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Legarda Supports Resumption of Peace Talks, Says NDFP’s Socio-Economic Reform Agenda Within Reach

April 11, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed anew her support for the resumption of the peace negotiations between the Philippine Government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) following President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement that he would resume peace talks but with a two-month deadline.

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Legarda Lauds LGUs that Commit to be Coal-Free

April 9, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today commended local government units (LGUs) that have committed to pursuing resilient and sustainable development by shifting to the use of clean and renewable energy sources.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement following the declaration of the local government of Negros Oriental that it will go coal-free and pursue to be an environment-friendly and clean energy province.

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Legarda on World Health Day: Let’s Ensure Universal Health Coverage For All Filipinos

April 6, 2018

In celebration of World Health Day (April 7), Senator Loren Legarda joined the call to ensure universal health coverage (UHC) for everyone everywhere.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the 2018 national budget provides funding to ensure that all Filipinos can be covered by health services in government hospitals. However, ensuring that every Filipino anywhere in the country can access this free health coverage is another challenge.

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Kultura ng Pamumuna at Pagtutol in 7th Episode of Buhay na Buhay

April 6, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the seventh episode of Buhay na Buhay, featuringKultura ng Pamumuna at Pagtutol (Culture of Social Criticism, Concern, Protest), on Saturday, April 7, 5:45pm, on GMA News TV.

“This episode looks at how art has become an instrument to raise awareness on current social issues, a force for social liberation, the advocacy of social justice, and in the struggle for human rights,” said Legarda.

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Legarda on Boracay Closure: Ensure Assistance to Affected Workers

April 5, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the government should provide assistance to workers who will be affected by the six-month closure of Boracay starting April 26 for the planned rehabilitation of the island.

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Legarda Lauds Release of Funds for Pension Arrears of WWII Veterans

April 5, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the announcement of Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno that the agency has released the funds for the payment of pension arrears to World War II veterans.

“This is good news for our veterans and their families and very timely as we celebrate Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9. Our war veterans have served our country well and their families also suffered during the war. This is one way of showing our gratitude for their contribution to our country’s liberty,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Supports Resumption of Peace Talks

April 4, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda expressed her support for the resumption of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

Legarda made the statement in support of House Resolution No. 1803 authored by 61 congressmen urging President Rodrigo Duterte to resume the peace talks with the NDFP.

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Legarda Hails Conviction of Demafelis’ Employers, Urges Kuwait to Ratify ILO Convention on Domestic Workers

April 3, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today welcomed the news of the conviction of the couple responsible for the death of Filipina domestic worker, Joanna Demafelis, as she urged the Kuwaiti Government to ratify the International Labour Organization (ILO) Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 or ILO Convention No. 189.

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2018 Easter Message of Senator Loren Legarda

March 31, 2018

Following prayer and contemplation during the Holy Week, may we celebrate Easter with renewed strength to be like the Risen Christ, who showed us the example of how to carry the cross with love and to suffer meekly and patiently.

May we have the strength to rise above life’s challenges and to turn pain and sorrow into inspiration to lead more meaningful lives.

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Legarda Supports Resumption of Peace Talks

March 30, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed her support for the resumption of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

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