Back to Home

Archive for March, 2018

Senate concurs in free trade agreement with EFTA states

March 5, 2018

THE Senate on Monday concurred in the ratification of the free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states.

Senate Resolution No. 647, which called for the Senate’s concurrence in the agreement, was approved with 19 affirmative votes, zero negative vote and no abstention.

Senator Loren B. Legarda, who heads the Senate committee on foreign affairs, said the agreement was part of the country’s goal of a stronger foothold in the European market.

Comments


Senate OKs bill promoting maternal and infant care in first 1,000 days of life

March 5, 2018

The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading the bill expanding the country’s nutrition and health programs for mothers and children during a child’s first 1000 days of life.

Comments


Gov’t officials urged to strengthen efforts to protect wildlife, biodiversity vs. destruction

March 5, 2018

The formulation of LCCAP is in line with the Climate Change Act of 2009 and its amendatory law, the People’s Survival Fund Act—both principally sponsored and authored by Senator Loren Legarda.

Comments


Senate adopts 7 treaties to boost PH maritime safety and security

March 5, 2018

The Senate adopted on Monday seven maritime treaties to boost the country’s maritime industry’s safety and security.

With 19-0 votes, the Senate adopted Senate Resolution (SR) Nos. 648, 649, 650, 651, 652, 653, and 654, all sponsored by Sen. Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Comments


Senate approves PH deal with European Free Trade Association states

March 5, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Voting 19-0, the Senate on Monday, March 5, concurred in the ratification of the free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states, composed of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.

Senate foreign relations committee chair Loren Legarda, who sponsored Senate Resolution 64, said the agreement is part of the Philippine’s strategy to “gain a stronger foothold in the European market.”

Comments


Legarda Calls for Better Health Measures Against Deafness and Hearing Loss

March 3, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today enjoined doctors, scientists, leaders, and experts from the health sector to further develop and promote preventive measures and effective solutions against deafness and hearing loss, as well as communicate the importance of hearing care, especially among the youth.

Comments


Keynote Address: World Hearing Day Symposium

March 3, 2018

Keynote Address of Senator Loren Legarda
World Hearing Day Symposium
March 3, 2018 | Fairmont, Makati
Allow me first to extend my sincerest appreciation to the organizers of this event for inviting me in this very important and urgent gathering here today.
The great Helen Keller once said: “Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people.”
Dr. Mark Ross, an esteemed audiologist who is afflicted with hearing loss, also said: “When someone in the family has a hearing loss, the entire […]

Comments


Legarda Calls for Greater Action to Protect Wildlife, Biodiversity

March 3, 2018

On World Wildlife Day (March 3), Senator Loren Legarda enjoined everyone to engage in biodiversity conservation efforts, particularly in protecting endangered wildlife.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, said that threats to survival of wildlife species likewise endanger the delicate ecological balance.

Comments


Legarda: Boracay’s Problem Is Non-Compliance With Env’t Laws

March 2, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the main problem in Boracay Island is the weak enforcement of and non-compliance in the country’s environmental laws.

Legarda made the statement during the Senate hearing conducted in Boracay Island to look into the environmental issues concerning the famous tourist destination.

Comments


Legarda: 3rd Episode of Buhay na Buhay on Kultura ng Pamamanata

March 2, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the third episode of Buhay na Buhay, featuringKultura ng Pamamanata (Devotion to the Patron Saint and Village Community), on Saturday, March 3, 5:45pm, on GMA News TV.

“This episode explores how Catholicism has become an important part of Filipino culture especially those in the countryside. Celebrations or fiestas commemorating feast days of the Santo Niño, Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, or a patron saint have brought many communities together,” said Legarda.

Comments