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Legarda Wants 100% Increase in Soldiers’ Allowance

August 15, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda has proposed a 100 percent increase in the subsistence allowance of Filipino soldiers as well as an augmentation in their combat duty pay.
Legarda, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, filed a bill to double the subsistence allowance of officers and enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines from P90 per day to P180 per day. She also proposed the increase of combat duty pay from P500.00 per month to an […]

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Legarda to Gov’t: Ensure Release of P75-B AFP Modernization Fund

August 14, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda extends her full support to the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and calls on the government to ensure therelease of funds amounting to P75 Billion over a period of five years, as mandated under the law.
Legarda, Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee for the AFP Budget, noted that in the proposed national budget for 2014, only P5 Billion is allotted for the AFP modernization.
“You get what you give,” Legarda said in expressing her […]

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Senate Bill No. 1267 – Combat Duty Pay and Subsistence Allowance of All Personnel of the AFP

August 12, 2013

AN ACT INCREASING THE COMBAT DUTY PAY AND SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE OF ALL PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES TO TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT (25%) OF THEIR BASE PAY AND TO ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY PESOS (P180.00) PER DAY, RESPECTIVELY AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR
Scope: National
Legislative status: Consolidated/Substituted in the Committee Report (10/21/2013)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-1267
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SBN-1267 (as filed)

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Message of Senator Loren Legarda | (Author of RA 9177, Act Declaring Eidul Fitr a National Holiday)

August 9, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda, author of RA 9177 also known as the Act Declaring Eidul Fitr a National Holiday, today shared in the celebration of Eidul Fitr.
“I join our Filipino Muslims in celebrating the Eidul Fitr and enjoin our non-Muslim citizens to respect and observe this occasion, which is the essence of the holiday declaration.
“The holy month of Ramadan has been another test of faith and self-discipline for our Muslim brothers and sisters. As you celebrate the end of a month-long […]

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Maximize the benefits of malunggay – Legarda

August 7, 2013

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 6 (PIA) — Senator Loren Legarda urges the public and the government to maximize the benefits of malunggay.
In a statement, Legarda said that she has re-filed the proposed Malunggay Development Act, under Senate Bill No. 104, to spur the production, processing, marketing and distribution of malunggay in suitable areas of the country in order to acquire its benefits.
Legarda highlighted the varied uses of malunggay, “Malunggay is one of the most useful tropical trees. Its young leaves are […]

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Legarda Wants Stronger Implementation of Tropical Fabrics for Gov’t Uniforms

August 6, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda has proposed amendments to the Tropical Fabrics Law of 2004, also known as R.A. 9242, to ensure realistic and stronger implementation of the law, which mandates public officials and employees to wear uniforms made from natural fibers in the country.
Legarda, author of the Tropical Fabrics Law, said that she has proposed amendments to the law to consider the capacity of the local textile industry to meet the needs of government.
“It is lamentable that eight years after the […]

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Legarda Urges Gov’t To Maximize Benefits of Malunggay

August 6, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today highlighted the varied uses of malunggay and urged the government to maximize the benefits of the tropical crop.
Legarda said that she has re-filed the proposed Malunggay Development Act, under Senate Bill No. 104, to spur the production, processing, marketing and distribution of malunggay in suitable areas of the country in order to acquire its benefits.
“Malunggay is one of the most useful tropical trees. Its young leaves are commonly cooked and eaten like spinach or used […]

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Housing dept proposed

August 5, 2013

Sen. Loren Legarda said on Sunday she has proposed the creation of a new department to take over the housing-related functions of several agencies and address the four million housing backlog, which represents one fourth of the population.
She said the proposed Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD) would take over the functions of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and the planning and regulatory role of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board.
“It will cover all housing and […]

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Mahalin ang Ating Kultura: Sen. Loren Legarda and Kultura: A shared environmental advocacy

August 4, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Loren Legarda’s commitment to help preserve the environment has prompted her to spearhead projects that will have impact not only in the Philippines, but also the rest of the world.
Known as a game changer for Asia, amid the increasing risks of a warming world and a changing climate, Senator Loren shares her vision of a safer and greener world for all. She advocates for quality of life, with humans living harmoniously with nature by seeking the […]

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Legarda Wants Department of Housing to Address 4M Shelter Backlog

August 3, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda has proposed the creation of a Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD) to address the four million housing backlog, which affects about one-fourth of the Philippine population.
Legarda said that another challenge in the housing sector is the increasing urbanization rate which is projected to account for 70% of the population by 2015.
The proposed DHUD will take over the functions of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and the planning and regulatory functions of […]

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