September 13, 2018
Senator Loren Legarda today reminded local government units (LGUs) and citizens on ways to prepare for a typhoon as Typhoon Ompong starts to affect more areas in the country.
Legarda stressed that citizens, especially those in areas with public storm warning signals, should regularly monitor weather updates and advisories for evacuation; while disaster preparedness and response agencies should be on alert for emergencies and concerned government departments ready to provide basic needs and relief items for residents in temporary shelters and affected areas.
September 11, 2018
Senator Loren Legarda today reminded government agencies, local government units (LGUs) and citizens to prepare for Typhoon ‘Mangkhut’, which is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday, September 12.
According to PAGASA, Typhoon ‘Mangkhut’ is expected to have maximum sustained winds of up to 210 kph and gustiness of up to 260 kph once it enters the PAR. It will be named Typhoon ‘Ompong’.
September 6, 2018
Senator Loren Legarda hailed the Senate’s approval of the proposed Php1.16 Billion supplemental budget to fund medical assistance programs for dengue patients. The measure was passed on third and final reading with 18 affirmative votes.
“This measure will provide medical assistance for hospitalization and out-patient care services to all dengue patients, including those who received the Dengvaxia vaccine,” said Legarda, sponsor of the bill and Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance.