Legarda to Advance PH Interests in 2017 UN Climate Talks in Bonn

On 13-17 November 2017, Senator Loren Legarda will serve as Head of the Philippine Delegation to the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany.   Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change, Foreign Relations and Finance and UN Global Champion…

​2 Abus nabbed, firearms seized in Sulu clash

Headquarters Western Mindanao, Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- November 10 , 2017 In a fierce gunfight with military troops, two Abu Sayyaf fighters were nabbed and their firearms were seized in the wee hours today.  Abu Sayyaf bandits Nadsfar Abdulla and Delson Kansiong were arrested by elements of the 2nd Special Forces Battalion led by…

​SEN. POE PUSHES FOR FUNDING MASS TRANSPORT PROJECTS IN TAX REFORM MEASURE

Sen. Grace Poe is proposing that revenues from petroleum excise taxes contained in the first tranche of the administration’s tax reform package could be used to supplement public mass transportation projects that provide an efficient way to serve an expanding population, address congestion and reduce costs. “Importanteng maglagay ng probisyon sa panukalang batas na ito…

Sen. Grace Poe’s text statement re Rappler and PCOO issue

The move to marginalize Rappler in its coverage of the Palace and to demand the legal authority of the Malacanang Press Corps to cover the President are both misplaced and inconsistent with the essence of press freedom and the people’s right to be informed of the President’s activities and pronouncements. A strong and independent press…

Summit trains OFWs and beneficiaries to earn from agriculture- Sen. Villar

This year’s OFW and Family Summit will focus on giving livelihood opportunities to overseas Filipino workers in agriculture. Sen. Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food and director of the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG) gave this statement during the Kapihan sa Senado media forum. “The prospect…

Legarda: Stronger Support for Farmers Needed to Achieve Rice Self-Sufficiency

In observance of National Rice Awareness Month this November, Senator Loren Legarda said it is possible to achieve rice self-sufficiency through public awareness and stronger government support for farmers.   Legarda expressed support for the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) program to encourage the public to eat only the right proportion of rice and try other…