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Legarda: Intensify Teamwork Among Gov’t Agencies For Swift Action On OFWs’ Concerns

March 11, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT VARIOUS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, PARTICULARLY THE DEPARTMENTS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, MUST SYNERGIZE THEIR EFFORTS TO GIVE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE TO OVERSEAS FILIPINOS RETURNING TO THE COUNTRY.
“Our embassies and consulates abroad must continue to monitor political developments in their respective territorial assignments particularly in the Middle East, and must be prepared to adopt contingency measures even before things get worse,” she said./p>
“Meanwhile the Department of Labor must focus on job placements […]

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Statement of Senator Loren Legarda* on the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan (*Chair, Senate Committee on Climate Change)

March 11, 2011

AS WE SHARE OUR SYMPATHIES WITH THE TSUNAMI VICTIMS IN JAPAN AND THEIR FAMILIES, IT IS WORTH REFLECTING THAT THE PHILIPPINES FACES SIMILAR THREATS.
The increasing frequency and magnitude of earthquakes highlight the need for early action.
Tsunami alerts must be immediately communicated to a population at risk to ensure evacuation.
Yes it is possible for the Philippines to experience a very strong temblor.
The 19 provinces that could be hit by at most one meter tsunami waves between 5pm […]

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Legarda Challenges Local Legislators To Be Climate Allies

March 10, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED LOCAL LEGISLATORS TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE IN MAKING THEIR COMMUNITIES DISASTER-RESILIENT BY TRANSLATING NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL, CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION LAWS INTO LOCAL ORDINANCES THAT ARE ATTUNED TO THEIR LOCALITY’S VULNERABILITIES.
Legarda, principal author and sponsor of Republic Act 9729, or the Climate Change Act of 2009, delivered this message to the participants of the 8th Philippine Councilors League National Congress held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
“Climate change is one […]

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Loren Pushes for a Disaster-Resilient Philippine Development Plan

March 9, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT THE COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT PLAN MUST BE CLIMATE CHANGE-SENSITIVE AND RESPONSIVE TO SUSTAIN THE GAINS THAT WOULD BE ACHIEVED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN THE NEXT SIX YEARS.
During the Senate briefing on the United Nations-World Bank Publication “Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters” last month, Legarda and National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Cayetano Paderanga Jr. agreed to establish a multi-sectoral committee to review the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP 2011-2016) and ensure that the government’s […]

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Legarda: Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, A Cause for Both Genders

March 8, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED THAT PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IS AN ADVOCACY THAT IS NOT MEANT TO PUT A DIVIDE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN, BUT A CAUSE FOR BOTH GENDERS TO ENSURE THAT THE RIGHTS OF EVERY PERSON IS RESPECTED REGARDLESS OF GENDER AND THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL MAY BE ABLE TO LIVE A FRUITFUL LIFE AND CONTRIBUTE TO NATION BUILDING.
Legarda, in her privilege speech for the celebration of International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month, explained […]

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Legarda Seeks Senate Concurrence with PHL-Japan Technical Cooperation Agreement

March 8, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SOUGHT FOR THE SUPPORT OF HER COLLEAGUES IN THE SENATE TO CONCUR WITH AN INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT THAT WOULD BETTER FACILITATE TECHNICAL COOPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF PHILIPPINES AND JAPAN.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted and recommended the approval on second reading of Committee Report No. 20 on the Philippine-Japan Agreement on Technical Cooperation (ATC).
“For the Philippines, a country with myriad concerns and endless economic challenges, official development assistance (ODA) supplements […]

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P.S. Resolution No. 417 – Security and Well-Being of Overseas Filipinos in Times of Crisis

March 8, 2011

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE PREPAREDNESS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (DFA), IN COORDINATION WITH THE OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE ADMINISTRATION (OWWA) AND OTHER RELEVANT AGENCIES OF THE GOVERNMENT, IN ADDRESSING ANY AND ALL CONTINGENCIES THAT THREATEN THE SECURITY AND WELL-BEING OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS IN TIMES OF CRISIS, WITH THE END-VIEW OF ENSURING THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE THIRD PILLAR OF THE PHILIPPINE FOREIGN POLICY WHICH IS TO […]

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P.S. Resolution No. 440 – Ifugao Rice Terraces

March 8, 2011

A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, INTO THE REPORTED DETERIORATION OF THE IFUGAO RICE TERRACES, A WORLD HERITAGE SITE, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF RECOMMENDING REMEDIAL MEASURES TO PRESERVE THE SAME
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (03/8/2011)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-440
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SRN-440 (as filed)

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Senate Bill No. 2759 – Total Plastic Bag Ban

March 8, 2011

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF PLASTIC BAGS IN GROCERIES, RESTAURANTS, AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (03/8/2011)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-2759
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SBN – 2759 (as filed)

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Senate Resolution No. 416 – Filipinos in Iraq

March 8, 2011

RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT, AND THE PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION TO LOOK INTO THE SITUATION OF FILIPINOS IN IRAQ TOWARD AFFORDING THEM PROTECTION WITHIN THE PARAMETERS PROVIDED UNDER THE MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 1995, AS AMENDED
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (3/8/2011)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-416
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SRN-416 (as filed)

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