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Loren proposes measures to abate critical water levels in Angat and San Roque Dams

July 19, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID SHE IS FILING A SENATE RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING REMEDIAL MEASURES TO PREVENT WATER STRESS AGGRAVATED BY CLIMATE CHANGE SUCH AS WHAT IS ALARMINGLY HAPPENING AT ANGAT DAM WHOSE WATERS CONTINUE TO RECEDE DESPITE THE RAINS BROUGHT BY TYPHOON BASYANG FORCING THE MAYNILAD WATER SERVICES TO CUT ITS JULY SUPPLY BY 30%.
“The Angat Dam supplies 97% of the domestic water needs in Metro-Manila and is also the source of irrigation for 27,000 hectares of agricultural land […]

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Senator Legarda Champions Household Workers’ Rights

July 18, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, THROUGH THE FILING OF SENATE BILL NO. 7, STRONGLY RECOMMENDED PEGGING THE MINIMUM WAGE FOR HOUSEHOLD HELPERS TO P4,000 AND REQUIRING ALL HOUSEHOLD WORKING ARRANGEMENTS BE IN WRITING IN A LANGUAGE OR DIALECT UNDERSTOOD BY BOTH THE EMPLOYER AND HOUSEHOLD HELPERS.
Raised by her Nanay Fely, whom she has always considered as family, the Senator stated that she filed this bill, “to acknowledge the inherent dignity and nobility of the work of our household helpers or our […]

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Dredging of Laguna Lake and Tributaries Caused The Massive Flooding In Laguna

July 17, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THE DREDGING OF THE 90,000 HECTARE LAGUNA LAKE ALONG WITH ITS SURROUNDING TRIBUTARIES IS THE MAIN CAUSE FOR THE MASSIVE FLOODING IN LAGUNA, HER HOME PROVINCE.
“Environmental science and agricultural engineering experts have been apprehensive about the consequences of dredging in Laguna Lake. ”
Legarda cited that dredging will dissolve the heavy metals present in the lake which are harmful to humans and can even be cancerous like mercury, cadmium and lead that will be […]

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Thinking ahead, Senator Legarda files the PAGASA Modernization Act

July 15, 2010

IN LIGHT OF JULY BEING THE NATIONAL DISASTER CONSCIOUSNESS MONTH AND WITH THE ONSET OF THE SERIES OF TYPHOONS THAT HAVE STARTED DEVASTATING OUR COUNTRY, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA BELIEVES THAT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNE TIME FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO STEP UP IN ITS EFFORTS TO DEAL WITH THE NATURAL DISASTERS, EVEN BEFORE THEY OCCUR.
“The science is clear. There is consensus among the scientific community that climate change is already happening and will worsen in the years to come. Natural […]

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School Children Most Vulnerable and At Risk of During Earthquake Disasters

July 13, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY POINTED OUT A STUDY BY THE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, WHICH REVEALED THAT THE PHILIPPINES HAS THE BIGGEST NUMBER OF SCHOOL CHILDREN AT THE RISK OF EARTHQUAKES, WITH AN ESTIMATED 15.6 MILLION SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN IN EARTHQUAKE ZONES COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.
In response to this alarming fact, Senator Legarda immediately filed a resolution urging the following departments of government to assume respective responsibilities:
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to immediately conduct […]

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Senate Bill No. 1406 – PAGASA Modernization Act of 2010

July 13, 2010

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF THE PHILIPPINE ATMOSPHERIC, GEOPHYSICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFORE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (9/1/2010)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-1406
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SBN – 1406 (as filed)

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Senate Bill No. 1334 – Philippine Fisheries Code

July 13, 2010

AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 19, 28, 30, 37, 38 AND 65 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8550, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PHILIPPINE FISHERIES CODE 1998
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/31/2010)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-1334
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SBN-1334 (as filed)

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Senate Bill No. 1337 – Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Act of 2010

July 13, 2010

AN ACT PRESCRIBING THE STRENGTHENING OF THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES EXTENSION SYSTEM TO ACCELERATE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR THE OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/31/2010)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-1337
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SBN-1337 (as filed)

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Senate Bill No. 1339 – Drunk Driving Prevention and Punishment Act of 2010

July 13, 2010

AN ACT TO PREVENT AND PUNISH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/31/2010)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-1339
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SBN-1339 (as filed)

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Senate Bill No. 1336 – Magna Carta for Barangays

July 13, 2010

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE MAGNA CARTA FOR BARANGAYS
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/31/2010)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-1336
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SBN-1336 (as filed)

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