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Legarda Pushes for Environmental Audit

August 22, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that she will push through with the conduct of an environmental audit to determine the state of implementation and enforcement of the country’s environmental laws and policies.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, will file a Senate Resolution to conduct an environmental audit covering the performance of relevant national agencies and local government units in relation to their enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and compliance guidelines in light of the continued […]


Legarda Stresses Need for Improved Governance, Strict Law Compliance to Avert Widespread Flooding

August 20, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the implementation of laws and programs that will help ease flooding in the country following the disaster brought by Typhoon Maring and the monsoon rains in the metropolis and nearby regions.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Environment and Climate Change, said that first and foremost, local government units (LGUs) should comply with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act (Republic Act 9003) and also start clearing waterways in their areas.
Heavy and continuous […]


Legarda to Gov’t: Scale Up Social Protection to Improve Disaster Resilience

August 19, 2013

As incessant rains caused by Typhoon Maring and the southwest monsoon affect Metro Manila and several provinces in nearby regions, Senator Loren Legarda today called for a deeper study on how the government’s social protection program can be improved to help build disaster resilience of families and communities.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that the government should promote the scaling up of existing national programs to rectify the social and economic structures that breed disaster risk […]


Legarda Wants Monitoring System of Gov’t Performance

August 17, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that a system of performance planning and reporting by every government agency should be established to strengthen the accountability of government managers and motivate them to improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
Legarda said that there should be a measure of efficiency of each government agency to avert corruption and ensure that national goals are achieved through effective and well-achieved programs by the various agencies of government.
“Our government agencies should create a plan of action covering the […]


Legarda Wants 100% Increase in Soldiers’ Allowance

August 15, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda has proposed a 100 percent increase in the subsistence allowance of Filipino soldiers as well as an augmentation in their combat duty pay.
Legarda, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, filed a bill to double the subsistence allowance of officers and enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines from P90 per day to P180 per day. She also proposed the increase of combat duty pay from P500.00 per month to an […]