Breaking News as of May 2011
Legarda Echoes UNâ€™s Call for Effective Risk Governance
Following the Regional Launch for Asia of the 2011 United Nationsâ€™ Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for a clear strategy on disaster risk reduction (DRR) by both the national and local governments.
May 27, 2011
Legarda Expresses Alarm Over Destruction of Coral Reefs
Alarmed with the reported poaching that ravaged approximately 7,000 hectares of sea bed within the Moro Gulf and the Sulu Sea, Senator Loren Legarda today called the attention of government agencies mandated to enforce Republic Act 8550 or the Fisheries Code of the Philippines.
May 26, 2011
Code of Conduct Key to Lasting Stability in the Region
Senator Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, welcomed the reported affirmation of commitment by Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie to peaceful dialogue in resolving the South China Sea issue.
May 24, 2011
Legarda: LGUs, Communities Should Now Be Ready for Typhoon Chedeng
As Typhoon Chedeng enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility, Senator Loren Legarda reminded local government units (LGUs) and communities, particularly those expected to be hit by the storm, that their disaster preparedness mechanisms should now be in place. Pagasa has forecasted the possibility that Chedeng will become a "super typhoon" which will bring strong winds and rains.
May 24, 2011
Legarda: Senate Awaits Govâ€™t Report on VFA
Amid reports on the indefinite stay of some US troops in the country, Senator Loren Legarda said that the Senate is awaiting the report from the Presidential Commission on the Visiting Forces Agreement (PCVFA). With this report, the Senate can proceed with its review of the treaty.
May 21, 2011
Legarda Bats for More Funds for Climate Adaptation Efforts
Senator Loren Legarda today pushed for the establishment of a permanent fund for the countryâ€™s climate change programs, stressing that the lack of budget halts further progress in the crusade for a climate-resilient nation.
May 10, 2011
Legarda: Treaties Undergo Strict Scrutiny of Senate
â€śWe need not make an interpretation of what may and may not be allowed in our country in terms of foreign military basing. The 1987 Philippine Constitution is clear. It does not allow foreign military bases, troops or facilities in the Philippines except under a treaty concurred in by the Senate, and when the Congress so requires, ratified by the Filipino people in a referendum, and recognized as a treaty by the other contracting State,â€ť Senator Legarda said in reaction to the news reports that suggest the possible re-establishment of US military bases in the country.
May 03, 2011
Legarda: Justice Has Been Served
â€śThe global fight against terrorism has achieved a historic milestone. Justice has been served,â€ť thus commented Senator Loren Legarda on the death of Al Qaeda head Osama bin Laden.
May 02, 2011
Legarda: Let Us Bring Our Culture Closer to the People
As the country starts the celebration of the National Heritage Month, Senator Loren Legarda called on the government and Philippine culture and history enthusiasts to initiate and support efforts to revive the Filipinosâ€™ interest in their heritage.
May 02, 2011