September 5, 2010
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES LAUDS THE SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (IPS)/INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES (ICCS) AND INDUSTRIES/BUSINESSES.
September 4, 2010
“By working together, we can bring about the cultural, economic, social and ecological development of our Indigenous brothers and sisters.”
Citing the situation of the Mansaka Tribe in the Municipality of Maco, Province of Compostela Valley, she pointed out that the Maco Ancestral Domain Council Incorporated (MDCI) works in harmony with Apex Mining Company Incorporated, where […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA THROUGH THE FILING OF SENATE BILL NO. 1384 PROPOSED AN INCREASE IN THE SALARY OF BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS TO SALARY GRADE 10 (P14,641) AND BE GIVEN A MANDATORY CHRISTMAS BONUS ASIDE FROM THE BENEFITS GRANTED TO OTHER BARANGAY EMPLOYEES.
September 3, 2010
“At present, the Barangay Health Workers receive a monthly honorarium of only P1,000 a month.”
“With the resurgence of different disease outbreaks that most often emerge in the remotest areas in the country or with every calamity that […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, URGED THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO CREATE CHANNELS TO IMPROVE OUR RANKINGS BY THE UNITED STATES IN ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING PERFORMANCE, ASSERTING THAT OUR HIGH CONVICTION RATES ON ILLEGAL RECRUITMENT MUST OFFSET OUR LOW CONVICTIONS UNDER THE ANTI-TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS ACT FOR PURPOSES OF MAKING THE PHILIPPINES ELIGIBLE FOR FOREIGN ASSISTANCE.
September 2, 2010
“Many of our prosecutors charge traffickers with the crime of illegal recruitment rather than trafficking. If this reflects […]
ONE YEAR AFTER ONDOY, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA APPEALED TO ALL CONCERNED AGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT INCLUDING THE NDCC, DOST, PAGASA, DA, MMDA, DPWH, DILG AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO BE PRO-ACTIVE IN REDUCING THE RISK OF DISASTERS.
September 1, 2010
“Let us be better prepared before the onslaught, rather than react after the catastrophe has swept the country. The threats of climate change do not have to turn into disasters.”
The Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change called for the convening of the […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, WANTS A CONCRETE ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT ON THE ARREST, PROSECUTION AND CONVICTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKERS FROM THE INTER-AGENCY COUNCIL AGAINST TRAFFICKING COMPOSED OF OFFICIALS FROM THE DOJ, DSWD, DFA, DOLE, POEA, BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION, AND THE PNP.
“Seven years have passed since the passage of our law against human trafficking, mandating the creation of a National Strategic Plan of Action against trafficking, and yet it seems we are going nowhere,” Legarda […]