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loren legarda
Senator, UN Global Champion for DRR, UNFCCC Adaptation Champion, UNEP laureate, women and kids rights advocate, peacebuilder, cultural worker, conservationist.
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loren legarda Nov 12
Replying to @loren_legarda
I requested to impose sewage treatment plant (STP) compliance in other areas in the country, esp. tourist areas similar to what was done in Boracay. The proposed 2019 budget of the DILG is deemed submitted by the Committee, pending amendments the Committee will propose.
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loren legarda Nov 12
Replying to @senatePH
The local development planning ensures that the needs of the people, especially those that can’t be covered by the LGU are included in the programs of national agencies and are funded.
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loren legarda Nov 12
Replying to @senatePH
At the hearing, we also discussed the importance of local development councils (LDCs), composed of mayors, barangay leaders, and reps of peoples orgs and NGOs, in crafting needs-based local projects.
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loren legarda Nov 12
Replying to @senatePH
I also reminded them of the importance of information awareness on disaster risk reduction to avoid fire accidents especially in urban areas.
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loren legarda Nov 12
Replying to @senatePH
To ensure fire safety nationwide, the Bureau of Fire needs an estimated amount of P84-B for complete equipment, trucks, ambulance, etc. It will be a challenge to look for this amount but I will try to allocate a portion of it.
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loren legarda Nov 12
We resumed budget hearings today. As chair of the Finance committee, I conducted a second hearing on the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and its attached agencies.
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loren legarda Nov 11
LIVE: Senator Loren Legarda chairs the 2nd hearing on the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. Watch here:
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loren legarda Nov 8
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loren legarda Nov 8
Legarda Renews Call to Strengthen Disaster Resilience on 5th Yolanda Anniversary—Read here:
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loren legarda Nov 7
Legarda Lauds Antique for Receiving Seal of Good Local Governance—Pls read:
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loren legarda Nov 7
LIVE: Senator Loren Legarda attends the Awarding Ceremony of the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance at the Manila Hotel. Watch here:
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loren legarda Nov 5
Replying to @DILGPhilippines
We need to bring government closer to the people. Our citizens must feel the presence of the national government through actual programs that benefit them. This is the very crucial role of local government.
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loren legarda Nov 5
Replying to @DILGPhilippines
For instance, in the case of Boracay, the rehabilitation of the island to address environmental concerns is a right step towards sustainable tourism. Our natural resources should never be compromised for the sake of development.
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loren legarda Nov 5
Replying to @DILGPhilippines
Optimizing tourism potential of our communities and enriching cultural heritage are likewise linked to environmental management.
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loren legarda Nov 5
Replying to @DILGPhilippines
We need to manage our natural resources sustainably so that future generations may still inherit lush forests and natural springs and discover our endemic species of flora and fauna.
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loren legarda Nov 5
In the area of disaster preparedness, it is not enough that we are ready for challenges posed by disasters. We need to go beyond that by managing disaster risks and building resilience to climate change impacts.
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loren legarda Nov 5
We also supported improved law enforcement and monitoring capabilities of our policemen by increasing the budget for acquisition of body cameras, closed circuit television (CCTV), and helicopters, among others.
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loren legarda Nov 5
Meanwhile, in protecting the community from threats to life and security, we have supported this by doubling the base pay of military and uniformed personnel in the government starting this year.
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loren legarda Nov 5
Replying to @DILGPhilippines
The challenge is communicating the services of govt and helping prospective beneficiaries avail of these social services. There needs to be stronger convergence between national agencies and LGUs to ensure that these services reach the intended beneficiaries.
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loren legarda Nov 5
In broadening access to social services, especially the marginalized and most vulnerable in the community, communication and convergence are the challenges, more than funding. We have so many programs available for access.
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