Legarda joins Filipino Muslims in celebration of Eid’l Fitr

July 5, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed solidarity with Filipino Muslims as she enjoined all Filipinos, regardless of religious and spiritual beliefs, to share in the celebration of Eid’l Fitr.

“I wish to extend my warm wishes and greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters around the world on the occasion of Eid’l Fitr. You show what Islam is all about. You display deep faith and devotion, discipline, obedience and charity, with Muslims across the world giving what they can and giving up what they own for the less fortunate. We are witness to your compassion as you open your doors to people of all backgrounds. The faith, humility, and patience that Eid’l Fitr symbolizes are virtues that we must all have as Filipinos,” Legarda stressed.

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Legarda Hails PHL’s Improved Rank in Trafficking Efforts, Says More to be Done

July 3, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that greater effort is still needed to address human trafficking even as she hailed the Philippines’ upgrade in the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report of 2016.

In the 2016 TIP Report, the Philippines upgraded from Tier 2 to Tier 1, which means that the government has acknowledged the existence of human trafficking, made efforts to address the problem, and complies with the minimum standards for the elimination of international human trafficking.

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