Senator Loren B. Legarda


Senate Office: Rm. 209-210 & 12 (New Wing 5/F) GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Diokno Blvd., Pasay City
Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 local nos. 5537 to 5539
Direct Lines: (632) 833-1606 / (632) 833-1434
Telefax No.: (632) 833-4987
Email: loren@lorenlegarda.com.ph, appointments@osl.ph
Website: www.lorenlegarda.com.ph


Biography | Resume

Current duties
Senator, 17th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines (2016-2019)

• Chairperson, Senate Committee on Finance
• Chairperson, Senate Committee on Climate Change

UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience Professional career

Senator, 16th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines (2013-2016)
• Chairperson, Senate Committee on Finance
• Chairperson, Senate Committee on Climate Change
• Chairperson, Senate Committee on Cultural Communities

Senator, 15th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines (2010-2013)
• Chairperson, Senate Committee on Climate Change
• Chairperson, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
• Chairperson, Senate Committee on Cultural Communities
• Chairperson, Senate Oversight Committee on Climate Change
• Chairperson, Legislative Oversight Committee on the Visiting Forces Agreement

Senator, 14th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines (2007-2010)
• Chairperson, Committee on Climate Change
• Chairperson, Senate Oversight Committee on Climate Change
• Chairperson, Committee on Health and Demography
• Chairperson, Committee on Agriculture and Food
• Chairperson, Congressional Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization
• Chairperson, Committee on Economic Affairs
• Chairperson, Committee on Social Justice and Rural Development

Senator, 12th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines (2001-2004)
• Majority Leader and concurrent Chairperson, Senate Committee on Rules

Senator, 11th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines (1998-2001)
• Chairperson, Senate Committee on Economic Affairs
• Chairperson, Senate Committee on Tourism
• Chairperson, Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

Major accomplishments (legislation)
• Principal sponsor and author, Philippine Climate Change Act and its amendatory law, the People’s Survival Fund Act
• Principal sponsor and author, Ecological Solid Waste Management Act
• Principal sponsor and author, Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
• Principal sponsor and author, Barangay Kabuhayan Act
• Principal author and sponsor, National Health Insurance Act of 2013
• Principal sponsor and author, Universal Newborn Screening and Intervention Act
• Principal sponsor, Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act and its expanded version
• Principal author, PAGASA Modernization Act
• Principal author, Microfinance NGOs Act
• Principal author, Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) Act
• Principal Author, Department of Information and Communications Technology Act
• Sponsor, Batanes Responsible Tourism Act
• Sponsor, General Appropriations Act of 2014, 2015, and 2016
• Co-author, Clean Air Act
• Co-author, Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act
• Co-author, Anti-Child Labor Law
• Co-author, Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act
• Co-author, Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law
• Co-author, Philippine Ear Research Institute Act
• Co-sponsor, Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act
• Co-sponsor, Domestic Workers Act
• Co-author, Renewable Energy Act
• Co-author, Environmental Awareness Education Act
• Co-author, Magna Carta of Women
• Co-author, Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013
• Co-author, Food and Drug Administration Act
• Co-author, Tourism Act of 2009
• Co-author, Green Jobs Act
• Co-author, Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act
• Co-author, Sugarcane Industry Development Act
• Co-author, Student-Athletes Protection Act
• Co-author, Rare Diseases Act of the Philippines
• Co-author, Expanded Senior Citizens Act
• Co-author, Maritime Industry Authority
• Co-author, Right of Way for National Government Infrastructure Projects Act
• Co-author, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Act
• Co-author, Credit Surety Fund Cooperative Act of 2015
• Co-author, An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability
• Co-author, An Act Amending the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998
• Co-author, Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Act
• Co-author, JobStart Philippines Act
• Co-author, NBI Reorganization and Modernization Act
• Co-author and co-sponsor, Metallurgical Engineering Act
• Co-sponsor, Go Negosyo Act

Major projects initiated
• Handbook on Disaster Preparedness and First Aid
• Documentaries on climate change and disaster risk reduction: “Ulan sa Tag-Araw: Isang Dokyu-drama Ukol sa Pagbabago ng Klima” (Rains in the Summer: A Documentary Drama on Climate Change), children’s animation movie “Ligtas Likas”, “Buhos” (Downpour), instructional video on disaster preparedness “Ligtas” (Safe), “Now is the Time”, “Philippine Marine Biodoversity”, and “Antique: Coral Restoration Project”
• Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Workshops
• Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles - the Philippines’ first permanent textile gallery
• Baybayin Gallery – the Philippines’ permanent ancient scripts gallery
• Regional assemblies and the first National Indigenous Cultural Summit (2011)
• Philippines’ return to the 2015 Venice Art Biennale and 1st participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale (in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts)
Taklub, a 2015 film by Director Brillante Mendoza included in the Un Certain Regard category of the 68th Cannes Film Festival (in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Presidential Communications Operations Office – Philippine Information Agency)
Dayaw TV Series, documentary series on Philippine indigenous culture (in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts)

Academic background
National Defense College of the Philippines, Master’s Degree in National Security Administration (1993). Graduated topnotcher with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
University of the Philippines – Diliman, Bachelor in Arts, major in Broadcast Communications, cum laude (1981).

Major awards and recognitions
Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight in the French National Order of the Legion of Honor)
• University of the Philippines’ Distinguished Alumna for Environmental Protection and Climate Change Adaptation (2013)
• Hero of Resilience conferred by the United Nations on the International Day for Disaster Reduction (2012)
• Awardee for the Environment conferred by the Priyadarshni Academy in Mumbai, India (2004)
• Global 500 Roll of Honor Laureate conferred by the United Nations Environment Programme in Turin, Italy (2001)
• Global Leader for Tomorrow conferred by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (2000)
• Awardee, The Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service (TOWNS) (1993, Philippines)
• Awardee, Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) (1992, Philippines)

Memberships in professional, civic and other organizations
• Member, Women in Parliaments (WIP) Global Forum Executive Board (2016)
• Co-Chair, Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) Philippines
• Senior Advisor, Ocean Security International (2013)
• Founding Member, Global Advisory Group of Parliamentarians on Disaster Risk Reduction (2012)
• Founding Chair, Asia Pacific Institute for Green Development (2011)
• Founder, Luntiang Pilipinas (1998)
• Founder, Libro ni Loren Foundation (1999)
• Member, Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society

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