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Legarda pays tribute to former COMELEC Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr.

August 12, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda expressed her utmost condolences to the bereaved family of former Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. who passed away on August 11, 2020 at the age of 80.

“I would like to extend my sympathies to the family of Atty. Boy. We mourn his untimely passing, but at the same time, we express our utmost gratitude to him for the very meaningful life he had lived, and the wisdom and leadership he imparted during his stint as COMELEC Chairman,” Legarda said.

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Backyard Birding in 13th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

August 12, 2020

MANILA, 12 August 2020 — For the thirteenth episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic on “Easy Backyard Birding,” backyard birdwatchers and professionals will share their experiences and insights in bird watching, discuss urban bird biodiversity, and highlight the role of birds in our ecosystems, particularly as pollinators of plants.

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda will host the episode, which will air on Thursday, 13 August 2020, 10:00 AM, via Facebook Live at facebook.com/conglorenlegarda and facebook.com/CCCPhl.

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Legarda Hails Approval of Better Normal Bill on Third Reading

August 10, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda today hailed the approval on third reading of House Bill No. 6864, also known as the “Better Normal for the Workplace, Communities and Public Spaces Act of 2020” by the House of Representatives. The bill seeks to establish safety measures and protocols in place as the country adjusts to the “new normal” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legarda, author and principal sponsor of House Bill 6864, expressed optimism that the proposed […]

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‘Former Mayor Alfredo Lim was a man of action’ – Legarda

August 10, 2020

Former Senator, now Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman, Loren Legarda expressed her deepest sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family of former Senator and former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, who passed away last August 8 at age 90.

“Manong Fred was a dear friend whom I got to know better when we campaigned together in 2004. I was running for Vice President, while he ran for the Senate. It was a tough and grueling campaign, but Manong Fred’s amiable presence was a welcome breather, especially when he and I would go together and visit select localities around the country,” said Legarda, now Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Legarda Pushes for Strengthened Health Care System in Antique during National Hospital Week

August 10, 2020

In celebration of the National Hospital Week, Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda assured her kasimanwa that she will continue to provide Antiqueños with quality health care services and to address issues that affect their health and well-being.

“This health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic calls for a stronger and more effective healthcare system. We have to continue to improve the health facilities in the province to ensure that Antiqueños have access to quality, safe, and affordable health services, especially by the indigents in our communities,” Legarda said.

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Cultural Renaissance, Legarda’s Priority for Antique Development

August 7, 2020

Recognizing the historical significance of the Old Capitol Building, Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda has spearheaded efforts to restore the Old Capitol Building, located in San Jose de Buenavista, the capital town of Antique.
Being a foremost advocate of arts and culture preservation, and a dangal ng haraya awardee of the ncca, Legarda envisioned the adaptive reuse and restoration of the said building.
“The Old Capitol Building was considered a presidencia, a colonial building that was refurbished, […]

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Legarda Supports DepEd and Schools in Antique

August 6, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda aims to inculcate the Antiqueños with the importance of education by initiating the allocation of more resources for the educational needs of Antiqueño youth and children.
 
“Education is a fundamental right of every child. I have always believed that education is one of the most vital investments that the government should prioritize not only for the future of our youth, but also for the betterment of our nation. Giving the necessary […]

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Legarda: Skills Devt is Key to Poverty Alleviation

August 5, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda continues to uplift the lives of many Antiqueños by ensuring that programs of the national government continue to reach the province and benefit her kasimanwa.
 
Among these programs are the Barangay Kabuhayan Skills Training Program (BKSTP), Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP), and Special Training for Employment Program (STEP), all under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) benefitting over 10,000 Antiqueño trainees since 2016.
 
To further provide the province with […]

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Legarda: Innovation and Competitiveness should be mainstreamed through the Philippine Innovation Act

August 3, 2020

As the principal author of the Philippine Innovation Act, Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda expressed that innovation and competitiveness should be mainstreamed as vital components of the country’s national development and sustainable economic growth.

“Innovation is a vital component of the country’s development policies. Thus, we have to mainstream innovation and competitiveness in all government programs. If implemented properly, this will help bolster active micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), produce a highly skilled workforce, and promote competitiveness through the use and adoption of technological advancements in our different industries and sectors,” Legarda said.

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Youth-led Climate Activism Featured in “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

August 3, 2020

For the 11th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic on “Youth Climate Activism,” House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, together with fellow Pinoy Climate Reality Leaders, underscored the critical role of the youth in climate action and shared their insights and experiences on how they are leading climate initiatives before and during this pandemic.
Featured in last Thursday’s episode were youth Climate Reality Leaders Ms. Christine Paula Bernasor, Project Manager and Experience Designer from […]

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