Legarda: ASEAN Community Must Be About The People

November 12, 2017

In light of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, Senator Loren Legarda today stressed that the interests of the people should be the primary concern as member nations move forward together towards a better and stronger ASEAN Community.

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Legarda Urges Improved IEC on Environmental Protection

November 10, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today urged agencies of government to strengthen information, education and communication programs about the environment to bring all sectors and citizens together in protecting, restoring and enhancing environmental quality.

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Legarda on 4th Yolanda Anniversary: Rebuild Communities, Build Resilience

November 8, 2017

In commemoration of the fourth anniversary of Supertyphoon Yolanda, Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to concerned agencies to fast-track the rebuilding of affected communities, especially the provision of permanent shelters for displaced families.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Finance and Climate Change, said that of the total housing units needed, less than half has been completed and only 12% has been occupied.

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Legarda: Stronger Support for Farmers Needed to Achieve Rice Self-Sufficiency

November 7, 2017

In observance of National Rice Awareness Month this November, Senator Loren Legarda said it is possible to achieve rice self-sufficiency through public awareness and stronger government support for farmers.

Legarda expressed support for the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) program to encourage the public to eat only the right proportion of rice and try other forms, like brown rice, which is healthier.

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