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Legarda on Int’l Happiness Day: Consider Happiness in Policy Planning as a Wider Measure for People’s Wellbeing

March 20, 2019

In celebration of the International Day of Happiness, March 20, Senator Loren Legarda urged public and private sector leaders to consider people’s happiness in policy planning as a wider measure in improving the quality of life and wellbeing of Filipinos.

Legarda said that the event recognizes the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human goal and places its importance in public policy objectives towards a more inclusive, equitable, and balanced approach to economic growth.


Legarda Continues to Dominate Antique Survey

March 16, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda continues to dominate the recent survey on Antiqueños’ top choice for Representative of the Lone District of Antique.
Eight out of 10 Antiqueños or 80.5% will vote for Legarda as Congresswoman of Antique, based on the recent survey conducted by Random Access Consultants, Inc. (RACI) from March 2-6, 2019.
Other candidates lag behind her. Former Governor Exequiel Javier only got 17.7% votes, and the rest with less than 1% each.
“I thank all my kasimanwas for their untiring support. […]


Legarda to LGUs: We Need to Bring Government Closer to the People

March 15, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said that local government units (LGUs) have an important role of bringing government programs closer to the people.

Legarda made the statement at the Joint Meeting of the Region VI Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) held in Boracay Island on March 15, 2019.


Hibla Travelling Exhibition Goes to Japan

March 7, 2019

The Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition will be launched in Tokyo, Japan, Senator Loren Legarda announced today.

The National Museum of the Philippines, in partnership with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Tokyo, Japan, and the ASEAN Promotion Centre on Trade, Investment and Tourism (ASEAN-Japan Centre), will launch the Hibla Travelling Exhibition at the Siazon Hall, Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan on March 8, 2019. This will be the exhibit’s first launch in Asia after a successful run in Europe and the United States.


Legarda Joins Calls to Achieve Gender Balance, Says PH Can Lead

March 7, 2019

In observance of International Women’s Day (March 8), Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Philippines can lead the global effort to build a more gender-balanced world.


Legarda, who chairs the Senate Committees on Finance, Foreign Relations and Climate Change, said that other countries can learn from the Philippines, especially in terms of crafting the necessary legal mechanisms that would ensure gender equality and women empowerment.


Legarda Invites Everyone to ‘Noli Me Tangere, The Opera’

March 7, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch ‘Noli Me Tangere, The Opera’ on March 8-10, 2019 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) main theater, Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.

Legarda, Honorary Chair for this opera presentation, said that the return of National Artists Guillermo Tolentino and Felipe Padilla De Leon’s most beloved 1957 opera, ‘Noli Me Tangere, The Opera’, coincides with the CCP’s 50thanniversary.


Inday Loren Inaugurates Evacuation Centers, Other Projects in Pandan and Sebaste

March 5, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda today inaugurated two newly constructed multipurpose/evacuation centers located in barangays Patria, Pandan and Idio, Sebaste.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that she strives to strengthen her home province’s resilience by building evacuation centers that will serve as temporary refuge in anticipation of disasters, such as earthquakes, typhoons and floods.


Legarda Tells French Senators: Boracay Rehab Example of Political Will

March 3, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda shared with visiting French senators the government’s successful efforts to rehabilitate the island of Boracay, stressing that political will to implement laws was key to its success.


On behalf of the Philippine Senate, Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and President and Founding Member of the Philippines-France Parliamentary Association, hosted a delegation of French senators in Boracay on March 2. The French delegation was composed of Senators Jacky Deromedi, Simon Sutour, Philippe Mouiller, and Jerome Durain.


Legarda Urges Antiqueños to Protect Marine, Wildlife Species

March 2, 2019

On World Wildlife Day, Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda urged Antiqueños to protect marine and wildlife species, especially those found in Antique’s protected areas: the Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park in the border of the province and Aklan, the Sibalom Natural Park in Sibalom, as well as the rivers and marine protected areas in the province.


Legarda on World Wildlife Day: Ensure Life Below Water to Protect Food Security and Biodiversity

March 2, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today supported the global call to reduce threats against marine species and also urged authorities and stakeholders to help protect marine wildlife and biodiversity from pollution and impacts of climate change.


Legarda made the statement in celebration of this year’s World Wildlife Day, March 3, which carries the theme of “Life Below Water: For Life and Planet,” aligning with Goal 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.