November 30, 2010
EXPRESSING GRAVE CONCERN OVER THE RISING TENSION IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, TODAY SAID THAT THE PHILIPPINES’ MAIN OBLIGATION IS TO SUPPORT THE UNITED NATION’S (UN) MISSION OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATION IN KOREA.
November 30, 2010
Legarda explained that as one of the 12 countries currently accredited as UN Command (UNC) member nations, the Philippines remains committed to helping achieve a political and lasting settlement of the challenges facing North and South Korea.
TO ENSURE THAT THE GOVERNMENT’S CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER (CCT) SCHEME WOULD NOT BE REDUCED INTO A MERE DOLE-OUT PROGRAM, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID THAT IT SHOULD BE COUPLED WITH LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMS THAT WOULD SUSTAIN THE INCOME OF THE FAMILY BENEFICIARIES EVEN AFTER THE CULMINATION OF THE FIVE-YEAR PROGRAM.
November 27, 2010
During the deliberations for the budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Legarda said that the CCT scheme called Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) must be partnered with livelihood […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THE “MANILA CALL FOR ACTION 2010” HAS BEEN FORGED BY THE TEN PARTICIPATING NATIONS DURING THE CONSULTATIVE MEETING FOR PARLIAMENTARIANS ON ‘DISASTER RISK REDUCTION: AN INSTRUMENT FOR ACHIEVING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS’.
November 26, 2010
At the closing ceremonies, Senator Legarda, the United Nation’s Asia-Pacific Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation said that parliamentarians from the ten nations will go back to their respective countries committed to undertake several concrete actions towards disaster-resilient […]
FOLLOWING HER PROPOSAL TO ALLOCATE AT LEAST ONE PERCENT OF THE NATIONAL BUDGET FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA ANNOUNCED THAT SHE WOULD COMMIT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF HER 2011 PRIORITY DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FUND (PDAF) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF “GREEN SCHOOLS”.
November 25, 2010
Legarda, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said she wants to give priority to addressing the long-standing problem of lack of classrooms and school buildings and to ensure that these infrastructures are safe and disaster-resilient.
THE UNITED NATION’S ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL CHAMPION FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, TODAY WELCOMES LEGISLATORS, OFFICIALS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM NINE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES IN ASIA FOR A THREE-DAY CONSULTATIVE MEETING FOR ASIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS WITH A THEME, “DISASTER RISK REDUCTION: AN INSTRUMENT FOR ACHIEVING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDG).”
Legislators from the Philippines, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, and Nepal will join Legarda in the conference, which was organized in cooperation with the United Nations […]