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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017

February 1, 2017

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017
Senate Bill No. 1305, Committee Report No. 29
1 February 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
Article 13 Section 14 of the 1987 Constitution provides that the State shall protect working women by providing safe and healthful working conditions, taking into consideration their maternal functions.
It is in this light that I lend my support for and co-sponsor the proposed Expanded Maternity Leave Law.
This landmark measure aims […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Free Higher Education for All Act

January 24, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda’s Co-Sponsorship Speech
Free Higher Education for All Act
Senate Bill No. 1304, Committee Report 28
24 January 2017 | Senate of the Philippines
Mr. President,
I have the honor to co-sponsor this landmark legislative measure which aims to institutionalize on a national scale the provision of a full tuition fee subsidy for students enrolled in all of the country’s 114 state universities and colleges.
Under the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, this august chamber approved […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi

October 12, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi
 
Mr. President,
 
Our source of light in our homes has gone through many evolutions from the centuries-old oil lamps to various electric lighting, such as incandescent, fluorescent, and now LED lamps. But there are communities in the country, especially in far-flung sitios that continue to live in the dark, getting light from a candle or the old-fashioned oil lamps once the sun goes down.
 
The electrification of the entire country […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Finance Secretary Carlos Garcia Dominguez III

October 12, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Finance Secretary Carlos Garcia Dominguez III
 
 
Mr. President,
 
As Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of appointment of Carlos Garcia Dominguez III as Secretary of the Department of Finance (DOF).
 
Secretary Carlos Dominguez III is chiefly responsible for the formulation of the government’s 10-point socio-economic agenda and is thus recognized as the head of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s economic management team.
 
Given his strong background in economics and in […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Labor Secretary Silvestre Hernando Bello III

October 12, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Labor Secretary Silvestre Hernando Bello III
 
 
Mr. President,
 
I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of the Honorable Silvestre Hernando Bello III as Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
 
When President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office, he vowed to end illegal contractual employment and cut bureaucratic red tape, among others.
 
Secretary Bello immediately heeded the call and in his three months as Head of DOLE has already […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Presidential Communications Operations Office

October 12, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Presidential Communications Operations Office
Secretary Martin Andanar
 
Mr. President,
 
I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of the Honorable Jose Ruperto Martin Marfori Andanar as Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.
 
Effective communication is an important life skill that enables us to better understand and connect with the people around us. I believe that President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Secretary Andanar to his post with full […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Hon. Benjamin Diokno, Secretary of DBM

September 28, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of Hon. Benjamin Diokno, Secretary of DBM
Mr. President,
As chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of the Honorable Benjamin Diokno as Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
Secretary Diokno’s competence is unquestionable, owing to his expertise in the field of economics and extensive experience in introducing reforms in the public sector.
His educational and career background […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech Commending Olympic Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz

August 17, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda
Co-Sponsorship Speech Commending Olympic Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz
17 August 2016 – Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
It is with great pride that I join my esteemed colleagues in honoring Ms. Hidilyn Diaz who made history for the Philippines by winning the silver medal in the women’s 53-kg weightlifting division during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 25-year-old medalist, a native of Zamboanga City, put an end to the country’s Olympic medal drought […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech on House Bill 4660

October 28, 2014

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
House Bill 4660
28 October 2014 – Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President,
 
Based on an Asian Development Bank report on the Philippine justice sector, one of the significant challenges affecting the speedy administration of justice and disposition of court cases in the country is the high vacancy rates in the judiciary.[1]
 
The passage of Republic Act 9227 in 2003, which authorizes a 100% raise in compensation for judges, has only temporarily halted the further rise in vacancy rates. […]

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An Act Declaring The Chinese New Year A Special Nonworking Public Holiday In The Philippines

December 18, 2012

Senate of the Philippines;For centuries, Filipino and Chinese communities have had extensive ties that date back to the time of Jose Rizal and General Vicente Lim. While our relationship then was primarily built on trade and commerce, it has gradually evolved so as to encompass the economic, and socio-cultural history of the Philippines.

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