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Penalize Non-payment of Child Support

August 30, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID THAT WILLFUL FAILURE OF A PARENT TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT SHOULD BE PUNISHABLE BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7610 OR THE SPECIAL PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AGAINST CHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND DISCRIMINATION ACT AND PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 603 AS AMENDED OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CHILD AND YOUTH WELFARE CODE.
Legarda filed Senate Bill No. 1338 to defend the right of the child.
The proposal is to include the willful failure to pay child support.
“Child support refers to […]

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Malicious and Vulgar Demands or Requests For Sexual Favors Through Text, Email or Chat Messages – Should Be Punished Under R.A. 7877 – “Sexual Harassment Act”

August 29, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA INTRODUCED AMENDMENTS TO THE “SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAW” TO INCLUDE SENDING SMS MESSAGES, ELECTRONIC MAIL, INTERNET CHAT AND OTHER SIMILAR MEANS OF CONVEYING MESSAGES VIA ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION THAT CONSTITUTE SEXUAL HARASSMENT UNDER THE SAID LAW.
Legarda’s Senate Bill No. 1412 intends to expand the medium of communication by which demands and requests for sexual favors constituting acts of sexual harassment, as defined under RA 7877, otherwise known as the “Sexual Harassment Law” by proposing an amendment to Section […]

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Legarda Seeks Inquiry On Alleged Falsification of Emission Testing Results By LTO

August 28, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SEEKS AN INQUIRY ON THE ALLEGATIONS THAT PUBLIC BUSES ARE NOT PHYSICALLY SUBJECTED TO THE TESTS BY THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE AND THEIR OPERATORS ARE BEING ASKED TO MERELY PAY A CERTAIN AMOUNT IN EXCHANGE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION.
Legarda filed P.S. Res. No. 138 asking the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Environment to conduct a legislative inquiry on selective emission testing because of reports that the LTO has been remiss in its […]

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Legarda Pushes For A Comprehensive Anti–Discriminatory Law For Indigenous People

August 27, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES SAID THERE IS A NEED FOR A MORE RESPONSIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-DISCRIMINATORY LAW FOR THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.
“Our anti-discriminatory laws are scattered in different laws. This makes it hard to implement, much less to disseminate and make known to the people. We need one law that will encapsulate all aspects of discrimination, be it in the workplace, at home, in schools, and be it racial, […]

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Legarda to Climate Change Commission, MMDA, DPWH, DOE, DA, DENR: Speed Up Drafting of National Climate Change Action Plan

August 27, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA URGED THE COMMISSION ON CLIMATE CHANGE, THE MMDA, DPWH, DOH, DOE, DA, DENR, LAGUNA LAKE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND OTHER KEY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO CLOSELY WORK TOGETHER AND JOINTLY CONNECT WITH COMMUNITIES MOST VULNERABLE TO THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
After the second hearing, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change assessed that the vision, strategies and action plans of various government agencies have an apparent disconnect.
“The consequences of their separate […]

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Let Us Prevent Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Through a Comprehensive Approach – Legarda

August 23, 2010

LEGARDA FILED SENATE BILL NO. 1339 WHICH ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM OF DRUNK OR DRUG DRIVING THROUGH A COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEMS APPROACH, WHICH INCLUDES:
1. driver education,
2.mandatory alcohol and drug testing of drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents,
3.the establishment of a drunk driving prevention fund for the purpose of funding the implementation of this proposed legislation, and
4. the conduct of public information campaigns by alcohol beverage manufacturers about drunk driving and its ill effects with the end in […]

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Why Are Petroleum Products More Expensive In Cebu? – Legarda

August 21, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA ASKED THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND INDUSTRY TO CONDUCT A LEGISLATIVE INQUIRY INTO THE HIGH PRICES OF MAJOR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IN THE PROVINCE OF CEBU COMPARED TO THOSE IN METRO-MANILA AND OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTRY.
“The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the prices of unleaded gasoline and diesel in Cebu are relatively higher by an average of P4.83 than the prices in Metro Manila; by an average of P1.02 than the prices in […]

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Why Are Petroleum Products More Expensive In Cebu? – Legarda

August 21, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA ASKED THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND INDUSTRY TO CONDUCT A LEGISLATIVE INQUIRY INTO THE HIGH PRICES OF MAJOR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IN THE PROVINCE OF CEBU COMPARED TO THOSE IN METRO-MANILA AND OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTRY.
“The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the prices of unleaded gasoline and diesel in Cebu are relatively higher by an average of P4.83 than the prices in Metro Manila; by an average of P1.02 than the prices in […]

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Loren appeals for judicial humanitarianism: Allow Judilyn to nurse her baby boy in a hospital rooming-in facility

August 21, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY APPEALED FOR JUDICIAL HUMANITARIANISM AND CALLED ON THE JUDICIAL AUTHORITIES TO ALLOW A NURSING MOTHER JUDILYN OLIVEROS TO BE WITH HER NEW BORN BABY AND ENJOY ROOMING-IN FACILITIES IN A HOSPITAL.
Judilyn Oliveros was one of the health workers dubbed as “Morong 43” who were charged in Court and suspected to be linked with communist rebels. Judilyn gave birth to a baby boy. In a recent report, the court denied her motion, despite lack of opposition […]

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Legarda Bill Imposes Stiffer Penalties To Persons Who Abandons A Minor Child In His/Her Custody

August 20, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA FILED SENATE BILL NO. 1433 PROPOSING A FINE OF ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS AND A PENALTY OF PRISION CORRECIONAL IN ITS MINIMUM PERIOD TO ANYONE WHO ABANDONS A MINOR CHILD IN HIS OR HER CUSTODY.
“If the child dies and or because of the parent is in a dangerous circumstance or situation, he or she shall be punished by prision correcional in its medium period to prision mayor in its maximum period.”
The Legarda bill also stipulates […]

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