Sen. Loren Legarda, chairwoman of the powerful Senate finance committee, has welcomed the approval by the Senate on second reading of a bill which seeks to grant Ombudsman lawyers and prosecutors a comparable set of retirement benefits similarly granted by law to their counterparts in the judiciary and the prosecution service of the Department of Justice (DOJ).Read More
In a passionate speech, Philippine Senator Loren Legarda said that, as the world’s fifth most vulnerable country to climate change, there is no other recourse for the Philippines “but to usher in green growth and transform our economy towards a low carbon and climate-resilient path.”Read More
Venice, Italy – Senator Loren Legarda commends the province of Masbate for the issuance of a resolution banning the development and operation of coal-fired power plants making the province “coal-free”.
As chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, Legarda said Provincial Resolution No. 096-18 will help the province reduce harmful emissions, promote renewable energy, protect the environment and safeguard the health of its people.Read More
Senator Loren Legarda today underscored the significance of the Philippines’ participation in this year’s Architecture Biennale as a platform to showcase the immense talent and creativity of Filipino artists and as a venue to challenge the realities of our perceived identity as a nation through global interaction with architecture as an instrument.Read More
Venice, Italy — Senator Loren Legarda welcomes the approval on Second Reading of Senate Bill No. 1762 which seeks to grant Ombudsman lawyers and prosecutors a comparable set of retirement benefits similarly granted by law to their counterparts in the judiciary and the prosecution service of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The bill approved yesterday by the Senate likewise includes in its coverage senior technical officials such as investigators and graft prevention officers, falling within the Salary Grade (SG) bracket from SG26 to SG29.Read More