Legarda pushes for gender inclusivity in agri sector

March 4, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda today reiterated the push for legislation and concrete action to address gender-based disparities and to recognize women’s contributions to agriculture.
“Women are key players in our fight against hunger and malnutrition, yet they face systemic barriers that limit their potential,” lamented Legarda during her keynote speech at the National Women’s Month Celebration Kick-Off at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-Central Office with the theme, “WE for Gender Equality and Inclusive Society.”
“Overcoming women’s marginalization and giving […]

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Legarda honors Ban Ki-moon for positive global impact

February 27, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda honored former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his outstanding global contributions to global diplomacy, peacekeeping efforts, and sustainable development.
The four-term senator personally conveyed the message as the eighth UN Secretary-General visited the Philippine Senate, with Legarda filing Senate Resolution No. 929 that commended the South Korean diplomat.
“In 2013, following the devastation brought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, his visit to Tacloban City in December symbolized a strong message of hope for […]

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Legarda to welcome former UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-moon in Senate

February 26, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda and other senators will welcome former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the Philippines during the latter’s visit to the Senate on Tuesday, February 27.
Ban Ki-moon is visiting the country to deliver a speech on climate change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on February 26-28, 2024.
“The Secretary-General’s visit to the Philippines serves as an unyielding testament to his continuous efforts to address current challenges and uncertainties in […]

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Legarda bats for minimum wage increase

February 16, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda expressed her support for a bill increasing the daily minimum wage by P100 in the private sector to uplift families from poverty.
The four-term senator co-authored and co-sponsored Senate Bill 2534, which Senate passed on second reading.
“It is high time we increase the minimum wage across the board in the private sector to alleviate the financial strain on families,” said Legarda during her co-sponsorship speech.
“By ensuring that families earn a fair wage, we can address […]

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Legarda vows to push more programs developing PH arts and culture

February 15, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda vowed to continue upholding projects that aim to enrich and preserve Philippine arts, culture, and traditions.
During her keynote speech at the opening of the “Buhay na Dunong: Bukal ng Sining” Schools of Living Traditions Exhibit at the Metropolitan Theater – Gallery, Legarda said that the present shall not erase the past.
“Sa panahon ngayon na kay bilis ng modernisasyon, hindi natin hahayaan na lang na maibaon sa limot ang mga kayamanan ng ating nakaraan,” Legarda […]

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