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Protection of Filipino Seafarers, Imbued with National Interest

Senate Session Hall

July 31, 2012
I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No. 829 under Committee Report No. 319, entitled: "Resolution concurring in the Ratification of Maritime Labour Convention, 2006" adopted by the General Conference of the International Labour Organization on 23 February 2006.

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Professional Women of the AmCham Forum Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

July 27, 2012
For years, I have been endeavoring to make significant strides on the legislative front on various issues that are close to my heart. Allow me to outline these to you in the context the Millennium Development Goals, the collective commitment of nations for human development.

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World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific Fellowship Night

Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros

July 26, 2012
Extreme weather shifts and all, Manila remains one of the world's most interesting and historical cities, and it is with great pleasure that I welcome you here today.

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Making Decent, Dignified Work for Domestic Workers a Reality

Senate Session Hall

July 25, 2012
On behalf of an estimated 3.4 million Filipinos domestic workers, working here and abroad, I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No. 816 under Committee Report No. 315, entitled: "Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of Convention 189, Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers", adopted by the International Labour Organization in June 2011, under the chairmanship of the Philippine Government.

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Regional Forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction A Collaboration Workshop for the Cagayan de Oro River Basin

Mallberry Suites Business Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City

July 19, 2012
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to this Collaboration Workshop for the Cagayan de Oro River Basin.

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Science, Technology and Innovation: Working Together for Growth and Development

SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

July 10, 2012
Two steps forward, one step back. This best describes the Philippines at present, always at the brink of explosive growth that never quite ignites

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Investing in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Capabilities

SMX Convention Center, Pasay City

June 22, 2012
According to the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), there were 302 disasters from natural hazards worldwide, and 33 of them occurred in the Philippines. These disasters from natural hazards cost the Philippines 26 billion pesos in damages and displaced a record 15.3 million people.

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Resilient Central Luzon Collaboration Workshop for the Pampanga River Basin

Oxford Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga

June 7, 2012
I rise on a matter of personal privilege to underscore my personal commitment as your Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to push for the ratification of the ILO Convention 189 otherwise known as Decent Work for Domestic Workers' Convention.

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Privilege Speech

No Longer Servants, But Workers: ILO Convention 189

Senate Session Hall

June 6, 2012
I rise on a matter of personal privilege to underscore my personal commitment as your Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to push for the ratification of the ILO Convention 189 otherwise known asDecent Work for Domestic Workers' Convention.

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Privilege Speech

World Environment Day 2012: Sex on the Reefs

Senate Session Hall

June 5, 2012
There is sex on the reefs. Where the warm ocean currents meet the more temperate Philippine waters, a different kind of procreation is taking place—one that would save not only marine life, but our very own as well.

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