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Loren Lauds DOTC’s Support to the People’s Survival Fund

January 31, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY LAUDED THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS (DOTC) FOR ITS SUPPORT TO THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION THAT SEEKS TO CREATE A PEOPLE’S SURVIVAL FUND.
In a letter to Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, DOTC Secretary Jose De Jesus concurred “to the proposed sourcing from the Special Vehicle Pollution Control Fund of 10% for the People’s Survival Fund.”
“I am glad that this proposal is starting to gain the support of both the non-government […]

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Legarda: PH must understand threat of climate change to national security

January 26, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE, TODAY SAID THAT THE COUNTRY SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN ALL ASPECTS OF SOCIETY, INCLUDING NATIONAL SECURITY.
Legarda said that the forum on security implications of climate change today, jointly organized by the Office of Senator Legarda and the British Embassy, will raise the awareness of the people on the matter and help the defense forces of the country recognize what they need to do in […]

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The Security Implications of Climate Change

January 26, 2011

I am pleased to jointly organize with the British Embassy this important lecture on the security implications of climate change. This forum came at a great time as this will help generate inputs to on-going legislative discussions on ways by which the country’s strategies and responses to climate change can be best addressed.
I often assert in various dialogues that climate change has become the greatest humanitarian and development challenge of our time.
While the Philippine level of carbon dioxide […]

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Legarda Condemns Killing of Broadcaster in Palawan

January 25, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY DENOUNCED THE KILLING OF A BROADCASTER IN PALAWAN AS SHE STRESSED THE URGENCY OF PASSING PROPOSED LEGISLATION THAT WILL QUALIFY AS MURDER THE KILLING OF MEMBERS OF MEDIA IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.
Legarda said that the killing of Gerardo Ortega, a radio commentator known to be a staunch critic of mining operations in Palawan, is a loss not only to the media industry but also to the environment sector.
“It is lamentable that a […]

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Legarda Calls For Strengthening of Tropical Fabrics Industry to Maximize its Benefits to the Country

January 24, 2011

IN CELEBRATION OF THE PHILIPPINE TROPICAL FABRICS DAY, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED THE GOVERNMENT AND CONCERNED SECTORS TO STRENGTHEN THE TROPICAL FABRICS INDUSTRY TO CAPITALIZE ON THE BENEFITS THAT IT WOULD BRING TO OTHER INDUSTRIES IN THE COUNTRY.
Legarda said that the faithful implementation of Republic Act 9242 or the Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law, which she authored, will help jumpstart the effort to build up the tropical fabrics industry, while giving a much needed boost to the agricultural and […]

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Philippine Tropical Fabrics Day

January 24, 2011

Mr President, my distinguished colleagues:
Today, January 24, has been declared by Malacañang as the “Philippine Tropical Fabrics Day.” The objective is to increase awareness on the use of indigenous fibers and fabrics. Proclamation No. 86 is the government’s recognition of the importance of promoting our nation’s rich resources, particularly our indigenous fibers and fabrics through the implementation of Republic Act 9242, or the Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law, which this representation authored in our first term. This measure intends to […]

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Legarda Promotes Weaving, Eco-Tourism and Cultural Tourism in Iloilo

January 22, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS ENCOURAGED ILONGGOS TO USE THEIR TALENT, RICH CULTURE AND HISTORY AS INSTRUMENTS FOR PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT.
Legarda, during her visit to the Province of Iloilo, said that with weaving, eco-tourism and cultural tourism, the province can achieve further economic growth and development while, at the same time, they are also able to preserve their heritage and protect the environment.
“Weaving is a traditional industry in Iloilo, and also in other provinces, that we should eagerly promote […]

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Legarda Promotes Weaving, Eco-Tourism and Cultural Tourism in Iloilo

January 22, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS ENCOURAGED ILONGGOS TO USE THEIR TALENT, RICH CULTURE AND HISTORY AS INSTRUMENTS FOR PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT.
Legarda, during her visit to the Province of Iloilo, said that with weaving, eco-tourism and cultural tourism, the province can achieve further economic growth and development while, at the same time, they are also able to preserve their heritage and protect the environment.
“Weaving is a traditional industry in Iloilo, and also in other provinces, that we should eagerly promote […]

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Loren Urges LGUs to Put Up Rainwater Catchment Facilities in Their Areas

January 20, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ENCOURAGED LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) TO FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF THE ILOILO CITY GOVERNMENT IN PUTTING UP RAINWATER HARVESTING FACILITIES IN ITS BARANGAYS AS PART OF ITS WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM.
Legarda said that putting up such system would help address the country’s water shortage problem, particularly during the summer season, while making use of the excessive water brought by the rains during the wet season.
“Water is a very precious resource. We have been experiencing water […]

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Legarda Stresses Need to Strengthen Anti-Human Trafficking Law

January 18, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY PUSHED FOR THE PASSAGE OF A MEASURE THAT WOULD STRENGTHEN THE CURRENT ANTI-TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS ACT (RA 9208).
Legarda said that there is a pressing need to amend the current law because an estimated 2,000 Filipinos continue to fall prey into trafficking each year.
“Trafficking in Persons is a complex problem and its full dimensions are hard to measure. Furthermore, trafficking modes and patterns continue to evolve over time as perpetrators of the crime seek to […]

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