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Legarda wants improved services, grassroots programs in Bulacan  

By: - Contributor / @inquirerdotnet
/ 11:12 AM March 22, 2022
Three-term Senator and Senatorial Candidate Loren Legarda during a meet-and-greet with Bulacan barangay captains and ABC Presidents of Region 3.

Three-term senator and senatorial candidate Loren Legarda during a meet-and-greet with Bulacan barangay captains and ABC Presidents of Region 3. Photo from the campaign team of Loren Legarda

MANILA, Philippines — Senatorial candidate Loren Legarda vowed to bring improved social services in Bulacan through the “LOREN sa Bawat Barangay” program.

During a meet-and-greet with Bulacan barangay captains and ABC Presidents of Region 3, Legarda stressed that she wants to strengthen barangay programs that will benefit the province once she gets re-elected in the May polls.

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Legarda cited that Bulacan can be the next major economic center in Central Luzon, given its accessibility to Metro Manila and Northern Luzon and the vast array of resources available to the province.

She also explained that barangay captains will have a more significant role in successfully implementing the government’s social services and livelihood programs.

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“Kabuhayan at trabaho para sa lahat ang ating kailangan para sa mas mabilis na pagbangon sa pandemya at ang ating mga LGUs, ang ating mga barangay captain, ang magiging katuwang natin para sa epektibong implementasyon ng mga social services at livelihood programs ng ating pamahalaan,” Legarda said.

“Kung nais mong malaman ang pangangailangan ng bawat Pilipino, ang pinakamabisang solusyon ay kausapin ang ating mga barangay captain dahil sila ang araw-araw na nakakasalamuha ng ating mga kababayan at sila ang mas nakakaalam ng mga hinaing na kailangang mabigyan agad ng aksyon at solusyon ng national and local governments.”

Through Legarda’s support and initiative, several livelihood assistance and training opportunities were instituted in Bulacan.

The three-term senator has funded printing, labeling and packaging services of Halal products of Islam Traders Halal Transactions Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Meycauayan; bag-making of Ma-Igting na Samahan ng mga Panlipunang Negosyante ng Towerville Inc. in San Jose del Monte; and home accessories making of San Ildefonso Doormat Manufacturers Association through the Department of Trade and Industry Shared Service Facilities (DTI SSF).

She also supported the participation of Mang Kiko Singkaban of Paombong in the annual National Arts and Crafts Fair of the DTI, one of the few remaining craftsmen of the decorated bamboo art often used during town fiestas in Bulacan.

Legarda also assisted thousands of workers who were displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic by allocating funds under the Department of Labor and Employment’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program and its Government Internship Program (GIP) for the province and all of its three cities and 21 municipalities.

In 2018, the three-term Senator allocated funds under TESDA to provide the province access to the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP), and Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) to enhance the skills of the labor force and promote entrepreneurship among Bulakenyos .

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Legarda also supported the allocation of funds for the construction of revetment, roads, and drainage in the Bulacan as she previously enunciated that efficient rural transport and infrastructure will help realize the full potential of the province.

As the principal author of the Amendment to the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability under Republic Act No. 11228, Legarda has allotted funds under the Department of Education (DepEd) for the construction of PWD-friendly facilities and learning materials and supplies for students of special needs in Lawa Elementary School in Obando, Bulacan.

Three-term Senator and Senatorial Candidate Loren Legarda during a meet-and-greet with Bulacan barangay captains and ABC Presidents of Region 3.

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