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Legarda Hopes to Increase Awareness on Int’l Anti-Human Trafficking Day

December 13, 2012

“Today, I wish to underscore the message that everyone must join in the effort to combat human trafficking and the related problems of the illegal sex trade, forced labor, and other forms of slavery. Human traffickers target the most vulnerable sectors of society – men, women, and children from marginalized communities are exploited every day, and this is the injustice that we must all act against,”

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Educating for the Future We Want: Greening Learning Environments in the Philippines SEAMEO INNOTECH’s 13th International Conference

December 13, 2012

SEAMEO INNOTECH’s 13th International Conference EDSA Shangri-La Hotel;I laud SEAMEO INNOTECH for this initiative of focusing on a “Green Southeast Asia” during this 13th International Conference. Furthermore, your thrust of facilitating “teaching and learning through innovative and technology-based research and training solutions in order to fully develop the potentials of the peoples of Southeast Asia” is already an immense contribution towards the environmental solutions for our region.

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Privilege Speech: To Make A Difference

December 12, 2012

As we face anew the difficult task of recovering and rebuilding from the devastation caused by Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao, we ought to revisit the lessons of the past and relearn the lessons we seem to never learn.

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More To Be Done For Disaster Resilience – Legarda

December 11, 2012

“Officials of the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) cited an improvement in the government’s response compared to last year when Tropical Storm Sendong devastated parts of Mindanao. While we note that this is certainly better, it is not our best. The best is to be prepared to lessen the need for response. The best is to have zero casualty,”

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Legarda Hails Approval on Final Reading of Bill Seeking Funds for Nat’l TV

December 11, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAILED THE APPROVAL ON THIRD READING OF SENATE BILL 3316 OR THE PROPOSED “ACT REVITALIZING THE PEOPLE’S TELEVISION NETWORK, INCORPORATED” WHICH WILL AMEND THE PEOPLE’S TELEVISION (PTV) CHARTER.
Legarda, a former broadcast journalist, said that there is a dire need to amend the charter because the PTV4 has no allocation from the government and is not allowed to receive commercial revenues.
“We need to resuscitate our national television because it has a great potential, not for propaganda, […]

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Legarda Stresses Importance of Geo-Hazard Maps in Averting Disasters

December 8, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED ON THE IMPORTANCE OF DISSEMINATING, USING, HEEDING AND UPDATING GEO-HAZARD MAPS TO AVOID EXPOSING COMMUNITIES TO DISASTERS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the call following reports that geo-hazard maps were ignored in some areas, thus resulting to a large number of casualties.
“Geo-hazard maps will tell us where it is unsafe to build homes. It is only logical not to build subdivisions in flood-prone areas or construct buildings along a […]