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Senator Loren Legarda’s New Year’s Day Message

December 31, 2010

LET US WELCOME THE NEW YEAR WITH A GRATEFUL HEART, AS WE RISE ABOVE THE ADVERSITIES AND BRING WITH US THE LESSONS OF 2010.
Let 2011 prepare us for the years ahead through measurable and significant improvements in our response to environmental challenges and climate change.
Let this be a year for everyone to nurture nature, and for leaders to ensure that we bring our soil, seas, forests and mountains back to health and vibrancy.
Let our minds and hearts […]

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Loren urges Filipinos to fulfill Rizal’s vision

December 29, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA URGED THE FILIPINOS “TO FULFILL THE VISION OF OUR NATIONAL HERO, DR. JOSE RIZAL,” ON THE OCCASION OF THE 113TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MARTYRDOM.
Loren said that while the Filipinos “have honored Rizal since his execution by a foreign colonial power, establishing him as our foremost national hero, we still have to fulfill the vision for which he sacrificed his life.”
“This vision,” according to Loren, “is that of a united, strong, independent and progressive country, where […]

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Welcome New Year safely, Loren urges revelers

December 29, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA ON TUESDAY URGED FILIPINOS TO SAFELY USHER IN THE NEW YEAR BY REFRAINING FROM USING FIRECRACKERS AND SPARKLERS, THE CAUSE OF COUNTLESS DEATHS AND MAIMING DURING THE ANNUAL REVELRY.
Loren noted with dismay that the Department of Health’s zero-accident target for 2009 had already become unattainable with a serious pyrotechnics-related accident in General Santos City on Christmas Day.
“Three people died from the accident in GenSan, which should once again remind us of the dangers associated with […]

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Senator Loren Legarda’s Christmas Message

December 23, 2010

CHRISTMAS IS THE STORY OF A CHILD, JESUS CHRIST, WHO WAS BORN IN A MANGER DESPITE BEING THE SON OF GOD. HIS BIRTH SYMBOLIZES A NEW BEGINNING. IT TELLS US THAT WE SHOULD NEVER LOSE FAITH AND HOPE BECAUSE LIFE ALWAYS GIVES US A CHANCE TO START ANEW AMID THE TRIALS THAT WE MEET ALONG THE WAY. THE SIMPLICITY OF CHRIST’S BIRTH, BEING BORN INSIDE A STABLE, SHOWS US THAT OUR STATUS IN LIFE SHOULD NEVER BE A HINDRANCE IN […]

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Legarda tells Filipinos: Be frugal and eco-friendly in celebrating yuletide season

December 21, 2010

AS MILLIONS OF FILIPINOS CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON ORGANIZING AND ATTENDING NUMEROUS PARTIES AND HOLIDAY EVENTS, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS URGED EVERYONE TO BE MINDFUL OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
Legarda said that enjoying the season does not entail sacrificing the environment through tons of trash if celebrations are made frugal and eco-friendly.
“Every holiday season, from the abundance of gifts and food we exchange, we also generate heaps of trash from leftovers, gift wrappers, containers and utensils. At a time when […]

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Legarda tells Filipinos: Be frugal and eco-friendly in celebrating yuletide season

December 21, 2010

AS MILLIONS OF FILIPINOS CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON ORGANIZING AND ATTENDING NUMEROUS PARTIES AND HOLIDAY EVENTS, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS URGED EVERYONE TO BE MINDFUL OF THE ENVIRONMENT.
Legarda said that enjoying the season does not entail sacrificing the environment through tons of trash if celebrations are made frugal and eco-friendly.
“Every holiday season, from the abundance of gifts and food we exchange, we also generate heaps of trash from leftovers, gift wrappers, containers and utensils. At a time when […]

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Legarda Wants Stricter Penalties for Drunk Driving

December 19, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED THE NEED FOR A LAW IMPOSING STRICTER PENALTIES FOR DRUNK DRIVING, NOTING THAT NUMEROUS CASES OF VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS INVOLVE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL.
Legarda made the statement as the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) warned of more incidences of vehicular accidents during the holiday season due to drunk driving.
“Drivers should be responsible all the time because a lot of alcohol-related vehicular accidents oftentimes result in death and injury to innocent […]

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Legarda Hails Release of ‘Morong 43’

December 18, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED ELATION OVER THE RELEASE OF THE FORTY-THREE HEALTH WORKERS, KNOWN AS ‘MORONG 43′, WHO WERE EARLIER ARRESTED BY THE MILITARY ON ALLEGATIONS OF LINKS TO THE COMMUNIST GROUP.
“I am glad that the courts acted in haste over the executive’s order to withdraw the cases filed against the 43 health workers. More than being a timely present for Christmas, their release is a statement of our country’s commitment to respect human rights,” Legarda said.
As […]

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Legarda Pushes for Funding of Climate Change Law

December 16, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED THE NECESSITY OF PUTTING UP A FUND SOLELY FOR THE COUNTRY’S CLIMATE ADAPTATION PROGRAMS AS SHE SOUGHT THE HELP OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, PARTICULARLY THE DEPARTMENTS OF FINANCE (DOF) AND BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT (DBM) TO FIND NEW SOURCES OF FUNDS.
Legarda said that a fund would be necessary to support the climate change action plans of local government units and to provide financial assistance for priority adaptation projects identified by the Climate Change Commission (CCC).
During […]

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Republic Act No. 9513 – Renewable Energy Act

This Act shall establish the framework for the accelerated development and advancement of renewable energy resources, and the development of a strategic program to increase its utilization.

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