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Legarda: Extending Availability of 2018 Budget Responds to the People’s Needs

January 6, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the President’s approval of the Joint Resolution extending the availability of the 2018 national budget will help respond to the needs of the people, especially those affected by calamities.

Joint Resolution No. 3, “Extending the Availability of the 2018 Appropriations for Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) and Capital Outlay (CO) to December 31, 2019, Amending for the Purpose Section 61 of the General Provisions of Republic Act No. 10964, The General Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2018,” was approved by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on December 28, 2018.


Legarda to Upgrade Women and Children’s Center in Antique

January 4, 2019

Senator Inday Loren Legarda said that she will provide additional funding for the expansion of the Pagsapupo (Care) Center for the victims of Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) in her home province of Antique.


Legarda funded the construction of the current VAWC Center in Barangay Uno, San Jose, Antique in 2010. For eight years now, the Pagsapupo Center has continuously served as a home for victims of domestic violence and rape, abandoned children, children of drug addicts, and other abused women and children.


Legarda Encourages Everyone to Adopt Zero-Waste Lifestyle

January 1, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to start a zero-waste lifestyle, especially avoiding the use of plastics, as we all welcome a new year.

“Let us welcome the new year with a resolve to be better citizens of the Earth by adopting an eco-friendly, zero-waste lifestyle,” said Legarda.


Hibla Travelling Exhibition Comes Home to Manila

December 30, 2018

After travelling to seven destinations abroad—London, Lisbon, Madrid, Washington D.C., New York City, Hawai’i, and Frankfurt—the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition, featuring “Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics,” is home for three months.


“I encourage everyone to visit the exhibit to see what we have been showcasing to the world and to also appreciate our woven and embroidered fabrics made of pineapple and silk,” said Senator Loren Legarda, patron of the first permanent textile gallery at the National Museum.


Legarda Urges Filipinos to Emulate Rizal’s Nationalism

December 30, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has called on Filipinos to emulate the values and principles of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, especially his nationalism, as the nation commemorates Rizal Day.

“Dr. Jose Rizal was an unparalleled visionary whose thoughts and actions greatly influenced the country’s social and political landscape. His ideas began the revolution that earned us our freedom, and his integrity and nationalism continue to inspire new generations,” she said.


Inday Loren Receives Datu Sumakwel Award from Antiqueños

December 29, 2018

Senator Inday Loren Legarda today received the “Datu Sumakwel Award”, the highest recognition conferred by the Bugal Kang Antique Awards held at Eagle’s Hotel in San Jose, Antique.

The Datu Sumakwel Award is given to an Antiqueño or juridical persons in recognition of their service for the development of Antique.


Legarda Extends Antique Harvest Fair

December 26, 2018

Following the success of the first Antique Harvest in Robinsons Place Antique last December 14 to 16, Senator Inday Loren Legarda has extended the run of the fair from December 26 to 30, 2018.


“I am happy with the success of Antique Harvest as we were able to promote our local products and our cultural heritage, at the same time, it brought additional income to our local producers who participated in the fair,” said Legarda, who partnered with the Department of Tourism (DOT) to bring the Philippine Harvest to Antique.


Legarda Urges Antique LGUs to Enhance Local Climate Action and Access Local Climate Fund

December 20, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged local government officials from her home province of Antique to formulate and enhance their own Local Climate Change Action Plans (LCCAPs) and develop project proposals for funding from the People’s Survival Fund (PSF), the country’s national climate adaptation finance mechanism.


Statement of Senator Loren Legarda On the Passing of Ms. Bernarditas Muller

December 18, 2018

The Philippines loses a staunch climate ally with the passing of Bernarditas De Castro Muller.


Ditas rigorously served in the Philippine Foreign Service and in environment and climate negotiations, having been involved in the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee in 1991 that established the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and elected as co-chair of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) in 2017.


Legarda Sees Boost in Trade and Tourism with Antique Airport Opening, PAL Direct Flights

December 16, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the reopening of Antique airport and the Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) direct flights to Antique will spur local economy as it will boost trade and tourism.


“Today, as we welcome the inaugural flight of Philippine Airlines in our newly renovated airport, I can proudly say that: Antique’s progress is unstoppable,” said Legarda in a speech read by Governor Rhodora Cadiao during the inaugural flight of PAL to Antique airport.