December 20, 2011
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY RENEWED HER CALL TO THE GOVERNMENT TO PRIORITIZE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION STRESSING THAT IT HAS BECOME A NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERN.
December 19, 2011
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that the magnitude of the disaster brought by Tropical Storm Sendong is very disturbing with more than 900 persons feared to have been killed by disastrous flash floods and landslides. It has also affected 63,079 families in 260 barangays in the 13 provinces of Regions VI, […]
FOLLOWING THE DEVASTATION BROUGHT BY TYPHOON SENDONG, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO III TO IMMEDIATELY LAUNCH THE NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN (NDRRMP).
December 18, 2011
Legarda, the UNISDR Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Asia Pacific, said that “under Republic Act 10121 or the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act, a comprehensive NDRRMP should be developed and implemented.”
“With the more destructive disasters that have come before us, it is high time […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY RENEWED HER CALL FOR HEIGHTENED FLOOD DISASTER PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT IN ALL COMMUNITIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AS SHE EXPRESSED ALARM OVER TYPHOON SENDONG DEATH TOLL.
December 15, 2011
As of the 5:00am Sunday report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, there were already 327 confirmed deaths, mostly due to flashfloods in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City. The same report stated that there is massive flooding over Region 10.
“We deeply commiserate with the […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS CALLED FOR AN INQUIRY ON THE ALLEGED OVER-IMPORTATION OF MEAT PRODUCTS, WHICH COULD HAVE DRASTIC EFFECTS TO THE LOCAL MEAT INDUSTRY.
December 14, 2011
Legarda expressed deep concern over reports about the significant increase in the volume of meat being brought into the country that has pushed down prices and is posing a serious threat to the local pork, poultry and feeds industries.
The Senator noted that pork importation increased dramatically in the previous years, from 65 million kilograms […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY REFUTED CLAIMS REGARDING HER AUTHORSHIP OF A BILL THAT LIMITS PRIVILEGES PROVIDED FOR THE PERSONNEL OF THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP) AND THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES (AFP).
“I have never authored and will never think of proposing a bill that would deny our police and military personnel of the benefits and privileges due to them. Even if they search the whole archives of the Senate, no such measure was filed by me,” Legarda stressed.