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Senate Bill No. 1338 – Child Support

July 13, 2010

AN ACT PUNISHING THE WILLFUL FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT PUNISHING THE WILLFUL FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/31/2010)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-1338
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SBN-1338 (as filed)

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Senate Bill No. 1335 – Anti-theft and Robbery of Portable Telecommunication Devices Act of 2010

July 13, 2010

AN ACT PROVIDING STIFFER PENALTIES FOR THE CRIME OF THEFT AND ROBBERY OF PORTABLE TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/31/2010)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-1335
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SBN-1335 (as filed)

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Loren lauds establishments implementing the Expanded Senior Citizen’s Act

July 12, 2010

“I ASSURE YOU THAT OUR ELDERLY CITIZENS WILL NOW ENJOY MORE COMFORTS IN LIFE, WITH THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF OUR EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZEN’S ACT HAVING BEEN SIGNED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT (DSWD),” PROCLAIMED A PROUD SENATOR LEGARDA.
Loren Legarda is the principal author of R.A. 9994, more commonly known as the Expanded Senior Citizen’s Act of 2009. The new law provides for more tax privileges, incentives and benefits to resident citizens of the Philippines […]

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Loren to LGUs – Green, Rehabilitate, Protect Forest Lands

July 9, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY FILED SENATE BILL NO. 8 CALLING ON THE ADOPTION OF A PRIORITY ADAPTATION STRATEGY FROM THE PROVINCIAL TO THE BARANGAY LEVEL TO GREEN, REHABILITATE, AND PROTECT FORESTLANDS TO PREVENT AN ECOSYSTEM DECLINE, WHICH WILL AGGRAVATE THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
“Large areas of forestlands all over the country have already been converted to mining and marginal upland agriculture. Reforestation must be a continuous effort as a way to prevent disasters and respond to climate change.”
Sen. […]

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Loren Files Genuine Pro-poor Medicines Bill

July 8, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY PUSHED FOR THE PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL NO. 5, WHICH AIMS TO REDUCE THE PRICES OF OVER 1,500 DRUG FORMULATIONS SINCE THE PRESENT LAW, R.A. 9502 OR THE UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE CHEAPER AND QUALITY MEDICINES ACT OF 2008, HAS BEEN FOUND WANTING.
“While Republic Act 9502 meant to cushion the high price of medicines, the law failed to meet the expectations and requirements of our marginalized Filipino citizens who should be the primary beneficiaries of a genuine […]

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Loren urges investigation of the Batangas Oil-spill

July 8, 2010

SENATOR LEGARDA, A PASSIONATE ADVOCATE FOR REFORESTATION AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT, IMMEDIATELY FILED A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES AS WELL AS THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICES TO CONDUCT AN IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION ON THE OIL SPILL IN CALATAGAN, BATANGAS.
An oil spill in Barangay Talibayog, Calatagan, Batangas was discovered by one Rodrigo De Jesus, chairman of Bantay Dagat, Calatagan on July 4, 2010. On July 5, the Philippine Coast Guard dispatched vessels, machinery, and […]

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Health Benefits for All Filipinos

July 7, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID ONE OF HER PRIORITY BILLS, SENATE BILL. NO. 4 IS THE ASSURANCE THAT INDIGENT FILIPINOS, WHO ARE MORE VULNERABLE TO HEALTH RISKS, BE GRANTED BASIC HEALTH CARE SERVICES GIVEN THAT ACCESS TO BASIC HEALTH CARE FROM GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO BE A PROBLEM.
Sen. Legarda’s “Mandatory Universal Healthcare Coverage Act of 2010” will benefit the following:
1. Individuals/families classified as targeted poor based on the poverty incidence by the National Statistics and Coordination Board (NSCB);
2. […]

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Legarda Bill – Senior Citizens Will Have a More Comfortable Life In their Twilight Years

July 6, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THE COUNTRY’S SENIOR CITIZENS WILL BE HAVING A MORE COMFORTABLE LIFE DUE TO THE BENEFITS THAT THEY WILL AVAIL FOLLOWING THE SIGNING LAST WEEK OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING REPUBLIC ACT 9994, ALSO KNOWN AS EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS ACT OF 2010 BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT (DSWD) AND NON-GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.
Legarda, principal author of RA 9994 explained that among the salient provisions of the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2009 are […]

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Stiffer Penalties Must Be Imposed On Perpetrators of Extra-Judicial Killings

July 6, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THERE IS AN URGENT NEED TO LOOK INTO THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT IT ELIMINATES ALL FORMS OF EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS AND BRING TO JUSTICE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAME.
“I strongly condemn the murder of Bayan Muna Coordinator Fernando Baldomero especially that it was executed in public view where either the military or police could have been present.”
Legarda, a staunch peace advocate asserted, “We cannot allow lawless elements to take our nation down […]

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Senate Bill No. 7 – Household helpers additional benefits

July 1, 2010

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AND PROTECTION TO HOUSEHOLD HELPERS THEREBY AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE ARTICLES 141, 142, 143, 148 AND 151 OF CHAPTER III OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHIILIPPINES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Consolidated/Substituted in the Committee Report (11/8/2010)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-7
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SBN-7 (as filed)

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