Loren Legarda, the original plantita: Try to plant something edible or medicinal

February 5, 2022

Multi-awarded environmentalist and House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda is a passionate nature lover, the original “plantita” before the global pandemic made planting at home a popular pastime.
We asked her for some planting tips, and here are excerpts of our exclusive interview:
The Philippine Star: I heard that there is a portion of the roof in your house where you planted vegetables, not only to help cool the house down but also to have an additional organic food source.
Loren Legarda: Yes. I […]

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Teachers’ welfare high in Legarda’s legislative agenda in the Senate

February 4, 2022

The promotion of teachers’ welfare ranks high in the legislative agenda of Deputy Speaker and Antique Rep. Loren Legarda once re-elected to the Senate.
Legarda, who is seeking a return to the Senate, said she is committed to further upgrade the salaries of teachers and non-teaching staff, provide safe, accessible and quality educaiton and pursue effective pandemic response, dignity of wor and respect and protection of democratic rights.

Legarda vowed to espouse the legislative agenda of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers represented […]

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Come clean with figures on fish shortage and compare measures before importation permits, Legarda urges DA

January 24, 2022

Come clean with figures on fish shortage and compare measures before importation permits, Legarda urges DA
MANILA, 24 January 2022 — Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda expressed her disapproval over the Department of Agriculture’s planned importation of 60,000 metric tons of fish in the first quarter of this year.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) earlier said the country needed more than 800,000 MT of fish to meet the demand for January to March 2022. The importation was supposedly aimed primarily […]

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Legarda calls for mandatory free mass testing, urges for the enactment of Better Normal Bill

January 20, 2022

With the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, three-term Senator and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda once again called for mandatory free testing to help prevent the transmission of the virus.
Citing the two Bayanihan laws that embody the national government’s pandemic response and recovery strategies, Legarda stated in a recent interview that there should already be sufficient and accessible COVID-19 testing centers in the country which shall be overseen by the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, in […]

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Legarda continues to provide assistance to Antique coffee farmers

January 14, 2022

Three-term Senator and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda continues to provide support to the growing coffee farmers of Antique. Just recently, Php600,000 worth of processing equipment was recently turned over to the coffee farmers of Bulalacao Calooy Tula-tula Sikap Organization (BCTSO) in Sibalom. This is part of the allocation under the Department of Agriculture’s Provincial Agricultural Commodity Development Program when Legarda was Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance.
BCTSO received one unit of coffee roaster, seven units of portable mini chainsaw […]

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