Legarda: Pangalagaan Natin Ang Ating Wikang Pambansa at Mga Wikang Katutubo

August 22, 2017

Bilang pakikiisa sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa ngayong Agosto, iginiit ni Senadora Loren Legarda ang pagpapahalaga hindi lamang sa Wikang Filipino ngunit pati na rin sa mga katutubong wika sa Pilipinas.

Ayon kay Legarda, mahalaga ang pagkakaroon ng malalim na pag-unawa at tamang paggamit ng Wikang Filipino sa pakikipag-ugnayan ng mga mamamayan sa isa’t isa, higit lalo sa mga usapin patungkol sa kaunlaran, kapayapaan at katarungan.

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Statement of Senator Legarda on the Terrorist Attack in Barcelona

August 18, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today condemned the recent terror attack in Barcelona, Spain.

“We stand with the people of Spain and the international community in condemning the terrorist attack that has claimed innocent lives in Barcelona. Our thoughts and prayers go to those whose loved ones perished and wish a speedy recovery among the injured.”

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Legarda Bats Stronger Support for Government’s Anti-Trafficking Efforts

August 17, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today ensured stronger support for efforts to combat trafficking in persons, stressing that much more needs to be done even with the improved global ranking of the Philippines.

During the hearing for the proposed 2018 budget of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, commended the sustained and intensified government efforts against human trafficking but said that much more needs to be done.

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Senate Starts Review of 2018 Budget that ‘Reforms and Transforms’

August 16, 2017

The Senate on Wednesday formally started its review of the proposed P3.767-trillion 2018 national budget which the Administration dubbed as ‘A Budget that Reforms and Transforms”.

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, presided over the briefing by the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) on the 2018 National Expenditure Program (NEP).

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Senators ratify ILO Convention

August 15, 2017

Legarda said that the Philippines is the first Asian country to ratify the convention, which is also known as the “Convention Concerning Protection of the Right to Organize and Procedures for Determining Conditions of Employment in the Public Service.”

ILO Convention No. 151 was first adopted on June 27, 1978 in Geneva, Switzerland and entered into force on Feb. 25, 1981.

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