Legarda to Sponsor Cybercrime Convention, Agreement Establishing AMRO, and Agreements on Avoidance of Double Taxation

February 6, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, is ready to sponsor five international agreements next week following the public hearing conducted today.

Legarda will sponsor the following treaties: Budapest Convention on Cybercrime; Agreement Establishing ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO); and, three separate Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAA) between the Philippines and Thailand, Sri Lanka and Mexico.

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Legarda Stresses Need for a Department of Culture

February 5, 2018

In celebration of National Arts Month, Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the importance of establishing a Department of Culture in order to enhance the promotion and preservation of the country’s cultural heritage, which is essential in nation building.

Legarda, principal author and sponsor of the proposed Department of Culture Act, said that the creation of a full-scale department is important to have a legitimate government body that would initiate programs and coordinate all activities of promoting national identity and culture.

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Loren’s Cultural Crusade

February 4, 2018

It will not be an overstatement to say that no legislator before or since has done as much for the state of Filipino arts and culture than Loren Legarda, three time senator, vice presidential aspirant, dogged environmentalist, relentless feminist, and broadcast journalist.

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Legarda Urges DSWD to Improve Rollout of Sustainable Livelihood Program

February 2, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda encouraged the officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to refine the systems and processes in implementing the agency’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

The SLP aims to enhance the capabilities of poor Filipino households and individuals by strengthening their skills, competencies, abilities, and resources in accessing income-generating opportunities. It is meant to complement the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), the DSWD’s flagship social welfare program.

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