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Legarda Urges Swift Enforcement of Bayanihan Act

April 6, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda urged the government to swiftly enforce all provisions of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act No. 11469), which was signed into law on March 24 to provide aid for affected families and bolster support for frontliners and personnel in arresting the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
Legarda also supported the mobilization of P5,000 to P8,000 worth of cash and subsidy for 18 million low income households […]

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Covid-19 doable to-dos

April 3, 2020

1. There are 1.7 million poor households in NCR most affected by lockdown. LGUs may purchase one sack of rice using their calamity fund, which is over and above the 8,000-peso financial assistance for NCR.
2. Release the cash subsidy from social amelioration of Bayanihan Act this week. It’s already delayed.
3. DSWD to update the list and advance the release of annual subsidies for the beneficiaries under the conditional cash transfer program (4Ps) this April.
4. DSWD to give the 3,600 pesos […]

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Legarda: Incorporate Climate and Envi-Friendly Programs in COVID-19 Rehab

April 2, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today urged governments and leaders to incorporate climate change and environmental protection initiatives into the health, social welfare, and other support and rehabilitation programs for populations and communities affected by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country and the world.
Legarda said that the health crisis—with COVID-19 cases now at over 827,000 in 205 states and deaths of more than 40,000 worldwide—gives countries the opportunity to utilize funds for support programs to further […]

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Legarda: Sustain Clean Air after COVID-19 Pandemic

April 1, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today called on the national and local governments to ensure that the air quality in Metro Manila and urban regions becomes healthier even after the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), which was imposed due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Legarda cited figures showing a substantial decrease in levels of particulate matter (PM)—which refers to a mixture of solid particles or liquid droplets in the atmosphere capable of penetrating deep into […]

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On-time payments of salaries and release of hazard pay to all hospital frontliners are a must- Legarda

March 31, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda urged all public and private hospitals to pay workers on time and release hazard pay to all the frontliners fighting Covid-19.
Legarda made this call after receiving reports that contractual and job order staff were not receiving their salaries.
As of March 29, 2020, 12 doctors have died fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Philippine Medical Association.
As per Dr. Oscar Tinio, Chairman of the association’s Commission on Legislation, doctor-to-patient ratio currently stands […]

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Antique is prepared to fight COVID-19 – Legarda

March 31, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda expressed that Antique is prepared to fight and address the social and economic impact of Covid-19. As of March 31, Antique remains Covid-19 free.
In order to address the social and economic impact of Covid-19, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) emphasizes the importance of implementing a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach to protect the health and wellbeing of Filipinos through a three-phased program of interventions. These phases are (1) Phase 1, which […]

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Legarda provides PPEs, medical equipment, supplies to Antique frontliners

March 30, 2020

Through the initiatives and efforts of Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda, Personnel Protective Equipment (PPEs) and medical supplies will arrive today in Antique via private plane.
Partial delivery of the PPEs and medical supplies includes protective suits for the doctors and health workers, 50 protective medical goggles, 46 thermal scanners, and 21,000 masks, which are personal donations of Deputy Speaker Legarda to all hospitals of Antique.
“We can not wait for the limited and scarce supplies of the […]

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AICS Distribution in Antique Starts Tomorrow

March 30, 2020

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) upon the advice and close coordination with Deputy Speaker Cong. Loren Legarda will start AICs distribution to the marginalized and vulnerable/ disadvantaged Antiqueños tomorrow, especially to the households of PUIs and PUMs which have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Through the efforts of Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda, a cash assistance of Php3,000.00 will be given to each household beneficiary in every municipality.
An initial 2,076 households will be […]

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Legarda: Everyone Must Ensure Safety of COVID-19 Frontliners

March 26, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda today urged the government to prioritize the health and well being of our health professionals, service providers, and other frontliners as the country continues to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Legarda also lamented the death of nine doctors who succumbed to COVID-19 and expressed concern for the thousands of medical practitioners who continue to be exposed to the virus as they fulfill their duties.
“It breaks my heart to learn that […]

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Legarda on Int’l Day of Forests: Implement Stronger Wildlife Trade Regulations

March 23, 2020

In observance of the International Day of Forests, with the theme “Forests and Biodiversity,” Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda urged governments and authorities to put in place and enforce stronger regulations on illegal wildlife trade to protect biodiversity and avoid public health crises such as the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) happening in the country and around the world.
Legarda said that COVID-19 had spread to 192 states and territories while more than 14,000 people have died […]

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