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Senate Opens Probe On: Dwindling Water Supply, Climate Change Funding and Negotiations

August 16, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIRWOMAN OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THERE WILL BE A LEGISLATIVE INQUIRY TOMORROW, AUGUST 17, 2010 , 12:30 PM AT THE SENATE’S LAUREL ROOM OF THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON CLIMATE CHANGE, FINANCE AND PUBLIC WORKS TO DELVE INTO THE FOLLOWING:
1. All sources of financing of climate change funds to ensure transparency and accountability in the proper utilization and management thereof ( P. S. Resolution No. 10 authored by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and P.S. Resolution No. 44 authored by Sen Loren Legarda);
2. Threat of dwindling water supply ( P. S. Resolution no. 43 authored by Sen Loren Legarda);
3. Status of preparations for Climate Change negotiations in Cancun, Mexico in December 2010;
4. “State of the Climate” privilege speech delivered by Sen Legarda at the Senate Floor on August 10, 2010 where she called for the synchronized implementation of the following laws – Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Climate Change Act of 2009 and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010;
Among those invited to attend are the following:
1. Vice President and HUDCC Chair Jejomar Binay
2. Republic of France Ambassador H. E. Thierry Borja de Mozota
3. DOST Secretary Mario Montejo
4. DOE Secretary Jose Andres D. Almendras
5. DILG Secretary Jersse Robredo
6. DOH Secretary Enrique Ona
7. DFA Scretary Alberto G. Romulo
8. DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson
9. DBM Secretary Florencio Abad
10. DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro
11. DOTC Secretary Jose P. de Jesus
10. Climate Change Commissioner Nadereb Sano
11.Climate Change Commission Vice Chairman Heherson Alvarez
12.Climate Change Commissioner Lucille Sering
13.PHILVOCS Director Renato U. Solidum Jr.
14.NEDA Director General Cayetano Paderanga Jr.
15.MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino
16. PAGASA Officer in Charge Dr. Graciano Yumul
17. NAPOCOR President Froilan Tampico
18. LLDA GM Edgardo Manda
19. Manila Water Company President Gerardo Ablaza
20. UNDP Asst Resident Rep Amelia Dulce Supetran
21. Manila Observatory Executive Director Antonia Yulo Loyzaga
22. UP Los Banos Dean College of Forestry Dr. Rex Victor Cruz
23. Ateneo School of Government Dean Dr. Tony La Vina
24. Xavier University President Fr. Ramon T. Villarin