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The Evolving Roles of BHWs: Bridging the Gap for Future Health Reforms

September 4, 2010

For sixteen years, our barangay health workers have been our health information disseminators, the nurturers of expectant mothers and sick children, and the providers of genuine health care to the Filipino in the deepest nooks of the country.
I would like to thank the National Confederation of Barangay Health Workers of the Philippines for inviting me to speak before the unsung heroes of our health delivery system.
Indeed, we have gone far in medicine and health care services. But it […]

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The Human Face of Climate Change

September 4, 2010

It is my pleasure to be invited here to speak about an issue which has become one of the greatest humanitarian development challenges that we all face, an issue of global proportion.
While climate change has recently been at the forefront of local and international dialogues, it is perhaps only now that the nation has seen its devastating impacts.
Unfortunately, it had to take Ondoy, Pepeng and Basyang for us to realize that climate change is not just a scientific […]

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Loren: Conviction Rate in Illegal Recruitment Shows RP Serious in Fight VS. Human Trafficking

September 3, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, URGED THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO CREATE CHANNELS TO IMPROVE OUR RANKINGS BY THE UNITED STATES IN ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING PERFORMANCE, ASSERTING THAT OUR HIGH CONVICTION RATES ON ILLEGAL RECRUITMENT MUST OFFSET OUR LOW CONVICTIONS UNDER THE ANTI-TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS ACT FOR PURPOSES OF MAKING THE PHILIPPINES ELIGIBLE FOR FOREIGN ASSISTANCE.
“Many of our prosecutors charge traffickers with the crime of illegal recruitment rather than trafficking. If this reflects […]

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Learn From Ondoy, Prepare Do Not Just Be Reactive – Loren

September 2, 2010

ONE YEAR AFTER ONDOY, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA APPEALED TO ALL CONCERNED AGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT INCLUDING THE NDCC, DOST, PAGASA, DA, MMDA, DPWH, DILG AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO BE PRO-ACTIVE IN REDUCING THE RISK OF DISASTERS.
“Let us be better prepared before the onslaught, rather than react after the catastrophe has swept the country. The threats of climate change do not have to turn into disasters.”
The Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change called for the convening of the […]

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Concrete Results in Fight Against Human Trafficking To Bring Foreign Aid- Legarda

September 1, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, WANTS A CONCRETE ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT ON THE ARREST, PROSECUTION AND CONVICTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKERS FROM THE INTER-AGENCY COUNCIL AGAINST TRAFFICKING COMPOSED OF OFFICIALS FROM THE DOJ, DSWD, DFA, DOLE, POEA, BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION, AND THE PNP.
“Seven years have passed since the passage of our law against human trafficking, mandating the creation of a National Strategic Plan of Action against trafficking, and yet it seems we are going nowhere,” Legarda […]

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