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Loren seeks intensified watersheds protection

January 25, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – SEN. LOREN LEGARDA DEFENDED HERSELF YESTERDAY OVER CRITICISMS THAT SHE IS A POLITICAL TURNCOAT FOR SHIFTING LOYALTIES FROM ONE POLITICAL PARTY TO ANOTHER.
“Government must pursue urgent measures, including comprehensive watershed management, enhancement of irrigation efficiency, introduction of low water use crops and efficient farming practices, recycling of water and improvement of monitoring and forecasting systems for floods and droughts,” she said.
The country has 412 principal river basins in 119 proclaimed watersheds, a total of 99 […]

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Loren seeks inquiry into RP policies on El Niño phenomenon

January 25, 2010

TO AVERT A FOOD PRODUCTION CRISIS RESULTING FROM THE EL NIÑO WEATHER PHENOMENON, SEN. LOREN LEGARDA SUNDAY FILED A SENATE RESOLUTION FOR AN URGENT INQUIRY INTO THE POLICIES OF THE GOVERNMENT TO COUNTER EL NIÑO AND ENSURE FOOD SECURITY.
Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on food and agriculture, filed the resolution as the weather bureau has announced that the El Niño phenomenon or prolonged drought has already hit the Philippines and may last for six months until May.
The […]

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Legarda seeks review of government’s El Niño policy

January 25, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – SEN. LOREN LEGARDA HAS FILED A SENATE RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN URGENT INQUIRY INTO THE POLICIES OF THE GOVERNMENT TO COUNTER EL NIÑO AND ENSURE FOOD SECURITY.
Legarda, chairperson of the Senate committee on food and agriculture, filed the resolution as the weather bureau has announced that the El Niño phenomenon or prolonged drought has already hit the Philippines and may last for six months until May.
The Department of Agriculture has also warned that the prolonged […]

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Senate probe into gov’t response to dry spell sought

January 25, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS FILED A RESOLUTION FOR THE SENATE TO CONDUCT AN URGENT INQUIRY INTO GOVERNMENT POLICIES THAT WOULD COUNTER THE EL NIÑO PHENOMENON THIS YEAR AND ENSURE FOOD SECURITY.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has announced a six-month long dry spell that could last until May.
“It is incumbent upon Congress to institute policy solutions to enable the agriculture sector to adapt rapidly to the impact of climate […]

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Loren blames hunger, poverty for many suicides, parricides

January 25, 2010

MOVED BY THE REPORT OF A MOTHER JUMPING INTO THE PASIG RIVER WITH HER TWO SMALL CHILDREN, SEN. LOREN LEGARDA YESTERDAY BLAMED INCREASING HUNGER AND POVERTY FOR THE INCREASING CASES OF SUICIDES AND PARRICIDES INVOLVING PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN THE PHILIPPINES.
“Hunger and intolerable hardships drove these women to such acts of desperation that are contrary to their natural instincts to care for their children in the hope of saving their children from suffering more pain and hunger,” said Loren.

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Loren seeks probe on sex tourism in RP

January 24, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – SEN. LOREN LEGARDA HAS FILED A RESOLUTION ASKING THE SENATE TO INVESTIGATE THE REPORTED GROWING BUSINESS OF “SEX TOURISM” IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE COUNTRY, FOLLOWING A REPORT BY A FOREIGN NETWORK.
Legarda, who chairs the Senate committee on youth, women and family relations, said she wants to know whether the government is doing enough to address the exploitation and prostitution of minors.
She said sex tourism has been thriving because of laxity in the implementation of […]

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Legarda wants senate to probe ‘sex tourism’

January 24, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA HAS FILED A RESOLUTION IN THE SENATE ASKING IT TO INVESTIGATE THE REPORTED GROWING BUSINESS OF “SEX TOURISM” IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE COUNTRY.
Legarda, chairman of the Senate committee on youth, women and family relations, wants to know whether government is doing enough to address the issue of exploitation and prostitution of minors.
She said she observed that “sex tourism” in the country has been thriving because of the lax implementation of laws against child trafficking […]

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Loren files resolution on El Niño

January 24, 2010

TO AVERT A FOOD PRODUCTION CRISIS RESULTING FROM THE EL NIÑO WEATHER PHENOMENON, SEN. LOREN LEGARDA TODAY FILED A SENATE RESOLUTION FOR AN URGENT INQUIRY INTO THE POLICIES OF THE GOVERNMENT TO COUNTER EL NIÑO AND ENSURE FOOD SECURITY.
Loren, chair of the Senate committee on food and agriculture, filed the resolution as the weather bureau has announced that the El Niño phenomenon or prolonged drought has already hit the Philippines and may last for six months until May.
The […]

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Loren urges probe of gov’t El Niño policy

January 24, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA FILED A RESOLUTION FOR AN URGENT INQUIRY INTO THE POLICIES OF THE GOVERNMENT TO COUNTER EL NIÑO AND ENSURE FOOD SECURITY.
Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on food and agriculture, filed the resolution as the weather bureau has announced that the El Niño phenomenon or prolonged drought has already hit the Philippines and may last for six months until May.
The Department of Agriculture has also warned that the prolonged drought would drastically cut down the […]

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Loren urges COMELEC to extend registration of overseas voters

January 23, 2010

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA YESTERDAY URGED THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS TO EXTEND THE REGISTRATION OF FILIPINO VOTERS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES “SO AS TO EXTEND TO THEM THE PRIMARY RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE.”
There are an estimated eight to ten million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and emigrants, including dual citizens, abroad. Under Philippine election laws, they are all entitled to vote.
“The right to vote is the primary right of every Filipino citizen or dual citizen,” Loren said. “It is the duty of […]

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