Legarda Pushes for Improved Magna Carta for Public School Teachers

July 8, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that Filipino teachers should receive remuneration and benefits commensurate to the demands of their job.
Legarda filed anew the proposed amendments to the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers stressing that public school teachers are among the lowest paid government workers considering the nature and importance of the services they render.
“Aside from educating our children, teachers are constantly called to assist in various civic activities which contribute to the welfare of the community and the country, […]

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Mahalin ang ating Kultura: Sen. Loren Legarda and Kultura go green

July 7, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – As a child who grew up in flood-prone Malabon, Senator Loren Legarda was exposed early to the importance of taking care of the environment. “Our compound in Malabon has many fruit-bearing trees,” she says, “and these were not only fun to climb, but also made it possible for us to go out and play in clean floodwaters.”
Through the years, she saw “how pollution has worsened the flooding, dirtying our floodwaters to the point of disrupting the lives […]

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Legarda Seeks Better Management of Country’s Natural Resources

July 6, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that policies on improved management of the country’s natural resources, particularly land and water, are needed now to prevent degradation and ensure sustainable development.
Legarda said that “due to the presence of different stakeholders in the use of land and the lack of a national land use policy framework, the use of land in the country remains chaotic and breeds environmental degradation.”
Meanwhile, 50 of the 421 principal river basins in the country are already considered biologically […]

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Legarda Sees Improved Disaster Preparedness with PAGASA Modernization

July 4, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that better weather forecasting and monitoring by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) will result to better preparedness against natural hazards, thereby preventing huge economic losses.
Legarda said she re-filed the proposed PAGASA Modernization Act and hopes that it will be enacted in the 16th Congress to enhance the agency’s capability in providing services to protect the people and the environment and to ensure economic security against natural hazards.
“In 2009, our country suffered […]

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2.3 Million Filipino Students to Benefit from Legarda’s Pantawid Tuition

July 3, 2013

At least 2.3 million indigent Filipino high school graduates will be able to pursue tertiary education with Senator Loren Legarda’s proposed Pantawid Tuition Program.

Legarda said that Senate Bill No. 6, or the proposed Government Scholarship to Students for University and Technical Vocational Education Act, will be a complementing policy of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

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