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Legarda: Expanded Anti-Trafficking Bill Approved in Bicam

November 13, 2012

“This time, there is no reason for human trafficking to triumph against our collective crusade against this modern day slavery,”

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Legarda: ILO 189 will be More Effective with Passage of Kasambahay Bill

November 13, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE IMMEDIATE PASSAGE OF THE KASAMBAHAY BILL IN PROTECTING FILIPINO DOMESTIC WORKERS, STRESSING THAT THE MEASURE WILL COMPLEMENT THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) CONVENTION 189, THE CONVENTION CONCERNING DECENT WORK FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS.
Legarda, sponsor of ILO Convention 189, said that the treaty will be more effective with the passage of the Kasambahay Bill.

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Legarda to Conduct Senate Hearing on Traditional Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples Bill

November 13, 2012

“Our indigenous peoples have suffered historical injustices in the form of discrimination, deprivation of their ancestral domains and lands, among many other human rights violations. To put salt in their many wounds, there have been reported incidences wherein their indigenous knowledge, dances, and designs are being stolen by local and foreign entities,”

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ASEAN SMEs Workshop

November 12, 2012

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ASEAN SMEs Training Workshop

November 12, 2012

Philippine Senate;The focus on SMEs has been growing in recent years, and has even been cited in the Vladivostok Declaration of the Vladivostok APEC Summit 2012 as “a significant driver of development and innovation in the Asia-Pacific region that will improve the quality of economic integration and competitiveness of our economies.”

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Anti-trafficking Bicameral Conference

November 12, 2012

Asian Institute of Management;Good afternoon and welcome to the bicameral conference on the disagreeing provisions of Senate Bill No. 2625 and House Bill 6339, on the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012.

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Legarda Files Resolution to Conduct Inquiry into Alleged Waste Dumping Incident in Subic by a US Navy Contractor

November 12, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY FILED SENATE RESOLUTION 894 THAT WILL DIRECT THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT A JOINT INQUIRY INTO THE ALLEGED WASTE DUMPING INCIDENT IN SUBIC BY A US NAVY CONTRACTOR.
“The tanker MT Glenn Guardian, said to be owned by a private contractor of the US Navy, allegedly discharged untreated and toxic wastewater into the sea, about 37 kilometers away from Subic Bay without a discharge permit from […]

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Legarda: Expanded Anti-Trafficking Bill to Improve Efforts Against Trafficking in the PHL

November 12, 2012

“It would be prudent to carefully study the efforts undertaken, over the years, to identify other gaps that could probably be addressed by stronger policy measures, and improvement in our law enforcement, prosecution, justice system, and even programs and services for trafficked persons and those who are vulnerable to trafficking,”

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Legarda: Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change, Achieve Rice Self-Sufficiency

November 10, 2012

“Irrigation, high-yield seeds and modern post-harvest facilities are badly needed if the Philippines is to achieve 100 percent rice sufficiency. By providing incentives and support, the government would entice more Filipino farmers who had shifted to high-value crops to plant rice anew,”

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Law, Order & Good Governance

November 9, 2012

To provide a more secure environment for our people, Loren co-authored the following laws: the Anti Money Laundering Law (RA 9160), National Service Training Program (RA 9163), Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (RA 9165), and the Government Procurement Reform Act (RA 9184), among others.
Likewise, Loren championed the rights and welfare of Overseas Filipinos. Believing in our modern-day heroes, Loren pushed for the passage of the Overseas Absentee Voting Act (RA 9189), the Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act (RA 9225) and the […]

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