October 29, 2014
Senator Loren Legarda today called for the inclusion of every citizen, including persons with disabilities (PWDs) and older persons, in the country’s disaster risk reduction and management programs.
October 28, 2014
Speaking at the Symposium for the International Day for Disaster Reduction and ASEAN Day for Disaster Management, which was organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Legarda stressed that “building resilience should be everybody’s attitude,” hence, even the PWDs and the elderly should be involved in disaster resilience efforts […]
Senator Loren Legarda today urged the National Housing Authority (NHA) to donate to the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) the land that the hospital currently occupies.
October 27, 2014
During the Senate hearing on the issue of ownership of the land currently occupied by PCMC, Legarda said she hopes that the matter would be resolved before the year ends so that the PCMC can focus on expanding its services to benefit more indigent Filipino patients.
“There is nothing in the NHA charter that would prevent […]
Senator Loren Legarda today said that as ASEAN member-countries anticipate the emergence of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by December 2015, the Philippine government must ensure that the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are ready to be part it.
October 27, 2014
Legarda said that, in pursuit of an AEC, ASEAN operates on the assumption that with open borders and free trade, more investments will come in and therefore improve the region’s competitiveness.
“It is believed that the AEC will allow the region […]
THE government should prepare the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for the emergence of Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) members in Asean Economic Community (AEC) by December next year, Senator Loren Legarda said Monday.
October 25, 2014
Legarda said the AEC would allow the region to gain greater influence in the global economic and political aspects, citing that MSMEs continue to dominate Asean region and operate as subsistence-based enterprises.
“If left unprepared or if they remain uncompetitive, our MSMEs will find […]
Weavers of the colorful patadyong from Antique will show how the age-old art is done in a two-day demonstration at the National Museum, said Senator Loren Legarda.
Legarda, patron of the country’s first permanent textile gallery, Hibla ng Lahing Filipino, said that weavers from Bagtason Loom Weavers Association in Bugasong, Antique are the featured craftsmen at the gallery on October 25-26, from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
“Antique is famous for its handwoven patadyong, which we usually see as a traditional costume paired with a kimona. […]