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Legarda: Happiness Should Also Be Gauge of Country’s Growth

March 20, 2018

On International Happiness Day (March 20), Senator Loren Legarda said that the government should also look into the happiness and well-being of Filipinos as indicators of the nation’s development.
Legarda said that aside from the impressive economic growth of the country that is measured through growth indicators such as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the improved well-being of Filipinos should also be measured as a sign of inclusive and sustainable growth.
“Improving quality of life goes beyond economic growth and should include […]

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Kultura ng Paglilining at Pangangatwiran in 5th Episode of Buhay na Buhay

March 15, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda enjoins the public to watch the fifth episode of Buhay na Buhay, featuring Kultura ng Paglilining at Pangangatwiran (Reflection and Reasoning), on Saturday, March 17, 5:45pm, on GMA News TV.
Legarda said that the episode will feature individuals, groups, and historical figures whose work and discipline to their craft exhibit this particular culture considered to be individualistic in nature and Western-inspired, but remains deeply Filipino.
“As opposed to most Filipino cultures that are collective in nature, our culture on […]

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Legarda: Budget Reform Bill to Improve Gov’t Spending, Accelerate Delivery of Services

March 15, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has stressed the importance of the Budget Reform Bill especially in improving government spending and delivery of services to the people.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, made the statement during the second hearing on Senate Bill No. 1450, the proposed Budget Reform Act, which she authored.

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Legarda Lauds 21% Increase in FDIs for 2017

March 13, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the laudable increase in foreign direct investments (FDIs) to the Philippines in 2017 as she urged government to ensure that it would not only result in a more robust economy but also benefit all Filipinos.

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Legarda Promoted to Colonel

March 9, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has been promoted to the rank of Colonel, Philippine Air Force (Reserve), following the consent of the Commission on Appointments (CA) to her nomination last March 7.

Legarda, a three-term senator who chairs the Committees on Finance, Foreign Relations and Climate Change, was nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel after completing her Command and General Staff Course under the Armed Forces of the Philippines Command and General Staff College (AFP-CGSC) in December last year.

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Kultura ng Pananahan in 4th Episode of Buhay na Buhay

March 9, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda enjoins the public to watch the fourth episode of Buhay na Buhay, featuringKultura ng Pananahan (Devotion to the Home and Family), on Saturday, March 10, 5:45pm, on GMA News TV.

“This episode talks about a culture where family is the ‘bedrock of existence’ and the home is the ‘haven of rest.’ The value of family togetherness is highlighted,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Joins Calls to #PressforProgress on Gender Parity

March 7, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda joined the call to #PressforProgress on gender parity, which is the theme of this year’s celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8), and said that the Philippines can lead the global effort to achieve gender equality and women empowerment.

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Lawmakers want charges filed vs local officials, firms over Boracay mess

March 7, 2018

Three days after they began their probe, senators on Sunday said that they want to file criminal charges against local officials and business owners liable for the pollution in the famous Boracay island resort.

According to their onsite hearing last Friday, Senators Cynthia Villar and Loren Legarda said it was obvious that there were violations of environmental laws, and government officials failed to impose it as they were unable to maintain a clean environment in Boracay.

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Legarda Hails Report ‘PH Best Country to Invest In’

March 6, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said she sees a more robust economy and better opportunities for Filipinos with more investments coming in the country, citing a report that the Philippines is No. 1 among the best countries to invest in.

In a report published on the website of Business Insider, the Philippines ranked first among the “The 20 best countries to invest in now.”[1] The report cited a ranking released by US News in February placing the Philippines on the No. 1 spot stating that, “In contrast to declining inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) to the Southeast Asia as a whole, the Philippines continued to perform well, according to United Nations data.”[2]

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Legarda: First 1,000 Days Bill Critical in Infant, Child Mortality

March 6, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the Senate’s approval on third reading of the proposed measure that will improve the health and life expectancy of Filipino children by giving prime concern on the first 1,000 days of a baby’s life.

Legarda, co-author of Senate Bill No. 1537 or “The Healthy Nanay and Bulilit Act,” said that the first 1,000 days of a baby’s life, which covers the nine months of a mother’s pregnancy until a child’s second birthday, is the foundation of a person’s future health, intellectual development, and motor and social skills.

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