June 30, 2011
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (DFA) INITIATE AND PURSUE THE CONVENING OF THE JOINT COMMISSION MEETING (JCM) WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA (KSA) TO DISCUSS VARIOUS MATTERS AFFECTING OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFW).
June 30, 2011
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, filed Senate Resolution 443, which calls for the convening of the PHL-KSA JCM as it is necessary to address the concerns of OFWs in Saudi […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) TO EXHAUST ALL MEANS TO IMPROVE FLOOD MITIGATION MEASURES AND LESSEN, IF NOT PREVENT ALTOGETHER, DAMAGES AND CASUALTIES FROM FLOODS.
June 29, 2011
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the call as flash floods that were caused by heavy rains hit several areas in Davao City and resulted in the death of at least 25 people as of Thursday morning.
“Many of our LGUs have already started investing in flood […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY WELCOMED THE REMOVAL OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM THE US GOVERNMENT’S HUMAN TRAFFICKING WATCH LIST.
June 28, 2011
“The upgrading of Philippine status from Tier 2 Watch List to Tier 2 is proof of the significant efforts being undertaken by the Philippine government to curb human trafficking from and within the Philippines,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
According to the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report of the US State Department, the Philippines upgraded from “Tier […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (DA) TO ALERT ALL ITS REGIONAL OFFICES NATIONWIDE TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF REHABILITATION EFFORTS FOLLOWING THE ONSLAUGHT OF TYPHOONS EGAY AND FALCON.
June 27, 2011
Legarda noted the DA’s report that the two typhoons caused the damage of P692-million worth of crops and livestock in 13 provinces in Luzon and Mindanao. Mostly affected are the provinces of North Cotabato and Maguindanao with damages to agriculture reaching P313 million and P258 million, […]
IN LIGHT OF RECENT FLOODING IN SEVERAL AREAS IN THE COUNTRY BROUGHT ABOUT BY WEATHER DISTURBANCES OCCURRING ONE AFTER THE OTHER, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA CALLED ON THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH) TO CLOSELY MONITOR ANY POSSIBLE OUTBREAK OF WATER-BORNE DISEASES, SUCH AS DENGUE, DIARRHEA AND LEPTOSPIROSIS IN VARIOUS COMMUNITIES.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, likewise called on local governments to ensure massive clean-up of flooded communities and evacuation centers to avert the outbreak of such diseases.