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Legarda: Help heal ozone layer

September 17, 2016

MABALACAT CITY — In celebration of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on September 16, Senator Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to continue to do their part in helping heal the ozone layer while also taking action to address other environmental concerns such as climate change.


More ads, better infra needed to boost PH tourism—Legarda

September 14, 2016

The Department of Tourism (DOT) should further boost its international marketing strategy by placing more tourism advertisements in international channels to attract more foreign visitors in the country, Senator Loren Legarda has said.


Senators vow to help increase budget for DoT

September 13, 2016

Senators vowed to help the Department of Tourism (DoT) increase its proposed ‘’measly’’ 2017 P2.46 billion budget saying that the next fiscal year is a a crucial time for the Philippine government to step up its tourism efforts in order to counter any negative perception that the international community may have towards the country.

Sen. Loren Legarda, chairwoman of the Senate finance committee, told DoT officials led by its secretary, Wanda Corazon T. Teo, to make study their Department of Budget and Management (DBM)-slashed budget and make a formal request for augmentation.


Legarda seeks more benefits for teachers

September 6, 2016

SENATOR Loren Legarda yesterday called for the passage of the proposed measure seeking to provide more benefits and greater protection to teachers and non-teaching personnel in all levels of public and private schools, and state universities and colleges.


P75 a day for food in jail urged

August 29, 2016

HOW COULD P50 cover three decent meals?

Surprised at the meager funding, Sen. Loren Legarda has called for a higher food budget for the country’s prisoners, saying they deserve “humane” meals even while serving time for criminal offenses.


Loren eyes more PH museums

August 27, 2016

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur – A lawmaker has sought the establishment of regional museums promoting traditional folk arts and local cultural treasures in the country.

The proposal of Sen. Loren Legarda is aimed at replicating the existing school of living traditions in Suyo, Ilocos Sur in which the cultures, arts and dances of cultural minorities in the province are taught to the younger generations.


Legarda renews call for urgent climate action

August 15, 2016

Can the country survive more tragedies and losses caused by global warming?

Senator Loren Legarda, a staunch environment advocate, raised this question when she spoke during the Climate Change Forum-High-Level Climate Policy Forum held in the Senate on Monday.


Legarda: More support for indigenous peoples

August 10, 2016

CLARK FREEPORT — In observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the Philippine National IP Day, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for stronger support and protection for indigenous peoples.
“As we celebrate the rich and vibrant culture of our indigenous peoples, I encourage everyone to provide the needed support for our IPs to strengthen their part in nation building,” said Legarda, who sponsored the law (RA 10689) that declared the 9th day of August as National IP Day to coincide with the international celebration.


Senator Legarda proposes establishment of culture and arts department

August 6, 2016

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Senator Loren Legarda filed on June 30 a bill seeking to set up a new department that will enhance the promotion and preservation of the country’s cultural heritage.

Legarda, who chairs the Senate committee on finance, seeks to replace the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) with the Department of Culture and the Arts in Senate Bill No. 31.


Loren aims to empower single parents

August 2, 2016

MANILA – A bill proposes to exempt single parents from paying personal income tax and provide them discount on all infant and nursery products.

Known as Senate Bill No. (SBN) 243, the measure authored by Sen. Loren Legarda aims to help these individuals cope with financial stress.