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Barangay Day Care Workers Should Receive More Than P500 Monthly

July 30, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY RECOMMENDED AN INCREASE IN ALLOWANCE OF BARANGAY DAY CARE WORKERS WHO AT PRESENT ARE RECEIVING A MONTHLY ALLOWANCE OF ONLY P500.
“The compensation they receive is no longer commensurate to the tasks they perform and the responsibilities they hold.”
Legarda proposed, “They should be entitled to full subsistence allowances of three (3) meals as determined by the Secretary of Health in consultation with the Management Health Workers Consultative Councils.”
Legarda said, “Aside from taking care of […]

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Climate Change linked to Philippine Dengue Outbreak, ASEAN in danger as well

July 30, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, UNITED NATIONS REGIONAL CHAMPION FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION TODAY STRESSED ON THE STRONG LINK BETWEEN THE EL NINO PHENOMENON AND THE HIGH INCIDENCE OF DENGUE IN THE COUNTRY AS WELL AS THE ASEAN REGION.
Legarda warned, “The National Epidemiology Center (NEC) reported 29,393 dengue cases and 228 deaths in the country from Jan. 1 to July 10, 2010 as compared to 18,055 dengue cases reported last year covering the same period. Dengue cases […]

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Legarda to Liga ng Barangay : Plant Trees! Introduces Botika ng Barangay Bill, Recommends That Barangay Officials Be Regular Government Employees

July 30, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA ENCOURAGED THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 41,995 BARANGAYS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO PLANT MORE TREES TO COUNTERACT GLOBAL WARMING.
Speaking before the Liga ng Barangay’s 3rd National Convention today at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Legarda said “The trees will increase the soil’s water retention in watersheds, prevent landslides, and protect the ecosystems in your communities.”
“One of the first 10 bills which I filed during this 15th Congress is Senate Bill No. […]

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Legarda Bares Her Priority Legislative Agenda for 15th Congress

July 29, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY REVEALED THAT THE FIRST 10 BILLS SHE FILED FOR THE 15TH CONGRESS ARE FOCUSED ON AGRICULTURE; HEALTH; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; JUST COMPENSATION FOR OUR TEACHERS, KASAMBAHAYS, NURSES AND MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM; OUR OFWS AND THE ENVIRONMENT:
1. Senate Bill No. 4 is the assurance that especially indigent Filipinos who are more vulnerable to health risks be granted basic health care services because access to basic health care from government continues to be a problem.
2. […]

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Government Performance Act of 2010 Filed By Legarda

July 29, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THERE IS A NEED TO INSTITUTIONALIZE A SYSTEM OF PERFORMANCE PLANNING AND REPORTING THAT WILL STRENGTHEN THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF GOVERNMENT MANAGERS .
“I filed Senate Bill No. 2127 recommending the measuring of government service quality versus public satisfaction.”
Legarda’s bill proposes that within 30 days after the start of the fiscal year, the head of each government agency shall submit to the Secretary and to Congress, a “Strategic Plan” for program activities to cover a […]

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Querubin Release – A Victory for Government Reform

July 28, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED HER OPTIMISM ON THE EFFORTS OF THE NEW ADMINISTRATION FOLLOWING THE RELEASE TODAY OF COL. ARIEL QUERUBIN.
“I laud the initiatives of the incumbent Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lt. General Ricardo A. David Jr. who according to Col. Querubin was the only AFPCOS who met with him during his entire four-year detention and made him feel a part of the Armed Forces again.”
“Querubin’s lawyer said the purpose of the court […]

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P.S. Resolution No. 55 – Importation of Rice

July 28, 2010

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, TO LOOK INTO THE OVER IMPORTATION OF RICE AND TO DETERMINE APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO PREVENT RECURRENCE OF PAST ANOMALOUS SITUATION
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/9/2010)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-55
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SRN-55 (as filed)

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Legarda To PNOY: Implement Micro Small Medium Enterprises and Barangay Kabuhayan Laws

July 27, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ASKED PRESIDENT NOYNOY AQUINO TO FUND AND IMPLEMENT TWO LAWS WHICH SHE AUTHORED – REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9501 OR THE “MAGNA CARTA FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES” WHICH PROMOTES ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9507 ESTABLISHING LIVELIHOOD AND SKILLS TRAINING CENTERS IN 4TH, 5TH AND 6TH CLASS MUNICIPALITIES OR THE “BARANGAY KABUHAYAN ACT” FOR EMPLOYMENT GENERATION.
“We need to generate more job opportunities because poverty is the primary problem by establishing a self sufficient industrial foundation.”

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Release and Safeguard Disaster Prevention Funds – Loren

July 27, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY APPEALED FOR MORE APPROPRIATE RESOURCES FOR DISASTER PREVENTION.
The Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Climate Change is hopeful that the new administration’s promise of good governance and prudent use of public funds will translate into a nation better prepared to face extreme weather events.
“The water crisis, worsening just a few weeks before the SONA, is a strong reminder on how vulnerable the country is to the savagery of extreme weather conditions.”
“We can avert […]

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Senate Bill No. 2126 -Children’s Health Insurance Program

July 27, 2010

AN ACT INSTITUTING MECHANISMS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7875, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE ACT OF 1995,” AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Consolidated/Substituted in the Committee Report (5/31/2011)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-2126
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SBN – 2126 (as filed)

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