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Legarda Lauds Ombudsman for Relief of Officials over Boracay Neglect, Urges LGUs to Implement Envi Laws

April 25, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for local government units (LGUs) to implement the country’s environmental laws as she commended the Office of the Ombudsman for its dismissal of Malay town Mayor Ceciron Cawaling and Licensing Officer Jen Salsona in relation to the administrative complaint filed against them for negligence in the management of Boracay Island.

 

It would be recalled that Boracay Island underwent a six-month temporary closure in April 2018 because of its degradation. It was reopened in October last year following successful rehabilitation efforts.

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Antique Hosts Pista ng Komedya 2019

April 22, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda has partnered once again with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to celebrate a rich tradition in Antique—the Komedya.

 

Antique is the site of Pista ng Komedya 2019 to be held from ‪April 23-25 in the province’s capital town, San Jose de Buenavista. This is a project of the NCCA in partnership with Senator Legarda and in cooperation with the Antique Integrated Area Development (ANIAD). This program is part of the celebration of National Literature Month.

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Legarda Joins Earth Day Call: Protect Our Species

April 21, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today joined calls to protect our species, which is the theme for this year’s Earth Day celebration (April 22).

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Legarda: PAL’s Additional Flights to Antique a Good Sign of Progress

April 20, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said that Philippine Airlines (PAL) will fly three times a week from Clark International Airport to Antique airport, and vice versa, starting April 25, 2019.
 

Legarda, who is running for Congresswoman of Antique and fondly called “Inday Loren” by Antiqueños, said that the increased direct flights to the province is a good sign of progress.

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Legarda: Programs on Protection of Environment, Arts and Culture to Boost Tourism in Antique

April 14, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda today said she wants Antique’s tourism to flourish like its sister provinces in Western Visayas and believes that this is possible through environmental protection and arts and culture promotion.
 

Legarda noted that Antique is the province in Western Visayas with the second lowest number of tourist arrivals in 2017 and the lowest in 2018. According to data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI, in 2017, there were only 162,925 domestic and international tourists who visited Antique out of the 5.8 million total tourist arrivals in Western Visayas Region. In 2018, Antique only had 108,220 out of the region’s 4.9 million tourist arrivals.

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Secretary Bello to Antiqueños: Thank Inday Loren for DOLE Programs in Antique

April 11, 2019

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Tuesday visited Antique to check on the implementation of its various programs in the province and told Antiqueños to thank Senator Inday Loren Legarda for bringing these services to her kasimanwas.

 

Bello acknowledged Legarda’s efforts to bring DOLE’s programs, such as Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers Program or TUPAD Program, closer to the people, including Antiqueños.

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Inday Loren Ensures Antiqueños: Health is a Priority Wants Medicines for Senior Citizens, Toilet in Every Home

April 7, 2019

In celebration of World Health Day (April 7), Senator Inday Loren Legarda today assured her kasimanwas that providing quality health care services to Antiqueños and addressing issues that affect their health are among her priority programs.

Legarda, who is running for Representative of the Lone District of Antique under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), said that she wants to provide free medicines, especially to senior citizens and indigent patients who need to take maintenance medicines.

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Kilusang Pagbabago Endorses Inday Loren

April 1, 2019

The Kilusang Pagbabago Antique Chapter on Sunday endorsed the candidacy of Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda, who is running as Representative of the Lone District of Antique.

The group made the proclamation of support to Legarda during the Oath-taking ceremonies of its officers in the Municipality of Belison.

Kilusang Pagbabago is a grassroots-based movement envisioned to be the vanguard of the administration to ensure that government programs are delivered directly to the masses.

Legarda said that bringing positive change to Antique is her main reason for running as Congresswoman. With the endorsement of the Kilusang Pagbabago, she now has the support of a movement that has the same goals of bringing active change to the community.

She assured them that she will continue to bring government services closer to people so it can truly be felt on the ground. “Ang kalidad ng aking serbisyo sa inyo ay may malasakit, nag-aaruga, at diretso sa tao,” said Legarda.

She added that the efficient implementation of government programs and 24/7 delivery of services are the changes that she will bring to Antique because she wants her province to become progressive, prosperous and to pursue sustainable development.

Aside from ensuring that the government’s programs—free college education in state universities and colleges, free healthcare services, skills trainings, employment and livelihood programs from various agencies—reach all corners of the province, Legarda goes out of her way to bring more opportunities for Antique.

She has also provided support for all local industries, providing boats, community fish landing centers, and post-harvest fishing kits to fisherfolks; breeding stock for dairy and poultry farmers; weaving and processing centers for weavers; trainings to improve local products; and equipment, facilities and materials needed by various micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the province.

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Legarda: Earth Hour Proves We Are Capable of Protecting our Planet

March 30, 2019

In observance of Earth Hour today, March 30, 2019, between 8:30-9:30pm in the Philippines, Senator Loren Legarda said that participating in the event shows that everyone is capable of taking steps to protect our planet. 

“Every year, nations, communities, industries, and individuals participate in the Earth Hour, switching off non-essential lights for an hour. Last year, 188 countries and territories participated and more than 17,900 landmarks and monuments around the world switched off their lights during Earth Hour. This shows that we are all capable of taking action to protect the Earth and act against climate change in our own individual way,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience.

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Legarda Says She Will Beat Poverty in Antique

March 29, 2019

On the first day of the campaign for local elections, Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda said she will do all to beat poverty in her home province of Antique.

 

Legarda, who is running for representative of the lone district of Antique under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), said, “Poverty is our biggest enemy. Ito ang ating patuloy na nilalabanan.”

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