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Senate Ratifies 2019 National Budget

February 8, 2019

Following the signing of the bicameral conference committee report on the disagreeing provisions of the proposed 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA), the Senate ratified the said report during its session today, Friday.

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Triple Win for Inday Loren! COMELEC Dismisses Case vs Legarda

February 7, 2019

It’s a triple win for Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda, who is running as Congresswoman of Antique, as the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) today dismissed the disqualification case filed against her.

 

Earlier, the Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) of Pandan-Libertad-Caluya in Antique also dismissed the Petition for Exclusion filed against Legarda; while last October 2018, the Election Registration Board (ERB) of Pandan, Antique already upheld the transfer of voter registration of Legarda to Barangay Mag-aba in Pandan.

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Inday Loren Wins Again! Municipal Court Dismisses Petition for Exclusion vs Legarda

February 6, 2019

After the favorable Election Registration Board (ERB) decision last year, Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda wins again as the Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) of Pandan-Libertad-Caluya in Antique has dismissed today the Petition for Exclusion filed against her.

Legarda is now permanently included in the list of registered voters in Precinct No. 0055-B, Barangay Mag-aba, Pandan, Antique.

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Innovation is Key to Inclusive Growth and Development —Legarda

February 6, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today said that innovation is the key that will drive the Philippines not only to achieving inclusive growth and development, but also to becoming one of the innovation leaders in Asia. 

Legarda made the statement as the Senate adopted and ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed Philippine Innovation Bill, which she principally authored. She also thanked Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, Chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs, for sponsoring the measure.

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Inday Loren Continues to Soar, Top Choice as Congresswoman for Antique

February 5, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda continues to soar in the recent survey on Antiqueños’ top choice for Representative of the Lone District of Antique.

 

The recent survey conducted by Random Access Consultants, Inc. (RACI) from January 26-29, 2019 showed that Legarda continued to widen her lead against former Governor Exequiel Javier. 

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Legarda: Institutionalization of 4Ps Bill to Help Reduce Poverty, Promote Human Capital Dev’t

February 5, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the Senate’s approval on third and final reading of the measure institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the proposed Community-Based Monitoring System, which are seen to be effective instruments to address poverty.

Legarda said that the 4Ps Bill seeks to institutionalize the program to reduce chronic poverty and promote human capital development in the country.

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Inday Loren Strengthens Efforts in Forwarding Culture and Arts in Antique

February 4, 2019

As the country observes National Arts Month this February, Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda encouraged her kasimanwas to further promote arts and culture as part of development.

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Inday Loren, Gov. Cadiao Gift Antiqueños with More Projects in Joint Birthday Celebration

February 3, 2019

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda announced more programs for Antique, such as the operations of FastCat and the University of the Philippines-Visayas extension campus, during her joint birthday thanksgiving celebration with Governor Rhodora “Dodod” Cadiao.

 

Together with Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation (APFC) President Chet Pastrana and Palawan Governor Pepito Alvarez, who has roots in Bugasong, Legarda and Cadiao unveiled the FastCat project, which will connect Antique (Culasi-Caluya) to Mindoro.

 

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Legarda: There’s Budget for Elections, Govt Workers Salary Increase

January 30, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has assured that there will be funding for the May 2019 elections and salary adjustment of government workers even as both Houses of Congress are still working on the approval of the 2019 national budget.

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Senate Approves Magna Carta of the Poor

January 30, 2019

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the proposed Magna Carta of the Poor, said Senator Loren Legarda, principal author of the bill.

 

“The Magna Carta of the Poor is a measure that promotes inclusive growth by ensuring that the poor are provided with basic services and support to allow them to be part of the country’s development. We also want to strengthen convergence between the government and its basic sectors to fully make its services accessible to the poor,” said Legarda.

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