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Legarda reveals black ops against her

February 6, 2013

MANILA, Philippines— Senator Loren Legarda exposed on Wednesday that there was a “disinformation campaign” against her that said she had filed a bill reducing the benefits of government employees.”


Solons urge Aquino to certify FOI bill as urgent

January 6, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Loren Legarda, one of the cosponsors of the freedom of information (FOI) bill in the Senate, has called on President Aquino to rally his allies in the House of Representatives behind the government transparency measure.


Rice-Less Pinoy Meals Loom, Loren Warns

January 4, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — Because of the inevitable change in the global climate, Filipinos should face the prospect of eating less or no rice at all to go with their meals.
This was the warning issued yesterday by the Senate Climate Change Committee chaired by Sen. Loren Legarda who said that Filipinos need to take aggressive and immediate action to adapt to the changing climate and prevent further rise in global temperature or prepare themselves for meals with no rice at all.
With […]


Loren for Thy Womb

January 3, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda urges everyone to watch Brillante Mendoza’s Thy Womb with Nora Aunor, Bembol Roco and Lovi Poe.
She said that is is “a creative and fearless contribution to Filipino filmmaking,” and it deserved the seven awards it garnered at the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
Brillante Mendoza won Best Production Design and Best Director, while Odyssey Flores won Best Cinematography, Henry Burgos won Best Original Story.
Nora Aunor won Best Actress for Thy Womb.
The film also won the Gender […]


Legarda brings disaster preparedness to 8 regions

January 2, 2013

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Sen. Loren Legarda has scheduled disaster risk reduction (DRR) workshops in eight regions this year while Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III has proposed to give salaries for permanent DRR officers in cities, towns and provinces.
The DRR workshops are set in the Cordillera, the Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Davao, Soccsksargen, Calabarzon and Mimaropa.
In 2012, Legarda said her office had facilitated regional forums on DRR and climate change adaptation (CCA) in Metro Manila, the Zamboanga […]


Legarda files Senate version of FOI bill

December 4, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Loren Legarda co-sponsored yesterday the People’s Ownership of Government Information (POGI) bill, the Senate’s version of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act which seeks to ensure honesty and transparency in government.


LGUs told: Heed Lessons of Previous Tragic Storms

December 3, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Loren Legarda urged local government units (LGU) Monday to prepare for typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha) to avoid a repeat of calamities of previous destructive storms, including tropical storm Sendong which hit Mindanao almost one year ago.
“Let us heed the warning and the lessons of Ondoy, Pepeng and Sendong,” Legarda said referring to the three strong storms that hit the country in the past years and left thousands dead with thousands more displaced and homeless.


Loren Legarda Exalts Indigenous Artistry

October 23, 2012

Congratulations to Sen. Loren Legarda on her launching of the Hibla Pavilion of Textiles and Weaves of the Philippines at the SMX convention center last week. The exhibition was held to celebrate Indigenous People’s Month “with the hope of solving one of the greatest threats to Filipino indigenous artistry — extinction brought about by apathy.”
The exhibition, Legarda said, “aims to tell the stories of indigenous communities through the intricate processes of weaving that were passed on by their ancestors. It […]


Legarda Braves Heckling to Promote Native Wear

October 23, 2012

Senator Loren Legarda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOUndaunted by the heckling of some male senators, Sen. Loren Legarda gamely posed before cameras recording the live debates in the Senate session hall and described her outfit in detail.
“This is a T’boli belt,” she began as she moved away from the microphone stand hiding her clothes from view. “Each strand that holds a bell takes two weeks to make. Imagine the months it took before this was finished.”
“This is a Bagobo […]


Loren Visits ‘Hibla’ Tribal Textile Exhibit

October 17, 2012

An indigenous woman fits a tribal headdress on Senator Loren Legarda during the ‘Hibla’ exhibit of textiles at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Wednesday.