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Sponsorship Speech: Securing the Future of Our Overseas Filipino Workers

March 21, 2012

Securing the Future of Our Overseas Filipino Workers
Sponsorship Speech
“Convention on Social Security between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Spain”
Senate Session Hall | 21 March 2012
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues,
I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No. 751 under Committee Report No. 136, entitled: “Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Convention on Social Security between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Spain.”
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The United Nations […]

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Committee Report No. 94, Senate Bill No. 3091 National Land Use Act

Mr. President,
I am pleased to state my support for this measure that seeks to provide a unified legal framework that will ensure a rational, holistic, and just allocation, use and management of the country’

March 21, 2012
s land resources.
As we know, the lack of a comprehensive land use policy has resulted to an irrational use of our land resources such as conversions of irrigable lands into residential locations, ancestral lands into mining sites, and use of hazard-prone areas for human settlements. [...]

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Forum on Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge

March 21, 2012

Allow me to thank the organizers of this event, led by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, and the National Museum, for inviting me to take part in this forum on intellectual property and traditional knowledge.
There are 110 IP groups in the Philippines, with each community possessing its own traditional knowledge that had been passed on […]

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Convention on Social Security between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Spain

Mr. President, distinguished colleagues,
I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No.51 under Committee Report No. 136, entitled: “

March 20, 2012
Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Convention on Social Security between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Spain.”

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Regional Forum on Effective Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Greater Metro Manila Area

Keynote Speech Senator Loren Legarda Regional Forum on Effective Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Greater Metro Manila Area March 16, 2012 Bulwagang Amoranto, 3rd Floor, Quezon City Hall  

March 16, 2012
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the Regional Forum on Effective Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Greater Metro Manila Area, which we convene today.  

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Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability Everybody’s Concern

Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability Everybody’

March 8, 2012
s Concern
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International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month

As we observe the International Women’

March 7, 2012
s Day on March 8, I rise to highlight the theme of this year’

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Consular Agreement between the Republic of the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China

Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues:
I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No. 733 under Committee Report No. 131, entitled “

March 6, 2012
Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Consular Agreement between the Republic of the Philippines and the People’

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Mutual Legal Assistance Agreements (MLATs)with the People’s Republic Of China And The United Kingdom

Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues:
I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No. 732 under Committee Report No. 130, entitled “

March 6, 2012
Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Republic of the Philippines and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,”

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AHON: A Hope in Restoring the Disappearing Philippine Natural Tourism Destinations

Allow me to thank the University of Santo Tomas for inviting me in this assembly.
The Philippines is home to a rich biodiversity. It boasts of a plethora of flora and fauna from the mountaintops down to the deepest seas, spread out in the 7,107 islands of the country. About 15.8 million hectares of land, or more than half of the country’s total land area of 30 million hectares, are classified as forestland

March 2, 2012
around 3,000 tree species, as well [...]

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