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Legarda to DepEd: Institutionalize Kindergarten and Require “Pinakbet” or “Bahay Kubo” Gardens In All Open Spaces of Public Schools

September 27, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID IT IS IMPORTANT TO INSTITUTIONALIZE KINDERGARTEN CLASSES ESPECIALLY FOR THE MIDDLE TO THE LOWER SECTORS.
During the Committee on Finance hearing on the budget of the Department of Education, Legarda said the existing summer kindergarten program is not sufficient for the young children to prepare them for Grade 1.
“If they don’t go to kindergarten there is a greater risk for them to drop out. They have a weaker body and weak mind.”
“Officials of the […]

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Privilege Speech: One Year After: Ondoy’s Wake-Up Call Remains Unheeded

September 27, 2010

In a survey conducted by the Nielsen Company and the Oxford University Institute of Climate Change late last year, the Philippines registered the highest level of concern for climate change among 54 countries surveyed. 78% of Filipino respondents said they are concerned[1]. In fact, VERY CONCERNED.
They have good reasons to feel that way. Let us review our records.
Looking Back
The Philippines was severely hit by three successive tropical cyclones: “Ondoy”, “Pepeng”, and “Santi” between September 24 to November […]

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“BUHOS”, a climate change documentary TV premier

September 25, 2010

CLIMATE CHANGE HAS INCREASINGLY BECOME A REAL-LIFE AND REAL-TIME CRISIS IN THE PHILIPPINES. IT IS BY NO MEANS ABSTRACT OR DISTANT. IT IS HAPPENING HERE AND NOW.
Watch the first television showing of “BUHOS”, a Sen. Loren Legarda and Brillante Mendoza documentary on QTV this Sunday, September 26, 11:30pm. On this same day last year, typhoon Ondoy showed us how natural disasters brought about by climate change can destroy lives. Our planet can only recover if we understand the problem […]

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Loren Stresses Need to Address Metro Manila’s Worsening Air Quality

September 22, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA EXPRESSED CONCERN OVER REPORTS ON THE WORSENING CONDITIONS OF AIR QUALITY IN METRO MANILA, THUS CALLING FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S RENEWED AND STRONG COMMITMENT TO ADDRESSING THE ROOTS OF AIR POLLUTION IN THE METROPOLIS.
According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), pollution in the Metropolis went further downhill during the first half of this year, with 163 micrograms (ug)/normal cubic meters (Ncm) of solid or liquid particles in the air. The normal standard is at […]

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Legarda urges PNoy: Harness Government To Meet 2015 MDG Deadline

September 21, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO III HAS A FRESH START TO EXHAUST GOVERNMENTAL EFFORTS TO MEET THE 2015 DEADLINE OF COMPLYING WITH THE MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAD DECLARATION, IDENTIFYING CONCISE PLANS AND OPERATIONALIZING ALL THE EFFORTS AND RESOURCES OF GOVERNMENT TO ACHIEVE THE EIGHT GOALS SET BY THE 189 COUNTRY SIGNATORIES IN THE MILLENIUM DECLARATION OF 2010 OF WHICH THE PHILIPPINES IS A SIGNATORY.
“The task ahead is for the Millenium Development Goals to be integrated into and given […]

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P.S. Resolution No. 198 – MDG (Millennium Development Goals)

September 21, 2010

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE PROGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES TOWARDS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS VIS-A-VIS THE PROGRESS OF OTHER COUNTRY-SIGNATORIES IN THE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS AND OTHER COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPLEMENTING DISASTER RISK REDUCTION MEASURES IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THE COUNTRY’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (9/21/2010)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-198
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SRN-198 (as […]

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Millenium Development Goals Achievable Through Disaster Risk Management – Legarda

September 20, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA IN A PRIVILEGE SPEECH REMINDS US OF THE URGENCY IN REVIEWING THE EFFORTS OF OUR COUNTRY TOWARDS ACHIEVING MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS AS WORLD LEADERS ARE MEETING IN NEW YORK FOR THE MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS SUMMIT.
“Only five (5) years remain before the 2015 deadline to achieve the MDGs. We need to review the progress of the Philippines towards the achievement of the MDGs as adopted under the United Nations Millennium Declaration, vis-a-vis the progress of countries worldwide […]

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Require Pregnancy Test Before Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery – Legarda

September 19, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID THERE SHOULD BE MANDATORY PREGNANCY TESTING OF ALL WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE BEFORE UNDERGOING COSMETIC PROCEDURES THAT MIGHT BE HARMFUL TO BOTH THE MOTHER AND CHILD.
“Harmful cosmetic procedures include those that require the administration of general anesthesia and other types of anesthesia that the Cosmetic Provider may deem detrimental to the well being of the pregnant women and unborn children.”
Legarda filed Senate Bill No. 1398 which also makes it the obligation of the Cosmetic […]

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Speech on the Millennium Development Goals

September 19, 2010

1. The MDG Summit 2010
Today, the 20th of September, heeding the urgent call of the United Nations Secretary-General, world leaders convene an important summit in New York to review the progress of countries on the collective commitment of nations for human development under the Millennium Declaration of 2000 – that is, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the year 2015.
The MDGs represent human needs and basic rights that every individual around the world should be […]

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Legarda Pushes Ozone Layer Protection Bill

September 17, 2010

“AS WE JOIN 188 OTHER COUNTRIES, ALL SIGNATORIES TO THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL IN CELEBRATING THE 23RDANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER, I AM ASKING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO MAINTAIN VIGILANCE IN EXTENDING LICENSES RELATIVE TO THE IMPORTATION OF CHLOROFLUOROCARBON (CFCS) AND OTHER SUBSTANCES THAT DEPLETE THE OZONE LAYER, ” SEN. LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE TODAY EXPRESSED.
“The ozone layer, a layer of gas ten […]

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