban forestry, which is the management of trees for the well-being of the urban community, is crucial in addressing pollution and mitigate impacts of climate change within […]

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Legarda: Happiness Should Also Be Gauge of Country’s Growth

March 20, 2018

On International Happiness Day (March 20), Senator Loren Legarda said that the government should also look into the happiness and well-being of Filipinos as indicators of the nation’s development.
Legarda said that aside from the impressive economic growth of the country that is measured through growth indicators such as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the improved well-being of Filipinos should also be measured as a sign of inclusive and sustainable growth.
“Improving quality of life goes beyond economic growth and should include […]

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Keynote Address: Sustainable Environment: Recovery and Resilience

March 17, 2018

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Sustainable Environment: Recovery and Resilience

March 17, 2018

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
“Sustainable Environment: Recovery and Resilience”
Rotary International District 3810
District Conference 2018
March 17, 2018 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

It is with great pleasure that I take part in this gathering to encourage Rotarians to take a more active role in finding solutions to the growing challenges we face today.

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Kultura ng Paglilining at Pangangatwiran in 5th Episode of Buhay na Buhay

March 15, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda enjoins the public to watch the fifth episode of Buhay na Buhay, featuring Kultura ng Paglilining at Pangangatwiran (Reflection and Reasoning), on Saturday, March 17, 5:45pm, on GMA News TV.
Legarda said that the episode will feature individuals, groups, and historical figures whose work and discipline to their craft exhibit this particular culture considered to be individualistic in nature and Western-inspired, but remains deeply Filipino.
“As opposed to most Filipino cultures that are collective in nature, our culture on […]

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Legarda: Budget Reform Bill to Improve Gov’t Spending, Accelerate Delivery of Services

March 15, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has stressed the importance of the Budget Reform Bill especially in improving government spending and delivery of services to the people.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, made the statement during the second hearing on Senate Bill No. 1450, the proposed Budget Reform Act, which she authored.

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Legarda Calls for Effective, Sustained Law Enforcement to End Online Sex Exploitation of Children

March 14, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the importance of effective and sustained law enforcement in reducing cases of trafficking of children for sexual exploitation.

Legarda, author of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act and its expanded version, made the statement during her privilege speech on ending online sexual exploitation of children.

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Ending Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

March 14, 2018

LOREN LEGARDA: Privilege Speech – Ending Online Sexual Exploitation of Children from Senator Loren Legarda
 
Privilege Speech of Senator Legarda
Ending Online Sexual Exploitation of Children
14 March 2018 | Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues,
 
This is not the first time that I spoke in the halls of this august chamber about this issue that I wish to bring to everyone’s attention once again.
 
Today, on women’s month, I rise as a woman and as a mother, to […]

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Legarda Lauds 21% Increase in FDIs for 2017

March 13, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the laudable increase in foreign direct investments (FDIs) to the Philippines in 2017 as she urged government to ensure that it would not only result in a more robust economy but also benefit all Filipinos.

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Mensahe: Pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Kababaihan 2018

March 12, 2018

Mensahe ni Senador Loren Legarda
Pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Kababaihan 2018
12 Marso 2018 | San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Ako po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa inyong pag-imbita sa akin upang makiisa sa importanteng pagdiriwang ito ng Buwan ng Kababaihan.
Ang papel na ginagampanan ng mga babae sa ating lipunan ay patuloy na nagbabago. Maraming kababaihan ngayon ang nabibigyan na ng pagkakataong makapag-aral at nagiging bahagi ng workforce, kung minsan pa ay gumagawa ng trabahong dati’y laan lang para sa mga lalaki.
Ngunit sabi nga […]

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