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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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Legarda provides assistance to Antiqueños amid covid-19 crisis

March 22, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda provides various forms of assistance to the Antiqueños, most especially the frontliners and affected families of Persons under Monitoring (PUM) and Persons under Investigation (PUI), amid Covid-19 crisis.
Legarda provides daily distribution of food provisions to the frontline workers who work on duty 24/7 in the border checkpoints, hospitals, and municipal police stations in Antique as gratitude to their tireless work during these critical times due to Covid-19. Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) […]

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Legarda to file Emergency Food Subsidy Act

March 20, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda will file a bill on Emergency Food Subsidy that seeks to provide assistance to poor families in times of crisis, such as the ongoing covid-19, which has resulted to the enhanced community quarantine in the entire Luzon and has affected the livelihood of Filipinos, most especially the daily wage earners.
According to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), the estimated number of poor families in NCR is 48,400, equivalent to 308,600 individuals.
“This […]

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Legarda: Unprogrammed 1.6B funds may be used for social programs

March 20, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda stated that there are Php1.6 billion unprogrammed funds that may be used for social programs to aid the Filipino people affected by the covid-19 crisis, which led to enhanced community quarantine in the entire Luzon and declaration of state of calamity in the whole country.
“The unprogrammed fund for social programs may be used up to Php1.6 billion. This can be released by DBM to DSWD for immediate cash payout for food […]

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Legarda: Utilize 56B Unconditional Cash Transfer for people in need during Covid-19 crisis

March 19, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda revealed that there is total amount of Php56 billion budget for the unconditional cash transfer under the TRAIN Law to provide the poor Filipinos much needed assistance amid the enhanced community quarantine due to Covid-19 crisis.

According to the National Economic Development Authority, there is an unspent funds of Php18.7 billion from the 2019 General Appropriations Act for the unconditional cash transfer and an allocation of Php36.4 billion for the same under the 2020 GAA. In addition, there is still Php1.7 billion UCT to be distributed under the 2018 GAA, a total of Php56 billion funds are available.

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