May 31, 2023
The Senate adopted and ratified on Wednesday the bicameral conference committee report on the ‘One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines Act of 2022,’ aimed at boosting and recognizing the contributions of the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) to the country’s economic growth.
May 31, 2023
“We welcome the Senate’s ratification of this measure as it will help institutionalize the OTOP program geared towards promoting our local products and capacitating our MSME sector through the development of our indigenous raw materials, utilizing local skills […]
Senate President Pro Tempore
May 31, 2023
Resolution Creating a Special Committee
on the Rehabilitation of
the Manila Central Post Office
31 May 2023
Mr. President, my dear colleagues of this august chamber,
During the late evening of 21 May 2023, a massive fire broke out at the historic Manila Central Post Office, resulting in the destruction of the iconic building and famous landmark in Manila. This caught the attention of every Filipino and left our hearts heavy and our […]
On World No Tobacco Day, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda emphasized the inextricable link between environment and health, pointing out that in Paris, France today, coincidentally, countries are negotiating a Plastics Treaty that would address the crisis that has brought microplastics into our food, water, and even the air we breathe.
May 30, 2023
The four-term Senator responsible for most significant pieces of environmental legislation for the last few decades said the costs associated with plastics are phenomenal, not the least of which […]
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda expressed full support for restoring the Manila Central Post Office Building following its recent destruction due to a massive fire last Sunday, which recorded estimated damage of more than Php300 million in assets.
May 29, 2023
Underscoring the iconic structure as an integral part of Philippine history and culture, Legarda filed Senate Resolution No. 636 urging the national government to ensure swift rehabilitation of the Manila Post Office while affirming its conservation and preservation as an important cultural […]
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda presided over the Subcommittee on Economic Affairs’ joint hearing with the Committees on Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, and Finance, focused on two significant bills: the Philippine Ecosystem and Natural Capital Accounting System (PENCAS) bill and the Blue Economy bill.
“I could say this is probably the best time to institute this commonsensical approach to managing our national patrimony, but the truly best time would have been when I first filed the Philippine Economic, […]