January 24, 2022
Come clean with figures on fish shortage and compare measures before importation permits, Legarda urges DA
January 20, 2022
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 […]
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.
January 14, 2022
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 […]
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.
January 12, 2022
BCTSO received one unit of coffee roaster, seven units of portable mini chainsaw […]
Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda expressed her strong commitment to champion the farmers and fishers, as the country moves towards becoming self-sufficient and food secure, during the AGRI2022 Online Forum.
January 10, 2022
Highlighting the successes in the province of Antique, which saw significant increases in palay production (27.4%) and yield (3.8%) in 2021, Legarda emphasized, “With the exceptional support of the government: from providing seeds, tools, equipment and market access, self-sufficiency in agriculture can be achieved.” The province of Antique boasts […]
As parts of the country have been placed under Alert Level 3, where businesses are only allowed to operate at 30% indoor capacity and 50% outdoor capacity after the surge in COVID-19 cases, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called for the passage of the Restaurant Industry Revival Act under House Bill No. 7610.
“The foodservice industry is in dire crisis. The changes in regulations and restrictions due to the outbreak have severely affected the global and domestic economies. One […]