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2019 Budget Funds PNP’s Emergency 911 Command Center – Legarda

February 19, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said that an additional budget was allocated for the Philippine National Police (PNP), under the Department of Interior and Local Government, for the construction of an Emergency 911 Command Center.

 

“The 2019 national budget includes the construction of an Emergency 911 Command Center, which will aid the PNP in giving timely response in cases of emergency and assist in facilitating its operations,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance.

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Foreign Secretary Highlights Senator Legarda’s Role in the Philippine Posts in Germany

February 19, 2019

19 February 2019, Munich – In his remarks during the town hall meeting with members of the Filipino community in Munich last February 17, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. lauded Senator Loren Legarda’s role in the Philippine Government’s acquisition of the property for the new  chancery of the Philippine Embassy in  Berlin as well as  the establishment  of the Consulate General in Frankfurt.

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Message: Inauguration of the New Chancery, Philippine Embassy in Berlin

February 18, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Inauguration of the New Chancery, Philippine Embassy in Berlin
18 February 2019
*Delivered by Chargé d’ Affaires Lillibeth Pono, Philippine Embassy in Berlin
Foremost, I wish to send my warmest greetings to our kababayans in Berlin, especially to the officers and employees of our Embassy who I wish to commend for the hard work that they do in promoting our nation’s interests and protecting our citizens.
Much is expected from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and all the embassies […]

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Legarda: Health Facilities Enhancement Program Funded in 2019 Budget

February 18, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Department of Health’s (DOH) program to provide quality and affordable health care for Filipinos through the upgrading of health facilities has funding under the 2019 national budget.

 

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) has Php15 billion funding for this year. HFEP is the upgrading of health facilities through investments in infrastructure and medical equipment.

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Legarda: 2019 Budget Gives Additional Allowance to Teachers

February 17, 2019

After increasing the chalk allowance of teachers in the past years, Senator Loren Legarda has now introduced a special allowance to public school teachers under the 2019 national budget.

 

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, initiated the allocation of additional P800 million under the Department of Education budget. The said allocation will be given to public school teachers, P1,000 per teacher, every World Teachers’ Day on October 5, as an incentive or honorarium.

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Legarda Explores Ways with Christiana Figueres to Accelerate Finance Flows for RE in the PHL and the World

February 14, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today met with Ms. Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and currently the Convenor of Mission 2020, to discuss ways how to further unlock investments to scale up clean and renewable energy development in the country and the world.

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Inday Loren Continues to Forward Health, Education and Livelihood of Antiqueños

February 12, 2019

The health, education and livelihood of her kasimanwas have always been among the priorities of Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda, manifested through various projects such as the University of Antique (UA) Technology and Livelihood Support Hub (Techno Hub), a program under the Department of Science and Technology’s Community Empowerment through Science and Technology Program (DOST- CEST), which was funded in 2017 through Legarda’s initiative.

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Senate Ratifies 2019 National Budget

February 8, 2019

Following the signing of the bicameral conference committee report on the disagreeing provisions of the proposed 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA), the Senate ratified the said report during its session today, Friday.

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Highlights of the Bicameral Conference Committee Report On the Disagreeing Provisions on the 2019 General Appropriations Bill

February 8, 2019

Highlights of the Bicameral Conference Committee Report
On the Disagreeing Provisions on the 2019 General Appropriations Bill
8 February 2018

Mr. President,

         After exhaustive deliberation and consultations with the House counterpart, this representation as Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance is honored to present, for this body’s approval, the highlights of the conference committee report on the disagreeing provisions on the 2019 General Appropriations Bill.  Allow me to highlight the following provisions:

Congress:  net increase of P1.775 Billion

The increase under Congress’ budget will […]

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Triple Win for Inday Loren! COMELEC Dismisses Case vs Legarda

February 7, 2019

It’s a triple win for Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda, who is running as Congresswoman of Antique, as the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) today dismissed the disqualification case filed against her.

 

Earlier, the Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) of Pandan-Libertad-Caluya in Antique also dismissed the Petition for Exclusion filed against Legarda; while last October 2018, the Election Registration Board (ERB) of Pandan, Antique already upheld the transfer of voter registration of Legarda to Barangay Mag-aba in Pandan.

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