Legarda Invites Public in Weaving Demonstrations at the National Museum on October 7-8

October 7, 2017

Weavers and embroiderers from Abra, Ifugao, Ilocos Norte, Laguna and South Cotabato are at the National Museum of Anthropology on October 7 and 8, 2017 to share their traditional and indigenous knowledge with the public.

The weaving and embroidery demonstrations were organized by Senator Loren Legarda, with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) and the National Museum.

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Legarda Boosts Funding for Marawi Rehabilitation

October 6, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today ensured that more funds have been allocated for the quick recovery and rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City under the proposed 2018 National Budget.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that aside from the budget under the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRM) Fund for Marawi’s rehabilitation, the Senate also introduced additional funding to ensure quick recovery of the whole community.

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Legarda: 2018 National Budget, One that Addresses the Basics

October 5, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the proposed 2018 national budget amounting to 3.767 Trillion Pesos is one that aims to address the basic needs of the people.

Legarda sponsored the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) under Senate Committee Report No. 167.

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Legarda Vows More Funding Support for Teachers and Education Personnel

October 5, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today committed to increase the budget for public school teachers in their pursuit for further studies, such as Masters and Doctorate degrees, as well as for their chalk allowance for next year.

Legarda made the statement in light of the observance today, October 5, of National Teachers’ Day, as stated under Republic Act No. 10743, and World Teachers’ Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Statement of Senator Loren Legarda on the passing of Joe Taruc

October 1, 2017

We have lost a pillar of the broadcasting industry with the passing of Manong Joe Taruc. He was a respected veteran broadcaster who ordinary people can relate to as he was sensitive to the ‘damdamin ng bayan.’ He was a staple in the lives of Filipinos who would listen to his strong, but fair and in-depth commentaries every morning. Manong Joe, you have done well. Rest in peace now.

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