Legarda Expects Improved Disaster Preparedness with Project NOAH Completion

January 30, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said that she expects improved preparedness of the government in dealing with disaster risks following the completion of Project NOAH or Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and Global Champion for Resilience of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), made the statement following an update from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on the status of the Project NOAH.

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Legarda Pushes for Swift Passage of Free Tuition Bill for SUCs

January 26, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda supports the immediate passage of a bill that seeks to institutionalize the provision of full tuition fee subsidy for students enrolled in all of the country’s 114 state universities and colleges (SUCs).

In her co-sponsorship speech on Senate Bill No. 1304, or the proposed Free Higher Education for All Act, Legarda underscored the need to pass a law that will set out mechanisms and guidelines by which the funding for free tuition, already appropriated for this year, will be utilized.

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Legarda Hails Stronger PHL-France Diplomatic Ties

January 25, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the deepening ties between the Philippines and France as the two nations commemorate this year the 70th anniversary of the formal establishment of Philippines-France diplomatic relations.

Legarda made the statement during the launch of PhilFrance: Feel French!, a year-long program of activities in celebration of the 70th year anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship between the two nations.

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Billions of Pesos Lost in Traffic; Legarda Pushes for Sustainable Transpo

January 24, 2017

As the country faces to lose six billion pesos daily due to the traffic jams in Metro Manila, Senator Loren Legarda is fervently pushing for the passage of a measure that promotes sustainable and alternative modes of transportation and other mobility options.

In filing Senate Bill No. 914, Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that while the Philippines is being hailed as one of the fastest growing economies worldwide, the traffic congestion in the metro impairs the economy.

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Legarda Wants Community Gardens Around the Country

January 23, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda wants all communities in the country to establish food forest gardens to ensure a sustainable method of food production with minimal cost.

Legarda said that the latest data from Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed that 10.6% or around 2.4 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger during the 3rd Quarter of 2016. While this is lower than the previous quarter, it still shows that many Filipinos experience hunger.

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