Legarda on World Health Day: Let’s Ensure Universal Health Coverage For All Filipinos

April 6, 2018

In celebration of World Health Day (April 7), Senator Loren Legarda joined the call to ensure universal health coverage (UHC) for everyone everywhere.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the 2018 national budget provides funding to ensure that all Filipinos can be covered by health services in government hospitals. However, ensuring that every Filipino anywhere in the country can access this free health coverage is another challenge.

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Kultura ng Pamumuna at Pagtutol in 7th Episode of Buhay na Buhay

April 6, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the seventh episode of Buhay na Buhay, featuringKultura ng Pamumuna at Pagtutol (Culture of Social Criticism, Concern, Protest), on Saturday, April 7, 5:45pm, on GMA News TV.

“This episode looks at how art has become an instrument to raise awareness on current social issues, a force for social liberation, the advocacy of social justice, and in the struggle for human rights,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Lauds Release of Funds for Pension Arrears of WWII Veterans

April 5, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the announcement of Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno that the agency has released the funds for the payment of pension arrears to World War II veterans.

“This is good news for our veterans and their families and very timely as we celebrate Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9. Our war veterans have served our country well and their families also suffered during the war. This is one way of showing our gratitude for their contribution to our country’s liberty,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Supports Resumption of Peace Talks

April 4, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda expressed her support for the resumption of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

Legarda made the statement in support of House Resolution No. 1803 authored by 61 congressmen urging President Rodrigo Duterte to resume the peace talks with the NDFP.

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