Breaking News as of April 2011
Statement of Senator Loren Legarda on the Ombudsmanâ€™s Resignation
â€śThe resignation of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez is a fitting act to preserve the integrity of the Office of the Ombudsman. After all, the countryâ€™s lead anti-graft agency and its officials should be free from controversy in order to effectively carry out their mandated tasks.
April 29, 2011
Legarda: Govâ€™t Must Ensure Safety of Mining Communities
Senator Loren Legarda today said that the government must ensure the safety of mining communities through appropriate and well-implemented policies to avoid disasters such as the recent landslide in Compostela Valley.
April 27, 2011
Legarda: More Barangay Health Workers, Less Diseases
Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated her call for the provision of health workers in every barangay in the country to strengthen community defense against sicknesses especially during summer when higher temperatures cause the surge of diseases.
April 26, 2011
Legarda: Itâ€™s Time for New Meet with Saudi Govâ€™t
Senator Loren Legarda today said it is about time that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) initiate and pursue the convening of the Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) with the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to discuss various matters affecting overseas Filipino workers (OFW).
April 12, 2011
Legarda Seeks Public-Private Sector Partnership in Making Schools Safe from Disasters
Citing statistics from the Department of Education (DepEd), which showed that of the 685 schools inspected nationwide for safety last year, 588 were found to have structural defects, Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated her call for a stronger partnership between the public and private sectors to ensure that schools are safe from disasters.
April 09, 2011
Legarda: Filipinos Demand Establishment of Early Warning Systems
As many Filipinos recognize the importance of prompt alerts on impending disasters, the government must heed the people's demand through the immediate establishment of early warning systems and prioritization of disaster preparedness programs, Senator Loren Legarda said today.
April 08, 2011
Legarda: Save PHL's Eighth Wonder of the World
Concerned with reports on the rapid deterioration of the Ifugao Rice Terraces, Senator Loren Legarda today urged concerned government agencies, particularly the Ifugao Cultural Heritage Office, to ensure that various efforts are in place to save it from total degradation.
April 06, 2011
Legarda Wants Total Plastic Ban Nationwide
Senator Loren Legarda has proposed a total ban on the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags throughout the country with the objective of curbing pollution and helping the nation manage its ecological resources more wisely.
April 05, 2011
Legarda: Climate Change Causes More Deaths Due to Diseases
Senator Loren Legarda today urged the Department of Health (DOH) to improve its public health services and ensure early prevention and control of diseases as it was found that climate change is a major factor in the increase of deaths due to various illnesses.
April 03, 2011
Legarda Urges PNoy to Convene Climate Change Commission
Senator Loren Legarda today said that President Benigno Aquino III, who is the Chairman of the Climate Change Commission, must convene the agency to ensure that disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation is prioritized in the development agenda.
April 01, 2011