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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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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