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Legarda: Senate Supports President’s Cash-Based Budget

August 14, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Senate supports the government’s move to shift from obligation-based to annual cash-based appropriations starting with the 2019 national budget.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that during their caucus on Tuesday afternoon, senators expressed their support to the President’s cash-based budget.

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Legarda: Senate Supports President’s Cash-Based Budget

August 14, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Senate supports the government’s move to shift from obligation-based to annual cash-based appropriations starting with the 2019 national budget.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that during their caucus on Tuesday afternoon, senators expressed their support to the President’s cash-based budget.

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Senate finance panel to continue its scheduled hearings into proposed 2019 nat’l budget

August 12, 2018

“The Senate finance committee will continue with the budget hearings as scheduled,” said Senator Loren Legarda, head of the said panel.

Legarda said by the time the House resumes their hearings on the budget, “we will be ready to receive the GAB (General Appropriations Bill).”

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Legarda leads launch of Panay Indigenous Book on IP Day

August 10, 2018

IN CELEBRATION of Indigenous Peoples Day, Senator Loren Legarda on August 9, 2018 led the launch of the book on Panay-Guimaras traditional knowledge systems at the University of the Philippines-Visayas in Iloilo City.

The book, From the Seas to the Mountain — Panay-Guimaras Traditional Knowledge Systems, is a product of extensive research and collaborative efforts of the state universities and colleges (SUCs) in Western Visayas to document and promote the various traditional knowledge systems in the region.

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Legarda Calls For Immediate Passage of SOGIE Bill

August 10, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed support for the Anti-Discrimination or Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill and called for its immediate passage.

“The State should protect the rights of all its citizens, which include members of the LGBTQIA community. No person should be discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Leads Launch of Panay Indigenous Book on IP Day

August 9, 2018

In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, Senator Loren Legarda today led the launch of the book on Panay-Guimaras traditional knowledge systems at the University of the Philippines-Visayas in Iloilo City.
 

The book, From the Seas to the Mountain — Panay-Guimaras Traditional Knowledge Systems, is a product of extensive research and collaborative efforts of the state universities and colleges (SUCs) in Western Visayas to document and promote the various traditional knowledge systems in the region.

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Legarda: ‘Ties of History’ Featuring ASEAN Artists Opens in Three Museums

August 9, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today announced that the Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia has opened its exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila on August 8, 2018, exactly 51 years since the signing of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Declaration or the Bangkok Declaration.

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Legarda Hopes Cash-Based Budget Will Address Underspending

August 7, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said she hopes that the shift from obligation-based to annual cash-based appropriations starting with the 2019 national budget will result in improved delivery of basic services to the people and address underspending.

“We only want to ensure that goods and services reach the people, especially those who are most in need. But for years, underspending has plagued the government. Agencies cite several reasons like failure of bidding, unreleased funds, and low absorptive capacity, among others. We hope that this cash-based budget would indeed address underspending,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance.

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‘Ties of History’ opens Aug. 8

August 7, 2018

The Metropolitan Museum of Manila, along with Yuchengco Museum, UP Vargas Museum, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Dalubhasaan Para sa Edukasyon sa Sining at Kultura (DESK), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda present “Ties Of History: Art In Southeast Asia” from Aug. 8 to Oct. 6, 2018.

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Winning the war on climate change

August 5, 2018

For 2018, the budget allocation for climate change through national government agencies has substantially increased by 96.7 percent. Climate change-tagged programs, projects and activities have a total share of 7.26 percent of the total budget.

As chair of the Senate committees on climate change and finance, I am committed to ensure that our public institutions are fully equipped logistically to address climate change impacts in the context of multisectoral convergence and citizen participation.

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