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Legarda: Institutionalization of 4Ps Bill to Help Reduce Poverty, Promote Human Capital Dev’t

February 5, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the Senate’s approval on third and final reading of the measure institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the proposed Community-Based Monitoring System, which are seen to be effective instruments to address poverty.

Legarda said that the 4Ps Bill seeks to institutionalize the program to reduce chronic poverty and promote human capital development in the country.

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Inday Loren Strengthens Efforts in Forwarding Culture and Arts in Antique

February 4, 2019

As the country observes National Arts Month this February, Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda encouraged her kasimanwas to further promote arts and culture as part of development.

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Inday Loren, Gov. Cadiao Gift Antiqueños with More Projects in Joint Birthday Celebration

February 3, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda announced more programs for Antique, such as the operations of FastCat and the University of the Philippines-Visayas extension campus, during her joint birthday thanksgiving celebration with Governor Rhodora “Dodod” Cadiao.

 

Together with Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation (APFC) President Chet Pastrana and Palawan Governor Pepito Alvarez, who has roots in Bugasong, Legarda and Cadiao unveiled the FastCat project, which will connect Antique (Culasi-Caluya) to Mindoro.

 

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Legarda: There’s Budget for Elections, Govt Workers Salary Increase

January 30, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has assured that there will be funding for the May 2019 elections and salary adjustment of government workers even as both Houses of Congress are still working on the approval of the 2019 national budget.

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Senate Approves Magna Carta of the Poor

January 30, 2019

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the proposed Magna Carta of the Poor, said Senator Loren Legarda, principal author of the bill.

 

“The Magna Carta of the Poor is a measure that promotes inclusive growth by ensuring that the poor are provided with basic services and support to allow them to be part of the country’s development. We also want to strengthen convergence between the government and its basic sectors to fully make its services accessible to the poor,” said Legarda.

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Senate Approves Bill Granting Survivorship Benefits to Children, Parents of Deceased Retired Officials of Constitutional Offices

January 29, 2019

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the proposed bill granting survivorship benefits to dependent children or surviving parents of deceased retired officials of constitutional offices.

 

Legarda, principal author of Senate Bill No. 1917, said that at present, Republic Act No. 10084 only provides benefits to the surviving legitimate spouse of the deceased retired officials of the Commission on Audit (COA), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Commission on Elections (COMELEC), and the Ombudsman.

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Legarda Invites Everyone to Hibla Travelling Exhibition in Manila

January 29, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to visit the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition, featuring “Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics,” at the National Museum of Anthropology in Manila.

 

Legarda, patron of the first permanent textile gallery at the National Museum, said that 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 is home until March this year.

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Legarda: Magna Carta of the Poor Aims for Inclusive Growth

January 27, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the bill providing for a Magna Carta of the Poor is a measure that promotes inclusive growth by ensuring that the poor are provided with basic services and support to allow them to be part of the country’s development.

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Legarda Nangangalap ng Suporta Para sa Livelihood Program ng DSWD

January 27, 2019

Nanawagan at hiningi ni Senadora Loren Legarda ang suporta ng Senado upang matugunan ang kahilingan ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) para sa karagdagang pondo para sa kanilang  Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) sa ilalim ng pambansang badyet para sa taong 2019.

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Legarda Seeks Support for Funding of DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program

January 25, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda has called for the Senate’s support in amending the budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to include the agency’s request for additional funding for the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) under the 2019 national budget.

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