Breaking News as of September 2011
Legarda Decries Desecration of Mt. Pulag National Park
Senator Loren Legarda today called for the strict implementation of the laws on the protection of the country's forests as she condemned the reported desecration of Mt. Pulag, the third highest peak in the country that is bounded by the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya.
September 29, 2011
Target Zero Casualty for Next Typhoon - Loren
As another tropical storm is set to enter the country just days after Typhoon Pedring lashed Luzon, Senator Loren Legarda today called for national and local governments to bring disaster preparedness to an even heightened level and aim to have no casualties for the succeeding typhoons.
September 28, 2011
Legarda Pushes for Convergence of Government Agencies to Advance the Rights of the IPs
Alarmed by the concern of an Ata of Negros Oriental on ancestral land claims which overlap with previously-issued Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Senator Loren Legarda stressed the need for government agencies to work closely with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) to ensure that their programs reach the indigenous peoples (IPs) and do not perpetuate their long history of marginalization.
September 24, 2011
Reach-out Missions to IPs Successful-Loren
The Senate Committee on Cultural Communities and Committee on Climate Change, both chaired by Senator Loren Legarda, has brought its inquiry outside the four halls of the Senate for the past two weeks to gather various concerns of the indigenous peoples (IPs) across the country, including those from remote and far-flung barangays.
September 21, 2011
Legarda to Lead Visayas IP Assembly in Iloilo
After the assembly of Luzon Indigenous Peoples (IPs) held in Baguio City on September 9-10 and the assembly of Mindanao IPs held in Davao del Norte last week (September 16-17), the chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities and Committee on Climate Change Senator Loren Legarda will now lead the assembly of the Visayas IPs at the Provincial Capitol of Iloilo in Iloilo City on September 23-24.
September 20, 2011
I Will Push for the Implementation of IP Representation in LGU Councils -- Loren
TAGUM CITY -- The chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities and Committee on Climate Change Senator Loren Legarda assured the indigenous cultural communities that she would use her authority in the Senate to check on the implementation of the provision of Republic Act 8371 or the Indigenous People's Rights Act (IPRA) that requires local government units (LGUs) to appoint representatives of indigenous cultural communities in policy-making bodies and legislative councils.
September 18, 2011
Legarda Consults IPs of Mindanao in Regional Assembly
In a bid to ensure that pending legislations related to indigenous peoples (IPs) will effectively respond to their needs, Senator Loren Legarda will lead today a gathering of leaders of various indigenous cultural communities (ICCs) in Mindanao for a consultation at the Provincial Capitol of Davao del Norte in Tagum City.
September 16, 2011
Legarda Joins Celebration of Fourth International Day of Democracy
On the occasion of the Fourth International Day of Democracy tomorrow (September 15) led by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Senator Loren Legarda said this special day offers a timely opportunity to reflect and engage in a fresh dialogue about people's expectations of their government, the role of parliament and how to strengthen democracy.
September 15, 2011
Legarda Warns LGUs to be More Circumspect About Permitting Gold Mining Operations
The chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and Committee on Cultural Communities Senator Loren Legarda today warned environment officials and local government units (LGUs) to be more circumspect about permitting gold mining operations, amid reports of locals rushing to abandoned mines to pan for gold.
September 14, 2011
Legarda to Lead Mindanao IP Assembly in Davao Del Norte
After the assembly of Luzon Indigenous Peoples (IPs) held in Baguio City last week, the chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities and Committee on Climate Change Senator Loren Legarda will now lead the assembly of Mindanao IPs at the Provincial Capitol of Davao del Norte in Tagum City on September 16-17, 2011.
September 14, 2011
Loren Hails Passage of the People's Survival Fund Bill on Third and Final Reading
The chair of Senate Committee on Climate Change Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the passage of the People's Survival Fund (PSF) Bill on third and final reading. The PSF is a special trust fund for the financing of adaptation programs and projects based on the National Strategic Framework on Climate Change.
September 13, 2011
Legarda to Take to the Senate Proposals from Luzon IP Assembly
A day after the conclusion of the two-day Luzon Indigenous Peoples Assembly that was held at the Teachers' Camp in Baguio City on September 9 and 10, Senator Loren Legarda today said she would take to the Senate the resolutions and recommendations that came out of the assembly that need legislative action.
September 13, 2011
Indigenous Peoples in the Forefront of Climate Change - Loren
Senator Loren Legarda today echoed the sentiments of the country's indigenous cultural communities over the ill-effects brought upon their livelihood, health, food security, cultural integrity and lands by extreme weather events brought about by climate change, further aggravated by irresponsible mining operations.
September 10, 2011
Legarda: IPs in Luzon to Voice Out Their Concerns in IP Assembly
Senator Loren Legarda will lead today, September 9, the opening of the two-day Luzon Indigenous Peoples (IP) Assembly at the Quezon Hall, Teacher's Camp in Baguio City, which she said will be the venue where leaders of various Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs) in Luzon can voice out the concerns of their groups.
September 09, 2011
Legarda Gathers Indigenous Peoples of Luzon on Sept 9-10
Senator Loren Legarda, the chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, will lead the assembly of indigenous peoples (IPs) of Luzon at the Quezon Hall, Teacher's Camp in Baguio City on September 9-10, 2011.
September 05, 2011
Legarda Renews Call for Full Implementation of Solid Waste Management Law
The chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call on the government to fully implement Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 to once and for all stop disasters like the Irisan trashslide in Baguio City from happening.
September 04, 2011
Legarda Hails House for Approving Plastic Bags Regulation Act on Third and Final Reading
Senate Committee on Climate Change chair Loren Legarda hailed the House of Representatives for approving on third and final reading the Plastic Bag Regulation Act of 2011, which aims to phase out the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags by supermarkets, department stores, groceries, convenience stores, food chains, restaurants, sari-sari stores and other commercial establishments.
September 03, 2011
Legarda Joined PH Mission to UN on the Benham Rise Region
Senator Loren Legarda expressed support for the Philippine government's claim over the Benham Rise Region after joining the United Nations meeting in New York that discussed the country's submission for an extended continental shelf (ECS).
September 01, 2011