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Legarda: Prices of Goods to Stabilize Soon, Economic Team Assures

September 14, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that she was assured by the administration’s economic team that prices of goods and services will soon stabilize following measures being undertaken by the government.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, was briefed by Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia, and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Francisco Dakila, Jr. on the causes of the spike in inflation rate and the measures the government is taking to stabilize inflation expectations.


Legarda Reminds LGUs, Public on Typhoon and Storm Surge Preparedness

September 13, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today reminded local government units (LGUs) and citizens on ways to prepare for a typhoon as Typhoon Ompong starts to affect more areas in the country.


Legarda stressed that citizens, especially those in areas with public storm warning signals, should regularly monitor weather updates and advisories for evacuation; while disaster preparedness and response agencies should be on alert for emergencies and concerned government departments ready to provide basic needs and relief items for residents in temporary shelters and affected areas.


Legarda Reminds Gov’t, Public to be Prepared for Typhoon ‘Mangkhut’

September 11, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today reminded government agencies, local government units (LGUs) and citizens to prepare for Typhoon ‘Mangkhut’, which is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday, September 12.

According to PAGASA, Typhoon ‘Mangkhut’ is expected to have maximum sustained winds of up to 210 kph and gustiness of up to 260 kph once it enters the PAR. It will be named Typhoon ‘Ompong’.


Legarda Hails Senate Approval of P1.16-B Supplemental Budget for Dengue Patients

September 6, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda hailed the Senate’s approval of the proposed Php1.16 Billion supplemental budget to fund medical assistance programs for dengue patients. The measure was passed on third and final reading with 18 affirmative votes.

“This measure will provide medical assistance for hospitalization and out-patient care services to all dengue patients, including those who received the Dengvaxia vaccine,” said Legarda, sponsor of the bill and Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance.


Legarda Invites Everyone to Watch ‘Balag at Angud’

August 31, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch “Balag at Angud”, the life story of Luis “JunYee” Yee, Jr., a pioneer of installation art in the country, from August 31 to September 16, 2018 at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater).


Fisherfolk in Antique get livelihood aid

August 31, 2018

She said the fisherfolk, who have received the food supplies earlier, are now engaging in their businesses and are thankful for the assistance.

This project has been realized through Senator Loren Legarda, who as Senate chairperson of the Committee on Finance, allocated fund to BFAR, Gayatin said.


Ordinance violators are not considered as criminals — Anduyan

August 31, 2018

On April 15, Senator Loren Legarda, chairwoman of the Senate finance said that Congress has set aside billions of pesos in the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) to address the perennial problem of jail congestion.


Legarda: Philippine Epics Reflect Colorful Culture, History

August 30, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today lauded the conduct of a conference on Philippine epics, stressing that such intangible heritage reflects the rich culture and colorful history of indigenous Filipinos.

The Epikong-Bayan ng Filipinas: Tradisyon, Lipunan, Inobasyon conference from August 30-31, 2018 at the National Museum of Natural History in Manila, is a collaborative project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through Koro Bulakeño, in cooperation with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, and in partnership with the National Museum of the Philippines.


Legarda Stresses Effects of Undernutrition in Child Growth, Economy

August 29, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the importance of providing good nutrition to children not only to ensure optimal growth but also to mitigate the effects of undernutrition on our economy.

Legarda made the statement during the launch of Alaska Fortified Milk at the Santolan Elementary School in Pasig City.


Legarda Bats for Strengthened Technical Cooperation with Other Nations

August 28, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Finance and Foreign Relations, today urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to continue strengthening technical cooperation with other nations.


During the briefing on the proposed 2019 budget of the DFA worth Php27.5 billion, Legarda asked the Department to check which countries the Philippines has technical cooperation agreements with and if these have been carried out.