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Co-sponsorship Speech An Act Declaring The Chinese New Year A Special Nonworking Public Holiday In The Philippines

December 18, 2012

Mr. President,
For centuries, Filipino and Chinese communities have had extensive ties that date back to the time of Jose Rizal and General Vicente Lim. While our relationship then was primarily built on trade and commerce, it has gradually evolved so as to encompass the economic, and socio-cultural history of the Philippines.
At present, the ethnic Chinese and the Filipinos with Chinese ancestry, which make up about 23.3% of our country’s total population, have continuously played a crucial role in […]

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Sponsorship Speech PH-France Protocol, the Philippines-Qatar Tax Treaty, and the Philippines-Kuwait Tax Treaty

December 18, 2012

Mr. President,
PH-France Protocol
Background
While globalization brought about an increase in international trade, it also posed greater challenges to the effective enforcement of tax laws. Consequently, the role of international cooperation, as carried out through each country’s implementation of international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes, has become more and more critical.[1]
These international standards set the need to exchange pertinent information required for the enforcement of the domestic laws of a requesting party. Said […]

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An Act Declaring The Chinese New Year A Special Nonworking Public Holiday In The Philippines

December 18, 2012

Senate of the Philippines;For centuries, Filipino and Chinese communities have had extensive ties that date back to the time of Jose Rizal and General Vicente Lim. While our relationship then was primarily built on trade and commerce, it has gradually evolved so as to encompass the economic, and socio-cultural history of the Philippines.

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PH-France Protocol, the Philippines-Qatar Tax Treaty, and the Philippines-Kuwait Tax Treaty

December 18, 2012

Senate of the Philippines;While globalization brought about an increase in international trade, it also posed greater challenges to the effective enforcement of tax laws. Consequently, the role of international cooperation, as carried out through each country’s implementation of international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes, has become more and more critical.

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Senator Loren Legarda’s Explanation of Vote on the RH Bill

December 17, 2012

GINOONG PANGULO,
Bilang isang babae at ina, ang aking mga personal na karanasan at mga karanasan ng mga ina na aking nakilala sa paninilbihan bilang isang Senador ay makaaapekto sa aking desisyon sa mahalagang panukalang batas ukol sa Reproductive Health.
Mahaba at malalim ang naging talakayan tungkol sa RH Bill. Marami ang aking naging mga katanungan. Nakapagpahayag ako ng aking mga susog at saloobin, at ikinagagalak kong natugunan ang lahat ng mga ito.
Sa pagtatapos ng yugtong ito, alalahanin nating […]

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