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Legarda Pushes for Environmental Audit

August 22, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that she will push through with the conduct of an environmental audit to determine the state of implementation and enforcement of the country’s environmental laws and policies.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, will file a Senate Resolution to conduct an environmental audit covering the performance of relevant national agencies and local government units in relation to their enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and compliance guidelines in light of the continued […]

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Legarda Stresses Need for Improved Governance, Strict Law Compliance to Avert Widespread Flooding

August 20, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the implementation of laws and programs that will help ease flooding in the country following the disaster brought by Typhoon Maring and the monsoon rains in the metropolis and nearby regions.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Environment and Climate Change, said that first and foremost, local government units (LGUs) should comply with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act (Republic Act 9003) and also start clearing waterways in their areas.
Heavy and continuous […]

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Legarda to Gov’t: Scale Up Social Protection to Improve Disaster Resilience

August 19, 2013

As incessant rains caused by Typhoon Maring and the southwest monsoon affect Metro Manila and several provinces in nearby regions, Senator Loren Legarda today called for a deeper study on how the government’s social protection program can be improved to help build disaster resilience of families and communities.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that the government should promote the scaling up of existing national programs to rectify the social and economic structures that breed disaster risk […]

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Legarda Wants Monitoring System of Gov’t Performance

August 17, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that a system of performance planning and reporting by every government agency should be established to strengthen the accountability of government managers and motivate them to improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
Legarda said that there should be a measure of efficiency of each government agency to avert corruption and ensure that national goals are achieved through effective and well-achieved programs by the various agencies of government.
“Our government agencies should create a plan of action covering the […]

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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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