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Legarda on Zero Discrimination Day: Demand Reforms on Discriminatory Laws

February 28, 2019

In line with this year’s celebration of Zero Discrimination Day (March 1, 2019), Senator Loren Legarda supported the global call to take action against discriminatory laws and practices worldwide and also urged Filipinos to call out discriminatory provisions in existing laws in the country.

 

“Our Constitution affords every Filipino their basic human rights and our laws should be able to foster a humane society where Filipinos can lead a life without prejudice, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, gender, and even health status,” Legarda said.  

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Message: Centennial Birth Celebration of Gov. Julian Fullon Pacificador

February 26, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Centennial Birth Celebration of Gov. Julian Fullon Pacificador
26 February 2019 | Hamtic, Antique
Sabi nila, ang isang tunay na lider ay yung nakapagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa kaniyang pinamumunuan na mangarap ng higit pa, matuto ng higit pa, at gumawa ng higit pa.
Mahigit dalawang dekada na ang nakalilipas nang pumanaw si Governor Julian Fullon Pacificador, ang unang ama ng Hamtic, ngunit patuloy pa rin siyang nagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa mga Hamtikanos at sa lahat ng mga […]

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Legarda: Gov’t Services Must Go Straight To The People

February 26, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda on Monday said that she will continue to bring government services straight to her kasimanwas as she met with barangay leaders and residents of Bugasong town.

“In my three terms as senator, I have always made sure that our taxpayers’ money go straight to where they should be—to the people. Our mandate as a public servant is to ensure we meet their needs and implement programs that will better their lives and their socio-economic condition. This I upheld in the Senate and will continue to uphold as we serve Antiqueños,” said Legarda, who chairs the Senate Committee on Finance.

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Legarda Brings Gov’t Closer to Antiqueños

February 26, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda on Sunday met with barangay leaders and residents of San Remigio town to announce her projects for the municipality and stressed that she will bring the government closer to Antiqueños.

Legarda excitedly told the crowd about the upgrading of the San Remigio Rural Health Unit to a polyclinic with complete equipment and the Botika ng Bayan that will make medicine accessible to indigenous peoples such as the Iraynon-Bukidnon and the Ati, who are unable to go to pharmacies and hospitals. She noted that her great grandfather, Ariston Gella, was the first pharmacist of the province and its first representative to the Malolos Congress, which is why she gives importance to health care.

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Legarda Wants Antique to be Premier Ecotourism Destination

February 25, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda today said she will turn Antique, her home province, into a premier ecotourism destination that offers various kinds of adventure and experience to different kinds of tourists.

 

“Antique is a treasure trove of natural wonders. It is known as the province where the mountains meet the sea because it is such. It is home to the cleanest rivers, verdant peaks, magnificent beaches and caves, all of which are cared for by Antiqueños,” said Legarda.

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Inday Loren Continues to Forward Antiqueño Teachers’ Rights and Welfare

February 24, 2019

During the 44th Annual Representative Assembly of the Antique Public School Teachers’ Association, Inc. (APSTA), Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda proudly announced her projects for Antiqueño teachers.

 
Legarda, who chairs the Senate Committee on Finance, said that on World Teachers’ Day this year, public school teachers will be receiving a special allowance of P1,000 from the P800-million she allocated under the Department of Education (DepEd) budget for 2019.

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Legarda Advances Nature, Culture Preservation in Tibiao

February 24, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda joined an estimated 10,000 residents of Tibiao, Antique in celebrating the town’s rich culture of pottery during its annual Maninihon Festival.

 

Legarda, the festival’s Guest of Honor, was with Governor Rhodora “Dodod” Cadiao and Vice Governor Edgar Denosta in celebrating this year’s festival which carries the theme “Tibiao Banwang Bilidhon, Kabuhi Pasanyugon, Maninihon Sulugon” or “Tibiao Bayang Sagana, Buhay ay Paunlarin, Mga Manggagawa ng Palayok Ipagdiwang.”

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Message: Maninihon Festival 2019 (LGU and Barangay Day)

February 23, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Maninihon Festival 2019 (LGU and Barangay Day)
23 February 2019 |Tibiao, Antique
Mayad nga aga ka ninyo nga tanan!
Ikinararangal ko na ako ay maanyayahan sa espesyal na araw na ito sa inyong munisipalidad. Ang aking puso ay nag-uumapaw sa kasiyahan matunghayan lamang ang mga makukulay na banderitas at ang inyong mga naggagandahang ngiti.
Ako ay nagagalak dahil aking nasaksihan at ako ay naging bahagi ng isang selebrasyon ng sining at kultura dito sa ating probinsya ng Antique.
Tibiao […]

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Message: Installation of the National Museum Important Cultural Property Marker at Avanceña-Camiña Balay nga Bato

February 22, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Installation of the National Museum Important Cultural Property Marker at Avanceña-Camiña Balay nga Bato
22 February 2019 | Iloilo City
*Delivered by Former Gov. Sally Perez
The Avanceña-Camiña Balay nga Bato has become a home to me whenever I pass by Iloilo to come home to my province, Antique. It is always a delight to be here because of the beauty of the place and the goodness of the heirloom dishes.
As an advocate of heritage preservation, I […]

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Legarda: PHL Embassy in Berlin Opens New Chancery, More Programs Ahead

February 20, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda said she looks forward to the implementation of more programs in collaboration with the Philippine Embassy in Berlin, Germany especially with the opening of its new chancery.

In a speech read by Chargé d’ Affaires Lillibeth Pono during the inauguration of the new chancery of the Philippine Embassy in Berlin, Legarda said she is happy to be able to support the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) by ensuring that its needs and programs are funded under the national budget.

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