January 14, 2012
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY COMMENDED THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DEPED) FOR TAKING A STEP FURTHER IN BRINGING EDUCATION CLOSER TO FILIPINOS BELONGING TO INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES (ICCS) THROUGH THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES EDUCATION OFFICE (IPSEO).
January 12, 2012
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said that as a basic right, education should be made accessible to all Filipinos, including members of ICCs, most of which live in far-flung areas.
“I am glad that DepEd came up with the idea of creating […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS URGED THE SENATE TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION ON THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF FINANCIERS OF SMALL-SCALE MINING OPERATIONS IN THE RECENT LANDSLIDE THAT OCCURRED IN PANTUKAN, COMPOSTELA VALLEY.
January 11, 2012
In filing Senate Resolution No. 675, Legarda said that specific areas in Pantukan, including Barangay Napnapan where the January 5, 2012 and the April 2011 landslides occurred, have been identified as landslide-prone areas and the mountain region could collapse from high pressure or big movements, thereby not suitable for habitation […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ENCOURAGED THE GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP NEW GROWTH INDICATORS, BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL ECONOMIC YARDSTICKS THAT ONLY EMPHASIZE ECONOMIC PROGRESS, IN MEASURING THE GENERAL WELL-BEING OF FILIPINOS.
January 9, 2012
Legarda said that the quality of life of Filipinos remains poorly understood due to the absence of measures that will reflect the happiness and well-being of the people.
“Statistics such as gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national product (GNP), which only indicate the value of goods and services turned out […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT MORE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) ARE NOW REALIZING THE NEED TO BE PROACTIVE IN DEALING WITH NATURAL HAZARDS AS MANY LGUS ARE NOW FOCUSED IN MAKING THEIR TOWNS DISASTER RESILIENT.
January 8, 2012
Legarda, the United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, said that recently, the city officials of Calbayog in Samar and San Fernando in Pampanga announced that DRR is among their priorities for the year.
Particularly, the City Government of Calbayog […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED SUPPORT OVER THE GOVERNMENT’S REHABILITATION PLAN FOR LAGUNA DE BAY, STRESSING THAT THE LAKE SHOULD BE SALVAGED FROM DEGRADATION AS MILLIONS OF FAMILIES DEPEND ON IT FOR LIVELIHOOD AND SUSTENANCE.
“Management of solid waste in the lake, sanitation and public health, congestion of shore land areas, flooding and loss of biodiversity, and decline in water quality-these are among the problems that have sprouted within the lake through the years. We are glad that the government […]