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Senate Bill No. 1902 – National Bureau of Investigation Reorganization and Modernization Act of 2013

January 31, 2014

AN ACT REORGANIZING AND MODERNIZING THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, PROVIDING NECESSARY FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (11/18/2013)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-1902
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SRN-871 (as filed)

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Legarda Bats for NBI Modernization

January 31, 2014

Amid increasing demands upon the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the investigation of high profile and complex cases, Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the need to modernize and reorganize the agency to ensure that it continues to effectively carry out its mandate.
“Human trafficking, cyber pornography, drug cartels, rice smuggling—these are but a few of the complex cases under the NBI. Justice Secretary Leila De Lima admitted that the lack of resources impedes the NBI’s work to effectively implement the […]

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Philippines increasingly embracing renewable energy

January 27, 2014

In an impassioned speech, Legarda, a former TV presenter and United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia – Pacific, described the existential significance of increased investments in renewable energy, particularly in countries affected by climate change such as the Philippines. If global warming continues as it has, Legarda stressed, the country will have to reckon with a catastrophic impact on a massive on economic growth, food security and public health. Rice harvests could decline […]

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Bill Clinton calls for global fund to reform ‘unequal’ energy finance

January 26, 2014

Former US president Bill Clinton has called for global investment in renewable energy and changes to the “inequality” of current financing mechanisms in the energy sector.
At the ThomasLloyd Clean Tech Congress Europe in Frankfurt last week, Clinton highlighted long-term finance options is “what we do with traditional energy and coal fire power plants”, whereas currently investors and providers of solar and wind have to provide “all the money upfront”.
Clinton argued that no one has “explained to people adequately” that there […]

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Legarda: Time to Climate-Proof Energy Sector, Prioritize RE Development

January 26, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for more investments in renewable energy as part of a long-term solution to the growing power needs of the country and to mitigate the effects of environmental degradation and climate change.
 
Legarda, the United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, made the call at the Clean Technology Congress 2014 organized by ThomasLloyd in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
 
“The aftermath of Haiyan was an eye-opener for us Filipinos. The devastation […]

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Legarda: Learn from Past Disasters to Build a Resilient Future

January 25, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the need to lessen the necessity for disaster relief by making good use of lessons learned from past disasters to build a resilient future for Filipinos.
Legarda, who chairs the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that as a country exposed to storms, the Philippines should now be typhoon-resilient at the very least.
“We should now be experts in preparing for typhoons. After all, we have already experienced Ondoy, Pepeng, Pablo and Sendong. Unfortunately, Yolanda happened […]

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Legarda Calls for Greater Climate Action Through Renewable Energy Development

January 24, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for greater climate change action, particularly through significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and promotion of renewable energy development.
Legarda, the United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, made the call in her keynote speech at the ThomasLloyd Cleantech Forum 2014 today in Frankfurt, Germany.
“Findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) show that there is 95 percent likelihood that human activity is the cause of global […]

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Philippines increasingly embracing renewable energy

January 24, 2014

Thomas Lloyd Cleantech Congress: Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines are driving investment in green energy by reducing imported fossil fuel dependency and increasingly adopting renewable sources.
“Meet Asia. Meet Renewable Energy’s Future” was the motto at this year’s Thomas Lloyd Cleantech Congress Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Organized by the investment banking and management group, the event — and co-hosted by the Philippines — the event clearly illustrated the high interest and the high need for increased investments in photovoltaic and […]

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Paving the Way for Change in Dedication to Future Generations

January 24, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech
ThomasLloyd Cleantech Congress 2014
“Paving the Way for Change in Dedication to Future Generations”
24 January 2014 – Frankfurt, Germany
 
First of all, I congratulate the organizers of this year’s ThomasLloyd Cleantech Congress. Thank you for the warm hospitality and the excellent arrangements at the Messe.
 
A great man once said, “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation.”[1]
 
Those were the words of the late Nelson Mandela in 2005 before a Trafalgar Square […]

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Singson on bunkhouses

January 23, 2014

Legarda added that The Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Law, a measure she likewise authored, also penalizes sexual acts, including prostitution, committed against a woman or child.
The senator filed a bill that would protect minors from accessing pornographic materials over the Internet. Under Senate Bill No. 532, the Anti-Computer Pornography Act, acts such as transmitting or offering to transmit information containing indecent materials to a minor and providing access to transmission of said materials to a minor will be considered […]

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