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Legarda pushes migrants’ rights globally

March 28, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has urged the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to push for a global policy and action that considers and respects the rights and dignity of all migrants and refugees across the globe.

“This Assembly of Parliamentarians can help move forward not just the commitments of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants 18 months ago, but of many other treaties and pledges to facilitate safe, orderly, and regular migration,” Legarda said at the 138th assembly of the IPU in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday.

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To develop nationalism, require military service

March 23, 2018

Perhaps one of the legislators who were recently inducted into the reserve officers corps can do the honors in filing these important bills, among them new AFP colonels House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, Senators Loren Legarda and Manny Pacquiao, and Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia.

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Lawmakers want charges filed vs local officials, firms over Boracay mess

March 7, 2018

Three days after they began their probe, senators on Sunday said that they want to file criminal charges against local officials and business owners liable for the pollution in the famous Boracay island resort.

According to their onsite hearing last Friday, Senators Cynthia Villar and Loren Legarda said it was obvious that there were violations of environmental laws, and government officials failed to impose it as they were unable to maintain a clean environment in Boracay.

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Senate ratifies free trade accord with EFTA states

March 6, 2018

Legarda, who sponsored the PH-EFTA FTA in plenary, stressed that the agreement was negotiated only with the promotion of fair economic cooperation in mind — one that will enable a business environment conducive for investments and provide opportunities for producers, consumers, and service suppliers alike.

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Senate concurs with ratified free trade agreement with European states

March 6, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda, sponsor of Senate Resolution No. 647, said the measure concurs with the ratification of the FTA between the Philippines and the EFTA states. The resolution was approved with 19 votes, zero negative vote, and no abstention.

“Entering into an FTA with EFTA is part of the country’s strategy to gain a stronger foothold in the European market,” said Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

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PH now a member of Budapest convention on Cybercrime

March 6, 2018

According to Senate foreign relations committee chair Loren Legarda, the Convention remains as the “sole binding international legal mechanism” adopted by countries against cybercrime and is also crucial in fighting child pornography.

“This treaty is very important to protect our people from cybercrime especially since the country is the number one haven for those committing child pornography,” Legarda said in a statement.