Legarda urges Filipinos to unite to free everyone from poverty
Legarda urges Filipinos to unite to free everyone from poverty 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Mario CasayuranOutgoing Senator Loren Legarda Wednesday urged Filipinos to unite in making sure that our country achieves inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth so that every citizen will be free from poverty. We have won against the colonial shackles that have plagued our history, but we have more challenges to overcome, one of which is poverty,” Legarda said as the nation celebrated the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence. “We need to promote inclusive growth by translating our growth statistics into more job opportunities, stable employment, equitable access to quality education, health services, and other social services, and safe and disaster-resilient communities for Filipinos,” she said. As chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Finance for four years, Legarda ensured that the national budget supports the government’s priority programs, such as the “Build, Build, Build”, while also ensuring that social programs are adequately funded.