Loren Legarda

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Loren Legarda said : "Let me not be misconstrued. I just value too much the health of Filipino people. This is not actually my personal belief, but I have been asked," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I just value too much the health of the Filipino people. We do not have the resources nor perhaps the medical know-how,” External link

pna Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “How do we encourage developed countries to deliver and go beyond their commitments? Because even if we reach the USD100 billion target by 2020, it is still not enough to address the needs of all vulnerable countries,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “For the GCF, the requirements are so stringent. It took us years to develop and secure approval for our country’s very first proposal. We need to simplify the process,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “We also need to capacitate not just our institutions, but also our communities to further understand how to access the GCF. We need to see them positively affected by climate finance,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We come to this year’s UN climate talks to unite our voices with our fellow developing countries in the urgent call for climate justice,” External link

pna Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Achieving its 1.5 goal entails greater ambition, stronger resolve, and faster action from all countries,” External link

pna Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “Coming to this year’s COP, we are hopeful that the developed nations or those that have the historical accountability for climate change will do their fair share to combat this climate crisis,” External link

pna Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We should start thinking about, and/or doing a circular economy. When you produce something, you should know how it's used, where it goes and how it integrates in a natural way into the environment," External link

pna Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The GCF’s approval of this project is crucial in enabling the government and our communities to become more resilient as we look back at the lessons learned in the past and translate these lessons into action,” External link

pna Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Knowing local risks for hazards and having an established early-warning system will not only help ensure early action at the household and community, but will also mitigate the effects of disasters to poor people and the working middle class, businesses, schools, government offices, trade industry and stock market, farmers, and fisherfolks,” “The road towards resilience may be tough, but this fund now provides an opportunity to transform our traditional early warning systems and services towards a more proactive and inclusive climate risk management tool for saving lives and resources,” External link

pna Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Convergence is very important because the budget under the line items of the lead agencies could be synchronized to address poverty in the CACA,” External link

pna Monday, November 11, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "It would be such a waste if it expires by this year. Without really allowing them to slow down in utilization, I think this situation is now unique," External link

pna Monday, November 4, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We want to make sure our rivers are clean and useable. Useable for tourism, (for) children to swim in,” External link

pna Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “It (provincial capitol) will be a heritage center which hopefully will have a national museum branch, a textile gallery, and an art space for art creative industries in Antique,” External link

pna Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda told : "As the first woman representative of our dear province and the first Antiqueno deputy speaker, I am truly humbled and I considered this opportunity to report to you a huge and bold step in our journey together," External link

manilametro Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda told : "As the first woman representative of our dear province and the first Antiqueno deputy speaker, I am truly humbled and I considered this opportunity to report to you a huge and bold step in our journey together," External link

irishsun Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Today, we mark the start of the Golden Age of Antique," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Imagine what we can accomplish if we will unite to push our province towards its long overdue progress," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "It is unacceptable that our province is blessed with so much natural resources from the mountains and the seas, yet it is the poorest in the region. We should not allow our people to live in poverty. And so I thought it was time for me to focus on Antique. I have already served my country well and I would not want my home province to be left behind. It is not enough that there are projects or funding, I have to make sure that Antiquenos are really benefiting from government services that are available to them," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Today, we mark the start of the Golden Age of Antique," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Imagine what we can accomplish if we will unite to push our province towards its long overdue progress," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "It is unacceptable that our province is blessed with so much natural resources from the mountains and the seas, yet it is the poorest in the region. We should not allow our people to live in poverty. And so I thought it was time for me to focus on Antique. I have already served my country well and I would not want my home province to be left behind. It is not enough that there are projects or funding, I have to make sure that Antiquenos are really benefiting from government services that are available to them," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I just could not simply turn my back to my beloved Antique,” External link

pna Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I will always help out not only in economic initiatives but also in cultural diplomacy,” External link

pna Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "As a feast of great importance to Muslims, the Eid al-Fitr has become a familiar occasion even to our Catholic-dominated nation," External link

pna Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : "Let us all reflect on the virtues of humility, patience and generosity that Eid al-Fitr signifies. To our Muslim brothers and sisters, I wish you a joyous and meaningful celebration," External link

pna Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda told : “I really have a special part in my heart for you,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 4, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Pursuant to UNCLOS, the Philippines and Indonesia conducted a series of negotiations to delimit their overlapping EEZs and embody the results of the negotiations in an agreement. After more than 20 years, the Philippines and Indonesia reached an equitable solution and agreed on a single EEZ boundary line to delimit the overlapping EEZs," External link

pna Monday, June 3, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "This Agreement is a significant contribution to the best practices and efforts towards building a peaceful regional community which we are all aiming for as one ASEAN," External link

pna Monday, June 3, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We have a long way to go, but the improvement in the Philippines’ 2019 competitiveness ranking is already a good sign and should motivate us to further improve the country’s ranking,” External link

pna Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The government can improve the country’s productivity and increase competitiveness by adopting innovation as a vital component of development policies. We need to shift from being an ‘innovation follower’ to an ‘innovation leader’ by investing in scientific research and embracing needed reforms that could bolster our innovation potential,” “Amid all these competitiveness rankings and innovation policies, the challenge really before us is to translate statistics and policies into actual actions, projects, and programs that will truly make a positive difference in our people’s lives, especially the poorest of the poor,” External link

pna Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “There are many...enough candidates [for the speakership] marami na ang naga-aspire. With regard to the job, I know I can do the job, but do I want the job? Not necessarily. [The] Speakership is never in my radar,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I said I’ve chaired so many committees in the Senate. I'm ready to chair any committee (in the House),” External link

pna Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “It is not for me to designate myself as chair of any committee. I will respect the decisions of the leadership in the House,” External link

pna Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda added : "However, we are confident with the commitment of the DOF and of the government to drive our economy to the growth we aim for, as well as to ensure that the government continues to deliver quality services and programs to the people. We must not only meet our growth targets, but also ensure that the lives of Filipinos are improved," External link

pna Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This is a reminder to other countries that the Philippines is not their dumping site,” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This is a reminder to other countries that the Philippines is not their dumping site. Solid waste management should be enforced within each country and within their communities,” “With our strong political will and even stronger cooperation among groups and advocates, we will remain vigilant in safeguarding any threats against our environment and health,” External link

pna Friday, May 17, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “It is unacceptable that six years since these containers were shipped to our shores and that despite assurances from the Canadian government to help remove them, their waste is still here, posing significant health and environment risks in our country,” “Many ecotourism areas in our country are undergoing major rehabilitation from environmental degradation, and this strong resolve against Canada’s waste dump is another push towards ensuring the protection of our environment, natural resources, and health,” External link

pna Friday, May 17, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I thank all Antiqueños who voted for me, especially those who supported me from the start. This victory is not for me alone, but for Antique and the Antiqueños. Now that the election is over, we should start working together. I extend my hand to every Antiqueño — let us unite to defeat the real enemy, which is poverty,” “We are determined to do more in Antique in the next three years than has been done in the last 30 years, and prove that every province has the potential to bring prosperity to its people,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This will have a great impact into our economy and tourism development,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 7, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I intend to make Antique a resilient province to the adverse impact of climate change,” External link

pna Friday, May 3, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : "With this action of the Ombudsman to dismiss officials for environmental violations, I am confident that more LGUs will be encouraged, if not compelled, to take up their responsibility of implementing all our environmental laws to ensure clean, resilient and sustainable communities," External link

pna Thursday, April 25, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Boracay's successful rehabilitation is an example of political will, strong leadership, and cooperation among stakeholders. It is still a work in progress and much still has to be done, but it is a good start. We should also strengthen the protection of all other ecotourism areas in our country," External link

pna Thursday, April 25, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We hope to meet on Monday and resolve the issue once and for all so the country can move forward," External link

pna Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Tito Sotto ) : "We all stand by Senate Pres. Tito Sotto re. the budget. From the start. Unequivocally. Any misinformation is just that. Misinformation," External link

pna Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This project is part of my commitment to preserve heritage. It is my hope that this book will not only promote knowledge on our traditions, but also encourage more Filipinos to protect our heritage,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Antique is the host of the first language marker because of Kiniray-a,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “As an archipelagic country, we depend so much for food and water from our oceans, but it is only until recently that we are ramping up efforts to rehabilitate and protect our marine life and environment. We need to sustain this level of awareness and action to ensure that we can still be able to provide for future generations,” External link

manilametro Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “As this World Wildlife Day focuses on life below water, we need to elevate the discussion and escalate our action at the local and global level to protect our marine resources in a more sustainable and meaningful fashion. In this time of climate crisis, we are compelled to do more for the sake of our future and our planet,” External link

manilametro Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We restored the budget for HFEP because we recognize the value of this program in improving people’s access to quality health care services. But the DOH should ensure the efficient utilization of funds,” External link

pna Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “We have ensured that the 2019 national budget will cover the health care needs of our citizens, especially the poor and marginalized, not only through the actual provision of assistance but also by improving our hospitals and other health care facilities all throughout the country,” External link

pna Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I assure you there is no such allocation -- and this is a baseless allegation -- for any or each member of this chamber,” External link

pna Friday, February 8, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Finally, we are honored to present a version of the budget that is pro-poor, pro-development, pro-inclusive and sustainable development, and pro-Filipino,” External link

pna Friday, February 8, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Congressman Andaya and I agreed to meet on Wednesday, in the morning, so that we can finalize it for a targeted ratification on Friday at the latest,” External link

pna Monday, February 4, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “Even if the bicameral meeting goes on for another week, we can actually go on until February 8, which I am willing to do and even willing to go beyond for a special session,” External link

manilametro Friday, February 1, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Upon consultation with the Senate leadership and with the Executive Department, I will take into consideration the statement of Senate President Sotto, as I lead the Senate panel in meeting with our House counterpart later today (Wednesday),” External link

pna Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I am inclined to accept as chair. However with the authority given to me by my colleagues, including the majority senator, who are not all present here, may I just be given the opportunity to consult with them? I assure you it will not be a deal breaker,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:01:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “However, upon consultation with the Senate leadership and with the Executive Department, I will take into consideration the statement of Senate President Sotto, as I lead the Senate panel in meeting with our House counterpart later today,” External link

pna Wednesday, January 30, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We were supposed to include the institutional amendments of Senator Lacson ... almost P50 billion of that [P189.2-billion] are amendments of the vice chairman [Lacson]. I accepted most of his amendments,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, January 28, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We were supposed to include the institutional amendments of Senator Lacson ... almost P50 billion of that [P189.2-billion] are amendments of the vice chairman [Lacson]. I accepted most of his amendments,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, January 28, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Senate Finance ) : “On January 28, Monday at 10 a.m., we will resume the bicameral conference of the budget and the House has committed to finish it on and before January 30 for a Senate ratification of February 6,” “And hopefully, by Monday we will iron out the differences and come up with an agreement or a compromise on both houses’ amendments” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We are all representatives of the people and we will ensure that the 2019 national budget will address the needs of the people, especially the poor and vulnerable,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Because it already evolved into something else in the GAB, it mutated or evolved so I don’t know,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Senate Finance ) : “On January 28, Monday at 10 a.m., we will resume the bicameral conference of the budget and the House has committed to finish it on and before January 30 for a Senate ratification of February 6,” “And hopefully, by Monday we will iron out the differences and come up with an agreement or a compromise on both houses’ amendments” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We are all representatives of the people and we will ensure that the 2019 national budget will address the needs of the people, especially the poor and vulnerable,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Because it already evolved into something else in the GAB, it mutated or evolved so I don’t know,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda told : "I have the commitment of Congressman (Rolando) Andaya, my counterpart at the House, and they’re just reviewing all their amendments and possibly all the Senate amendments which were transmitted to them. And, hopefully by Monday, we will iron out the differences and come out with a compromise on both Houses," External link

pna Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "It's fine to put it online to make it public. Of course, everybody is entitled to know what is happening to the budgetary processes," External link

pna Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The 2019 national budget supports the infrastructure program of the government while also taking care of the human capital so that economic growth addresses the needs of the people, especially the poorest sector. It will also continue to fund programs to build our resilience to natural hazards and climate change and promote environmental integrity,” External link

manilametro Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda concluded : “We hope to be able to immediately reconcile the differences between the House and Senate version so that we may approve the budget within the remaining session days that we have. This is very important because the passage of our national budget every year comes with the hope of achieving real lasting growth for Filipinos, especially the poor and the most vulnerable,” External link

manilametro Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda replied : “According to Sec Villar, he’s basing it on the previous budget,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Let us start the year with a resolve to be better citizens of the Earth by adopting an eco-friendly, zero-waste lifestyle,” External link

manilametro Monday, January 14, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We aim to have the budget signed by the President by the second week of February," External link

pna Monday, January 14, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "While pressed for time, we will perform our duty to pass a budget that is geared towards our collective desire to provide our people with programs and services that would usher in personal growth, community development and national progress. We want to ensure that every peso from the people's taxes go back to them through actual delivery of services and programs," External link

pna Monday, January 14, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We aim to have the budget signed by the President by the second week of February,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, January 13, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We aim to have the budget signed by the President by the second week of February,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, January 13, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We resume January 14. We will pass it soon," External link

pna Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “As we encourage citizens and households to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle, we urge local government units to fully implement the ESWM Law, which, together with other environmental laws, will help build clean, healthy, safe and resilient communities,” External link

sunstar Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Let me just put into the record that debt-to-GDP ratio is the right metric rather than the absolute level of public debt. (At the) end of 2017, it was at a low of 42.1 percent (in relation to GDP) and the projection by 2022 is that it will decline by 38.6 percent. I believe the rule of thumb of a country is to have a debt-to-GDP ratio below 60 percent, and that is covered by the present state of our debt-to-GDP ratio,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, December 21, 2018 5:14:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Let me just put into the record that debt-to-GDP ratio is the right metric rather than the absolute level of public debt. (At the) end of 2017, it was at a low of 42.1 percent (in relation to GDP) and the projection by 2022 is that it will decline by 38.6 percent. I believe the rule of thumb of a country is to have a debt-to-GDP ratio below 60 percent, and that is covered by the present state of our debt-to-GDP ratio,” External link

pna Friday, December 21, 2018 12:34:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Today, as we welcome the inaugural flight of Philippine Airlines in our newly renovated airport, I can proudly say that Antique’s progress is unstoppable,” External link

sunstar Sunday, December 16, 2018 4:48:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “Antique has so much potential for growth. This is just the beginning of many more successes for our beloved province,” External link

sunstar Sunday, December 16, 2018 4:48:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "In all those times he has proven that he is a no-nonsense man and an honest public servant," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:38:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Ang Bantayog-Wika ay proyektong naglalayong isinamonumento ang mga katutubong wika ng bansa sa pamamagitan ng pisikal na istruktura bilang baul o sisidlan ng katutubong kaalaman, kalahagahan, gawi, tradisyon at kasaysayan ng mga Pilipino (The Bantayog-Wika project aims to put up monuments of the native languages of the country through physical structures that will serve as treasure chest of knowledge/wisdom, values, practices, traditions, and history of the Filipinos),” External link

pna Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:24:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “Ang bantayog sana ay maging simbolo ng pagtataguyod ng ating kultura at maging inspirasyon na lalo pang gamitin sa pagpapalaganap at pagpapayaman ng wikang Pangasinan (The monument will hopefully be a symbol of our patronage for our culture and may it be an inspiration to promote and enrich even more the Pangasinan language),” External link

pna Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:24:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "It provides for free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs), support for farmers, increase in teachers’ allowance and base pay of military and uniformed personnel, and the rehabilitation of Marawi City, among others," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:34:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Ang makikinabang dito ay ang mga mahihirap, magsasaka, mangingisda, mga katutubo, ang mga nakaitira sa baybaying dagat at pati na rin ang buong sambayanan. Kapag meron tayong adapatation at sustainable development, gaganda ang kabuhayan, ang rural livelihood ay yayabong. At mas healthy, mas resilient ang ating mga komunidad,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, November 19, 2017 11:39:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "The window of opportunity on achieving the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement is fast closing and any delay will result in the irreversible... We have to do both the difficult and the impossible at once. Only then can we truly say that we have fulfilled our obligations to future generations, because only then can we leave a world where life can continue to exist," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:25:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “In order for us to sustain our progress and achieve genuine inclusive growth, we need to ensure that we encourage and support the development of our MSMEs, which represent the majority of our enterprises and comprise the largest bulk of our workforce in the country,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “In order for us to sustain our progress and achieve genuine inclusive growth, we need to ensure that we encourage and support the development of our MSMEs, which represent the majority of our enterprises and comprise the largest bulk of our workforce in the country,” “Compared to larger enterprises, our MSMEs are more susceptible to changes in our economy, which would also affect their capability to employ and expand. Government interventions should address these factors that contribute to the unemployment and underemployment within our working class, as well as poverty incidence among all Filipinos,” External link

sunstar Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:40:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I see our MSMEs as crucial partners of the government that can help alleviate poverty. Our support to MSMEs should be beyond easing up bureaucracy for them. Our government should provide technical assistance, such as technology transfer knowledge exchange, skills training, and other capacity building activities, that will further advance the proficiency of our MSMEs,” External link

sunstar Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:40:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda concluded : “By doing so, we also express our support to unlocking more markets, development of more businesses, and the protection and perpetuation of our livelihoods. I would like to see our country with a robust economy, teeming with opportunities for all our Filipinos to desire and take,” External link

sunstar Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:40:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The Marawi crisis brought us constructive lessons in peace-making and peace-building. It also magnified a thousand times the hard challenges we face towards socio-economic and political stability To ensure that it is ready and equipped in preventing any more Marawi-like crises from happening,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:57:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We will conduct marathon sessions so we can finish the budget interpellations of all agencies before session adjourns on October 12 for a one-month break,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:19:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We aim to submit the 2018 GAB to the President on the second week of December and, hopefully, enacted way ahead before Christmas,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:19:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Upon submission of the subcommittee reports of my vice chairpersons, we will file and sponsor the committee report next week and we will conduct marathon sessions so we can finish the budget interpellations of all agencies before session adjourns on October 12 for a one-month break,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:11:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We aim to submit the 2018 GAB to the President on the second week of December and, hopefully, enacted way ahead before Christmas," the lawmaker said. "This way, agencies would have time to plan the execution of approved projects and programs before the holidays. Hopefully, this would help in the early disbursement of funds and a more efficient obligation,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:11:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We already approved their budgets, but the two chambers will have a caucus. A government agency cannot function with only P1,000 budget,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:48:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I assure you that the agencies will have their budget,” “I am not sure if it is the exact budget. Maaaring tinaasan, maaring binabaan (It could be increased, it could be lowered), but they will have their budget,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:48:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Babe is a person who can deal and has great rapport with persons [from] all walks of life,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:08:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The national budget is the financial blueprint of a nation’s course towards economic development and progress. A prudent and judicious national budget will steadily steer our path closer to our development goals in this millennial age. This is what we will ensure as we review the proposed 2018 national budget,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:04:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda stated : “We will ensure that the national budget for next year will continue to be socially inclusive and pro-people, one that addresses our development needs now without compromising the needs of future Filipinos,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:04:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Civil servants have waited for 39 years for the ratification of this Convention and the Senate’s concurrence is a vote in upholding and promoting labor rights,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 14, 2017 8:21:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The President’s enactment of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act is a manifestation of his commitment to provide access to higher education and better opportunities for the poor,” External link

sunstar Saturday, August 5, 2017 1:34:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The challenge for me as chair of finance, is to provide the funds since it’s not in the national expenditure program. But we will find a way,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 4, 2017 8:20:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We must restore hope, dignity and peace in Marawi City and other affected areas. Much more needs to be done to provide basic necessities to families affected by the crisis,” “We must ensure that in addition to immediate aid, they also have access to emergency employment and livelihood assistance even as the conflict continues,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:27:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in Marawi and neighboring areas should include in its coverage not only public infrastructure but also private buildings and residences that have been destroyed in the fighting, taking into account the value of preserving local heritage, culture and religion,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:27:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This is an important women empowerment measure because when mothers are given enough time to recuperate from childbirth and care for their newborns, they feel more fulfilled as mothers, which will definitely affect their emotional well-being, give them more confidence, and allow them to be prepared again to embark on a more challenging role of being working mothers and equal partners of men in nation-building” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:44:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We know that there are still challenges and there are many Filipino women who are still victims of abuse and discrimination. But we are doing well compared to other nations, thus, we must build on our gains and continue to provide equal support to men and women,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:44:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Our ratification would allow us access to the Green Climate Fund,” “This is what we have been waiting for―for the developed countries that are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases to aid vulnerable, low-emitting nations like the Philippines” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:53:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We are a step away from full ratification and it is my commitment to actively shepherd the Senate's immediate concurrence," External link

thestar-my Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:51:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We are a step away from full ratification and it is my commitment to actively shepherd the Senate's immediate concurrence," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:12:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We are a step away from full ratification and it is my commitment to actively shepherd the Senate's immediate concurrence," External link

reuters Wednesday, March 1, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Vitaliano Aguirre ) : “It is thus with honor and privilege that the chairman endorses the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of Vitaliano Napeñas Aguirre II as secretary of the Department of Justice,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:22:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The government still has funds for 2016 which will still be carried over to 2017 and we also have a new NDRRM fund appropriation for 2017,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, December 29, 2016 9:59:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The government still has funds for 2016 which will still be carried over to 2017 and we also have a new NDRRM fund appropriation for 2017,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, December 29, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We have provided funds to ensure universal health care coverage, free irrigation for farmers, free tuition in state universities and colleges, additional allowance for teachers, police and military, rice allowance for conditional cash transfer beneficiaries, creation of drug rehabilitation centers, increase in prisoners’ subsistence allowance, pension for post-World War II veterans and centenarians, among many others,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, December 22, 2016 6:06:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda explained : "That allows scholarships for state universities and colleges and even private educational institutions as long as they apply and go through the process," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 20, 2016 2:18:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Agnes Callamard ) : “It is imperative that Dr. Callamard and her delegation be allowed to discharge their duties effectively and unhampered to show to the world that we are still a nation that observes the rule of law, honors the dignity of life, respects basic human rights and remains committed to the democratic values of transparency and accountability,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:00:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The President would often repeat that we should have no fear if we do nothing wrong,” “The same can be said to him. If indeed his so-called war on drugs is pursued within the bounds of the law and international standards, then his administration should have nothing to be afraid of. As they often say, an innocent man has nothing to hide” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:00:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Our farmers, who feed the nation, are among the poorest of the poor who urgently need government support and intervention. At present, they need to pay the irrigation service fee for NIA to irrigate their farms when, in fact, what we need to pursue is the lowering of production costs so we can achieve food security, encourage more citizens to engage in or go back to farming, and improve the income of our small farmers,” External link

sunstar Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:40:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The free irrigation for farmers under the 2017 national budget will be a big boost for the agriculture sector and we will continue to support improvements in the sector through various measures and policies, including the immediate passage of the proposed Free Irrigation Act,” External link

sunstar Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:40:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Alleviating our people from poverty entails providing support for education until college so that they have more job opportunities and they are employed as professionals. Now that Congress has provided the funding, we urge the CHED and SUCs to ensure that these funds will go to the intended beneficiaries,” External link

sunstar Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:17:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This is a pro-people budgetone that will be felt by those at the grassroots as it prioritizes rural development and social services. But these funds must be spent judiciously and expeditiously. I urge agencies of government to spend these resources well and address the challenges that lead to underspending or low absorptive capacity,” “We ensured that it funds the necessary services needed by our citizens, such as universal healthcare, free tuition for all in state universities and colleges, and additional funds for social services. We also allocated funds for free irrigation, additional funds for prisoners’ subsistence allowance, pension for Post World War II veterans and centenarians, among others,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:08:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda explained : “If you define pork based on a Supreme Court definition, it's post enactment. These are all line items within the budget even before its enactment,” External link

sunstar Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:43:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Those are only some of the interventions we made [that's] why the budget of 2017 is different and we encourage agencies to use and spend the resources allotted for the poor Filipinos,” External link

sunstar Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:43:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Senate Finance ) : "It was the Senate position that the House agreed on, maaaring hindi lahat agree when the Senate stood firm in putting the 8 billion to higner education which will also benefit ARMM," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:42:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda says : “Filipinos are known to be a resilient lot. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of our infrastructure, schools, our cities and even our economy,” External link

trust2 Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Infrastructure bottlenecks have stifled our growth potential for many years," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 6, 2016 1:42:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Infrastructure bottlenecks have stifled our growth potential for many years. More investment is required not only to build new projects but also to maintain existing infrastructure. The AIIB can broaden our infrastructure funding sources," External link

peopledaily Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:31:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda indiqué ( about Les Philippines ) : "Les goulots d'étranglement dans les infrastructures étouffent notre potentiel de croissance depuis quelques années. Davantage d'investissements sont nécessaires non seulement pour construire de nouveaux projets mais aussi pour maintenir les infrastructures existantes" External link

french-news Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:55:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Infrastructure bottlenecks have stifled our growth potential for many years," External link

reuters Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Infrastructure bottlenecks have stifled our growth potential for many years. More investment is required not only to build new projects but also to maintain existing infrastructure. The AIIB can broaden our infrastructure funding sources," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, December 6, 2016 7:25:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Infrastructure bottlenecks have stifled our growth potential for many years. More investment is required not only to build new projects but also to maintain existing infrastructure. The AIIB can broaden our infrastructure funding sources," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, December 6, 2016 7:25:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I thank my fellow senators for their support and cooperation in the timely approval of the budget. This is the first budget of the new administration and we hope this will be spent judiciously to deliver long-term solutions to our country’s long-term problems, to deliver the change that our people want and need,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 29, 2016 8:22:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This is a pro-people budget one that will be felt by those at the grassroots as it prioritizes rural development, infrastructure and social services. We hope that these resources allocated to deliver programs are not only spent, but also spent well,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 29, 2016 8:22:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “And they are assuring you that this will not be used for political accommodation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 21, 2016 7:32:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The country’s electrification profile shows that 89 percent of households in Luzon have power, 79 percent in the Visayas, and a very low 56 percent in Mindanao. Urban electrification stood at 94 percent, while rural electrification in the country stood at a low of 73 percent,” External link

manilatimes Monday, October 10, 2016 7:48:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Clark ) : "We should promote other international airports in the country such as the Clark International Airport, which will be the gateway not only to Central Luzon but also to the Cordillera Region," External link

sunstar Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:27:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Incredible India ) : "We should be more aggressive in our marketing strategies, especially by placing more Philippine tourism advertisements in international channels. We need to be top of mind among tourists. I regularly see in top foreign news channels those tourism ads from our ASEAN neighbors like 'Malaysia Truly Asia', 'Incredible India', and 'Wonderful Indonesia.' The images are so riveting. I also want to see my country's ad as often as the others," External link

sunstar Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:27:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We really have to improve our airports and seaports because these are the areas where we first welcome tourists. They have a huge impact on the overall experience of visiting our country. The moment they step in, they should already feel welcome, happy and safe and they should leave our country feeling the same," External link

sunstar Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:27:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Congratulations to Lav Diaz for winning the highest honor in the world's oldest and one of the most prestigious film festivals! I also commend everyone behind the film, including lead actress, Charo Santos-Concio, who has, once again, showcased mastery of her craft," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The Senate, particularly the Committee on Finance, will work closely with the country’s economic managers and all our government agencies, and consider our constituents’ concerns to ensure that the national budget for 2017 will indeed be ‘a budget for real change’,” “We support the administration’s main thrusts to prioritize and improve education, ensure that more citizens have access to quality and efficient social services, and increase public spending in terms of infrastructure,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:35:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "It serves no valid purpose to further exacerbate the dispute by refusing to heed the decision handed down by Tribunal, for in the end, such refusal to honor its decision will only undermine the primary objective of the UNCLOS - and that is to establish a legal order for the seas to promote its peaceful use," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:50:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “We can see the sincerity in the President’s words, the single-mindedness of a true leader, the political will to bring a government that truly serves the people with passion, vision, and compassion. I am very optimistic that we can fully push for inclusive, equitable, and sustainable growth under the new administration as the President himself embraces these concepts and reaches out to all sectors of society,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, June 30, 2016 8:51:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The NBI must maintain a modern work system, as well as competent and highly trained personnel who will be at par with their foreign counterparts, especially in light of the constantly evolving modus of crimes and to ensure that it can effectively carry out its mandate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:42:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "There was a very clear misunderstanding that day " External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:41:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda asked : "Who, therefore, having heard everyone and everything would we consider, [is] the head or the commander or responsible for Oplan Exodus?" External link

gmanews Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:17:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I can see that clearly there was no coordination and that is admitted by both sides because it was kept a secret confidential operation. Clearly also I believe in my opinion that there was a failure of intelligence because before you enter into an operation, you need intelligence information to know the area, the surface, the ground, to know the armed groups operating in the area, to know the smallest political unit, the barangay (village), the population, who are the family residing there, are they public enemies?” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, February 3, 2015 3:31:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Questions need to be answered and they need to be answered fast before we can realistically advance discussions on the Bangsamoro law,” “It will be a highly-charged emotional issue because of the very unfortunate death of the police officers,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, February 3, 2015 3:31:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We have high standards on paper, on policy, but is it being implemented? No, it is not being implemented by agencies of government. Oh my god! We don't follow our laws,” External link

gmanews Monday, February 2, 2015 10:15:00 AM EAT



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chairperson0.60%EN10/09/201709/10/2017
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chairman4.82%EN08/14/201714/08/2017
chairperson of the committee0.60%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
senate finance committee chairman1.81%EN12/17/201617/12/2016
finance committee chairman1.81%EN12/17/201617/12/2016
sénatrice1.20%FR12/10/201610/12/2016
committee chairwoman0.60%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
chairwoman0.60%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
tourism secretary0.60%EN09/15/201615/09/2016
finance committee chairman senator0.60%EN08/30/201630/08/2016
chairman of the finance0.60%EN08/24/201624/08/2016
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former senator2.41%EN02/09/200709/02/2007
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Silvestre Bello said ( about Loren Legarda ) : “Upon the request of Senator Loren Legarda the DOLE will give Nego-Kart so that those who have no work after the TUPAD will still have a means of living,” External link

pna Saturday, April 13, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Danilo Suarez said ( about Loren Legarda ) : “I talked to Sen. Loren two days ago, as a matter of fact I am going to see her tomorrow (Thursday). She assured me that she would want the enrolled budget measure to reach the President as this is the common sentiment of the majority of senators,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Danilo Suarez said ( about Loren Legarda ) : “I talked to Sen. Loren two days ago, as a matter of fact I am going to see her tomorrow (Thursday). She assured me that she would want the enrolled budget measure to reach the President as this is the common sentiment of the majority of senators,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Danilo Suarez said ( about Loren Legarda ) : “I talked to Senator Loren two days ago, as a matter of fact I’m going to see her tomorrow (Thursday). She assured me na gustung-gusto na niyang pirmahan na niya ito at yan din ang sentiments ng nakakaraming miyembro ng Senado (she really wanted to sign the budget, and that is also the sentiments of most members of the Senate),” External link

pna Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Vicente Sotto said ( about Loren Legarda ) : “Considering the numerous allegations being leveled at the 2019 budget both from the HoR (House of Representatives) and the Senate, I will propose to Sen. Loren (Legarda), as chair of the finance committee, to withdraw the Senate GAB version and go for a reenacted budget,” External link

manilametro Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Vicente Sotto said ( about Loren Legarda ) : “Considering the numerous allegations being leveled at the 2019 budget both from the HoR (House of Representatives) and the Senate, I will propose to Sen. Loren (Legarda), as chair of the finance committee, to withdraw the Senate GAB version and go for a reenacted budget,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

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Loren Legarda said : "Let me not be misconstrued. I just value too much the health of Filipino people. This is not actually my personal belief, but I have been asked," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I just value too much the health of the Filipino people. We do not have the resources nor perhaps the medical know-how,” External link

pna Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “How do we encourage developed countries to deliver and go beyond their commitments? Because even if we reach the USD100 billion target by 2020, it is still not enough to address the needs of all vulnerable countries,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “For the GCF, the requirements are so stringent. It took us years to develop and secure approval for our country’s very first proposal. We need to simplify the process,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “We also need to capacitate not just our institutions, but also our communities to further understand how to access the GCF. We need to see them positively affected by climate finance,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We come to this year’s UN climate talks to unite our voices with our fellow developing countries in the urgent call for climate justice,” External link

pna Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Achieving its 1.5 goal entails greater ambition, stronger resolve, and faster action from all countries,” External link

pna Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “Coming to this year’s COP, we are hopeful that the developed nations or those that have the historical accountability for climate change will do their fair share to combat this climate crisis,” External link

pna Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We should start thinking about, and/or doing a circular economy. When you produce something, you should know how it's used, where it goes and how it integrates in a natural way into the environment," External link

pna Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The GCF’s approval of this project is crucial in enabling the government and our communities to become more resilient as we look back at the lessons learned in the past and translate these lessons into action,” External link

pna Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Knowing local risks for hazards and having an established early-warning system will not only help ensure early action at the household and community, but will also mitigate the effects of disasters to poor people and the working middle class, businesses, schools, government offices, trade industry and stock market, farmers, and fisherfolks,” “The road towards resilience may be tough, but this fund now provides an opportunity to transform our traditional early warning systems and services towards a more proactive and inclusive climate risk management tool for saving lives and resources,” External link

pna Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Convergence is very important because the budget under the line items of the lead agencies could be synchronized to address poverty in the CACA,” External link

pna Monday, November 11, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "It would be such a waste if it expires by this year. Without really allowing them to slow down in utilization, I think this situation is now unique," External link

pna Monday, November 4, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We want to make sure our rivers are clean and useable. Useable for tourism, (for) children to swim in,” External link

pna Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “It (provincial capitol) will be a heritage center which hopefully will have a national museum branch, a textile gallery, and an art space for art creative industries in Antique,” External link

pna Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda told : "As the first woman representative of our dear province and the first Antiqueno deputy speaker, I am truly humbled and I considered this opportunity to report to you a huge and bold step in our journey together," External link

manilametro Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda told : "As the first woman representative of our dear province and the first Antiqueno deputy speaker, I am truly humbled and I considered this opportunity to report to you a huge and bold step in our journey together," External link

irishsun Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Today, we mark the start of the Golden Age of Antique," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Imagine what we can accomplish if we will unite to push our province towards its long overdue progress," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "It is unacceptable that our province is blessed with so much natural resources from the mountains and the seas, yet it is the poorest in the region. We should not allow our people to live in poverty. And so I thought it was time for me to focus on Antique. I have already served my country well and I would not want my home province to be left behind. It is not enough that there are projects or funding, I have to make sure that Antiquenos are really benefiting from government services that are available to them," External link

manilametro Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Today, we mark the start of the Golden Age of Antique," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Imagine what we can accomplish if we will unite to push our province towards its long overdue progress," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "It is unacceptable that our province is blessed with so much natural resources from the mountains and the seas, yet it is the poorest in the region. We should not allow our people to live in poverty. And so I thought it was time for me to focus on Antique. I have already served my country well and I would not want my home province to be left behind. It is not enough that there are projects or funding, I have to make sure that Antiquenos are really benefiting from government services that are available to them," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I just could not simply turn my back to my beloved Antique,” External link

pna Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I will always help out not only in economic initiatives but also in cultural diplomacy,” External link

pna Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "As a feast of great importance to Muslims, the Eid al-Fitr has become a familiar occasion even to our Catholic-dominated nation," External link

pna Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : "Let us all reflect on the virtues of humility, patience and generosity that Eid al-Fitr signifies. To our Muslim brothers and sisters, I wish you a joyous and meaningful celebration," External link

pna Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda told : “I really have a special part in my heart for you,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 4, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Pursuant to UNCLOS, the Philippines and Indonesia conducted a series of negotiations to delimit their overlapping EEZs and embody the results of the negotiations in an agreement. After more than 20 years, the Philippines and Indonesia reached an equitable solution and agreed on a single EEZ boundary line to delimit the overlapping EEZs," External link

pna Monday, June 3, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "This Agreement is a significant contribution to the best practices and efforts towards building a peaceful regional community which we are all aiming for as one ASEAN," External link

pna Monday, June 3, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We have a long way to go, but the improvement in the Philippines’ 2019 competitiveness ranking is already a good sign and should motivate us to further improve the country’s ranking,” External link

pna Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The government can improve the country’s productivity and increase competitiveness by adopting innovation as a vital component of development policies. We need to shift from being an ‘innovation follower’ to an ‘innovation leader’ by investing in scientific research and embracing needed reforms that could bolster our innovation potential,” “Amid all these competitiveness rankings and innovation policies, the challenge really before us is to translate statistics and policies into actual actions, projects, and programs that will truly make a positive difference in our people’s lives, especially the poorest of the poor,” External link

pna Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “There are many...enough candidates [for the speakership] marami na ang naga-aspire. With regard to the job, I know I can do the job, but do I want the job? Not necessarily. [The] Speakership is never in my radar,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I said I’ve chaired so many committees in the Senate. I'm ready to chair any committee (in the House),” External link

pna Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “It is not for me to designate myself as chair of any committee. I will respect the decisions of the leadership in the House,” External link

pna Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda added : "However, we are confident with the commitment of the DOF and of the government to drive our economy to the growth we aim for, as well as to ensure that the government continues to deliver quality services and programs to the people. We must not only meet our growth targets, but also ensure that the lives of Filipinos are improved," External link

pna Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This is a reminder to other countries that the Philippines is not their dumping site,” External link

arabnews Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This is a reminder to other countries that the Philippines is not their dumping site. Solid waste management should be enforced within each country and within their communities,” “With our strong political will and even stronger cooperation among groups and advocates, we will remain vigilant in safeguarding any threats against our environment and health,” External link

pna Friday, May 17, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “It is unacceptable that six years since these containers were shipped to our shores and that despite assurances from the Canadian government to help remove them, their waste is still here, posing significant health and environment risks in our country,” “Many ecotourism areas in our country are undergoing major rehabilitation from environmental degradation, and this strong resolve against Canada’s waste dump is another push towards ensuring the protection of our environment, natural resources, and health,” External link

pna Friday, May 17, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I thank all Antiqueños who voted for me, especially those who supported me from the start. This victory is not for me alone, but for Antique and the Antiqueños. Now that the election is over, we should start working together. I extend my hand to every Antiqueño — let us unite to defeat the real enemy, which is poverty,” “We are determined to do more in Antique in the next three years than has been done in the last 30 years, and prove that every province has the potential to bring prosperity to its people,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This will have a great impact into our economy and tourism development,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 7, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I intend to make Antique a resilient province to the adverse impact of climate change,” External link

pna Friday, May 3, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : "With this action of the Ombudsman to dismiss officials for environmental violations, I am confident that more LGUs will be encouraged, if not compelled, to take up their responsibility of implementing all our environmental laws to ensure clean, resilient and sustainable communities," External link

pna Thursday, April 25, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Boracay's successful rehabilitation is an example of political will, strong leadership, and cooperation among stakeholders. It is still a work in progress and much still has to be done, but it is a good start. We should also strengthen the protection of all other ecotourism areas in our country," External link

pna Thursday, April 25, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We hope to meet on Monday and resolve the issue once and for all so the country can move forward," External link

pna Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Tito Sotto ) : "We all stand by Senate Pres. Tito Sotto re. the budget. From the start. Unequivocally. Any misinformation is just that. Misinformation," External link

pna Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This project is part of my commitment to preserve heritage. It is my hope that this book will not only promote knowledge on our traditions, but also encourage more Filipinos to protect our heritage,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Antique is the host of the first language marker because of Kiniray-a,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “As an archipelagic country, we depend so much for food and water from our oceans, but it is only until recently that we are ramping up efforts to rehabilitate and protect our marine life and environment. We need to sustain this level of awareness and action to ensure that we can still be able to provide for future generations,” External link

manilametro Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “As this World Wildlife Day focuses on life below water, we need to elevate the discussion and escalate our action at the local and global level to protect our marine resources in a more sustainable and meaningful fashion. In this time of climate crisis, we are compelled to do more for the sake of our future and our planet,” External link

manilametro Sunday, March 3, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We restored the budget for HFEP because we recognize the value of this program in improving people’s access to quality health care services. But the DOH should ensure the efficient utilization of funds,” External link

pna Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “We have ensured that the 2019 national budget will cover the health care needs of our citizens, especially the poor and marginalized, not only through the actual provision of assistance but also by improving our hospitals and other health care facilities all throughout the country,” External link

pna Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I assure you there is no such allocation -- and this is a baseless allegation -- for any or each member of this chamber,” External link

pna Friday, February 8, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Finally, we are honored to present a version of the budget that is pro-poor, pro-development, pro-inclusive and sustainable development, and pro-Filipino,” External link

pna Friday, February 8, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Congressman Andaya and I agreed to meet on Wednesday, in the morning, so that we can finalize it for a targeted ratification on Friday at the latest,” External link

pna Monday, February 4, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “Even if the bicameral meeting goes on for another week, we can actually go on until February 8, which I am willing to do and even willing to go beyond for a special session,” External link

manilametro Friday, February 1, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Upon consultation with the Senate leadership and with the Executive Department, I will take into consideration the statement of Senate President Sotto, as I lead the Senate panel in meeting with our House counterpart later today (Wednesday),” External link

pna Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:47:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I am inclined to accept as chair. However with the authority given to me by my colleagues, including the majority senator, who are not all present here, may I just be given the opportunity to consult with them? I assure you it will not be a deal breaker,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:01:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “However, upon consultation with the Senate leadership and with the Executive Department, I will take into consideration the statement of Senate President Sotto, as I lead the Senate panel in meeting with our House counterpart later today,” External link

pna Wednesday, January 30, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We were supposed to include the institutional amendments of Senator Lacson ... almost P50 billion of that [P189.2-billion] are amendments of the vice chairman [Lacson]. I accepted most of his amendments,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, January 28, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We were supposed to include the institutional amendments of Senator Lacson ... almost P50 billion of that [P189.2-billion] are amendments of the vice chairman [Lacson]. I accepted most of his amendments,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, January 28, 2019 6:02:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Senate Finance ) : “On January 28, Monday at 10 a.m., we will resume the bicameral conference of the budget and the House has committed to finish it on and before January 30 for a Senate ratification of February 6,” “And hopefully, by Monday we will iron out the differences and come up with an agreement or a compromise on both houses’ amendments” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We are all representatives of the people and we will ensure that the 2019 national budget will address the needs of the people, especially the poor and vulnerable,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Because it already evolved into something else in the GAB, it mutated or evolved so I don’t know,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Senate Finance ) : “On January 28, Monday at 10 a.m., we will resume the bicameral conference of the budget and the House has committed to finish it on and before January 30 for a Senate ratification of February 6,” “And hopefully, by Monday we will iron out the differences and come up with an agreement or a compromise on both houses’ amendments” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We are all representatives of the people and we will ensure that the 2019 national budget will address the needs of the people, especially the poor and vulnerable,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Because it already evolved into something else in the GAB, it mutated or evolved so I don’t know,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda told : "I have the commitment of Congressman (Rolando) Andaya, my counterpart at the House, and they’re just reviewing all their amendments and possibly all the Senate amendments which were transmitted to them. And, hopefully by Monday, we will iron out the differences and come out with a compromise on both Houses," External link

pna Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "It's fine to put it online to make it public. Of course, everybody is entitled to know what is happening to the budgetary processes," External link

pna Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The 2019 national budget supports the infrastructure program of the government while also taking care of the human capital so that economic growth addresses the needs of the people, especially the poorest sector. It will also continue to fund programs to build our resilience to natural hazards and climate change and promote environmental integrity,” External link

manilametro Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda concluded : “We hope to be able to immediately reconcile the differences between the House and Senate version so that we may approve the budget within the remaining session days that we have. This is very important because the passage of our national budget every year comes with the hope of achieving real lasting growth for Filipinos, especially the poor and the most vulnerable,” External link

manilametro Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda replied : “According to Sec Villar, he’s basing it on the previous budget,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Let us start the year with a resolve to be better citizens of the Earth by adopting an eco-friendly, zero-waste lifestyle,” External link

manilametro Monday, January 14, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We aim to have the budget signed by the President by the second week of February," External link

pna Monday, January 14, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "While pressed for time, we will perform our duty to pass a budget that is geared towards our collective desire to provide our people with programs and services that would usher in personal growth, community development and national progress. We want to ensure that every peso from the people's taxes go back to them through actual delivery of services and programs," External link

pna Monday, January 14, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We aim to have the budget signed by the President by the second week of February,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, January 13, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We aim to have the budget signed by the President by the second week of February,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, January 13, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We resume January 14. We will pass it soon," External link

pna Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “As we encourage citizens and households to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle, we urge local government units to fully implement the ESWM Law, which, together with other environmental laws, will help build clean, healthy, safe and resilient communities,” External link

sunstar Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Let me just put into the record that debt-to-GDP ratio is the right metric rather than the absolute level of public debt. (At the) end of 2017, it was at a low of 42.1 percent (in relation to GDP) and the projection by 2022 is that it will decline by 38.6 percent. I believe the rule of thumb of a country is to have a debt-to-GDP ratio below 60 percent, and that is covered by the present state of our debt-to-GDP ratio,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, December 21, 2018 5:14:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Let me just put into the record that debt-to-GDP ratio is the right metric rather than the absolute level of public debt. (At the) end of 2017, it was at a low of 42.1 percent (in relation to GDP) and the projection by 2022 is that it will decline by 38.6 percent. I believe the rule of thumb of a country is to have a debt-to-GDP ratio below 60 percent, and that is covered by the present state of our debt-to-GDP ratio,” External link

pna Friday, December 21, 2018 12:34:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Today, as we welcome the inaugural flight of Philippine Airlines in our newly renovated airport, I can proudly say that Antique’s progress is unstoppable,” External link

sunstar Sunday, December 16, 2018 4:48:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “Antique has so much potential for growth. This is just the beginning of many more successes for our beloved province,” External link

sunstar Sunday, December 16, 2018 4:48:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "In all those times he has proven that he is a no-nonsense man and an honest public servant," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:38:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Ang Bantayog-Wika ay proyektong naglalayong isinamonumento ang mga katutubong wika ng bansa sa pamamagitan ng pisikal na istruktura bilang baul o sisidlan ng katutubong kaalaman, kalahagahan, gawi, tradisyon at kasaysayan ng mga Pilipino (The Bantayog-Wika project aims to put up monuments of the native languages of the country through physical structures that will serve as treasure chest of knowledge/wisdom, values, practices, traditions, and history of the Filipinos),” External link

pna Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:24:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “Ang bantayog sana ay maging simbolo ng pagtataguyod ng ating kultura at maging inspirasyon na lalo pang gamitin sa pagpapalaganap at pagpapayaman ng wikang Pangasinan (The monument will hopefully be a symbol of our patronage for our culture and may it be an inspiration to promote and enrich even more the Pangasinan language),” External link

pna Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:24:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "It provides for free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs), support for farmers, increase in teachers’ allowance and base pay of military and uniformed personnel, and the rehabilitation of Marawi City, among others," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:34:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Ang makikinabang dito ay ang mga mahihirap, magsasaka, mangingisda, mga katutubo, ang mga nakaitira sa baybaying dagat at pati na rin ang buong sambayanan. Kapag meron tayong adapatation at sustainable development, gaganda ang kabuhayan, ang rural livelihood ay yayabong. At mas healthy, mas resilient ang ating mga komunidad,” External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, November 19, 2017 11:39:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "The window of opportunity on achieving the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement is fast closing and any delay will result in the irreversible... We have to do both the difficult and the impossible at once. Only then can we truly say that we have fulfilled our obligations to future generations, because only then can we leave a world where life can continue to exist," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:25:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “In order for us to sustain our progress and achieve genuine inclusive growth, we need to ensure that we encourage and support the development of our MSMEs, which represent the majority of our enterprises and comprise the largest bulk of our workforce in the country,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “In order for us to sustain our progress and achieve genuine inclusive growth, we need to ensure that we encourage and support the development of our MSMEs, which represent the majority of our enterprises and comprise the largest bulk of our workforce in the country,” “Compared to larger enterprises, our MSMEs are more susceptible to changes in our economy, which would also affect their capability to employ and expand. Government interventions should address these factors that contribute to the unemployment and underemployment within our working class, as well as poverty incidence among all Filipinos,” External link

sunstar Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:40:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I see our MSMEs as crucial partners of the government that can help alleviate poverty. Our support to MSMEs should be beyond easing up bureaucracy for them. Our government should provide technical assistance, such as technology transfer knowledge exchange, skills training, and other capacity building activities, that will further advance the proficiency of our MSMEs,” External link

sunstar Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:40:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda concluded : “By doing so, we also express our support to unlocking more markets, development of more businesses, and the protection and perpetuation of our livelihoods. I would like to see our country with a robust economy, teeming with opportunities for all our Filipinos to desire and take,” External link

sunstar Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:40:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The Marawi crisis brought us constructive lessons in peace-making and peace-building. It also magnified a thousand times the hard challenges we face towards socio-economic and political stability To ensure that it is ready and equipped in preventing any more Marawi-like crises from happening,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:57:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We will conduct marathon sessions so we can finish the budget interpellations of all agencies before session adjourns on October 12 for a one-month break,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:19:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We aim to submit the 2018 GAB to the President on the second week of December and, hopefully, enacted way ahead before Christmas,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:19:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Upon submission of the subcommittee reports of my vice chairpersons, we will file and sponsor the committee report next week and we will conduct marathon sessions so we can finish the budget interpellations of all agencies before session adjourns on October 12 for a one-month break,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:11:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We aim to submit the 2018 GAB to the President on the second week of December and, hopefully, enacted way ahead before Christmas," the lawmaker said. "This way, agencies would have time to plan the execution of approved projects and programs before the holidays. Hopefully, this would help in the early disbursement of funds and a more efficient obligation,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:11:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We already approved their budgets, but the two chambers will have a caucus. A government agency cannot function with only P1,000 budget,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:48:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I assure you that the agencies will have their budget,” “I am not sure if it is the exact budget. Maaaring tinaasan, maaring binabaan (It could be increased, it could be lowered), but they will have their budget,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:48:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Babe is a person who can deal and has great rapport with persons [from] all walks of life,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:08:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The national budget is the financial blueprint of a nation’s course towards economic development and progress. A prudent and judicious national budget will steadily steer our path closer to our development goals in this millennial age. This is what we will ensure as we review the proposed 2018 national budget,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:04:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda stated : “We will ensure that the national budget for next year will continue to be socially inclusive and pro-people, one that addresses our development needs now without compromising the needs of future Filipinos,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:04:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Civil servants have waited for 39 years for the ratification of this Convention and the Senate’s concurrence is a vote in upholding and promoting labor rights,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 14, 2017 8:21:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The President’s enactment of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act is a manifestation of his commitment to provide access to higher education and better opportunities for the poor,” External link

sunstar Saturday, August 5, 2017 1:34:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The challenge for me as chair of finance, is to provide the funds since it’s not in the national expenditure program. But we will find a way,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, August 4, 2017 8:20:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We must restore hope, dignity and peace in Marawi City and other affected areas. Much more needs to be done to provide basic necessities to families affected by the crisis,” “We must ensure that in addition to immediate aid, they also have access to emergency employment and livelihood assistance even as the conflict continues,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:27:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in Marawi and neighboring areas should include in its coverage not only public infrastructure but also private buildings and residences that have been destroyed in the fighting, taking into account the value of preserving local heritage, culture and religion,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:27:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This is an important women empowerment measure because when mothers are given enough time to recuperate from childbirth and care for their newborns, they feel more fulfilled as mothers, which will definitely affect their emotional well-being, give them more confidence, and allow them to be prepared again to embark on a more challenging role of being working mothers and equal partners of men in nation-building” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:44:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We know that there are still challenges and there are many Filipino women who are still victims of abuse and discrimination. But we are doing well compared to other nations, thus, we must build on our gains and continue to provide equal support to men and women,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:44:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Our ratification would allow us access to the Green Climate Fund,” “This is what we have been waiting for―for the developed countries that are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases to aid vulnerable, low-emitting nations like the Philippines” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:53:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We are a step away from full ratification and it is my commitment to actively shepherd the Senate's immediate concurrence," External link

thestar-my Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:51:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We are a step away from full ratification and it is my commitment to actively shepherd the Senate's immediate concurrence," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:12:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We are a step away from full ratification and it is my commitment to actively shepherd the Senate's immediate concurrence," External link

reuters Wednesday, March 1, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Vitaliano Aguirre ) : “It is thus with honor and privilege that the chairman endorses the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of Vitaliano Napeñas Aguirre II as secretary of the Department of Justice,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:22:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The government still has funds for 2016 which will still be carried over to 2017 and we also have a new NDRRM fund appropriation for 2017,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, December 29, 2016 9:59:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The government still has funds for 2016 which will still be carried over to 2017 and we also have a new NDRRM fund appropriation for 2017,” External link

manilatimes Thursday, December 29, 2016 3:56:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We have provided funds to ensure universal health care coverage, free irrigation for farmers, free tuition in state universities and colleges, additional allowance for teachers, police and military, rice allowance for conditional cash transfer beneficiaries, creation of drug rehabilitation centers, increase in prisoners’ subsistence allowance, pension for post-World War II veterans and centenarians, among many others,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, December 22, 2016 6:06:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda explained : "That allows scholarships for state universities and colleges and even private educational institutions as long as they apply and go through the process," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 20, 2016 2:18:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Agnes Callamard ) : “It is imperative that Dr. Callamard and her delegation be allowed to discharge their duties effectively and unhampered to show to the world that we are still a nation that observes the rule of law, honors the dignity of life, respects basic human rights and remains committed to the democratic values of transparency and accountability,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:00:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The President would often repeat that we should have no fear if we do nothing wrong,” “The same can be said to him. If indeed his so-called war on drugs is pursued within the bounds of the law and international standards, then his administration should have nothing to be afraid of. As they often say, an innocent man has nothing to hide” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:00:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Our farmers, who feed the nation, are among the poorest of the poor who urgently need government support and intervention. At present, they need to pay the irrigation service fee for NIA to irrigate their farms when, in fact, what we need to pursue is the lowering of production costs so we can achieve food security, encourage more citizens to engage in or go back to farming, and improve the income of our small farmers,” External link

sunstar Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:40:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The free irrigation for farmers under the 2017 national budget will be a big boost for the agriculture sector and we will continue to support improvements in the sector through various measures and policies, including the immediate passage of the proposed Free Irrigation Act,” External link

sunstar Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:40:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Alleviating our people from poverty entails providing support for education until college so that they have more job opportunities and they are employed as professionals. Now that Congress has provided the funding, we urge the CHED and SUCs to ensure that these funds will go to the intended beneficiaries,” External link

sunstar Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:17:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This is a pro-people budgetone that will be felt by those at the grassroots as it prioritizes rural development and social services. But these funds must be spent judiciously and expeditiously. I urge agencies of government to spend these resources well and address the challenges that lead to underspending or low absorptive capacity,” “We ensured that it funds the necessary services needed by our citizens, such as universal healthcare, free tuition for all in state universities and colleges, and additional funds for social services. We also allocated funds for free irrigation, additional funds for prisoners’ subsistence allowance, pension for Post World War II veterans and centenarians, among others,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:08:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda explained : “If you define pork based on a Supreme Court definition, it's post enactment. These are all line items within the budget even before its enactment,” External link

sunstar Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:43:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Those are only some of the interventions we made [that's] why the budget of 2017 is different and we encourage agencies to use and spend the resources allotted for the poor Filipinos,” External link

sunstar Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:43:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Senate Finance ) : "It was the Senate position that the House agreed on, maaaring hindi lahat agree when the Senate stood firm in putting the 8 billion to higner education which will also benefit ARMM," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:42:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda says : “Filipinos are known to be a resilient lot. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of our infrastructure, schools, our cities and even our economy,” External link

trust2 Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Infrastructure bottlenecks have stifled our growth potential for many years," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 6, 2016 1:42:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Infrastructure bottlenecks have stifled our growth potential for many years. More investment is required not only to build new projects but also to maintain existing infrastructure. The AIIB can broaden our infrastructure funding sources," External link

peopledaily Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:31:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda indiqué ( about Les Philippines ) : "Les goulots d'étranglement dans les infrastructures étouffent notre potentiel de croissance depuis quelques années. Davantage d'investissements sont nécessaires non seulement pour construire de nouveaux projets mais aussi pour maintenir les infrastructures existantes" External link

french-news Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:55:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Infrastructure bottlenecks have stifled our growth potential for many years," External link

reuters Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Infrastructure bottlenecks have stifled our growth potential for many years. More investment is required not only to build new projects but also to maintain existing infrastructure. The AIIB can broaden our infrastructure funding sources," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, December 6, 2016 7:25:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Infrastructure bottlenecks have stifled our growth potential for many years. More investment is required not only to build new projects but also to maintain existing infrastructure. The AIIB can broaden our infrastructure funding sources," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, December 6, 2016 7:25:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I thank my fellow senators for their support and cooperation in the timely approval of the budget. This is the first budget of the new administration and we hope this will be spent judiciously to deliver long-term solutions to our country’s long-term problems, to deliver the change that our people want and need,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 29, 2016 8:22:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “This is a pro-people budget one that will be felt by those at the grassroots as it prioritizes rural development, infrastructure and social services. We hope that these resources allocated to deliver programs are not only spent, but also spent well,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 29, 2016 8:22:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “And they are assuring you that this will not be used for political accommodation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 21, 2016 7:32:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The country’s electrification profile shows that 89 percent of households in Luzon have power, 79 percent in the Visayas, and a very low 56 percent in Mindanao. Urban electrification stood at 94 percent, while rural electrification in the country stood at a low of 73 percent,” External link

manilatimes Monday, October 10, 2016 7:48:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Clark ) : "We should promote other international airports in the country such as the Clark International Airport, which will be the gateway not only to Central Luzon but also to the Cordillera Region," External link

sunstar Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:27:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said ( about Incredible India ) : "We should be more aggressive in our marketing strategies, especially by placing more Philippine tourism advertisements in international channels. We need to be top of mind among tourists. I regularly see in top foreign news channels those tourism ads from our ASEAN neighbors like 'Malaysia Truly Asia', 'Incredible India', and 'Wonderful Indonesia.' The images are so riveting. I also want to see my country's ad as often as the others," External link

sunstar Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:27:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "We really have to improve our airports and seaports because these are the areas where we first welcome tourists. They have a huge impact on the overall experience of visiting our country. The moment they step in, they should already feel welcome, happy and safe and they should leave our country feeling the same," External link

sunstar Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:27:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "Congratulations to Lav Diaz for winning the highest honor in the world's oldest and one of the most prestigious film festivals! I also commend everyone behind the film, including lead actress, Charo Santos-Concio, who has, once again, showcased mastery of her craft," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:35:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The Senate, particularly the Committee on Finance, will work closely with the country’s economic managers and all our government agencies, and consider our constituents’ concerns to ensure that the national budget for 2017 will indeed be ‘a budget for real change’,” “We support the administration’s main thrusts to prioritize and improve education, ensure that more citizens have access to quality and efficient social services, and increase public spending in terms of infrastructure,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:35:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "It serves no valid purpose to further exacerbate the dispute by refusing to heed the decision handed down by Tribunal, for in the end, such refusal to honor its decision will only undermine the primary objective of the UNCLOS - and that is to establish a legal order for the seas to promote its peaceful use," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:50:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda added : “We can see the sincerity in the President’s words, the single-mindedness of a true leader, the political will to bring a government that truly serves the people with passion, vision, and compassion. I am very optimistic that we can fully push for inclusive, equitable, and sustainable growth under the new administration as the President himself embraces these concepts and reaches out to all sectors of society,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, June 30, 2016 8:51:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “The NBI must maintain a modern work system, as well as competent and highly trained personnel who will be at par with their foreign counterparts, especially in light of the constantly evolving modus of crimes and to ensure that it can effectively carry out its mandate,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:42:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : "There was a very clear misunderstanding that day " External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:41:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda asked : "Who, therefore, having heard everyone and everything would we consider, [is] the head or the commander or responsible for Oplan Exodus?" External link

gmanews Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:17:00 AM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “I can see that clearly there was no coordination and that is admitted by both sides because it was kept a secret confidential operation. Clearly also I believe in my opinion that there was a failure of intelligence because before you enter into an operation, you need intelligence information to know the area, the surface, the ground, to know the armed groups operating in the area, to know the smallest political unit, the barangay (village), the population, who are the family residing there, are they public enemies?” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, February 3, 2015 3:31:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “Questions need to be answered and they need to be answered fast before we can realistically advance discussions on the Bangsamoro law,” “It will be a highly-charged emotional issue because of the very unfortunate death of the police officers,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, February 3, 2015 3:31:00 PM EAT

Loren Legarda said : “We have high standards on paper, on policy, but is it being implemented? No, it is not being implemented by agencies of government. Oh my god! We don't follow our laws,” External link

gmanews Monday, February 2, 2015 10:15:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
senator80.12%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
chairperson0.60%EN10/09/201709/10/2017
head0.60%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
chairman4.82%EN08/14/201714/08/2017
chairperson of the committee0.60%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
senate finance committee chairman1.81%EN12/17/201617/12/2016
finance committee chairman1.81%EN12/17/201617/12/2016
sénatrice1.20%FR12/10/201610/12/2016
committee chairwoman0.60%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
chairwoman0.60%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
tourism secretary0.60%EN09/15/201615/09/2016
finance committee chairman senator0.60%EN08/30/201630/08/2016
chairman of the finance0.60%EN08/24/201624/08/2016
senadora1.20%PT07/10/200910/07/2009
former senator2.41%EN02/09/200709/02/2007
candidate1.20%EN12/08/200508/12/2005
former sen0.60%EN11/24/200524/11/2005
Names Lang Count
Loren LegardaEN78.90%
Loren LegardaPT20.45%
Loren LegardaFR0.65%


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Silvestre Bello said ( about Loren Legarda ) : “Upon the request of Senator Loren Legarda the DOLE will give Nego-Kart so that those who have no work after the TUPAD will still have a means of living,” External link

pna Saturday, April 13, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Danilo Suarez said ( about Loren Legarda ) : “I talked to Sen. Loren two days ago, as a matter of fact I am going to see her tomorrow (Thursday). She assured me that she would want the enrolled budget measure to reach the President as this is the common sentiment of the majority of senators,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Danilo Suarez said ( about Loren Legarda ) : “I talked to Sen. Loren two days ago, as a matter of fact I am going to see her tomorrow (Thursday). She assured me that she would want the enrolled budget measure to reach the President as this is the common sentiment of the majority of senators,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Danilo Suarez said ( about Loren Legarda ) : “I talked to Senator Loren two days ago, as a matter of fact I’m going to see her tomorrow (Thursday). She assured me na gustung-gusto na niyang pirmahan na niya ito at yan din ang sentiments ng nakakaraming miyembro ng Senado (she really wanted to sign the budget, and that is also the sentiments of most members of the Senate),” External link

pna Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Vicente Sotto said ( about Loren Legarda ) : “Considering the numerous allegations being leveled at the 2019 budget both from the HoR (House of Representatives) and the Senate, I will propose to Sen. Loren (Legarda), as chair of the finance committee, to withdraw the Senate GAB version and go for a reenacted budget,” External link

manilametro Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Vicente Sotto said ( about Loren Legarda ) : “Considering the numerous allegations being leveled at the 2019 budget both from the HoR (House of Representatives) and the Senate, I will propose to Sen. Loren (Legarda), as chair of the finance committee, to withdraw the Senate GAB version and go for a reenacted budget,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT