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Legarda calls for stricter implementation of child protection laws

January 17, 2014

MANILA, Philippine—Senator Loren Legarda on Friday called for the strict implementation of anti-trafficking and child protection laws “to put a stop to the illegal human trade” in the country.
Legarda, principal sponsor of the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, said the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), as heads of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) should help in totally eliminating trafficking syndicates.
“There’s another storm brewing in […]

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Legarda Welcomes DOF’s Proposed Climate Resiliency Fund

January 14, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the proposal of the Department of Finance (DOF) to create a climate resiliency fund, among other measures, that will be used to climate-proof the country.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that the DOF’s proposal is important in building the country’s resilience to disasters and impact of climate change.
The DOF is still working on the details of the fund, which will be used to ensure that infrastructures are built in safe areas […]

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Legarda to Gov’t: Make New Anti-Trafficking Law Work

January 13, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the application of more stringent penalties under the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act (R.A. 10364) against perpetrators of the crime.
Legarda, principal sponsor of the said law, made the call in support of the overseas Filipino workers who joined the Walk for Freedom in Los Angeles, California to mark the National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States.
“Approximately 2,000 Filipinos fall prey into trafficking each year. Behind these numbers are […]

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Teachers, students welcome resumption of classes in Yolanda-hit areas

January 7, 2014

Sen. Loren Legarda called on authorities involved in the clean-up of garbage in Yolanda-hit areas to speed up their work.
In a statement, the head of the Senate committee on environment and natural resources said uncollected garbage could attract bacteria-carrying organisms.
“This is yet another challenge in our post-disaster management strategies,” she said.
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Legarda: Clean up typhoon Yolanda debris

January 6, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda calls on concerned government agencies to fast-track the clean-up of debris in the calamity-stricken areas to prevent the spread of diseases nearly two months after super typhoon Yolanda ravaged the Visayas.
In a statement, Legarda, who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, underscored the importance of strictly carrying out solid waste management laws.
She said doing so can minimize the need for rehabilitation work in the wake of natural calamities.
She also urged the public to practice […]

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Legarda Stresses Importance of Safe Structures Amid Issues on Bunkhouses in Typhoon-Hit Areas

January 6, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the importance of building safe and resilient homes and structures, especially in rebuilding communities devastated by disasters.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement amid concerns raised in the construction of bunkhouses for typhoon survivors. Reports say that these temporary shelters were allegedly overpriced and non-compliant with safety standards and best practices.
“In aiming for a resilient recovery, the structural integrity of homes, buildings and other structures should not be compromised. We […]

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Legarda Echoes DOH Call to Clear Trash in Disaster-Hit Areas; Reiterates Call for Waste Management Law Implementation

January 6, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today echoed the call of the Department of Health (DOH) to immediately finish the clean-up of garbage and other debris in Yolanda-affected areas to prevent diseases.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, noted the DOH’s warning that the uncollected garbage in areas hit by typhoon Yolanda may attract bacteria-carrying organisms that could bring diseases.
“This is yet another challenge in our post-disaster management strategies. We cannot place lives at risk again due to the […]

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