Legarda Continues to Provide Assistance to Antique Fisherfolk

August 19, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda continues to value the natural resources of Antique and the untiring labor of the Antiqueños as she brings to the province programs and assistance for sustainable livelihood in the fisheries sector.

“Antique has abundant marine resources. Majority of Antiqueños depend on the coastal biodiversity for their daily food consumption and for their income. Thus, we have to further aid the fisherfolk with programs and services to protect their livelihood and at the same time maintain food security in the province,” Legarda said.

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Legarda Vows Continued Support for Higher Education in Antique

August 18, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda has committed her full support for the uplifting of higher education in the province of Antique.

With her commitment to bring down the number of out-of-school youth further as well as to improve the quality of education in the province, Legarda continued to provide Antique with programs such as Tulong Dunong in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Antiqueño college students have been beneficiaries of the program since 2016 with over 19,000 scholars as of date under the allocations supported by Legarda. For the academic year 2019 to 2020, a total of 3,589 grantees were able to avail of the Tulong Dunong Program in Antique.

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Legarda urges Congress to review utilization of 2017 and 2018 PhilHealth budget augmentation

August 14, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda urged the House Committees which are currently inquiring into the alleged unabated corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to scrutinize the budgetary support given to Philhealth under the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018.
“The misuse of Philhealth funds is unconscionable especially during this time of the pandemic when the health of the people is on the line. As former Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, […]

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Legarda supports the convergence of DOST, DTI and University of Antique for more livelihood projects for Antiqueños

August 13, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda continues to empower local communities in her home province of Antique by providing more livelihood programs in convergence programs with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the University of Antique (UA).

“Antiqueños already have the skills and the raw materials can be gathered right within the community. All we have to do is to empower them and provide support to further develop livelihood and generate jobs to provide their families and communities alternative sources of income. Our continued collaboration with the DOST and the UA on nutrition programs and technology is one of the most effective programs that we have in support of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the province,” Legarda said.

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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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