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LEGARDA HOSTS MISS EARTH BEAUTIES IN ANTIQUE

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda, in collaboration with the Office of Congressman Antonio Legarda, once again hosted the Miss Philippines Earth (MPE) candidates in her home province, Antique. Twenty-Nine (29) beautiful Filipinas visited the province from April 20 to 21, as Antique continues to be one of MPE’s environmental partners under this year’s theme, […]

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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 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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LEGARDA BATS FOR TECHNOLOGY USE IN POLICYMAKING

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda underscored the importance of continuously shaping policymaking amidst the changing landscape in the Philippines, emphasizing technology, evolution, and gender equality as the main fields of study in effective decision-making for the benefit of the Filipino people. Legarda made these remarks as she delivered her lecture at the Foreign Service […]

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LEGARDA: CHOCOLATE HILLS IS A PROTECTED AREA

In the last few days, a viral post about a resort lodged between haycock hills in Sagbayan, Bohol, within the Chocolate Hills Natural Monument (CHNM) earned the ire of both officials and netizens. The drone video in the post clearly showed an operational resort and the extent of its development right on the foothills. The […]

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LEGARDA BATS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda said that the future of food will depend not only on the type of food consumed but also on its production process and how it is taken. Legarda, a notable environmental advocate, reiterated her commitment as a steward of culinary heritage and advocate for sustainable food systems. “The economic […]

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ENFORCE LAWS ADVANCING WOMEN’S RIGHTS – LEGARDA

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda stressed the importance of properly implementing laws that advance women’s rights.“It is time for us to provide more opportunities for women in education, the workplace, entrepreneurship, rural development, governance, and leadership roles,” stressed Legarda during her keynote speech at the International Women’s Day Celebration […]

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LEGARDA NOTES ROLE OF WOMEN IN CLIMATE ACTION

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda made a reminder to recognize that being proactive in women’s rights will make the real change on top of discussing it. “This celebration serves more than just a tribute to women; it is a moment to highlight the often-overlooked contributions of women, particularly on unpaid care work, and the […]

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LEGARDA GIVES 1,400 QC RESIDENTS LIVELIHOOD AID

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda provided P30 million to around 1,400 Quezon City residents through the DOLE Kabuhayan program. “Lubos kaming naniniwala na ang aming iniabot ay makatutulong upang makadagdag sa kabuhayan ng ating mga kababayang nangangailangan nito,” Legarda said. “With our livelihood assistance, we give them an opportunity to help them dig themselves […]

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LEGARDA BACKS MINIMUM WAGE HIKE

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda expressed her support for a bill increasing the daily minimum wage by P100 in the private sector to uplift families from poverty. Legarda co-authored and co-sponsored Senate Bill 2534, which the Senate passed on second reading. “It is high time we increase the minimum wage across the board in […]