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Legarda on Int’l Day for Biological Diversity: Protect Biodiversity Amid Climate Crisis

May 21, 2019

In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22, Senator Loren Legarda urged leaders and citizens to take greater action in protecting Philippine biodiversity—considered one of the richest in the world—amid the escalating threats posed by global warming and climate change. 

Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience and UNFCCC National Adaptation Plan Champion, said that this year’s celebration carries the theme of  “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health” and emphasizes the importance of protecting biodiversity as the foundation of health and food systems.


Legarda: Museums are Important Vessels of History and Culture

May 18, 2019

In celebration of International Museum Day (May 18), Senator Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to discover the different aspects of the nation’s culture and history through our museums.


Legarda, a staunch advocate of art and culture promotion, said that this year’s theme, “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition”, is apt in promoting the significance of museums, which are vessels of important historical knowledge and cultural heritage and showcase the invaluable Filipino talent.


Legarda Commends Strong Resolve Against Canada Waste Dump in the PHL

May 17, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today commended the government’s strong resolve to send back the shipment by a Canadian company of more than 100 containers of household trash, including soiled bags and diapers, that was sent to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014.


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) earlier said that the Philippine ambassador and consuls in Canada were recalled, following Canada’s failure to ship back the containers before the May 15 deadline, and that the Philippines would have diminished diplomatic presence until Canada removes its garbage in the country.


Pahayag ni Inday Loren Legarda sa Pagkapanalo bilang Congresswoman ng Antique

May 16, 2019

Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng aking mga kasimanwa na bumoto sa akin upang maging Representante ng Antique sa Kongreso.

Ang tagumpay na ito ay inaalay ko unang-una sa Poong Maykapal na nagbigay sa akin ng talino at lakas upang harapin ang hamon na ito; pangalawa, sa aking pamilya, lalo na ang aking mga ninuno na nagbigay ng inspirasyon sa akin na pagsilbihan ang aking mahal na probinsya; at higit sa lahat, ang aking mga kasimanwa na nagtitiwala sa akin.

Ang tagumpay […]


Legarda Landslide Heralds New Day for Antique

May 15, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda has ended the 30-year rule of the Javier dynasty in her home province of Antique.

Legarda was proclaimed the new congresswoman of the lone district of Antique, sweeping all of the province’s 18 towns, with 199,187 votes against former Governor and Congressman Exequiel Javier’s 69,716 votes, one of the largest margins of victory in the 2019 elections.


Legarda to Bring More Programs to Antique When Elected Congresswoman

May 11, 2019

If elected as Congresswoman of the lone district of Antique, Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda assured that her kasimanwas will continue to feel the improvement in their lives, as what is already happening in the province.


Legarda: Special Allowance for Teachers, Improvement of Classrooms Funded in 2019 GAA

May 10, 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 that they will receive 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 (DepEd) 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 Vows to End Poverty in Antique, Gets Overwhelming Support from All Sectors

May 10, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda, who is running for Congresswoman of the lone district of Antique under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), today reiterated her vow that she will do everything to end poverty in her home province.

“When the campaign started, I have declared my intention to beat poverty in Antique. After going around the province in the past 42 days, my resolve to do so only got stronger. As I visited our towns and barangays, I saw the hardship and needs of our people; I heard the pleas of my kasimanwas. We cannot let the poor remain poor. We cannot let our province suffer while our neighbors are soaring,” said Legarda.


Legarda: Pay Hike of Police and Military, Additional CAFGU Allowance in 2019 Budget

May 9, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the 2019 national budget continues to fund the increase in base pay of military and uniformed personnel in the government, which started in the 2018 budget.

Legarda said that under the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has a total budget of P180 billion that includes funding for the increased base pay of the military. It also includes funding for additional allowance for Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU).


Vernissage of the Philippine Pavilion at the 58th Venice Art Biennale

May 8, 2019

The Philippine Pavilion exhibition Island Weather held its vernissage today at the Artiglierie of the Arsenale in Venice, Italy. The event marked the Philippines’ entry to the 58th Venice Art Biennale, and the country’s fifth consecutive participation in the world’s biggest contemporary art exposition.

Island Weather is curated by Tessa Maria Guazon and features artist Mark Justiniani and his immersive and massive installation titled Arkipelago. The exhibition is an exploration of how an archipelagic state such as the Philippines forms its national consciousness shaped by its many islands, which all have its own unique vernacular culture and history.