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Legarda Brings Gov’t Closer to Antiqueños

February 26, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda on Sunday met with barangay leaders and residents of San Remigio town to announce her projects for the municipality and stressed that she will bring the government closer to Antiqueños.

Legarda excitedly told the crowd about the upgrading of the San Remigio Rural Health Unit to a polyclinic with complete equipment and the Botika ng Bayan that will make medicine accessible to indigenous peoples such as the Iraynon-Bukidnon and the Ati, who are unable to go to pharmacies and hospitals. She noted that her great grandfather, Ariston Gella, was the first pharmacist of the province and its first representative to the Malolos Congress, which is why she gives importance to health care.


Legarda Wants Antique to be Premier Ecotourism Destination

February 25, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda today said she will turn Antique, her home province, into a premier ecotourism destination that offers various kinds of adventure and experience to different kinds of tourists.


“Antique is a treasure trove of natural wonders. It is known as the province where the mountains meet the sea because it is such. It is home to the cleanest rivers, verdant peaks, magnificent beaches and caves, all of which are cared for by Antiqueños,” said Legarda.


Inday Loren Continues to Forward Antiqueño Teachers’ Rights and Welfare

February 24, 2019

During the 44th Annual Representative Assembly of the Antique Public School Teachers’ Association, Inc. (APSTA), Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda proudly announced her projects for Antiqueño teachers.

Legarda, who chairs the Senate Committee on Finance, said that on World Teachers’ Day this year, public school teachers will be receiving a special allowance of P1,000 from the P800-million she allocated under the Department of Education (DepEd) budget for 2019.


Legarda Advances Nature, Culture Preservation in Tibiao

February 24, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda joined an estimated 10,000 residents of Tibiao, Antique in celebrating the town’s rich culture of pottery during its annual Maninihon Festival.


Legarda, the festival’s Guest of Honor, was with Governor Rhodora “Dodod” Cadiao and Vice Governor Edgar Denosta in celebrating this year’s festival which carries the theme “Tibiao Banwang Bilidhon, Kabuhi Pasanyugon, Maninihon Sulugon” or “Tibiao Bayang Sagana, Buhay ay Paunlarin, Mga Manggagawa ng Palayok Ipagdiwang.”


Legarda: PHL Embassy in Berlin Opens New Chancery, More Programs Ahead

February 20, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda said she looks forward to the implementation of more programs in collaboration with the Philippine Embassy in Berlin, Germany especially with the opening of its new chancery.

In a speech read by Chargé d’ Affaires Lillibeth Pono during the inauguration of the new chancery of the Philippine Embassy in Berlin, Legarda said she is happy to be able to support the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) by ensuring that its needs and programs are funded under the national budget.


2019 Budget Funds PNP’s Emergency 911 Command Center – Legarda

February 19, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said that an additional budget was allocated for the Philippine National Police (PNP), under the Department of Interior and Local Government, for the construction of an Emergency 911 Command Center.


“The 2019 national budget includes the construction of an Emergency 911 Command Center, which will aid the PNP in giving timely response in cases of emergency and assist in facilitating its operations,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance.


Foreign Secretary Highlights Senator Legarda’s Role in the Philippine Posts in Germany

February 19, 2019

19 February 2019, Munich – In his remarks during the town hall meeting with members of the Filipino community in Munich last February 17, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. lauded Senator Loren Legarda’s role in the Philippine Government’s acquisition of the property for the new  chancery of the Philippine Embassy in  Berlin as well as  the establishment  of the Consulate General in Frankfurt.


Legarda: Health Facilities Enhancement Program Funded in 2019 Budget

February 18, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Department of Health’s (DOH) program to provide quality and affordable health care for Filipinos through the upgrading of health facilities has funding under the 2019 national budget.


Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) has Php15 billion funding for this year. HFEP is the upgrading of health facilities through investments in infrastructure and medical equipment.


Legarda: 2019 Budget Gives Additional Allowance to Teachers

February 17, 2019

After increasing the chalk allowance of teachers in the past years, Senator Loren Legarda has now introduced a special allowance to public school teachers under the 2019 national budget.


Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, initiated the allocation of additional P800 million under the Department of Education budget. The said allocation will be given to public school teachers, P1,000 per teacher, every World Teachers’ Day on October 5, as an incentive or honorarium.


Legarda Explores Ways with Christiana Figueres to Accelerate Finance Flows for RE in the PHL and the World

February 14, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today met with Ms. Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and currently the Convenor of Mission 2020, to discuss ways how to further unlock investments to scale up clean and renewable energy development in the country and the world.