January 23, 2012
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS URGED THE SENATE TO LOOK INTO THE NECESSITY OF INSTITUTING A SYSTEM OF MANDATORY ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE COVERAGE (MEIC) IN LIGHT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES GENERATED BY COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORSENED BY THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
January 21, 2012
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that such system could be crucial in protecting communities from possible environmental disasters and prevent incidences such as the Marcopper mining tragedy in Marinduque and massive fish kills in Rapu-Rapu, […]
STRESSING THAT THE LAKE LANAO AND ITS WATERSHEDS ARE NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ECOLOGICAL CRISIS, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA IS PUSHING FOR THE CREATION OF THE LAKE LANAO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
January 18, 2012
Legarda said that a 2006 study made by the Mindanao State University found that the Lake suffers from massive algae contamination brought about by indiscriminate logging, extensive land-use and farming.
“The continued deterioration of Lake Lanao is most unfortunate given its historical, cultural, economic and ecological importance to the […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS PUSHED FOR AN INQUIRY ON THE CONDITIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2011 AND 2012 CALAMITY FUND ON PRE-DISASTER ACTIVITIES, STRESSING THAT SUCH POLICY VIOLATES REPUBLIC ACT 10121 OR THE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT (DRRM) ACT.
January 17, 2012
“Under the DRRM Act, the present calamity fund appropriated under the annual General Appropriations Act shall be known as the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRM) Fund and it shall be used for disaster risk reduction such as training of […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID SHE IS ON A LEAVE OF ABSENCE AND WILL BE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE WEEK’S PLENARY SESSION AND IMPEACHMENT TRIAL AS SHE IS STILL IN THE UNITED STATES ATTENDING TO HER “NANAY FELY”, WHO RECENTLY UNDERWENT COLORECTAL SURGERY.
January 16, 2012
Legarda said that since last year she had already informed Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile that her nanay Felicidad Bagayas has colon cancer and needs to undergo operation. Thus, the Senator requested for a leave of absence […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) IN MINDANAO TO INCLUDE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR) AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION (CCA) IN THEIR PRIORITY PROGRAMS IN THE SOUTHERN REGION OF THE COUNTRY AS THEY CONTINUE TO CARRY OUT ANTI-INSURGENCY EFFORTS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that aside from the lingering insurgency problem, Mindanao today is faced with a greater and more unpredictable threat-natural hazards made harsher and more devastating […]