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Keynote Speech: Zero Waste Cities Summit 2019

January 31, 2019

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Zero Waste Cities Summit 2019
31 January 2019 | Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon City
*Delivered by Mr. Michael Ubac, Luntiang Pilipinas Partylist
In the vastness of the ocean, one would think it is impossible to fill it with trash. But with reports of dead whales ingesting tonnes of plastic waste, sea turtles mistaking plastic for jellyfish, sea lions becoming entangled in plastic bags, and fish unknowingly consuming plastic microfibers, it almost seems that plastics have […]

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Legarda: There’s Budget for Elections, Govt Workers Salary Increase

January 30, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has assured that there will be funding for the May 2019 elections and salary adjustment of government workers even as both Houses of Congress are still working on the approval of the 2019 national budget.

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Opening Statement: 3rd Bicameral Committee Meeting on the 2019 Budget

January 30, 2019

Opening Statement of Sen. Loren Legarda
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Finance
3rd Bicameral Committee Meeting on the 2019 Budget
30 January 2019, Manila Polo Club
At the outset, I wish to thank the technical staff of both the House and of the Senate who went over the amendments of both Houses to identify which of these should be considered as institutional amendments and individual amendments. We were working until past midnight with the technical staff sent by Congressman Andaya to the […]

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Senate Approves Magna Carta of the Poor

January 30, 2019

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the proposed Magna Carta of the Poor, said Senator Loren Legarda, principal author of the bill.

 

“The Magna Carta of the Poor is a measure that promotes inclusive growth by ensuring that the poor are provided with basic services and support to allow them to be part of the country’s development. We also want to strengthen convergence between the government and its basic sectors to fully make its services accessible to the poor,” said Legarda.

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Senate Approves Bill Granting Survivorship Benefits to Children, Parents of Deceased Retired Officials of Constitutional Offices

January 29, 2019

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the proposed bill granting survivorship benefits to dependent children or surviving parents of deceased retired officials of constitutional offices.

 

Legarda, principal author of Senate Bill No. 1917, said that at present, Republic Act No. 10084 only provides benefits to the surviving legitimate spouse of the deceased retired officials of the Commission on Audit (COA), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Commission on Elections (COMELEC), and the Ombudsman.

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Legarda Invites Everyone to Hibla Travelling Exhibition in Manila

January 29, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to visit the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition, featuring “Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics,” at the National Museum of Anthropology in Manila.

 

Legarda, patron of the first permanent textile gallery at the National Museum, said that after travelling to seven destinations abroad—London, Lisbon, Madrid, Washington D.C., New York City, Hawai’i, and Frankfurt—the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition is home until March this year.

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Legarda: Magna Carta of the Poor Aims for Inclusive Growth

January 27, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the bill providing for a Magna Carta of the Poor is a measure that promotes inclusive growth by ensuring that the poor are provided with basic services and support to allow them to be part of the country’s development.

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Legarda Nangangalap ng Suporta Para sa Livelihood Program ng DSWD

January 27, 2019

Nanawagan at hiningi ni Senadora Loren Legarda ang suporta ng Senado upang matugunan ang kahilingan ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) para sa karagdagang pondo para sa kanilang  Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) sa ilalim ng pambansang badyet para sa taong 2019.

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Legarda Seeks Support for Funding of DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program

January 25, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda has called for the Senate’s support in amending the budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to include the agency’s request for additional funding for the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) under the 2019 national budget.

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Legarda Honors Renowned Visual Artist Edsel Moscoso

January 23, 2019

To celebrate her kasimanwa who brought pride to the Province of Antique, Senator Loren Legarda yesterday filed Senate Resolution No. 999, honoring the late visual artist Edsel Moscoso for his lifelong love for the arts and masterful depiction of the rural life of the Filipino people.

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