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Privilege Speech: Isang Habi, Isang Lahi

November 8, 2010

In culmination of the celebration of the National Indigenous Peoples Month that was celebrated throughout October and as we resume our sessions in this chamber, allow me to speak to you on this important subject matter of the protection of Indigenous Peoples Rights and their cultural integrity.
I. Recognition of Indigenous Peoples in the International Arena
Indigenous Peoples (IPs) make up over 370 million or about 5% of the world’s population and live in 90 countries all over the world.[1] […]

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Legarda Lauds Eastern Visayas’ Heightened Awareness on Climate Change, Urges Fast – Tracking of Downscaled Geo- hazard Maps For Barangays Nationwide

November 7, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL CHAMPION FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, TODAY LAUDED THE GROWING AWARENESS OF CITIZENS AND VARIOUS GROUPS IN EASTERN VISAYAS ON THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
Legarda, who has produced documentaries to inform the public about climate change, said that the increasing consciousness on the phenomenon would lead to the effective adaptation to its effects.
“Once we become aware of climate change and its adverse impact that is when we begin to […]

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Legarda Honors IPs with Isang Habi, Isang Lahi Exhibit at the Senate

November 6, 2010

TO HONOR THE RICH CULTURE OF OUR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, PRESERVE OUR DISTINCT HERITAGE, OUR FILIPINO ANCESTRAL WISDOM, AND TO REKINDLE OUR PRIDE IN OUR COUNTRY’S CULTURAL DIVERSITY, THE ISANG HABI, ISANG LAHI EXHIBIT ORGANIZED BY SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WILL BE FORMALLY OPENED AT THE SENATE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010.
“Aside from my personal collection, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Nayong Pilipino Foundation and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples have shared indigenous jewelry, textile and […]

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Legarda Joins In EU-RP Panel Meet Climate change adaptation, welfare of Pinoys in Europe to be discussed

November 5, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA IS AMONG THE LEGISLATORS WHO SHALL PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERPARLIAMENTARY MEETING BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE PHILIPPINE SENATE TODAY AT THE HOTEL SOFITEL PHILIPPINE PLAZA.
The EU Parliament delegation, led by Mr. Werner Langen, Chair of the Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Southeast Asia and the ASEAN and a member of the Europe People’s Party of Germany, and the Philippine Senate, led by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, will be discussing the growing partnership […]

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Legarda Urges DOH, LGUs To Beef Up Efforts to Prevent and Control Dengue

November 4, 2010

AS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) WARNED OF THE CONTINUOUS SURGE IN CASES OF DENGUE FEVER IN ASIA, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED THE GOVERNMENT, PARTICULARLY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH) AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) TO STRENGTHEN AND DOUBLE THEIR EFFORTS IN THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF THE DISEASE.
“Based on the statistics from the World Health Organization, the rise in dengue cases in the country is a cause for alarm. We are aware that efforts to combat the […]

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Legarda Calls For Vigilance Amid Terror Threat Reports

November 4, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED FOR HEIGHTENED VIGILANCE FROM ALL SECURITY FORCES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC AMID REPORTS OF A POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK IN THE COUNTRY, EVEN AFTER THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES DOWNPLAYED THE THREAT.
“The AFP has already said that there is no terror threat in the country. However, we cannot put our guard down especially after more foreign governments issued travel advisories warning their citizens of imminent terrorist attacks in the country,” Legarda said.
The Senator […]

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