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RELEASE FINANCIAL AID FOR FARMERS HIT BY EL NIÑO – ANAC-IP PARTYLIST

With crop damage caused by El Niño now reaching almost P8 billion, ANAC-IP Rep. Jose T. Panganiban who also chairs the House of Representatives’ agriculture committee is urging government to release needed financial aid to the 247,610 affected farmers and help offset their losses. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the […]

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VILLAR TO FARMERS: BE CLIMATE SMART

To beat the effects of El Niño and the changing climate, reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villar urged farmers to be climate-smart. “Our farmers will have better chances of beating El Niño and the effects of climate change if they are educated on the actions to be taken in order to avoid agricultural losses,” the seasoned legislator […]

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SEEK COMELEC EXEMPTION FOR AID RELEASE FOR FARMERS, FISHERFOLK — PANGANIBAN

The chair of the House of Representatives’ agriculture committee and ANAC-IP Rep. Jose T. Panganiban has urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) and other concerned agencies to activate the exemptions provided by law so farmers and fisherfolk affected by El Niño could receive aid. The DA said estimated crop damage due to El Niño has […]

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PROVIDE ‘BUILD, BUILD, BUILD’ JOBS TO FARMERS AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara has asked government to look into the possibility of providing provisional employment to drought-stricken farmers and farmworkers under the administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program to help them deal with the temporary loss of income or livelihood due to the effects of El Niño which are expected to be felt until August […]

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SEND HELP TO El NIÑO-STRICKEN FARMERS ASAP – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said government needs to dispatch immediate help to farmers who are now suffering from drought caused by El Niño. “The government must ensure that intervention programs reach small-scale farmers and farmworkers to help them cope with and mitigate the extreme impacts of El Niño,” Angara said. “The government must ensure intervention […]

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AGRI DEPARTMENT ALREADY PREPARED FOR EL NIÑO – VILLAR

Thousands of Ilonggo voters welcomed Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) candidates even if only four of its 13 senatorial bets attended the campaign rally in Iloilo. Among the senatorial candidates present at the rally held at the City of Passi Arena, were reelectionists Cynthia Villar and Joseph Victor Ejercito, former senator Pia Cayetano, and Ilocos Norte […]

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IMPLEMENT REFORMS IN THE WATER SECTOR – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara is seeking wide-ranging reforms in the water sector to ensure the availability of the precious resource across the country at all times in the wake of the water shortage in most parts of Metro Manila and Rizal province. According to Angara, the water shortage also exposed the lack of a master […]

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ENSURE AVAILABILITY AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF WATER FOR ALL – LEGARDA

In observance of World Water Day, March 22, Senator Loren Legarda supported the global call to ensure availability and the sustainable management of water to provide for current consumption and conserve for future generations. Legarda said that this year’s celebration carries the theme “Leaving No One Behind,” which recognizes the human right entitling everyone, without […]

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DA SHOULD TAKE ACTIVE ROLE IN WATER SECURITY FOR AGRICULTURE – AGRI PARTY- LIST

As an executive order aimed at addressing the country’s water supply issues is being finalized by the government, a party-list group on Wednesday urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to take an active role in ensuring that the agriculture sector will not suffer from water shortages arising from the effects of climate change. “The current […]

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INVEST MORE IN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said government should invest more in water infrastructure and implement practical local government measures like rainwater collection to help the country cope with drought and consequent water shortages during the dry season and El Niño events. “Since droughts and water scarcity have become a more common occurrence, it is necessary that […]