Loren focuses on the progress of Antique

December 9, 2021

DEPUTY Speaker and senatorial candidate Loren Legarda on Wednesday made a commitment that the province of Antique will not be deprived of quality education, health care, employment and livelihood during her State of the District Address through an online media platform at the Binirayan Gymnasium in Antique.

Alongside Legarda, Gov. Rhodora Cadiao also presented her six-year performance review.

Legarda expressed her vision for the progress of the province, focusing on education, micro, small and medium enterprises, fisheries and pandemic response.

“Today, we can say that, together, we have revived the glory of Antique and, in a short span of two years, we have steered our province toward resiliency and sustainability,” Legarda said.

She cited her actions for the pandemic that helped people of Antique, including facilitating access to the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation program, Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers program, and more training from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

“Kaya’t ito ang nag-tulak sa akin na magdesisyon na tumakbo uli bilang senador sa susunod na eleksyon: upang mas makatulong at makapag-bigay ng mas marami pang bulig (tulong) para sa ating mga kasimanwa (kababayan). Hiniling ko din po ang tulong ng aking bunsong kapatid na si AA Legarda upang tulungan akong patuloy kayong mapaglingkuran (This is why I chose to run for senator again in next year’s election: to serve our fellow citizens even more. I am also asking for the assistance of AA Legarda, my younger brother, so that we can continue to serve you),” she added.

Antonio Agapito “AA” Legarda Jr., the brother of the incumbent Antique representative, is running for representative of the province against Paolo Javier, a former lawmaker, and lawyer Abdiel “Ade” Fajardo, former national president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

“We cannot go back to poverty and darkness. I will not allow that. I will continue to take care of you, with AA, and the leaders of our province, led by Gov. Rhodora Cadiao,” the lawmaker said.

Prior to becoming representative of Antique, Legarda is the only female senator who has topped the Senate race twice, with more than 15 million and 18.4 million votes in 1998 and 2007, respectively. Before becoming an elected public official, she was an award-winning broadcast journalist, anchor and producer of two of the Philippines’ most popular and respected news programs.


Source: The Manila Times

By Moises Cruz