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Legarda: Constant Vigilance Needed Amid Torrential Rains, Increasing Weather Uncertainty

August 7, 2012

“Flood warnings, especially in areas affected by overflowing rivers and overspilling dams, should give enough time for communities to evacuate and take shelter. There must be a balance between information provision, dissemination, and understanding of the communities, coupled with preparedness and accountability,”

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Legarda: Make Our Laws Work to Avert Disasters Gov’t and Citizens Must Engage in Heightened Flood Prevention, Disaster Preparedness Measures

August 7, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED GRAVE CONCERN OVER THE CONDITION OF VARIOUS COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY THE PRESENT WEATHER DISTURBANCE THAT HAS CAUSED MASSIVE FLOODING IN MANY PARTS OF METRO MANILA AND NEARBY PROVINCES, AND CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE THE NATION’S LAWS WORK TO AVERT DISASTERS.

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Legarda Hails Senate Concurrence in Domestic Workers’ Convention

August 6, 2012

“I am happy for our kasambahays because the approval of ILO Convention 189 will pave the way for the proper recognition of their important role in the households they are employed in and their contribution to the economy,”

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Legarda: Amend Anti-Hazing Law to Increase Awareness and Accountability

August 6, 2012

“HAZING HAS LAID CLAIM TO MANY LIVES, AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO UNLESS WE TAKE CONCERTED ACTION,” SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID TODAY IN A PRIVILEGE SPEECH WHERE SHE CALLED TO AMEND RA 8049 OR THE ANTI-HAZING LAW.

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Senate Resolution No. 831 – Sustainable protection of the Puerto Princesa Subterrannean National Park

August 6, 2012

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE SENATE TO URGE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY FOR THE SUSTAINABLE PROTECTION OF THE PUERTO PRINCESA SUBTERRANEAN RIVER NATIONAL PARK IN LIGHT OF ITS SUCCESSFUL INCLUSION IN THE RAMSAR CONVENTION LIST OF WETLANDS OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (08/08/2012)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-831
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SRN-831 (as filed)

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Incidences of Hazing in the Phl

August 6, 2012

Senate Session Hall;I rise on a matter of personal privilege to express indignation over the recent death of Mark Andre Marcos, a law student whose bright future was cut short by a tradition of violence that has laid claim to many lives, and will continue to do so unless we take concerted action.