July 23, 2010
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THE LATEST FIGURES ON THE HUNGER SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY NECESSITATES THAT THE GOVERNMENT SYNCHRONIZE ITS EFFORTS , ESPECIALLY NOW THAT WE ARE FACING DISASTERS INTENSIFIED BY CLIMATE CHANGE.
July 22, 2010
Legarda filed Senate Bill No. 1347 which calls for the activation of the “Healthy Food for Poor Children Program” by mandating the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health to coordinate with each other and establish feeding programs in […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY RAISED THE ALARM THAT WATER HAS BECOME A NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERN AND PROPOSED THE FOLLOWING:
July 21, 2010
1. Reforest not only mountains and watersheds, but also plant in urban areas;
2. Implement the Rainwater Collection Act;
3. Recycle water;
4. Introduce “Hydroinformatics” in schools; and
5. Clean Rivers and Bays through the initiatives of the local government units and the Metro-Manila Development Authority
“The time to act is now!”
Legarda deplored the non-implementation of Republic Act No. 6716, […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY PUSHED FOR THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, MARKETING, AND DISTRIBUTION OF MALUNGGAY IN ALL SUITABLE AREAS OF THE COUNTRY TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS OF THE EXCEPTIONALLY NUTRITIOUS AND PRODUCTIVE BUT UNDERUTILIZED TROPICAL CROP.
July 21, 2010
“I filed Senate Bill No. 1349 tasking the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, farmer’s groups, local government units, and the private sector, to formulate a five-year Framework for Development focusing on developing […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID SHE WILL INITIATE A PROBE IN THE SENATE ON THE BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS AND FUNDING MECHANISMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS OF THE GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE THAT THE FUNDS ARE JUDICIOUSLY UTILIZED.
July 21, 2010
“Climate change financing must be shielded from corruption risks. Poor governance must not weaken the government’s efforts to fight climate change.”
Legarda cited the revelation of Dominique Lebastard, Economic Counselor of the French Embassy who announced the obtainment by our government of a […]
SEN. LOREN LEGARDA SAID THE ROOT OF OUR WATER CRISIS IS THE DETERIORATION OF THE COUNTRY’S FOREST AREAS.
Legarda stressed that “Under nature’s order of things, watershed areas store water for release into the water receptacles during the dry months, ensuring a continuity of water supply. Yet most of the proclaimed watershed areas have been classified as deteriorating or dying. We lose 1.4 per cent of our forest cover a year.”
“Watershed reforestation must be given priority to augment the […]