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Legarda Proposes “Green” Houses for School teachers

September 16, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA ASKED GOVERNMENT HOUSING OFFICIALS TO JUMPSTART THE MAINSTREAMING OF “GREEN HOUSING” BY USING AS A MODEL A NATIONWIDE PROGRAM THAT WILL PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS.
“The government should take the lead in the green revolution,” Sen. Legarda, who is Vice-Chair of the Committee on Education, urged top officials of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), National Housing Authority (NHA), Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG), and Home Guaranty Corporation (HGC) at a hearing […]

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Legarda’s “Buhos” Climate Change Documentary Lauded

September 13, 2010

“BUHOS” – A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE PRODUCED AND PRESENTED BY SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA AT THE CINEMA 3 OF SM MALL OF ASIA SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 WAS CITED AS A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION IN EDUCATING THE ENTIRE NATION ON THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING TO OUR COUNTRY.
“It had to take Ondoy, Pepeng and Basyang for us to realize that climate change is not just a scientific and environmental issue, but an all encompassing threat to our […]

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Every Region Should Have Breast Care Centers – Legarda

September 12, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA PROPOSED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BREAST CARE CENTERS IN EVERY REGION NATIONWIDE TO ENSURE THAT ALL FILIPINO WOMEN WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THIS SPECIALIZED HEALTH SERVICE IN ORDER TO INCREASE BREAST CANCER PREVENTION AND AWARENESS.
“The centers, under the supervision of the Secretary of Department of Health will specialize in breast protection, breast surveillance, breast imaging and breast diagnostic and surgery.”
Legarda’s Senate Bill 1393 also mandates the coordination of regional and local education officials to guarantee that […]

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Legarda’s “Buhos” Climate Change Documentary Launched

September 11, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 WILL LAUNCH “BUHOS” – A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE CINEMA 3 OF SM MALL OF ASIA.
For her intense passion to protect the environment and raise awareness on the issue of climate change, Senator Loren Legarda is seeking every possible venue to push this advocacy and move Filipinos into purposeful action.
Legarda, who grew up in flood prone Malabon, made the worsening flood situation central to the theme of her […]

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Establish 40,000 Public Libraries Nationwide, Equip All With Computers – Legarda

September 10, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID ALL CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY SHOULD HAVE LIBRARY/READING CENTERS WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT FOR ELECTRONIC LIBRARY SERVICES.
Legarda stressed, “At present, there are only 1,136 public libraries that have been established. This figure is only a fraction of the libraries and/or reading centers that need to be set up in the 41,980 barangays and 1,618 cities and municipalities.”
Legarda filed Senate Bill No. 1428 proposing that the National Library in coordination with […]

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Legarda to PNoy: Convene Climate Change Commission make Climate Change a National Priority

September 8, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA ASKED THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE COMMISSION, PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO III TO IMMEDIATELY CONVENE THE BODY BECAUSE CLIMATE CHANGE, WHICH IS A CROSS-CUTTING ISSUE THAT AFFECTS OUR NATIONAL SURVIVAL, DESERVES TOP PRIORITY FOR THE GOVERNMENT.
“Hunger, starvation, the rise in cases of those afflicted with dengue, droughts resulting to increases in the price of basic commodities are all related to climate change. The concerns especially of the Departments of Agriculture, Environment and Health are all related […]

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MuslimCommunities Taking Action On Climate Change – Legarda

September 7, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE CITED THE EFFORTS OF THE MUSLIM COMMUNITIES WHO HAVE AGREED ON A MUSLIM SEVEN YEAR ACTION PLAN ON CLIMATE CHANGE.
“Their plans to work towards transforming the Hajj into an environment-friendly pilgrimage; to construct a “green mosque”; develop Muslim cities as “green cities”; and train imams on environmental education are highly laudable.”
Senator Legarda, Guest Speaker in today’s Muslim Association for Climate Change Action: A Roundtable Discussion Meet at […]

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Reorganize the National Food Authority – Legarda

September 6, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID THERE IS AN URGENT NEED TO START REORGANIZING THE NATIONAL FOOD AUTHORITY ESPECIALLY FOLLOWING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT’S CALL FOR REFORMS IN ALL GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED AND OWNED CORPORATIONS WHICH INCLUDE THE NATIONAL FOOD AUTHORITY DURING THIS MORNING’S BRIEFING BY THE DEVELOPMENT BUDGET COORDINATING COMMITTEE.
Legarda asserted that “Many of the anomalies associated with the NFA operations may be traced to its charter which mandates it to exercise both proprietary and regulatory roles. The NFA […]

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Successful Partnerships Between Indigenous Cultural Communities and Industries/Businesses Is Possible – Legarda

September 5, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES LAUDS THE SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (IPS)/INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES (ICCS) AND INDUSTRIES/BUSINESSES.
“By working together, we can bring about the cultural, economic, social and ecological development of our Indigenous brothers and sisters.”
Citing the situation of the Mansaka Tribe in the Municipality of Maco, Province of Compostela Valley, she pointed out that the Maco Ancestral Domain Council Incorporated (MDCI) works in harmony with Apex Mining Company Incorporated, where […]

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Barangay Health Workers Deserve More Than P1,000 A Month – Legarda

September 4, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA THROUGH THE FILING OF SENATE BILL NO. 1384 PROPOSED AN INCREASE IN THE SALARY OF BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS TO SALARY GRADE 10 (P14,641) AND BE GIVEN A MANDATORY CHRISTMAS BONUS ASIDE FROM THE BENEFITS GRANTED TO OTHER BARANGAY EMPLOYEES.
“At present, the Barangay Health Workers receive a monthly honorarium of only P1,000 a month.”
“With the resurgence of different disease outbreaks that most often emerge in the remotest areas in the country or with every calamity that […]

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