April 30, 2011
AS THE NATION CELEBRATES LABOR DAY, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA URGED THE GOVERNMENT TO LOOK CLOSELY INTO THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF ALL FILIPINO WORKERS, INCLUDING THOSE WORKING OVERSEAS.
April 29, 2011
Legarda said that for laborers in the country, the government can ask employers to increase wages of their employees as the Department of Trade and Industry earlier stated that a wage hike—at a level that would make investors remain competitive—is reasonable considering the rising prices of basic commodities.
“If the DTI is supportive […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA URGED THE COOPERATIVE SECTOR TO JOIN IN THE NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO MAKE THE COUNTRY DISASTER- AND CLIMATE-RESILIENT.
April 29, 2011
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement during the First National Capital Region Cooperative Sector Conference on Climate Change organized by the Metro South Cooperative Bank Foundation, Inc.
She encouraged cooperatives to focus on green enterprises that make use of recycled and natural materials, like the ECHOstore, which promotes the creation of products and designs […]
“THE RESIGNATION OF OMBUDSMAN MERCEDITAS GUTIERREZ IS A FITTING ACT TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN. AFTER ALL, THE COUNTRY’S LEAD ANTI-GRAFT AGENCY AND ITS OFFICIALS SHOULD BE FREE FROM CONTROVERSY IN ORDER TO EFFECTIVELY CARRY OUT THEIR MANDATED TASKS.
April 28, 2011
This now brings to a close the impeachment trial. In effect, the government will save a lot of money, which can be used for other essential needs of our people.
Furthermore, our focus will no longer […]
ALARMED WITH REPORTS THAT ABOUT 4.12 MILLION FILIPINOS MAY SLIDE INTO POVERTY THIS YEAR, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY PUSHED FOR THE STRENGTHENING OF THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES EXTENSION SYSTEM.
April 27, 2011
According to the report of the Asian Development Bank, 1.37 million Filipinos are likely to sink into poverty with a 10-percent increase in food prices this year, 2.27 million with a 20-percent increase, and 4.12 million with a 30-percent food price hike.
Legarda explained that strengthening agriculture and fisheries extension […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT MUST ENSURE THE SAFETY OF MINING COMMUNITIES THROUGH APPROPRIATE AND WELL-IMPLEMENTED POLICIES TO AVOID DISASTERS SUCH AS THE RECENT LANDSLIDE IN COMPOSTELA VALLEY.
In filing Senate Resolution 444, Legarda called on the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources to conduct an inquiry into government regulatory policies in landslide- and other natural hazard-prone mining areas.
Last April 22, a landslide that was triggered by heavy rains occurred in a small-scale mining community […]