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As world celebrates UN Day, Legarda commits to doing her part in achieving the MDGs, urges other RP leaders to do the same

October 24, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY JOINS THE WORLD IN CELEBRATING THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) DAY.
As part of her support to the advocacies and programs of the UN, Legarda reiterated her commitment to do her part in helping the Philippines achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the year 2015.
“I join the world in commemorating the United Nations Day, which, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, is ‘a day when we must resolve to do more’. Indeed, we have […]

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As world celebrates UN Day, Legarda commits to doing her part in achieving the MDGs, urges other RP leaders to do the same

October 24, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY JOINS THE WORLD IN CELEBRATING THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) DAY.
As part of her support to the advocacies and programs of the UN, Legarda reiterated her commitment to do her part in helping the Philippines achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the year 2015.
“I join the world in commemorating the United Nations Day, which, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, is ‘a day when we must resolve to do more’. Indeed, we have […]

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Loren seeks immediate passage of bill qualifying media killing as a crime of murder

October 23, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY PUSHED FOR THE IMMEDIATE PASSAGE OF A PROPOSED MEASURE THAT SEEKS TO QUALIFY THE KILLING OF MEMBERS OF BROADCAST AND PRINT MEDIA IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES AS A CRIME OF MURDER.
Legarda stressed the importance of the measure as she noted that the Philippines fell 34 notches in the world press freedom ranking primarily due to the Maguindanao massacre.
“The numerous cases of journalists and media practitioners killed in the line of duty have […]

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Loren seeks immediate passage of bill qualifying media killing as a crime of murder

October 23, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY PUSHED FOR THE IMMEDIATE PASSAGE OF A PROPOSED MEASURE THAT SEEKS TO QUALIFY THE KILLING OF MEMBERS OF BROADCAST AND PRINT MEDIA IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES AS A CRIME OF MURDER.
Legarda stressed the importance of the measure as she noted that the Philippines fell 34 notches in the world press freedom ranking primarily due to the Maguindanao massacre.
“The numerous cases of journalists and media practitioners killed in the line of duty have […]

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Legarda wants review of government’s climate change adaptation policy for agri sector

October 22, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE, TODAY CALLED FOR A REVIEW OF THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICIES AND PROGRAMS ON ADDRESSING THE VULNERABILITY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES SECTOR TO THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
Legarda made the appeal after Typhoon Juan, which battered the northern part of Luzon, damaged an initial estimate of Php1.556 billion worth of crops, mostly corn and palay.
According to the Department of Agriculture, affected palay crops in Regions 2 and 3 […]

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Legarda wants review of government’s climate change adaptation policy for agri sector

October 22, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE, TODAY CALLED FOR A REVIEW OF THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICIES AND PROGRAMS ON ADDRESSING THE VULNERABILITY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES SECTOR TO THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
Legarda made the appeal after Typhoon Juan, which battered the northern part of Luzon, damaged an initial estimate of Php1.556 billion worth of crops, mostly corn and palay.
According to the Department of Agriculture, affected palay crops in Regions 2 and 3 […]

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Legarda urges barangay leaders to combat climate change through rehabilitation of forest lands

October 21, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, PARTICULARLY IN THE BARANGAY LEVEL, TO TAKE THE LEAD AND START THE REHABILITATION OF THE COUNTRY’S ECOSYSTEMS AS A WAY TO COMBAT THE DESTRUCTIVE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
Legarda made the call to all local leaders as the country is set to hold on October 25 the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections.
“Whenever disasters strike, the effects and losses are always greatly felt in the local level, but sometimes invisible from a […]

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Legarda urges barangay leaders to combat climate change through rehabilitation of forest lands

October 21, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, PARTICULARLY IN THE BARANGAY LEVEL, TO TAKE THE LEAD AND START THE REHABILITATION OF THE COUNTRY’S ECOSYSTEMS AS A WAY TO COMBAT THE DESTRUCTIVE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
Legarda made the call to all local leaders as the country is set to hold on October 25 the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections.
“Whenever disasters strike, the effects and losses are always greatly felt in the local level, but sometimes invisible from a […]

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P.S. Resolution No. 230 – Strategic areas of the Philippin Foreign Relations

October 21, 2010

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF POLICY IN STRATEGIC AREAS OF PHILIPPINE FOREIGN RELATIONS, TOWARDS AN ENHANCED DIPLOMATIC, ECONOMIC AND SECURITY ENGAGEMENT WITH OTHER NATIONS AND EFFECTIVE ADHERENCE TO INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (10/21/2010)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-230
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SRN-230 (as filed)

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Efficient Early Warning and Early Action are Crucial in Reducing Disaster Losses, Disaster – Resilient Cities Must Be Continuous Goal – Legarda

October 20, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE REMINDED THAT, “THE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM, TO BE EFFECTIVE, MUST TRANSLATE INTO PUBLIC ALERTNESS, PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSIVENESS. IT IS ENCOURAGING TO NOTE THAT AS TYPHOON ‘JUAN” RAGED THROUGH SIGNIFICANTLY, LESS LIVES WERE LOST COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS STORMS AND TYPHOONS BECAUSE OF HEIGHTENED PUBLIC AWARENESS AND ACTION.”
“Typhoon Juan, the strongest storm the Philippines has experienced in four years, is consistent with the trend that the Intergovernmental Panel on […]

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