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Acceptance Speech of Senator Loren Legarda: “Now is the time”

December 28, 2008

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and
Climate Change Adaptation for the Asia-Pacific
Third Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
2-4 December 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Now is the time”
Thank you so much.
To Salvano Briceno, Director of UNISDR, who I had the pleasure to work with during the two global meetings in Manila last October, and to the capable and diligent staff of the secretariat, who for more than a year now have helped […]

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Republic Act No. 9512 – ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS EDUCATION ACT

The Department of Education (DepEd), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and other relevant agencies, shall integrate environmental education in its school curricula at all levels, whether public or private, including in barangay daycare, preschool, non-formal, technical vocational, professional level, indigenous learning and out-of-school youth courses […]

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Republic Act No. 9509 – BARANGAY KABUHAYAN ACT

This law establishes livelihood and skills training centers in the fourth, fifth and sixth class municipalities to open employment opportunities, combat poverty and improve the quality of life of Filipinos.

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Republic Act No. 9506 – BACOLOR REHABILITATION COUNCIL ACT

Council to be composed of regional directors of NEDA, DPWH, DA, and DTI, local government officials, representative of the 3rddistrict of Pampanga and representatives from the private sector, non-government organizations and academe.

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Republic Act No. 9501 – MAGNA CARTA FOR MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES ACT

The law requires lending institutions to allocate at least eight percent of their total loan portfolio to micro and small businesses. Before the amendments, the law requires only a six percent minimum allocation for these, and a minimum two percent allocation for medium enterprises.

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Republic Act No. 9500 – UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINE CHARTER OF 2008

This law strengthens the University of the Philippines as a national university.

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