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Archive for February, 2012

Environmental Planning Act of 2012

February 28, 2012

In this era when the severity and frequency of natural hazards and extreme weather events are unpredictable, rural development and urban planning have become even more critical. We have witnessed whole villages being swept away by enormous floods and various infrastructure crumbling during strong earthquakes.
It is unfortunate that it is only after disasters strike that we realize how badly we have abused our natural resources; that we have failed to faithfully pursue sustainable, adaptable and resilient development.
The development […]

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Foreign Relations Committee to Review Mutual Legal Assistance and Consular Relations Treaties

February 22, 2012

THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, CHAIRED BY SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, IS SET TO DISCUSS TWO MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE TREATIES AND THE CONSULAR AGREEMENT WITH CHINA IN A HEARING ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012, 9:00AM AT THE SENATE SESSION HALL.
Legarda said that the Philippine Government’s Mutual Legal Assistance treaties with (1) the People’s Republic of China (PROC) and (2) the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, seek to establish measures in improving cooperation in investigation, prosecution and […]

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Legarda to SUC Accreditors: Help Elevate Quality of Tertiary Education

February 20, 2012

AS PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITIES FALL OFF FROM THE LIST OF TOP 300 TERTIARY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS WORLDWIDE, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON THE ASSESSORS OF STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES’ PROGRAMS AND CURRICULA TO HELP IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN THE COUNTRY.
“Making the Philippine education system at par with its global counterparts is a gargantuan task, even more so today as the quality of education in our country leaves much to be desired, following the international rating our universities received […]

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Legarda Pushes for Law against Shark Catching

February 19, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE PROPOSED MEASURE THAT WOULD PROHIBIT THE CATCHING OF SHARKS, STRESSING THAT THE ABSENCE OF SUCH LAW COULD LEAD TO THE EXTINCTION OF SHARK SPECIES.
Legarda noted a recent news report showing fishermen engaged in the act of shark finning without apprehension as there is no law prohibiting such act.
The practice of shark finning involves the removal of the fin, which can be sold at a price between P600 and […]

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The Future that We Want for Mindanao

February 18, 2012

Two months after Mindanao endured tropical storm Sendong’s whiplash of death and destruction, a critical opportunity is presented before us – the opportunity to learn from the painful lessons of the disaster, to build back a better Mindanao and to make the right choices for our people.
It is on this note that I am pleased to be part of this important initiative, a laudable show of political unity and resolve for disaster risk reduction.
I wish to congratulate my […]

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Legarda: PHL Development Plan Must Translate Into Investments in Disaster Mitigation

February 17, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE AND URGENCY OF PURSUING DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR) AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION (CCA) IN A MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND EFFECTIVE WAY AS A NATIONAL STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
Speaking at the Multisectoral Consultation to Enhance the DRR and CCA Content of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) that was organized by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Legarda said the government must ensure that amid the impact of recurring natural hazards, the country’s […]

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Multisectoral Consultation to Enhance the DRR/CCA Content of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP)

February 17, 2012

The importance and urgency of pursuing disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in a more comprehensive and effective way as a national strategy to achieve our development goals cannot be overemphasized.
Today, we make an effort to revisit the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and ensure that amid the impact of recurring natural hazards, our hard-earned socio-economic gains and development goals are not in peril.
I thank the National Economic and Development Authority for organizing this Multisectoral Consultation, the outcome […]

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Legarda to Mindanaoans: Let us Secure the Future We Want for Mindanao

February 16, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WILL ENJOIN LEADERS AND STAKEHOLDERS IN MINDANAO TO SECURE A BETTER FUTURE FOR THE REGION AS SHE TAKES PART IN THE MINDANAO SUMMIT ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND GEO-HAZARD AWARENESS ON FEBRUARY 18, 2012 IN CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY.
“Leaders have the capacity to protect our people and secure future generations. The important starting point is political commitment, and our measure for success is more disaster-resilient development investments and, fundamentally, better and greater quality of life for […]

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Legarda: Capitalize on Our Resources to End Hunger among Filipinos

February 14, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT MUST CAPITALIZE ON THE COUNTRY’S RICH RESOURCES TO ADDRESS THE LINGERING PROBLEM OF HUNGER THAT MANY FILIPINOS ARE STILL EXPERIENCING.
“The Philippines now imports galunggong and dilis. The country’s most popular fish is not just getting fewer. It is also getting smaller and more expensive. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said the country’s marine grounds have become heavily exploited over the years. Ten of 13 areas mapped are said to […]

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Hunger Amidst Plenty

February 14, 2012

“Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) to establish the Office of the WorldFish Center in the Philippines”
(Committee Report No. 124 / Senate Resolution No. 708)
I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No. 708, entitled “Resolution concurring in the ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the International […]

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