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CYNTHIA VILLAR JOINS LAYAG-WPS PROJECT IN ZAMBALES

Since a big percentage of our fish production comes from the West Philippine Sea (WPS), Senator Cynthia Villar cited the need for a “balikatan” to protect it. Amid the challenges in the country’s fishing sector, Villar assured Filipino fishermen of their continuing efforts to prioritize them. “As chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, I […]

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PH JOINS 60TH VENICE BIENNALE ART EXHIBITION

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda, the visionary and principal advocate of the Philippine representation in the Venice Biennale, expressed her enthusiasm for this year’s participation of the Philippine Pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale de Venezia. “I am proud that we are now still actively participating in the oldest and […]

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LEGARDA TO YOUTH: PRESERVE, PROMOTE LOCAL CUISINE

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda emphasized the role of Filipino youth in the continued development, preservation, and promotion of local cuisine. Addressing attendees during the opening of the celebration of Filipino Food Month in Mabalacat, Pampanga recently Legarda said, “I do believe that it will be youth and the children who need to go […]

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LEGARDA OPENS UPLB SCULPTURE GARDEN

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda led the launching of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Sculpture Garden, conceptualized and designed by Luis “Junyee” Yee, Jr., the country’s foremost installation artist. “Sa mundong namamayagpag ang teknolohiya at modernisasyon, naniniwala akong ang sining at kultura ay siyang gabay natin upang mapanatiling makabuluhan at buhay […]

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ZUBIRI GETS PROMOTED AS ARMY RESERVE OFFICER

“Any good patriot, no matter their lot in life, should be ready to fight for the country when called for – and this is a call that I am prepared to answer.” This is according to Senate President Migz Zubiri, who is now a reserve officer of the Philippine Army, donning the rank of Lieutenant […]

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DENR HIT FOR CHOCOLATE HILLS RESORT ‘NEGLIGENCE’

Senator Nancy Binay scored the complacency and negligence of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) meetings which led to the building of structures in protected areas. Binay urged DENR to have audio visual recordings of its meetings to avoid confusion and promote greater accountability within the agency. […]

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CYNTHIA VILLAR BATS FOR CORN INDUSTRY SUPPORT

To propel the competitiveness and expansion of the corn industry, Senator Cynthia Villar has sponsored Senate Bill No. 2625 under Committee Report No. 246, entitled “An Act to develop the Philippine Corn Industry, enhance the availability and affordable of quality feeds and staple food, and provide for a corn competitiveness enhancement fund”. “It is a […]

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BONG GO BATS FOR PH CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

Senator Bong Go, head of the Senate Committee on Health, continues to push for proposed health measures that seek to establish the country’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Virology Science and Technology Institute. “Recently, nakita natin ang pagtaas sa bilang ng mga kaso ng ilang communicable diseases, such as pertussis and measles. […]

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POE WANT STABLE WATER SUPPLY AMID HOT WEATHER

Senator Grace Poe served notice to water concessionaires to ensure continuous service to their customers as water shortage together with the intense heat could lead to outbreak of diseases. “The heat is on, water is on high demand, and without it, our health is at risk,” Poe said. “Water providers must ensure an uninterrupted, 24/7 […]

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CYNTHIA VILLAR RECOGNIZED FOR BIODIVERSITY WORK

For her initiatives in eliminating poverty and maintaining a healthy environment, Senator Cynthia Villar was given the distinguished Human Rights Award by the United Nations Association of the Philippines in a ceremony held at Manila Hotel. Villar was acknowledged for the promotion of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Goal No. 1 (Poverty Eradication) and SDG Goal […]