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RIZAL IS ONE OF THE FIRST OFWs – LEGARDA

On the commemoration of the 158th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, Senator Loren Legarda honored the Philippine national hero, who she said was one of the first overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and a cultural advocate. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, together with Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Philippine Ambassador […]

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REOPENING OF FRANKFURT CONSULATE TO STRENGTHEN PH-GERMANY RELATIONS – LEGARDA

Senator Loren Legarda sees the continued strengthening of the bilateral relations between the Philippines and Germany with the reopening of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Frankfurt. Legarda was recently the guest of honor at the inauguration of the reopened PCG in Frankfurt. The event coincided with the Consulate’s celebration of the 121st anniversary of […]

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UNITE FOR PHILIPPINES TO ACHIEVE INCLUSIVE GROWTH – LEGARDA

As the nation celebrates the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence, Senator Loren Legarda is urging Filipinos to unite in making sure that our country achieves inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth so that every citizen will be free from poverty. “Freedom is not only the absence of an oppressor. We have won against […]

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PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY IN OCEAN, MARINE RESOURCES CONSERVATION – LEGARDA

In celebration of this year’s World Oceans Day and Coral Triangle Day, Senator Loren Legarda is pushing for the promotion of gender equality in the sustainable conservation of our oceans and marine resources by encouraging more women participation in marine research, policy and decision-making processes, advocacy communications, and project management. Legarda said “Gender and the […]

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EU CONFERS AWARD OF DISTINCTION ON LEGARDA

The European Union (EU) Delegation in Manila, led by Ambassador Franz Jessen, has conferred on Senator Loren Legarda a special award for her contribution in strengthening Philippines-EU bilateral relations. The Award of Distinction by the EU was bestowed on Legarda to honor her work as Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and her […]

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CONTRIBUTE IN IMPROVING AIR QUALITY – LEGARDA

In celebration of this year’s World Environment Day, Senator Loren Legarda is urging everyone to contribute in the improvement of air quality by implementing environmental laws and avoiding causes of air pollution in households, industries, and workspaces. Legarda said World Environment Day which is marked every June 5, seeks to encourage worldwide awareness and action […]

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SENATE APPROVES PH-INDONESIA MARITIME BOUNDARIES PACT – LEGARDA

The Senate passed on third reading a resolution concurring in the ratification of the agreement on the boundary line that delimits the exclusive economic zones (EEZ) of the Philippines and Indonesia. With 20 affirmative votes and no negative vote, the upper chamber passed Senate Resolution 1048, which expresses concurrence in the “Agreement between the Government […]

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I’M READY TO CHAIR ANY HOUSE COMMITTEE – LEGARDA

Given her deep Senate expertise, outgoing Senator Loren Legarda said she is ready to chair any committee in the House of Representatives for the 18th Congress. Legarda, who was elected as Antique representative for the new Congress, said she would prefer heading a committee similar to the one she currently chairs in the Senate. She […]

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LEGARDA ON OCEAN’S MONTH: SAVE OUR OCEANS FROM PLASTIC POLLUTION

In celebration of the “Month of Ocean” this May, Senator Loren Legarda called on national and local leaders and citizens to help save the oceans from plastic pollution by implementing ecological solid waste management practices within households and communities.  Legarda said the “Month of Ocean” is annually celebrated in May by virtue of Presidential Proclamation […]

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ACCELERATED SPENDING NEEDED TO ACHIEVE GROWTH TARGET FOR 2019 — LEGARDA

In today’s committee hearing on the status of implementation of the 2018 budget and the effect of the four-month reenacted budget on the 2019 projected economic growth, Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said accelerated spending and implementation of government programs are needed to achieve its growth target for 2019. Department […]