Press Release
August 16, 2010

Senate Opens Probe On: Dwindling Water Supply,
Climate Change Funding and Negotiations

Senator Loren Legarda, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Climate Change today announced that there will be a joint legislative inquiry tomorrow, August 17, 2010 , 12:30pm at the Senate's Laurel Room of the Senate Committees on Climate Change, Finance and Public Works to delve into the following:

1. All sources of financing of climate change funds to ensure transparency and accountability in the proper utilization and management thereof ( P. S. Resolution No. 10 authored by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and P.S. Resolution No. 44 authored by Sen Loren Legarda)

2. Threat of dwindling water supply ( P. S. Resolution no. 43 authored by Sen Loren Legarda)

3. Status of Climate Change negotiations

4. "State of the Climate " privilege speech delivered by Sen Legarda at the Senate Floor on August 10, 2010 where she called for the synchronized implementation of the following laws - Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Climate Change Act of 2009 and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010;

Among those invited to attend are the following:

1. Vice President and HUDCC Chair Jejomar Binay

2. Republic of France Ambassador H. E. Thierry Borja de Mozota

3. DOST Secretary Mario Montejo

4. DOE Secretary Jose Andres D. Almendras

5. DILG Secretary Jersse Robredo

6. DOH Secretary Enrique Ona

7. DFA Scretary Alberto G. Romulo

8. DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson

9. DBM Secretary Florencio Abad

10. DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro

11. DOTC Secretary Jose P. de Jesus

12.Climate Change Commissioner Nadereb Sano

13.Climate Change Commission Vice Chairman Heherson Alvarez

14.Climate Change Commissioner Lucille Sering

15.PHILVOCS Director Renato U. Solidum Jr

16.NEDA Director General Cayetano Paderanga Jr.

17.MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino

18. PAGASA Officer in Charge Dr. Graciano Yumul

19. NAPOCOR President Froilan Tampico

20. LLDA GM Edgardo Manda

21. Manila Water Company President Gerardo Ablaza

22. UNDP Asst Resident Rep Amelia Dulce Supetran

23. Manila Observator Exec Director Toni Yulo Loyzaga

24. UP Los Banos Dean, College of Forestry Dr. Rex Victor Cruz

25. Ateneo School of Government Dean Dr. Tony La Vina

26. Xavier University President Fr. Ramon T. Villarin

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