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Legarda: Take small steps for environment

March 29, 2014

MANILA — Hours before Filipinos take part in the annual Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Senator Loren Legarda urged the public to do small acts which “can create big, significant changes” for the environment.
Legarda, chairperson of the Senate Committees on Climate Change, and Environment and Natural Resources, said people don’t realize that small acts ignite greater action and result in significant achievements.
“The Earth Hour campaign shows us what each citizen can do. It tells us that every individual […]

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Legarda on Earth Hour 2014: Small Acts Create Big Change

March 28, 2014

As Filipinos prepare to join the Earth Hour 2014 on March 29, from 8:30 to 9:30 in the evening, Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the importance of the campaign, which highlights that “small acts can create big, significant changes.”
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change, and Environment and Natural Resources, said that oftentimes people are overwhelmed with the gargantuan task of protecting the environment, without realizing that the small acts ignite greater action and result in significant […]

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Loren: Back to before

March 27, 2014

After spending 27 years in Malabon, Loren moved to Makati, bringing with her not material things but fond memories, including how she as a kid played with salagubang (beetle) and butterflies which she caught in the garden and placed inside a big bottle.
Soon, Loren has become free in the wide world, not bottled up like her winged playmates. Her life has become an open book from then on.
– Ricky Lo, Philstar
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Legarda on Bangsamoro Agreement: Historic Big Step Towards Lasting Peace

March 27, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today described the signing of the final peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as a “historic big step towards just and lasting peace.”
“Everyone deserves to live in an environment of peace and prosperity. The signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro today brings us closer to fulfilling peace, not just for our Muslim brothers, but for every Filipino. It is our hope that the initiative can be sustained and that […]

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2 dwarf sperm whales, 21 dolphins killed by dynamite fishing off Siargao – Loren

March 26, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Dynamite fishing has killed two dwarf sperm whales and 21 dolphins have been killed in the waters of Mindanao’s surfing haven, Siargao Island, despite a ban on the practice under the Fisheries Code of the Philippines, Senator Loren Legarda said Wednesday.
“This is another unfortunate case of marine resource abuse. Dynamite fishing has long been banned and is punishable under the Fisheries Code along with (other) illegal fishing methods,” Legarda said.
“Authorities must strictly enforce the law because this […]

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Legarda Expresses Alarm Over Dynamite Fishing, Killing of Whales in Siargao

March 26, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today called the attention of government agencies mandated to enforce the country’s Fisheries Code as she expressed alarm over recent reports of continued practice of dynamite fishing in the waters of Siargao, which recently caused the killing of at least 22 dwarf sperm whales and dolphins.
“This is another unfortunate case of marine resource abuse. Dynamite fishing has long been banned and is punishable under the Fisheries Code along with illegal fishing methods. Authorities must strictly enforce the […]

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Weaving history

March 25, 2014

TRADITIONAL garb worn by tribes such as the Ifugao, Mandaya, Bontok, B’laan, and more are displayed at the newly refurbished Hibla ng Lahing Filipino gallery at the Museum of the Filipino People. Inaugurated last September, the exhibit includes tribal accessories, different kinds of looms, various spinning and weaving implements, and historical photographs.
Taking care of the fabric is not easy.
According to Dr. Ana Maria Theresa Labrador, the assistant director of the National Museum, the pieces are housed in microclimate cases to […]

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Senate Resolution No. 456 – Commending Brillante Mendoza

March 24, 2014

RESOLUTION COMMENDING BRILLANTE MENDOZA FOR BEING RECOGNIZED AS KNIGHT OF THE ORDER OF ARTS AND LETTERS OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC IN LIGHT OF HIS INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTION IN THE ARTS
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (1/22/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-456
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SRN-456 (as filed)

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Senate Resolution No. 427 – Members of the International Community for their Humanitarian Response

March 24, 2014

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING GRATITUDE TO THE MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR THEIR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE IN THE AFTERMATH OF SUPER TYPHOON YOLANDA
Scope: National
Legislative status: Adopted (1/22/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-427
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SRN-427 (as filed)

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Senate Resolution No. 426 – Media Killings

March 24, 2014

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS; AND THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION AND MASS MEDIA TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, ON THE INCREASING INCIDENTS OF MEDIA KILLINGS
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (1/21/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-426
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SRN-426 (as filed)

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