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Legarda Tells French Senators: Boracay Rehab Example of Political Will

March 3, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda shared with visiting French senators the government’s successful efforts to rehabilitate the island of Boracay, stressing that political will to implement laws was key to its success.


On behalf of the Philippine Senate, Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and President and Founding Member of the Philippines-France Parliamentary Association, hosted a delegation of French senators in Boracay on March 2. The French delegation was composed of Senators Jacky Deromedi, Simon Sutour, Philippe Mouiller, and Jerome Durain.


Legarda Urges Antiqueños to Protect Marine, Wildlife Species

March 2, 2019

On World Wildlife Day, Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda urged Antiqueños to protect marine and wildlife species, especially those found in Antique’s protected areas: the Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park in the border of the province and Aklan, the Sibalom Natural Park in Sibalom, as well as the rivers and marine protected areas in the province.


Legarda on World Wildlife Day: Ensure Life Below Water to Protect Food Security and Biodiversity

March 2, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today supported the global call to reduce threats against marine species and also urged authorities and stakeholders to help protect marine wildlife and biodiversity from pollution and impacts of climate change.


Legarda made the statement in celebration of this year’s World Wildlife Day, March 3, which carries the theme of “Life Below Water: For Life and Planet,” aligning with Goal 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Legarda: 2019 Budget Provides Continuous Help to Farmers

March 1, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said she has ensured funding for the agricultural sector of the country, particularly the funding for free irrigation for small-scale farmers to help them prepare and cope with the expected full blast of El Niño in the coming months.

“This will be a big boost for the agriculture sector as we have unburdened our small farmers, who are among the poorest of the poor even if they are the ones who feed the nation,” the Senator stressed.


Legarda on Zero Discrimination Day: Demand Reforms on Discriminatory Laws

February 28, 2019

In line with this year’s celebration of Zero Discrimination Day (March 1, 2019), Senator Loren Legarda supported the global call to take action against discriminatory laws and practices worldwide and also urged Filipinos to call out discriminatory provisions in existing laws in the country.


“Our Constitution affords every Filipino their basic human rights and our laws should be able to foster a humane society where Filipinos can lead a life without prejudice, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, gender, and even health status,” Legarda said.  


Message: Centennial Birth Celebration of Gov. Julian Fullon Pacificador

February 26, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Centennial Birth Celebration of Gov. Julian Fullon Pacificador
26 February 2019 | Hamtic, Antique
Sabi nila, ang isang tunay na lider ay yung nakapagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa kaniyang pinamumunuan na mangarap ng higit pa, matuto ng higit pa, at gumawa ng higit pa.
Mahigit dalawang dekada na ang nakalilipas nang pumanaw si Governor Julian Fullon Pacificador, ang unang ama ng Hamtic, ngunit patuloy pa rin siyang nagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa mga Hamtikanos at sa lahat ng mga […]


Legarda: Gov’t Services Must Go Straight To The People

February 26, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda on Monday said that she will continue to bring government services straight to her kasimanwas as she met with barangay leaders and residents of Bugasong town.

“In my three terms as senator, I have always made sure that our taxpayers’ money go straight to where they should be—to the people. Our mandate as a public servant is to ensure we meet their needs and implement programs that will better their lives and their socio-economic condition. This I upheld in the Senate and will continue to uphold as we serve Antiqueños,” said Legarda, who chairs the Senate Committee on Finance.


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.