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MORE BENEFITS FOR BRGY HEALTH WORKERS – BONG GO

Two senators filed bills that aim to add more benefits for barangay health workers (BHWs) who have been playing an important role in the country’s fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Senator Bong Go reiterated the need to pass into law his filed bill which seeks to mandate the appointment of at least two BHWs […]

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LEGARDA TO PUSH IMPORTANT BILLS IN THE SENATE

On her last day as Lone district Representative of Antique, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda expressed her pleasure in serving the Filipino people as a member of the House of Representatives over the past three years. “I am grateful to have served the Filipino people, most especially my fellow Antiqueños, alongside my honorable and hardworking colleagues […]

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LEGARDA MAKES A SENATE COMEBACK

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed Senator-elect Loren Legarda as a winner in the May 2022 senatorial race, after once again garnering the second-highest number of votes in the recent elections.   Based on the latest canvassing results of the poll body, Legarda was elected by 24,264,969 Filipinos both here and abroad. The veteran legislator, who […]

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LUNTIANG PILIPINAS LAUNCHES 10 MILLION TREES CAMPAIGN IN LAGUNA

Luntiang Pilipinas Party-list on Monday formally launched a campaign in Calamba, Laguna to plant 10 million trees in the Philippines as part of a nationwide regreening effort that would help improve the country’s environment. “Our objective is not just to win a seat in Congress so we can fight for the cause of the environment; […]

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SOTTO ENDORSES LUNTIANG PILIPINAS PARTY-LIST

Senate President Tito Sotto III has thrown his support behind the campaign of a group that seeks to be the first green party in the House of Representatives. Luntiang Pilipinas Party-list first nominee Michael Ubac on Thursday confirmed that Sotto, Chairperson of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), had endorsed his group, a movement founded by […]

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PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERSHIP NEEDED IN RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT – LUNTIAN

A party-list group hoping to be the first green party in the House of Representatives (HOR) is supporting calls for the public and private sector to invest in renewable energy (RE) to reduce the country’s carbon footprint and contribute to world efforts to reduce carbon emissions and put the brakes on global warming. Luntiang Pilipinas […]

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CLEAN UP, REHAB OF MANILA BAY LONG OVERDUE – LUNTIANG PILIPINAS PARTYLIST

Luntiang Pilipinas Partylist has supported the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año for the immediate cleanup of Manila Bay. Luntiang Pilipinas Partylist First Nominee Michael Ubac said Secretaries Cimatu and Año face a three-pronged problem in cleaning the bay: lack of wastewater treatment facilities of hotels […]

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RELEASE OF FUNDS FOR PENSION ARREARS OF WAR VETERANS IS TIMELY – LEGARDA

Senator Loren Legarda welcomed the announcement of Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Ben Diokno that the agency has released the funds for the payment of pension arrears to World War II veterans. “This is good news for our veterans and their families and very timely as we celebrate Araw ng Kagitingan on April […]

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PEACE TALKS RESUMPTION IS A STEP TOWARDS BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR GENERATIONS – LEGARDA

Senator Loren Legarda expressed her support for the resumption of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Legarda made the statement in support of House Resolution No. 1803 authored by 61 congressmen urging President Rodrigo Duterte to resume the peace […]

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BUDGET REFORM BILL TO IMPROVE GOV’T SPENDING, DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICES – LEGARDA

Senator Loren Legarda stressed the importance of the Budget Reform Bill especially in improving government spending and delivery of services to the people. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, made the statement during the second hearing on Senate Bill No. 1450, the proposed Budget Reform Act, which she authored. “This will institutionalize budgetary […]