December 21, 2017
Senator Loren Legarda today said that the 2018 national budget, which was already signed by the President into law, will further boost progress for the more than 11 million farmers and fisherfolks in the country.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the approved budget of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and attached agencies for next year is Php110.075 Billion, the 7th highest allocation in the 2018 budget.
December 19, 2017
Senator Loren Legarda today said that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed into law the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) amounting to Php3.767 Trillion—the highest allocation by any administration.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, reiterated that the 2018 GAA is a makatao or pro-people budget that places heavy importance on providing for the actual needs of the Filipinos, such as education, healthcare, livelihood, shelter, peace and order, and other support and services to the public.
December 18, 2017
Senator Loren Legarda today said that the 2018 national budget will further enable the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to cater to the needs of underprivileged Filipinos.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the budget of the DSWD increased to Php141 Billion for next year from the current year’s Php128 Billion. She added that the proposed 2018 national budget was already ratified by Congress and will be signed by the President on December 19, 2017.
December 14, 2017
Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch on the second week of Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, the short documentary on the Mt. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape (MBSCPL).
December 12, 2017
The Senate today ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed 2018 General Appropriations Act.
Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the 2018 national budget will be instrumental in ensuring that the Philippines maintains its economic status as one of the fastest growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region.