Legarda launches Senatorial campaign in Antique

February 8, 2022

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda officially started her campaign in her home province, Antique, today, 8 February 2022.
The Antique Representative, who is running for a Senate comeback, vowed to launch a campaign focused on employment generation and green pandemic recovery for every Filipino family.
“The crisis of unemployment is one of the major problems that needs to be addressed urgently. My goal is to strengthen government interventions to give our people hope, especially the poorest of our poor, belonging […]

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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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