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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43,000 flying voters found in ARMM, Calabarzon

January 23, 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – THE AUTOMATED ELECTION SYSTEM THAT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE MAY 2010 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS HAS NOT STOPPED FLYING VOTERS AND MULTIPLE REGISTRANTS.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday reported the discovery of 43,000 multiple registrants despite having computerized the voters’ list.
Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento said the poll body found 43,000 voters from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and the Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon (Calabarzon) area who have intentionally registered twice or even thrice.
“If you will look at […]

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