August 18, 2022

SEN. Lorna Regina “Loren” Legarda filed her first 10 proposed measures in the 19th Congress, mostly focused on strengthening the education and livelihood systems.

Legarda’s office said that having served as a senator for 18 years, she was the first to file among the 24 incumbent and newly elected senators in line with the principle of seniority in the Senate.

“We prioritized these measures as we believe they are very timely and that we must act on them immediately to address the pressing needs of our society,” Legarda said in a statement.

The measures that she filed are the proposed One Tablet, One Student ActMagna Carta of Public School Teachers, Magna Carta for Private School Teacher, Upgrading the Minimum Salaries of Public School Teachers and Personnel, Magna Carta of Barangay (village) Health Workers, Technical Education, Training and Certification Act of 2022, Amend Republic Act 8759, or the Public Employment Service Office Act of 1999, to include entrepreneurship, Pangkabuhayan Bill, Philippine Ecosystem and Natural Capital Accounting System Law of 2022, and Overseas Filipino Workers Remittance Protection Act of 2022. “Once the session resumes, we will work on these measures until they are adopted in the Senate,” Legarda said.

“We hope that through these bills, we would be able to bring development to the lives of our countrymen and help alleviate poverty in our country,” she added.

Source: Manila Times