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Loren: Expanded Senior Citizens Act now ready for full implementation

June 22, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAILS THE COMPLETION OF THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATION (IRR) FOR THE RECENTLY PASSED EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZEN LAW.
With the IRR now in place and disseminated, Legarda hopes that concerned establishments would comply with the mandate of the law to give senior citizens the full 20 percent discount on goods and services on top of other benefits, as a result of being exempt from the expanded value tax (EVAT).
Legarda says, “It is a time-honored Filipino practice […]

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Loren asks DA for results of climate change adaptaion campaign to avert La Niña destruction

June 10, 2010

SENATE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON LOREN LEGARDA ASKED THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (DA) FOR UPDATES ON THE PROGRESS OF THE INSTALLATION OF RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEMS IN TYPHOON AND FLOOD PRONE AGRICULTURAL AREAS IN THE COUNTRY. THE LADY SENATOR SAID THAT SHE EXPECTS ACCEPTABLE CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RISK REDUCTION MEASURES HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE FOR THE PAST SEMESTER BY CONCERNED GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SO THAT WE WILL NOT EXPERIENCE THE SAME DEVASTATION WE HAD ALL OVER THE COUNTRY LAST […]

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