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Senate ratifies cybercrime, tax treaties

February 19, 2018

Sen. Loren Legarda, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime aims to address the threats posed by cybercrime and facilitates multilateral cooperation and enhanced collective capability to suppress cybercrime.

“Since cybercrime is borderless, simultaneous and persistent, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration with other countries is therefore vital,” Legarda said.

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Sagay Marine Reserve in 11th Episode of Protected Areas Series

February 16, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the 11th episode of the documentary series Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, featuring the Sagay Marine Reserve in Negros Occidental, on Saturday, February 17, 7:45 a.m., on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.

Sagay Marine Reserve is a protected landscape and seascape composed of the islands and islets of Molocaboc, Molocaboc Diut, Matabas and Suyac, and their surrounding reefs—Carbin, Panal and Macahulom.

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Buhay na Buhay Premieres with ‘Kultura ng Pagdidiwata’

February 15, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the premiere episode of Buhay na Buhay, which will feature “Kultura ng Pagdidiwata” (Harmony with the Deities, Creative Forces of Nature and Ancestral Spirits) on Saturday, February 17, 5:45pm, on GMA News TV.

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Legarda: Earthquake Preparedness Must Be a Way of Life

February 15, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for heightened earthquake preparedness and stressed that disaster preparedness should be a way of life so that natural hazards, such as earthquakes, would not turn into tragic events.

Legarda made the statement following the 1st Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) held today under the government’s #BidaAngHanda campaign led by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD).

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Legarda Lauds 2017 FDI Increase, Says it Must Benefit the Poor

February 14, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today lauded the increase in foreign direct investments (FDIs) to the Philippines as she urged government to ensure that it would not only result in a more robust economy but also benefit poor Filipinos.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, made the statement following the report of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. that FDI net inflows during the period January-November 2017 exceeded the projection for 2017.

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Legarda: Senate Approves on 2nd Reading the Cybercrime Convention, Agreement Establishing AMRO, and Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties

February 13, 2018