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House Bill No. 635 – Single-Use Plastics Regulation and Management Act of 2019

August 12, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB00635
AN ACT REGULATING THE MANUFACTURING, IMPORTATION AND USE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES, LEVIES AND INCENTIVES SYSTEM FOR INDUSTRIES, BUSINESS ENTERPRISES AND CONSUMERS THEREOF
DATE FILED : 2019-07-01
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on ECOLOGY since 2019-07-23
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB00635.pdf

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House Bill No. 634 – Department of Culture Act of 2019

August 12, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB00634
AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
DATE FILED : 2019-07-01
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2019-07-23
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB00634.pdf

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House Bill No. 633 – Act Creating a High School for the Arts in the Province of Antique to be known as the Antique High School for the Arts

August 12, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB00633
AN ACT CREATING A HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS IN THE PROVINCE OF ANTIQUE TO BE KNOWN AS THE ANTIQUE HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
DATE FILED : 2019-07-01
SIGNIFICANCE: LOCAL
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2019-07-23
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB00633.pdf

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House Bill No. 632 – Northern Antique Protected Seascape and Landscape Act of 2019

August 12, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB00632
AN ACT DECLARING THE NORTHERN ANTIQUE PROTECTED SEASCAPE AND LANDSCAPE LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF LIBERTAD, PANDAN, SEBASTE, CULASI AND TIBIAO IN THE PROVINCE OF ANTIQUE AS AN ECOTOURISM ZONE TO ENCOURAGE THE RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE USE AS WELL AS FOR THE PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES FOUND THEREIN, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
DATE FILED : 2019-07-01
SIGNIFICANCE: LOCAL
Primary Referral: TOURISM
Bill Status: Transmitted to the Committee on Appropriations on 2020-01-27
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB00632.pdf

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House Bill No. 631 – Act Further Amending Republic Act No. 8759, Otherwise Known As The Public Employment Service Office Act Of 1999, As Amended, To Include Entrepreneurship In The Scope Of The Law, To Rename The Present Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Into The Public Employment And Entrepreneurship Office (PEESO), And To Establish The Barangay Employment And Entrepreneurship Offices (BEESO) Nationwide

August 12, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB00631
AN ACT FURTHER AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8759, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE ACT OF 1999, AS AMENDED, TO INCLUDE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE SCOPE OF THE LAW, TO RENAME THE PRESENT PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE (PESO) INTO THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP OFFICE (PEESO), AND TO ESTABLISH THE BARANGAY EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP OFFICES (BEESO) NATIONWIDE, DEFINING ITS ROLE WITHIN THE EXISTING NETWORK, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
DATE FILED : 2019-07-01
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
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Legarda pays tribute to former COMELEC Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr.

August 12, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda expressed her utmost condolences to the bereaved family of former Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. who passed away on August 11, 2020 at the age of 80.

“I would like to extend my sympathies to the family of Atty. Boy. We mourn his untimely passing, but at the same time, we express our utmost gratitude to him for the very meaningful life he had lived, and the wisdom and leadership he imparted during his stint as COMELEC Chairman,” Legarda said.

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Backyard Birding in 13th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

August 12, 2020

MANILA, 12 August 2020 — For the thirteenth episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic on “Easy Backyard Birding,” backyard birdwatchers and professionals will share their experiences and insights in bird watching, discuss urban bird biodiversity, and highlight the role of birds in our ecosystems, particularly as pollinators of plants.

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda will host the episode, which will air on Thursday, 13 August 2020, 10:00 AM, via Facebook Live at facebook.com/conglorenlegarda and facebook.com/CCCPhl.

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Legarda Hails Approval of Better Normal Bill on Third Reading

August 10, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda today hailed the approval on third reading of House Bill No. 6864, also known as the “Better Normal for the Workplace, Communities and Public Spaces Act of 2020” by the House of Representatives. The bill seeks to establish safety measures and protocols in place as the country adjusts to the “new normal” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legarda, author and principal sponsor of House Bill 6864, expressed optimism that the proposed […]

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‘Former Mayor Alfredo Lim was a man of action’ – Legarda

August 10, 2020

Former Senator, now Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman, Loren Legarda expressed her deepest sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family of former Senator and former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, who passed away last August 8 at age 90.

“Manong Fred was a dear friend whom I got to know better when we campaigned together in 2004. I was running for Vice President, while he ran for the Senate. It was a tough and grueling campaign, but Manong Fred’s amiable presence was a welcome breather, especially when he and I would go together and visit select localities around the country,” said Legarda, now Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Legarda Pushes for Strengthened Health Care System in Antique during National Hospital Week

August 10, 2020

In celebration of the National Hospital Week, Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda assured her kasimanwa that she will continue to provide Antiqueños with quality health care services and to address issues that affect their health and well-being.

“This health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic calls for a stronger and more effective healthcare system. We have to continue to improve the health facilities in the province to ensure that Antiqueños have access to quality, safe, and affordable health services, especially by the indigents in our communities,” Legarda said.

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