January 27, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the immediate passage of the proposed Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 2015 (ENIPAS), which will strengthen conservation of close to a hundred protected areas in the country.
The Senate has approved the bill on third and final reading in July 2015 but the counterpart measure in the House of Representatives is yet to be passed.
January 26, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today expressed support to the Philippines’ accession to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Legarda, Chair of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, made the statement during the hearing on the convention, which aims to settle issues of parental child abduction by providing a system of cooperation among countries in case one parent brings the child out of his/her habitual residence without the consent of the other parent.
January 23, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today said that she sees stricter implementation of Republic Act No. 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Law, due to stronger funding support and the ongoing investigation of the Ombudsman on non-compliant local government units (LGUs).
Legarda, principal author and sponsor of the law, made the statement in line with the upcoming 15th anniversary of the ESWM Act on January 26.
January 22, 2016
“We are experiencing continuous warming of the Earth’s temperature and we must do something about it—to adapt and mitigate. We need to halt global warming now, otherwise, our children will no longer be able to bear the heat,” said Senator Loren Legarda in reaction to reports that 2015 was Earth’s hottest year on record.
January 20, 2016
Recognizing the vital role of education in nation building and economic development, Senator Loren Legarda, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, said they have augmented the budget of state universities and colleges (SUCs) to support research programs and infrastructure building and to ensure the continuous upgrade of the country’s education system.