October 25, 2018
In celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Month this October, Senator Loren Legarda enjoins everyone to watch today the sixth season of Dayaw and to visit the second edition of the 2018 National Arts and Crafts Fair (NACF).
The NACF opens today, October 25 until Sunday, October 28, at Megatrade Halls 1-3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. It features 260 booths of local artisans and schools of living traditions (SLTs) representing all regions in the country. All 18 municipalities of Antique, Legarda’s home province, are also represented.
October 24, 2018
Senator Loren Legarda today enjoined her fellow Antiqueños as well as citizens of the Panay island to protect the region’s natural resources, especially its protected areas, such as the Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park (NWPPNP).
Legarda, a staunch environmentalist and principal author of the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 2018 (ENIPAS) under Republic Act No. 11038, said that protected areas are critical in biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity is essential for human existence as it provides for the many goods and services we need, such as: clean air, fresh water and food products, as well as the many other products like timber and fiber.
October 23, 2018
Senator Loren Legarda today led the groundbreaking of the Aklan Tourism and Trade Investment and Promotions Center at the Aklan Provincial Capitol in Kalibo.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance who allotted the funds for the said project, stressed the importance of tourism and trade in spurring local economy and boosting rural livelihood.
October 22, 2018
Loren Legarda today reminded her fellow Antiqueños to avail of the Medical Assistance to Indigent Patient Programs and underscored the importance of bringing accessible and affordable medical health coverage to her kasimanwa in Antique.
“The health of our people, especially those in the far-flung communities like my hometown in Antique deserves to be given priority, because this is one of the many rights of being a citizen in this country that is being neglected,” Legarda said.
October 17, 2018
Straight from The Hague, Netherlands where she was launched as among the commissioners of the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA), Senator Loren Legarda is set to participate at the 6th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, the primary and biggest gathering of adaptation experts in the region, jointly hosted in Manila by the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines, Republic of Palau, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) from October 17-19, 2018.