Legarda Encourages Curators to Apply for Curatorial Intensive Manila

August 20, 2016

The Office of Senator Loren Legarda supports the Independent Curators International (ICI) in its inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Manila this November. This program is sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.

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Legarda Urges Creation of Community Vegetable Gardens to Address Hunger, Malnutrition

August 19, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that creating vegetable gardens in communities is one effective way to address hunger and malnutrition especially in the poorest barangays in the country.

In a briefing with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the agency’s family development seminars can include lectures on eco-friendly practices such as the creation of vegetable gardens in homes, schools and barangays.

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Legarda Bats for Creation of Fisheries Department

August 18, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has proposed the creation of a Department of Fisheries to ensure adequate supply of fish for the country in a sustainable manner.

Legarda said that as an island nation, the Philippines necessarily depends on its fishery resources for its food. Fish used to be among the cheapest sources of protein for Filipinos but now, some fish products are even more expensive than pork or chicken.

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Legarda: Senate Ready to Scrutinize 2017 Budget

August 17, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today assured the timely passage of the proposed 2017 national budget following the early turnover of the National Expenditure Program (NEP) by Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to the Senate on August 15, 2016.

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