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Senate Bill No. 2127 – Government Perforamance Act of 2010

July 27, 2010

AN ACT TO INSTITUTIONALIZE A SYSTEM OF PERFORMANCE PLANNING AND REPORTING IN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (9/15/2010)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-2127
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SBN – 2127 (as filed)

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Senate Bill No. 2125 – Benefits and Incentives of Barangay Security Development Officers(BSDO’s)

July 27, 2010

AN ACT UPGRADING THE BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES OF BARANGAY SECURITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS (BSDO’s), AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SEC. 393 (d) OF REPUBLIC ACT 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (9/15/2010)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-2125
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SBN – 2125 (as filed)

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A National Media Welfare Fund, Classify As Murder the Killing of Media – Loren

July 24, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY RECOMMENDED THE ACTIVATION OF A “NATIONWIDE WELFARE FUND” FOR MEDIA PRACTITIONERS AND PROPOSED TO QUALIFY THE KILLING OF MEMBERS OF BROADCAST AND PRINT MEDIA WHILE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES AS A CRIME OF MURDER UNDER ARTICLE 248 OF THE REVISED PENAL CODE TO PROTECT THEM WHILE IN THE LAWFUL EXERCISE OF THEIR FUNCTIONS.
Senate Bill No. 1442 was filed by Senator Legarda to provide a social security support especially to free-lance media practitioners to […]

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Climate Change Should Be Top Priority In The SONA

July 24, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED HIGH HOPES THAT ON MONDAY, THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE WILL MERIT TOP MENTION IN PRESIDENT AQUINO’S SONA.
“The cross-cutting nature of this issue impinges on various sectors such as agriculture, water supply, environment, transportation and energy, thus affecting the economy in general.”
“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.”
“Basyang was preceded by […]

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DA, DSWD and DOH Feeding Program,A Barangay Nutrition Worker in Every Community – Solutions To Abate Hunger

July 23, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THE LATEST FIGURES ON THE HUNGER SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY NECESSITATES THAT THE GOVERNMENT SYNCHRONIZE ITS EFFORTS , ESPECIALLY NOW THAT WE ARE FACING DISASTERS INTENSIFIED BY CLIMATE CHANGE.
Legarda filed Senate Bill No. 1347 which calls for the activation of the “Healthy Food for Poor Children Program” by mandating the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health to coordinate with each other and establish feeding programs in […]

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Water Is A National Security Concern – Loren

July 22, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY RAISED THE ALARM THAT WATER HAS BECOME A NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERN AND PROPOSED THE FOLLOWING:
1. Reforest not only mountains and watersheds, but also plant in urban areas;
2. Implement the Rainwater Collection Act;
3. Recycle water;
4. Introduce “Hydroinformatics” in schools; and
5. Clean Rivers and Bays through the initiatives of the local government units and the Metro-Manila Development Authority
“The time to act is now!”
Legarda deplored the non-implementation of Republic Act No. 6716, […]

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Malunggay Feeds, Oils, Fertilizes, Heals, Purifies and Generates Income

July 21, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY PUSHED FOR THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, MARKETING, AND DISTRIBUTION OF MALUNGGAY IN ALL SUITABLE AREAS OF THE COUNTRY TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS OF THE EXCEPTIONALLY NUTRITIOUS AND PRODUCTIVE BUT UNDERUTILIZED TROPICAL CROP.
“I filed Senate Bill No. 1349 tasking the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, farmer’s groups, local government units, and the private sector, to formulate a five-year Framework for Development focusing on developing […]

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Senate To Probe Utilization Of Funds For Climate Change

July 21, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID SHE WILL INITIATE A PROBE IN THE SENATE ON THE BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS AND FUNDING MECHANISMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS OF THE GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE THAT THE FUNDS ARE JUDICIOUSLY UTILIZED.
“Climate change financing must be shielded from corruption risks. Poor governance must not weaken the government’s efforts to fight climate change.”
Legarda cited the revelation of Dominique Lebastard, Economic Counselor of the French Embassy who announced the obtainment by our government of a […]

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Deterioration of Our Forests Root Cause of Water Shortage – Loren

July 21, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA SAID THE ROOT OF OUR WATER CRISIS IS THE DETERIORATION OF THE COUNTRY’S FOREST AREAS.
Legarda stressed that “Under nature’s order of things, watershed areas store water for release into the water receptacles during the dry months, ensuring a continuity of water supply. Yet most of the proclaimed watershed areas have been classified as deteriorating or dying. We lose 1.4 per cent of our forest cover a year.”
“Watershed reforestation must be given priority to augment the […]

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Senator Legarda urges the Creation of an Exclusive Hospital for OFWs and their Dependents

July 20, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY PROPOSED FOR THE CREATION OF A SPECIAL HOSPITAL CALLED THE “MIGRANT WORKERS HOSPITAL” EXCLUSIVELY FOR OUR OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS, WHICH SHALL BE UNDER THE SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF THE OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE ADMINISTRATION (OWWA).
“It is a reality that a substantial number of our OFWs are subjected to abuse, exploitation, and discrimination and return home with poor health conditions. Statistics show that 42% of all repatriated OFWs return to our country needing medical […]

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