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Legarda: New DFA posts will strengthen PH foreign relations; urges DFA to include climate action as pillar of foreign policy

October 10, 2019

Rome, Italy — Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, former Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today stressed the importance of strengthening Philippine foreign relations in a highly dynamic community of nations and international players, and one of the means to achieve this is to establish presence of the Philippines in other parts of the world.

Underscoring the importance of the Philippine government’s presence abroad, Legarda announced the opening of new posts of the Department of Foreign Affairs, saying that “this is important not only to project a stronger image in the international community, facilitate trade, cultural and diplomatic relations, but this will also help cater to the needs of our kababayan.”


Legarda Renews Call to Action, Urges Congress to Adapt to Climate Change

October 8, 2019

During her privilege speech last September 30, Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda urged her fellow lawmakers in the Congress to strictly implement the country’s climate change laws and policies and ensure that climate change adaptation and mitigation is mainstreamed in all policies, plans, and programs of the government.


Legarda, an environmental champion, stressed on the importance of achieving the 1.5°C long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement. The three-term Senator said that the 1.5°C goal is the global warming threshold that will enable vulnerable developing countries like the Philippines to survive and thrive.


Legarda files 19 local bills to improve access and quality of education in Antique

October 8, 2019

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda has filed 19 local bills seeking to convert and establish public schools in Antique to address the need for better access to quality primary and secondary education for school children in the province without them having to go far from their communities.


“Let not one child be deprived of the opportunity to learn and be taught so he or she can have a better and brighter future. If the proximity becomes a hindrance for a child to go to school, then let’s bring the school closer to where the students are,” said Legarda.


Legarda Provides for Additional Allowance on World Teachers’ Day

October 2, 2019

To highlight the value of teachers and the essential role they play in the development of the youth and society, Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda sponsored the allocation of additional P800 million under the budget of the Department of Education (DepEd) for the year 2019.


Legarda, former Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, introduced the amendment as a special allowance to public school teachers and said that the allocation will be given on World Teachers’ Day on October 5 as an incentive or honorarium. Each teacher will receive P1,000.


Hibla Travelling Exhibition Goes to Singapore  

August 29, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda invites everyone to the opening of the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition on August 29, 2019, at the Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore.


The exhibition, titled “Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics,” features raw materials and textiles from piña and silk weaving centers in Aklan and La Union, respectively, and embroidery center in Laguna, Philippines.


Message of Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda on National Heroes’ Day

August 26, 2019

In commemoration of National Heroes’ Day, Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today urged everyone to stand against the injustices in the country and be their own hero.

“Today, we commemorate our Filipino heroes who sacrificed their lives to bring peace, justice, and independence to the country. We enjoy our rights at present, because they stood up against our oppressors,” said Legarda.


Legarda Brings John Denver Trending to Antique

August 23, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today proudly invited everyone to join the block screening and gala night of John Denver Trending on August 24, Saturday, at Robinson’s Place Antique, San Jose de Buenavista.
John Denver Trending, directed by Pandananon Arden Rod Condez, was awarded the Best Film – Full Length Feature, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Music Score, and Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Jury Award during this year’s Cinemalaya awards night. 15-year-old Pandananon Jansen […]


Official Statement of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on the Passing of Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez

August 19, 2019

Today, we all lost a dear, good friend. Gina championed the protection of the environment. She was passionate, courageous and she knew what her purpose was. She lived a life dedicated to saving and preserving the environment for the younger generations. She treaded the paths most will unlikely take. 


Legarda Announces the Opening of Likha-an Exhibition

August 15, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today proudly announced the opening of the Likha-an: Lunduyan ng Tradisyonal na Sining at Kultura on August 15, 2019, at Puerta Real Gardens, Intramuros, Manila.


Legarda: Pangalagaan at Pagyamanin ang Wikang Nag-uugnay at Nagbubuklod sa Atin

August 12, 2019

Bilang pakikiisa sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika ngayong Agosto, iginiit ni Deputy Speaker at Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda ang kahalagahan ng Wikang Filipino at mga katutubong wika sa Filipinas.


Ayon sa kanya, ang mga ito ang nag-uugnay at nagbubuklod sa atin at siyang susi sa kaunlaran, kapayapaan, at katarungan. Binigyang-diin din niya ang malaking papel na ginagampanan ng wika sa ating kasarinlan at kaakuhan.