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Inday Loren Builds Evacuation Centers in All Antique Towns

January 13, 2019

To strengthen her home province’s resilience to disasters, Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda funded the construction of evacuation centers in all 18 municipalities of Antique.


Permanent evacuation centers have either been completed or ongoing construction in each of the 18 towns—Brgy. Salvacion in Anini-y; Brgy. Esparar in Barbaza; Brgy. Sinaja in Belison; Brgy. Cubay South in Bugasong; Brgy. Poblacion in Caluya; Brgy. Batonan in Culasi; Brgy. Bia-an in Hamtic; Brgy. Poblacion in Laua-an; Brgy. Centro Weste in Libertad; Brgy. Mag-aba in Pandan; Brgy. Igbobon in Patnongon; San Fernando Elementary School in San Jose; Brgy. Calag-itan in San Remigio; Brgy. Idio in Sebaste; Brgy. Poblacion in Sibalom; Brgy. Tuno in Tibiao; Poblacion 5 in Tobias Fornier; and Brgy. Pandanan in Valderrama. There is also a regional evacuation center at Brgy. San Pedro in San Jose.


Legarda Urges Public to Cooperate in Planned Manila Bay Rehab

January 11, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the proposed rehabilitation of the Manila Bay and urged the public to be part of such efforts.

Legarda said that while the government should take the lead, all sectors must work together to ensure not only the immediate and successful rehabilitation but also to ensure continuity.


More Antiqueños Access Emergency Employment Through Inday Loren’s Efforts

January 10, 2019

More Antiqueños are now aware and are able to access the government’s emergency employment program through Senator Inday Loren Legarda’s efforts to bring services to grassroots, including to her home province of Antique.

In 2018, more than 16,000 Antiqueños were employed under the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers Program (TUPAD), which is double the more than 8,000 Antiqueño beneficiaries in 2017.


Legarda Wants to Make Sibalom Market a Center of Local Produce in Antique

January 6, 2019

On the first day of 2019, Senator Inday Loren Legarda visited the Sibalom Public Market, one of the biggest markets in Antique, and expressed her intent to make it a center of local produce in the province.


Legarda herself was delighted to see all the fresh local produce in the market such as kamote, saba, spinach, squash and batwan, among many others.


Legarda: Extending Availability of 2018 Budget Responds to the People’s Needs

January 6, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the President’s approval of the Joint Resolution extending the availability of the 2018 national budget will help respond to the needs of the people, especially those affected by calamities.

Joint Resolution No. 3, “Extending the Availability of the 2018 Appropriations for Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) and Capital Outlay (CO) to December 31, 2019, Amending for the Purpose Section 61 of the General Provisions of Republic Act No. 10964, The General Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2018,” was approved by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on December 28, 2018.


Legarda to Upgrade Women and Children’s Center in Antique

January 4, 2019

Senator Inday Loren Legarda said that she will provide additional funding for the expansion of the Pagsapupo (Care) Center for the victims of Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) in her home province of Antique.


Legarda funded the construction of the current VAWC Center in Barangay Uno, San Jose, Antique in 2010. For eight years now, the Pagsapupo Center has continuously served as a home for victims of domestic violence and rape, abandoned children, children of drug addicts, and other abused women and children.


Legarda Encourages Everyone to Adopt Zero-Waste Lifestyle

January 1, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to start a zero-waste lifestyle, especially avoiding the use of plastics, as we all welcome a new year.

“Let us welcome the new year with a resolve to be better citizens of the Earth by adopting an eco-friendly, zero-waste lifestyle,” said Legarda.


Hibla Travelling Exhibition Comes Home to Manila

December 30, 2018

After travelling to seven destinations abroad—London, Lisbon, Madrid, Washington D.C., New York City, Hawai’i, and Frankfurt—the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition, featuring “Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics,” is home for three months.


“I encourage everyone to visit the exhibit to see what we have been showcasing to the world and to also appreciate our woven and embroidered fabrics made of pineapple and silk,” said Senator Loren Legarda, patron of the first permanent textile gallery at the National Museum.


Legarda Urges Filipinos to Emulate Rizal’s Nationalism

December 30, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has called on Filipinos to emulate the values and principles of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, especially his nationalism, as the nation commemorates Rizal Day.

“Dr. Jose Rizal was an unparalleled visionary whose thoughts and actions greatly influenced the country’s social and political landscape. His ideas began the revolution that earned us our freedom, and his integrity and nationalism continue to inspire new generations,” she said.


Inday Loren Receives Datu Sumakwel Award from Antiqueños

December 29, 2018

Senator Inday Loren Legarda today received the “Datu Sumakwel Award”, the highest recognition conferred by the Bugal Kang Antique Awards held at Eagle’s Hotel in San Jose, Antique.

The Datu Sumakwel Award is given to an Antiqueño or juridical persons in recognition of their service for the development of Antique.