Eulogy for Senator Helena Benitez

July 19, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda
Eulogy for Senator Helena Benitez
July 19, 2016 | Senate Session Hall
Vision, intelligence, resilience, and an innovative spirit. These are what it takes to become a true pioneer, a catalyst for change. Today, we pay tribute to a Filipina who epitomized these characteristics.
Dr. Helena Benitez played many roles and conquered many frontiers. She was a trailblazer, a positive and enriching force towards nation building.
Aside from serving as a legislator, Dr. Benitez was an educator, advocate […]

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Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement to look into the local government units’ (LGUs) discretionary funds and how they are using it to manage garbage in their respective communities.

Legarda agreed that there was no reason for LGUs not to effectively manage solid waste in their localities because aside from having discretionary funds, the ecological management of solid waste is mandated by law.

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Legarda Pushes Energy Efficiency, Conservation Bill

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Legarda Pays Tribute to Former Senator Helena Benitez

July 15, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda expressed her condolences to the family of Former Senator Helena Z. Benitez who passed away on July 14.

“I extend my sympathies to the family of Dr. Helena Benitez. We mourn her passing, but at the same time, we express our utmost gratitude to her for the very meaningful life she had lived and her contribution to the nation,” said Legarda.

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