Senator Loren Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, has assured the public of the passage of the proposed P 1.16 Billion supplemental budget to fund the health assistance of individuals administered with the Dengvaxia vaccine. The Senator issued the statement after the Senate adjourned its session at midnight without taking up the measure.Read More
Venice, Italy (CNN Philippines Life) — “The Architecture Biennale is a different beast,” says Senator Loren Legarda when asked whether she prefers the Art or the Architecture Biennale. At the epicenter of Venice Biennale, the world’s ‘art olympics,’ the senator sits calm, even throws a joke or two, a day after the official opening of the Philippine Pavilion. The senator has been the instigator of the country’s participation at the Venice Biennale and has led the efforts to sustain it since our return in 2015.Read More
The country’s participation in the International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale is due to the efforts of the NCCA, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the office of Senator Loren Legarda, and is supported by the Department of Tourism.
“I see architecture as a crucial element of building equitable, sustainable, and inclusive societies. Through our participation this year, we relate our truths as we also learn from the realities of other nations. It serves as a reminder of how architecture is not only about building structures, but also about inspiring life, shaping society, and building a nation,” said Ms. Legarda in a statement.Read More
Senator Loren Legarda on Monday expressed support for proposals to raise the minimum wage of workers amid the rising prices of goods and services, supposedly because of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act.
“I agree that the minimum wage must be adjusted,” Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on finance, told reporters, noting that she has been pushing for an across -the-board increase for minimum wage earners.Read More
Approval by the Senate of a P1.16 billion supplemental budget specifically to help the 830,000 children vaccinated with ‘’Dengvaxia’’ (anti-dengue vaccine) before Congress goes on a sine die adjournment this Friday is held certain.
Sen. Loren Legarda, chairwoman of the Senate finance committee, issued the statement as her committee started Monday its public hearing on three bills seeking an appropriation of P1.16 billion for those vaccinated.Read More