Legarda to Gov’t: Scale Up Social Protection to Improve Disaster Resilience

August 19, 2013

As incessant rains caused by Typhoon Maring and the southwest monsoon affect Metro Manila and several provinces in nearby regions, Senator Loren Legarda today called for a deeper study on how the government’s social protection program can be improved to help build disaster resilience of families and communities.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that the government should promote the scaling up of existing national programs to rectify the social and economic structures that breed disaster risk […]

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Legarda Wants Monitoring System of Gov’t Performance

August 17, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that a system of performance planning and reporting by every government agency should be established to strengthen the accountability of government managers and motivate them to improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
Legarda said that there should be a measure of efficiency of each government agency to avert corruption and ensure that national goals are achieved through effective and well-achieved programs by the various agencies of government.
“Our government agencies should create a plan of action covering the […]

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Legarda Wants 100% Increase in Soldiers’ Allowance

August 15, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda has proposed a 100 percent increase in the subsistence allowance of Filipino soldiers as well as an augmentation in their combat duty pay.
Legarda, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, filed a bill to double the subsistence allowance of officers and enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines from P90 per day to P180 per day. She also proposed the increase of combat duty pay from P500.00 per month to an […]

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Legarda to Gov’t: Ensure Release of P75-B AFP Modernization Fund

August 14, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda extends her full support to the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and calls on the government to ensure therelease of funds amounting to P75 Billion over a period of five years, as mandated under the law.
Legarda, Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee for the AFP Budget, noted that in the proposed national budget for 2014, only P5 Billion is allotted for the AFP modernization.
“You get what you give,” Legarda said in expressing her […]

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Message of Senator Loren Legarda | (Author of RA 9177, Act Declaring Eidul Fitr a National Holiday)

August 9, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda, author of RA 9177 also known as the Act Declaring Eidul Fitr a National Holiday, today shared in the celebration of Eidul Fitr.
“I join our Filipino Muslims in celebrating the Eidul Fitr and enjoin our non-Muslim citizens to respect and observe this occasion, which is the essence of the holiday declaration.
“The holy month of Ramadan has been another test of faith and self-discipline for our Muslim brothers and sisters. As you celebrate the end of a month-long […]

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