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Archive for September, 2018

Inday Loren Urges Antiqueños to Avail of International Scholarship

September 28, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda encouraged her fellow Antiqueños and citizens of Western Visayas to avail of the Stipendum Hungaricum Scholarship Programme offered by the Hungarian Government in coordination with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).


Inday Loren Inaugurates Gabaldon School Building, Launches Milk Feeding and Dairy Dev’t Programs in Antique

September 27, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda will lead today the inauguration of the Gabaldon school building at Pandan Central School as well as the launch of a Milk Feeding Program and Dairy Development Program for the Province of Antique.


Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, allotted funding under the 2016 national budget for the restoration of the Pandan Central School Gabaldon Building.


Speech: Launch of Mobile Marine and Naval Centrum

September 25, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Launch of Mobile Marine and Naval Centrum
September 25, 2018 | SM Megamall, Mandaluyong

I thank the Citizen’s Support Your Navy Foundation Philippines, Inc. (CSYNFPI) for leading the efforts to develop this Mobile Marine and Naval Centrum that we have just launched today.

My sincerest appreciation and congratulations as well to the Philippine Navy (PN), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), civil society organizations, academic institutions, industry groups, local government units, and all those who have supported this initiative.

As […]


Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Traveling Exhibition Opens in Hawai’i

September 22, 2018

The Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Traveling Exhibition featuring Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics is now open at the Bridge Gallery of the Hamilton Library, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Senator Loren Legarda announced.


The Hibla Traveling Exhibition in Hawai’i, organized by the National Museum of the Philippines, the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu and the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, will run from September 17 to November 17, 2018.


Legarda Joins Call to ‘Keep Cool and Carry On’ in Protecting the Ozone Layer

September 16, 2018

In celebration of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (September 16), Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged everyone to continue doing their part in protecting the ozone layer.


Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, joined the call to “Keep Cool and Carry On: The Montreal Protocol”, which is the theme for this year’s celebration that urges everyone to carry on with efforts to protect the ozone layer and the climate under the Montreal Protocol.


Legarda: Prices of Goods to Stabilize Soon, Economic Team Assures

September 14, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that she was assured by the administration’s economic team that prices of goods and services will soon stabilize following measures being undertaken by the government.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, was briefed by Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia, and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Francisco Dakila, Jr. on the causes of the spike in inflation rate and the measures the government is taking to stabilize inflation expectations.


Legarda Reminds LGUs, Public on Typhoon and Storm Surge Preparedness

September 13, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today reminded local government units (LGUs) and citizens on ways to prepare for a typhoon as Typhoon Ompong starts to affect more areas in the country.


Legarda stressed that citizens, especially those in areas with public storm warning signals, should regularly monitor weather updates and advisories for evacuation; while disaster preparedness and response agencies should be on alert for emergencies and concerned government departments ready to provide basic needs and relief items for residents in temporary shelters and affected areas.


Legarda Reminds Gov’t, Public to be Prepared for Typhoon ‘Mangkhut’

September 11, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today reminded government agencies, local government units (LGUs) and citizens to prepare for Typhoon ‘Mangkhut’, which is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday, September 12.

According to PAGASA, Typhoon ‘Mangkhut’ is expected to have maximum sustained winds of up to 210 kph and gustiness of up to 260 kph once it enters the PAR. It will be named Typhoon ‘Ompong’.


Legarda Hails Senate Approval of P1.16-B Supplemental Budget for Dengue Patients

September 6, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda hailed the Senate’s approval of the proposed Php1.16 Billion supplemental budget to fund medical assistance programs for dengue patients. The measure was passed on third and final reading with 18 affirmative votes.

“This measure will provide medical assistance for hospitalization and out-patient care services to all dengue patients, including those who received the Dengvaxia vaccine,” said Legarda, sponsor of the bill and Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance.