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Legarda Binigyang-Diin at Itinampok ang Pinalakas na Ugnayan sa Pagitan ng Pilipinas at Alemanya sa Pagpa-Pasinaya ng Chancery sa Frankfurt

June 18, 2019

Nakikita ni Senadora Loren Legarda ang patuloy na paglakas ng magkatuwang na ugnayan sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at Alemanya sa muling pagbubukas ng Philippine Consulate General (PCG) sa Frankfurt.


Noong Ika-17 ng Hunyo naging Panauhing Pandangal si Senadora Loren Legarda sa pagpa-pasinaya ng muling pagbubukas ng PCG sa Frankfurt. Kung saan ang kaganapan ay kasabay ng pagdiriwang ng Konsulado ng ika-121st anibersaryo ng proklamasyon ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas at  ng ika-65thanibersaryo ng magkatuwang na ugnayan sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at Alemanya.


Legarda on Independence Day: Let us Unite for Our Country’s Inclusive Growth

June 12, 2019

As the nation celebrates the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence, Senator Loren Legarda today urged Filipinos to unite in making sure that our country achieves inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth so that every citizen will be free from poverty.

“Freedom is not only the absence of an oppressor. We have won against the colonial shackles that have plagued our history, but we have more challenges to overcome, one of which is poverty,” Legarda said.


Legarda on World Oceans Day and Coral Triangle Day: Promote Gender Equality in Sustainable Conservation of Marine Resources

June 8, 2019

In celebration of this year’s World Oceans Day (June 8) and Coral Triangle Day (‪June 9), Senator Loren Legarda pushed for the promotion of gender equality in the sustainable conservation of our oceans and marine resources by encouraging more women participation in marine research, policy and decision-making processes, advocacy communications, and project management.


Legarda Receives Award of Distinction from EU

June 7, 2019

The European Union (EU) Delegation in Manila, led by Ambassador Franz Jessen, has conferred on Senator Loren Legarda a special award for her contribution in strengthening Philippines-EU bilateral relations.

The Award of Distinction by the EU was given to Legarda to honor her work as Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and her role in the process of ratification of the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation Between the Philippines and the European Union (PH-EU PCA).


Legarda on World Environment Day: Beat Air Pollution

June 5, 2019

In celebration of this year’s World Environment Day, Senator Loren Legarda today urged everyone to contribute in improving the quality of air we breathe by implementing our laws and avoiding the causes of air pollution within households, industries, and workspaces.   

The Senator said that every June 5 of the year is declared as World Environment Day to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment, with this year’s theme focusing on “air pollution” and a campaign to #BeatAirPollution.


Message of Senator Loren Legarda on Eid’l Fitr

June 5, 2019

I wish to extend my warm greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters who have displayed deep faith and devotion, discipline and obedience in observing the holy month of Ramadan.


As a feast of great importance to Muslims, the Eid’l Fitr has become a familiar occasion even to our Catholic-dominated nation. We hope that beyond familiarity, the observance of this holiday would foster deeper understanding among Filipinos regardless of faith or religious belief.


Legarda: PH Competitiveness Ranking A Challenge to Continue Improving

May 31, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today lauded the Philippines’ improved ranking in the 2019 global competitiveness study by Swiss business school IMD and said that it should serve as a challenge for government to continue improving.

The Philippines ranked 46th out of 63 countries in the 2019 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). Last year, it ranked 50th.


Legarda Sponsors Senate Concurrence in PH-Indonesia Agreement on Maritime Boundaries; Senate Approves on 2nd Reading

May 29, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, sponsored on Tuesday the Senate Resolution concurring in the ratification of the “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary.”


The Senate has also approved the treaty on second reading.


Legarda said that both the Philippines and Indonesia are State Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which gave parties entitlements to a 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for utilization of living and non-living resources.


Legarda on Ocean’s Month: Save Our Oceans from Plastic Pollution

May 29, 2019

In celebration of the “Month of Ocean” this May, Senator Loren Legarda called on national and local leaders and citizens to help save our oceans from plastic pollution by implementing and educating ecological solid waste management practices within households and communities. 

Legarda said that the Month of Ocean is annually celebrated during the month of May by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 57, s. 1999 and that the theme for the 20th anniversary this year is “Free the Sea from Marine Debris,” which focuses on the issue of marine debris and its effects to coastal and marine resources.


Legarda: Accelerated Spending Needed to Achieve Growth Target for 2019

May 28, 2019

In today’s committee hearing on the status of implementation of the 2018 budget and the effect of the four-month re-enacted budget on the 2019 projected economic growth, Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that accelerated spending and implementation of government programs are needed to achieve its growth target for 2019.