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Legarda Welcomes ICC President for Briefing on Rome Statute

March 7, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS TODAY WELCOMES JUDGE SANG-HYUN SONG, PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC), FOR A LECTURE ON THE ICC AND THE ROME STATUTE AT THE SENATE.
“We are honored to have with us no less than the President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, as a primary resource person to share with the committee his knowledge and experiences on the Rome Statute,” Legarda said.
The ICC is an […]

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Legarda: Senate Ready to Work on ICC Treaty

March 7, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, TODAY SAID THAT THE SENATE IS READY TO ACCEPT THE INSTRUMENTS OF RATIFICATION FOR THE ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC) FOLLOWING THE PRESIDENT’S SIGNING OF THE TREATY.
Legarda said that the committee is awaiting the transmittal of the ratification instruments from Malacañang. She added that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee even hosted the briefing of ICC President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, to listen to his insights and […]

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Loren Urges ASEAN Leaders to Prioritize Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

March 6, 2011

HANOI, VIETNAM — SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIRPERSON OF THE PHILIPPINE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, CALLED ON THE MEMBER-STATES OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS (ASEAN) TO PRIORITIZE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR) AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION (CCA) IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA TO AVERT FURTHER LOSSES OF LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS FROM DISASTERS.
“We cannot content ourselves with merely reacting to disaster events that claim countless of lives, ruin properties, and leave lingering effects on people’s livelihoods and the environment. We […]

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Legarda on South China Sea Incident: Parties Must Respect Commitment to DOC

March 6, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT STATE PARTIES TO THE DECLARATION ON THE CONDUCT (DOC) OF PARTIES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA MUST RESPECT THE PROVISIONS OF THE AGREEMENT TO ENSURE CONTINUOUS PLEASANT RELATIONSHIPS AMONG NATIONS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, made the statement following a recent incident wherein Chinese patrol boats allegedly harassed a Philippine exploration vessel near the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea.
The Senator noted that both China and […]

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Legarda Shares PHL Experience in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation atVietnam’s National Forum

March 4, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WILL SPEAK TODAY BEFORE THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND OTHER SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF VIETNAM AND ITS DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR) AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION (CCA) AND SHARE WITH THEM THE PHILIPPINES’ EXPERIENCE IN INTEGRATING THESE INITIATIVES TO BETTER BUILD THE NATION’S RESILIENCE TO DISASTERS.
Legarda was invited to be a keynote speaker in Vietnam’s 2nd National Forum on DRR and CCA being the UNISDR Regional Champion for the Asia-Pacific and a […]

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2nd National Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Building Linkages, Building Resilience: Protecting Development through Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

March 4, 2011

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai,
Minister Cao Duc Phat,
Vice Minister Dao Xuan Hoc,
Vice Minister Tran Hong Ha,
Philippine Ambassador to Viet Nam Jerril Santos,
Australian Ambassador to Viet Nam Allaster Cox,
United Nations Resident Coordinator John Hendra,
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
It is my distinct honor and pleasure to speak before you today in this important national forum on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
As a Philippine senator and UNISDR regional champion for Asia and the Pacific, […]

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Legarda Seeks Inquiry into Gov’t Preparedness in Giving Aid to OFWs during Emergency Situations Abroad

March 3, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SOUGHT AN INVESTIGATION ON THE PREPAREDNESS OF THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES ABROAD, TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) ESPECIALLY DURING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said that recent incidents in different parts of the world have brought impending danger to OFWs.
Based on records from the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE), more than 14,000 OFWs remain trapped in strife-torn Libya. Meanwhile, 11 Filipinos are […]

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P.S. Resolution No. 403 – Philippine Posts Abroad

March 1, 2011

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE EFFORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FOEIGN AFFAIRS (DFA) IN COORDINATION WITH THE OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE ADMINISTRATION (OWWA) AND OTHER LABOR RELATED AGENCIES OF THE GOVERNMENT, AS WELL AS ON THE ADEQUACY OF FUNDS, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF ASSESSING THE PREPAREDNESS OF PHILIPPINE POSTS ABROAD IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS, THEREBY ENSURING THE SAFETY OF THE OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) […]

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