Legarda: 2017 Budget Funds Centenarian Law, Rice Allowance for 4Ps

January 10, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the 2017 national budget includes funding, for the first time, for the Centenarian Law and rice allowance for beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

Funding for the two programs, as well as other programs for indigent Filipinos, especially senior citizens and children, is part of the 2017 budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) worth P128 billion.

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Legarda Welcomes 70 Years of PHL-France Relations

January 9, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said she looks forward to further deepening the ties between the Philippines and France as the two nations commemorate this year the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Philippines-France diplomatic relations.

Legarda made the statement during the meeting of Philippine Senators with visiting French senators of the France-Southeast Asia Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group.

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Legarda: Let’s Aim for Zero Waste Economy

January 5, 2017

In observance of Zero Waste Month, Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for everyone’s contribution to strictly observe and implement Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Law and aim for a zero waste economy.

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Legarda Seeks Longer Maternity Leave

January 4, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda has supported calls to increase the maternity leave of employees in the government and private sector to 100 days as she filed the proposed Expanded Maternity Leave Law (Senate Bill No. 1262).

Legarda said that the current maternity leave of 60 days for normal delivery and 78 days in case of caesarian delivery does not even comply with the international labor standards on maternal protection that recommends a minimum of 14 weeks or 98 days of maternity leave.

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Legarda Seeks Creation of Nat’l Space Agency

January 3, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda supports the creation of the Philippine Space Agency (PSA) that will address all national issues and activities related to space science and technology applications.

In filing Senate Bill No. 1259, Legarda proposed the creation of the PSA and a National Space Development and Utilization Policy (NSDUP), which will serve as the country’s primary strategic roadmap for space development and will embody the country’s goal of becoming a space-capable and space-faring nation within the next decade.

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