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Philippines gets $10-M fund to boost early warning for disasters

Nov 13, 2019 - 1:10 PM

House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, who is part of the Green Climate Fund Board, says hazard information will be translated into 'understandable and actionable early warnings' for people's safety

House turns resolution extending 2019 budget validity into bill

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:01 PM

House committee on appropriations is doing this in response to a Supreme Court ruling that a mere resolution cannot change the law, like the 2019 General Appropriations Act

Duterte approves franchise for solar firm of Loren Legarda's son

Aug 01, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Leandro Leviste's Solar Para Sa Bayan gets a franchise to operate in specific provinces

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does his signature pose with Solar Philippines President Leandro Leviste after the latter provided a solar panel patterned after the portrait of the President during the inauguration of the Solar Philippines Factory at the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) in Sto. Tomas, Batangas on August 23, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Laughter, jokes fill last Senate session as 6 senators bid goodbye

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The Senate honors the 6 outgoing senators: Bam Aquino, JV Ejercito, Francis Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Loren Legarda, and Antonio Trillanes IV

The graduating senators. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Senators obeyed ‘their conscience,’ not somebody’s command

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Reelected Senator Grace Poe pays tribute to graduating colleagues who, she believes, will in time ‘reclaim their place again in this chamber’

LAST DAY. Eighteen of the senators of the 17th Congress attend the last session day on June 4, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate approves franchise of Legarda son's solar company

May 27, 2019 - 6:15 PM

A total of 16 senators vote in favor of the measure granting a franchise to the solar firm of Leandro Leviste, son of Senator Loren Legarda

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is welcomed by Solar Philippines President Leandro Leviste upon his arrival at the Solar Philippines Factory for its inauguration at the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) in Sto. Tomas, Batangas on August 23, 2017. Also in the photo is Senator Loren Legarda. Malacañan Photo

Dominguez endorses Legarda as next House appropriations committee chair

May 27, 2019 - 2:00 PM

'We look forward...to working with you in the House and we certainly appreciate it if you will be in a leadership position in the finance area,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to incoming Antique representative Loren Legarda

Senator Loren Legarda has been proclaimed as the new Congresswoman of the lone district of Antique by the Provincial Board of Canvassers following a landslide win. Legarda received 199,187 votes against former Governor and Congressman Exequiel Javier’s 69,716 votes, one of the largest margins of victory in the 2019 elections. Photo from Loren Legarda's office

Lacson, Drilon question bill granting franchise to Legarda son's solar firm

May 22, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says granting Solar Para sa Bayan a franchise might violate the Electric Power Industry Reform Act

Sen. Panfilo Lacson during the Senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Interior and Local Government and its attached agency on November 12, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Escudero wins as Sorsogon governor; Legarda as Antique congresswoman

May 14, 2019 - 1:54 PM

(UPDATED) Senators Francis Escudero and Loren Legarda, who are on their last terms, win in their respective election bids in their provinces

ANTIQUE'S NEW CONGRESSWOMAN. Senator Loren Legarda is proclaimed as the new Congresswoman of the lone district of Antique by the Provincial Board of Canvassers following a landslide win. Photo from Loren Legarda's office

Loren Legarda joins Hugpong ng Pagbabago rally in Antique

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Legarda, running for Antique representative, says she is ready to work with HNP senatorial candidates should they be elected in May

Senator Loren Legarda with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte during the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) political rally in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique. Legarda, who is running for the lone congressional seat of Antique, expressed her desire to work with the HNP and its senatoriables towards their common goal of improving the lives of every Filipino.. Photo courtesy of Office of Loren Legarda

Comelec allows Loren Legarda to run for Antique congresswoman

Feb 07, 2019 - 2:51 PM

The Commission on Elections says 'no proof was introduced' to refute Senator Loren Legarda's claim that she resides in Antique, not Malabon

SENATE HEARING. Senator Loren Legarda speaks during the Senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development on October 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bicam targets to ratify 2019 budget at the last minute

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The bicameral conference committee plans for both houses of Congress to ratify the 2019 budget by Friday, February 8, the last day of session

BUDGET BICAM. The Senate and House contingents to the bicameral conference committee discuss the 2019 budget on January 30, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Longer bicam meetings won’t stall May polls, salary hike for gov’t workers – Legarda

Jan 30, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The bicam has so far agreed to set their total proposed realignments in the 2019 budget at P200 billion, but they are yet to identify where to source and allocate the money

BUDGET BICAM. The Senate and House contingents to the bicameral conference committee discuss the 2019 budget on January 30, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Senators to Filipinos: Be like Rizal, 'fight inequality and abuse'

Dec 30, 2018 - 3:57 PM

'During this dark chapter in our history, when there is a prevailing culture of impunity and blatant attempts to desensitize us to violence and corruption, we are called upon to speak up, stand up, and fight back,' opposition Senator Leila de Lima says

RIZAL DAY. Senators commemorate national hero Jose Rizal on his 122nd death anniversary. Images from Wikimedia Commons and Shutterstock

Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project

Dec 13, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto cites security risks in the 12,000-camera Safe Philippines Project of the DILG in partnership with a China Telecom affiliate and Huawei

Police Director General Oscar Albyalde during the Senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Interior and Local Government and its attached agency on October 22, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House OKs Legarda son's solar power franchise on 3rd reading

Dec 10, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The House bill granting a 25-year franchise to Leandro Leviste's Solar Para sa Bayan gets passed in the lower chamber after only 4 months

APPROVED. Solar Para sa Bayan founder Leandro Leviste talks to reporters after the bill granting a franchise to his company was approved on 2nd reading on December 4, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House OKs Legarda son's nationwide power franchise in 4 months

Dec 09, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Leandro Leviste denies allegations he quickly got a 'mega franchise' because of his mother's help and influence

House OKs on 2nd reading bill granting franchise to solar power company

Dec 04, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Solar Para sa Bayan founder Leandro Leviste denies his mother, Senator Loren Legarda, helped lobby for the passage of the bill

ONE MORE TO GO. Solar Para sa Bayan founder Leandro Leviste talks to reporters after the bill granting a franchise to his company was approved on 2nd reading. Photo boy Mara Cepeda/Rappler

The class of 2019: Where are graduating senators going?

Oct 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Four senators are leaving the chamber in mid-2019: Loren Legarda, Gregorio Honasan II, Francis Escudero, and Antonio Trillanes IV. Here are their plans.

GRADUATING SENATORS. Three administration allies and one opposition senator are set to leave the Senate in 2019.

Loren Legarda running for Antique congresswoman

Oct 18, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Outgoing Senator Loren Legarda is running under the Nationalist People's Coalition

Senator Loren Legarda during the Senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Justice and its attached agency on October 3, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Legarda calls, quizzes gov't anti-trafficking hotline at DOJ budget hearing

Oct 03, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Because of the good answers of the call center agent, Senator Loren Legarda vows to increase the budget of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking

CALL. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Unlike House, Senate backs cash-based 2019 budget

Aug 14, 2018 - 8:40 PM

While senators are united against having a reenacted budget next year, it is not enough, as House approval is needed

File photo from the 17th Congress. Photo from Senate PRIB

Senate puts 2019 budget hearings on hold

Aug 13, 2018 - 6:08 PM

This is amid the clash over the proposed cash-based budgeting system between the House of Representatives and the Department of Budget and Management

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

National ID, Federalism Budget, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Aug 08, 2018 - 8:57 PM

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Senators question P90-M budget for federalism info drive

Aug 08, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'Wala pa ngang approved federalism. Ano'ng ikakampanya natin? We don’t even know in what shape, size, color, or form that is,' Senator Francis Escudero tells the country's economic managers

Senate Hearing SEC on February 12. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate inaction on China: No inquiry amid militarization

Jul 08, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Experts tell Rappler it is the Senate's 'patriotic duty' to protect the Philippines' territorial integrity as China militarizes the South China Sea

On Eid'l Fitr, senators hope BBL will become law

Jun 15, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The lawmakers believe the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, which is pending at the bicameral conference committee level in Congress, will bring peace in Mindanao

EID'L FITR. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato welcome the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Unlike in House, joint Senate panel rejects PCGG abolition

Jun 13, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Senator Richard Gordon, who earlier filed a bill seeking to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government, says he changed his mind after taking a look at the pros and cons of the proposal

File photo from the 17th Congress. Photo from Senate PRIB

Congress adjourns, fails to pass P1.16-B budget for Dengvaxia recipients

May 31, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Due to lack of quorum, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon motions that the session be adjourned

DENGUE VACCINE. A health worker shows off vials of Dengvaxia vaccine administered to students during the school-based immunization in Manila on December 4, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ensure assistance to 17,000 workers in Boracay – Legarda

Apr 05, 2018 - 7:25 PM

(UPDATED) 'It would be best to assess who among those who will be displaced can be hired as workers to carry out the rehabilitation plan,' Senator Loren Legarda suggests

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CA confirms Alvarez, 6 other Duterte allies as colonels in AFP reserve corps

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'These are the best and brightest that the august chamber can offer the Philippines,' says Commission on Appointments vice chair and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora

Deliberation on the ad interim appointments and nominations of Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Senate on March 7, 2018. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Senate approves PH deal with European Free Trade Association states

Mar 05, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway will accord duty-free market access to all industrial and fishery products from the Philippines

Senate approves treaty against cybercrime, child pornography

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:42 AM

'This treaty is very important to protect our people from cybercrime especially since the country is the number one haven for those committing child pornography,' says Senate foreign relations chair Loren Legarda

Senate OKs treaties vs double taxation with Mexico, Thailand, Sri Lanka

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:03 AM

The Senate also concurs in the ratification of the agreement establishing the ASEAN+3 (Japan, South Korea, China) Macroeconomic Research Office or AMRO

Senate approves PH treaties with EU, Sweden, Germany

Jan 22, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The chamber's approval comes despite President Rodrigo Duterte's criticism against the European Union for its opposition to his policies

Strive for a 'kinder, resilient' PH in 2018 – senators

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:16 PM

(UPDATED) ‘Sa darating na 2018, magpursigi tayong maging mas magiliw. Bayang magiliw. Tayo yun eh!’ says Senator Francis Pangilinan in his New Year’s Day message

HOPES FOR 2018. Senators Grace Poe, Francis Pangilinan, and Loren Legarda hope for better times for Filipinos in the new year

Lawmakers' Christmas wish? Justice for EJK victims

Dec 23, 2017 - 10:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Legislators also call for peace and unity among Filipinos

Legarda seeks justice for 8 Lumad killed in South Cotabato

Dec 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Senator Loren Legarda calls for an investigation into Lumad deaths in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, allegedly at the hands of the military

CHAMPION OF IPS. Senator Loren Legarda wants justice for lumads. File photo

Tropical depression Urduja, Duterte on rogue cops, Legarda on DSWD | Evening wRap

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:29 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Legarda open to DSWD post after term ends in 2019

Dec 18, 2017 - 12:20 PM

'Can I say, I am thinking about it?' says Senator Loren Legarda on talks she would be the next Department of Social Welfare and Development secretary

DSWD? Senator Loren Legarda says she is open to a DSWD post after her term ends in 2019. File photo from Rolando Mailo/Presidential Photo

Senators slam sudden insertion on coal taxes after bicam deal

Dec 13, 2017 - 7:23 PM

There are two different versions of the bicameral conference committee report being circulated to lawmakers, says Senator Villanueva

File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Congress restores P50B, gives P11B more to DPWH amid right-of-way issue

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Senate finance committee chair Loren Legarda has so far failed to justify the P11 billion additional funds, but promises to give a detailed list of projects next week

Robredo slams EJKs, online trolls in Human Rights Day message

Dec 09, 2017 - 2:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'Dapat din nating bigyang-diin ang diwa ng pagdiriwang na ito, dahil sa mga nakababahalang balita tungkol sa malawakang paglabag sa karapatang pantao, lalo na sa mga nasa laylayan ng lipunan,' says the Vice President

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER. Vice President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to stand up to human rights violations being done to them. File photo by OVP

Senate, House 'resolve impasse' over 2018 budget

Dec 05, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Among the most contentious differences between the two chambers' versions is a P50-billion cut in the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways

BICAM. Members of the House and Senate meet as the budget bicameral conference convenes. Rappler file photo

LIVE: Filipino climate champions join Al Gore in '24 Hours of Reality Broadcast'

Dec 05, 2017 - 4:48 PM

The Philippines is featured in the 24 Hours of Reality on December 5 at 2pm, which tackles climate justice with invited global thought leaders including Senator Loren Legarda

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Former US Vice President and Climate Reality Project chair Al Gore the latest version of his An Inconvenient Truth presentation that sparked a global movement 10 years ago. Gore is in Manila, Philippines to host the Climate Reality Leadership Corps on March 14-16, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Former US Vice President and Climate Reality Project chair Al Gore the latest version of his An Inconvenient Truth presentation that sparked a global movement 10 years ago. Gore is in Manila, Philippines to host the Climate Reality Leadership Corps on March 14-16, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Paris climate deal bound to fail with current commitments

Dec 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

With the current emission reduction targets set us on a pathway to 2.7-3.1 degrees Celsius, the report illustrates the urgent need for country leaders to step up their efforts to reach the targets set in the Paris climate agreement

Conférence des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques - COP21 (Paris, Le Bourget)

P50-B cut in 2018 DPWH budget 'alarms' House

Nov 30, 2017 - 4:12 PM

'We were surprised that they moved this huge an amount,' says Karlo Nograles, chairman of the House appropriations committee, as the bicameral committee on the 2018 budget meets

BUDGET DELIBERATIONS. Representatives from both chambers of the House meet to flesh out the differences in the budgets they passed. Rappler photo

From P10 to P300: Senate OKs nearly 3,000% increase in coal tax

Nov 27, 2017 - 10:00 PM

From the current tax of P10 per metric ton of coal, the Senate seeks to implement gradual increases over a 3-year period, ultimately reaching P300

Clinker and ash from coal are seen in seabeds in Lucanin, Mariveles, Bataan. Photo by Ayeen Karunungan/ Rappler

Legarda at COP23: 'We have to do both the difficult and the impossible'

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:05 PM

'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,' says Senator Loren Legarda as she delivers the Philippine statement

CALL FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE. Senator Loren Legarda delivers the Philippine Statement during the High-Level Segment at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) happening in Bonn, Germany. Photo from Legarda's Twitter account

PH leads call for innovative climate finance for vulnerable countries

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The Philippines needs to get support for data gathering and capacity building, says Senator Loren Legarda, head of the Philippine delegation at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference