September 30, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda is calling for the urgent passage of a bill seeking for mandatory registration of all prepaid subscriber identity module (SIM) cards to avoid unregistered numbers to be utilized for malicious or any unlawful acts.
“If we can make postpaid mobile subscribers submit identification, why can’t we do the same for prepaid mobile phone users? With SIM cards registered, criminals and perpetrators who exploit the anonymity provided by prepaid SIM can be identified and tracked down easily,” Legarda stressed.
September 29, 2016
“I mourn the passing of an esteemed colleague, an admirable and fearless woman, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. My sympathies are with her husband and the family she left behind. Her death leaves a huge void in the nation.
September 28, 2016
Sen. Loren Legarda, the committee chair asked the Senate’s Legislative Budget Research and Monitoring Division (LBRMO) to sit down with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Health (DOH) so that funds are provided for the construction of rehabilitation centers and other aspects of the rehabilitation work.
These include the construction of rehabilitation centers in the local government level “whether in capital outlay, capacity-building, blood testing or after care are all incorporated in the budgets,” she said.
September 27, 2016
The trade department should assist small businessmen through product development, product quality, good management, labeling and marketing through their personnel assigned in the provinces, said Senator Loren Legarda, chairman of the Senate committee on finance during the hearing on the agency’s 2017 budget.
September 27, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the Department of Education (DepEd) to build green schools and restore heritage school buildings in the country during the hearing on the proposed 2017 budget of the Department.
Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, reminded the DepEd to ensure that the new classrooms being built to address classroom shortage are climate-resilient.