October 6, 2016
“Our culture is our story as a nation,” said Senator Loren Legarda as she proposed the integration and mainstreaming of Philippine arts and culture in the country’s educational system.
In filing Senate Bill No. 387, Legarda proposed the creation of a cultural education program that will integrate arts and culture in the curricula for basic and tertiary education and technical-vocational courses.
October 5, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today said that the government should expedite the process of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change for the country to benefit from the pact, which is seen to take effect within the year.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and Global Champion for Resilience of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), made the statement following developments in the status of ratification of the Agreement.
October 4, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today expressed her support for the programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to improve agricultural productivity, increase the income of farmers, and promote food security and sustainable farming as she urged the agency to ensure that unobligated funds are spent.
During the hearing on the proposed 2017 budget of the DA, Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, said she supports the Department’s program to give free irrigation to farmers to increase productivity and hopes it can be done within the year if the DA can use its remaining unobligated funds under the 2015 budget.
October 4, 2016
In celebration of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, Senator Loren Legarda lauded the dedication of those in the teaching profession and pushed for the approval of a measure that would provide greater benefits for teachers.
“We should never take for granted the difference our mentors created in our lives. A sincere appreciation of their work by sending our personal thanks to them would inspire them and uplift their morale. But we should also pursue the changes we eagerly want for our teachers especially through improved benefits and other privileges,” said Legarda.
October 3, 2016
In observance of the World Habitat Day (October 3), Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for the passage of a bill seeking to create the Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD), which aims to address the country’s housing needs and other related issues through an efficient and holistic national shelter program.