/ 28 June 2022

SENATOR Loren Legarda on Monday reiterated her promise to prioritize education and other measures to combat the consequences of the Covid19 pandemic.

Legarda took her oath as senator for the 4th time on Monday, capping a career in public service that spans more than two decades.

“Today marks my 22nd year as your lawmaker. I stand honored and proud before you to accept my mandate once again, to be your senator for the 4th time,” Legarda said in her inaugural speech.

Legarda said she is determined to push for legislations that will help the country recover from the twin crises of climate change and the pandemic.

“Kasama sa ating isusulong ay ang pagpasa ng One Tablet, One Student Act na makatutulong sa ating mga mag-aaral na harapin ang pandemya ngayon, at ang isang batas hinggil sa kabuhayan na naglalayong i-institutionalize ang lahat ng mga programa ng gobyerno na nagsusulong ng livelihood,” she said.

She noted that there is the need to translate laws, programs and policies into tangible benefits for the nation, extending government assistance to the farthest reaches: the countryside; the grassroots; the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable.