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Legarda Lauds Banking Circular on Sustainable Finance

May 6, 2020

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today commended and expressed support to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in promulgating the Sustainable Finance Framework, contained in BSP Circular No. 1085, s. 2020, stating that the framework will help advance the country’s growth towards a greener and more sustainable development path.
The Circular was issued following approval by the Monetary Board (through Resolution No. 415, March 19, 2020) of a sustainable finance policy framework that sets out expectations on the […]

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Legarda Congratulates Antiqueño Bar Passers

May 4, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda sends her warmest congratulations to the new Antiqueño lawyers who passed the Philippine Bar Examinations, held last November 2019. These are:
– Atty. Dawna Fya O. Bandiola who is the Top 4 of the 2019 Bar Examinations, from Brgy. Bagongbayan, Laua-an;
– Atty. James M. Victoriano from Brgy. Bugo, San Remigio;
– Atty. Herrnalie D. Alagos from Brgy. Centro Poblacion, Culasi;
– Atty. Raemman M. Lagrada from Brgy. Poblacion 3, Hamtic;
– Atty. Jessa Carmela C. […]

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Legarda lauds frontliners and workers on Labor Day amid Covid-19 crisis

May 2, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda lauds the doctors, nurses, health workers, health frontliners, farmers, fisherfolks and food producers, police and security personnel, even the sacadas of Antique who work elsewhere, the ofws, the dedicated government workers, those who tirelessly work in the frontlines during this crisis, as the country celebrated Labor Day on May 1.
“I salute our frontliners, doctors, nurses, PNP and AFP personnel in the border checkpoints, Municipal Health Officers, and Barangay Health Workers who […]

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Various assistance for Antiqueños amid Covid-19 crisis Continues – Legarda

April 30, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda continues to provide assistance to her Kasimanwa amid the Covid-19 crisis.
Legarda assures that aside from the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) AICS and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) TUPAD Program are still ongoing to cater to the needs of the Antiqueños amid Covid-19 crisis.
The AICS or Assistance to Crisis in Individual Situation is intended for medical, burial, transportation, and medical assistance. Due to the Enhanced […]

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LOREN MOURNS PASSING OF SEC JIMENEZ

April 27, 2020

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda today expressed her sorrow and condolences to the family of former Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr., who passed away at the age of 64.
“Secretary Jimenez is a great loss for the Filipino people. His vibrant personality, love of country and his proactive vision very much shaped our country’s tourism sector,” Legarda said.
“Apart from working with Secretary Mon several years ago, I was also a friend to him and his late wife, Abby. Both of […]

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Social Pension for Antiqueño senior citizens released amid Covid-19 crisis

April 27, 2020

Up to 40,440 senior citizens in Antique will receive their social pension as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) released the amount of P121,320,000 last week. This release has been done in line with the Special Guidelines on the Provision of Social Measures by the DSWD to the Affected Residents of the Areas Under Community Quarantine and Continuation of the Implementation of the Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens and the Supplementary Feeding Programs.
As the principal author of […]

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Assistance for Antiqueños amid COVID-19 crisis Continues- Legarda

April 24, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda assures that assistance for her fellow kasimanwa is overflowing amid the COVID-19 crisis. Aside from the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) AICS and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) TUPAD Program are still ongoing to cater to the needs of the Antiqueños amid Covid-19 crisis.
The AICS or Assistance to Crisis in Individual Situation is intended for medical, burial, transportation, and medical assistance. Due to the Enhanced […]

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Statement of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on the Passing of Former Senator Heherson Alvarez

April 22, 2020

I join the nation in mourning the passing of former Senator Heherson Alvarez on April 20, at the age of 80, due to complications from COVID-19.
Senator Alvarez has been a prominent figure in human rights, a great defender of our freedoms, a staunch advocate for the environment, a pioneer for climate action when no one else’s voice was heard.
As a fellow environmentalist, whose years in the senate preceded mine, he championed the climate change causes long before anyone else did. […]

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Legarda Demands Transparency from SMPC Amidst Covid 19 Cases

April 22, 2020

Semirara Island is the site of Antique’s first four COVID 19 positive cases, all of which are within the continuing operations of Semirara Mining and Power Corporation. To date, seven ships have reportedly already been inspected by quarantine, customs and immigration officials in Semirara within the quarantine period from March 15.
As early as January, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda of the lone district of Antique recommended the stoppage of Chinese ships coming into Antique to load coal bound for China as […]

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Legarda: “On Earth Day, let’s continue the fight for climate justice”

April 22, 2020

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this April 22, Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda called for stronger climate action, encouraging people to join the online climate movement amidst the pandemic created by the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
“The phenomenon of climate change is so complex and overreaching in its impacts that we should now begin calling it the ‘climate crisis’,” Legarda said.
This year’s theme, climate action, reflects the unprecedented impacts of climate change as […]

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