Legarda: 2018 Budget Funds Unpaid Pension for Surviving Spouses of WWII Veterans

January 25, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that surviving spouses of World War II veterans will receive their remaining unpaid pension from the government this year.

“I am happy to announce that this year, living spouses of deceased World War II veterans should be able to receive full payment of pension arrears due them,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance.

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Legarda: Zero Waste Must Be a Way of Life

January 24, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged everyone to adopt a zero waste lifestyle for a cleaner, healthier and safer environment.

Legarda made the statement as the country observes National Zero Waste Month and the 17th anniversary of Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act, which was signed into law on January 26, 2001.

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Dayaw Features Cultural Filipino Dances and Artists

January 24, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda enjoins the public to watch the fourth episode of Dayaw Season 4 – Vessels of Culture, showcasing “vessels” of traditional and cultural Filipino dances.

Episode 4 titled, “Dancing with Vessels,” will feature the Ramon Obusan Dance Troupe, Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa, the Bayanihan Folk Arts Center, and the UP Filipiniana Dance Group. It will be aired on Thursday, January 25, 6:30pm, on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), with livestreaming on abs-cbnnews.com/live and on ANC’s Facebook page.

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Legarda: Free Irrigation for Farmers Under 2018 Budget

January 22, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that farmers will continue to receive government support under the 2018 national budget through the subsidy of irrigation service fees to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

“As in the previous year, we will continue to subsidize this year the irrigation service fees, which, in the past, had been a burden to our farmers. We are an agricultural country and it is only proper that we continue extending the necessary assistance to our farmers, especially for irrigation services that are integral in maintaining our lands fertile and producing bountiful harvest,” Legarda said.

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