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Senate Bill No. 2858 – Ethnic Origin Act of 2011

May 31, 2011

AN ACT TO INCLUDE ETHNIC ORIGIN IN THE NATIONAL SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (5/31/2011)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-2858
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SBN – 2858 (as filed)

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Legarda Seeks Real Cause of Massive Fishkill in Taal Lake

May 31, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS SOUGHT FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY THE SENATE ON THE REASON BEHIND THE RECENT MASSIVE FISHKILL IN TAAL LAKE.
Legarda filed Senate Resolution 498 to direct the Senate Committees on Agriculture and Food, Environment and Natural Resources, and Climate Change to immediately conduct an inquiry on the matter as over 700 metric tons of milkfish and tilapia, worth approximately Php57.226-million, have been killed in the different fish cages surrounding Taal Lake since May 26.
“Both consumers and […]

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P.S. Resolution No. 498 – Massive Fishkill in Taal Lake

May 31, 2011

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEES ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES, AND ON CLIMATE CHANGE, TO CONDUCT AN IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE CAUSE OF THE MASSIVE FISHKILL IN TAAL LAKE
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (5/31/2011)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-498
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SRN-498 (as filed)

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Legarda Seeks Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Properties

May 30, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS SOUGHT THE PROTECTION OF THE NATION’S CULTURAL HERITAGE THROUGH THE REGISTRATION OF OWNERSHIP OF VARIOUS CULTURAL PROPERTIES OF INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN THE COUNTRY.
As part of her advocacy to preserve and protect Philippine Heritage, Legarda filed Senate Bill 2831, The Traditional Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, which seeks to make an inventory of all cultural properties of the various indigenous communities in the country and mandates the payment of royalties for the use of these […]

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P.S. Resolution No. 491 – Poaching (Moro Gulf and Sulu Sea)

May 30, 2011

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE REPORTED POACHING THAT RAVAGED 7,000 HECTARES OF SEA BED WITHIN THE MORO GULF AND SULU SEA, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF INTRODUCING REMEDIAL MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE PROTECTION OF MARINE RESOURCES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (05/30/2011)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-491
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SRN-491 (as filed)

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Legarda: We Are Losing Our Natural Wealth, While Our People Remain Poor

May 28, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY LAMENTED THAT WHILE THE PHILIPPINES IS ABUNDANT IN NATURAL WEALTH MANY FILIPINOS CONTINUE TO LIVE IN ABJECT POVERTY, STRESSING THAT EVEN RESOURCE-RICH PROVINCES BELONG TO THE POOREST AREAS IN THE COUNTRY.
“It is alarming that provinces enjoying large mineral deposits such as Surigao del Norte and Masbate are two of the top ten poorest provinces in the Philippines. They have one thing in common-the unabated and unregulated over-extraction of their mineral resources,” Legarda said.
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Legarda Echoes UN’s Call for Effective Risk Governance

May 27, 2011

FOLLOWING THE REGIONAL LAUNCH FOR ASIA OF THE 2011 UNITED NATIONS’ GLOBAL ASSESSMENT REPORT ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN BANGKOK, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA RENEWED HER CALL FOR A CLEAR STRATEGY ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR) BY BOTH THE NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.
Citing the Report which monitors the progress in DRR and offers suggestions on improving nations’ efforts to reduce disaster risks, Legarda pointed out that the national government, particularly the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), must […]

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Legarda Expresses Alarm Over Destruction of Coral Reefs

May 26, 2011

ALARMED WITH THE REPORTED POACHING THAT RAVAGED APPROXIMATELY 7,000 HECTARES OF SEA BED WITHIN THE MORO GULF AND THE SULU SEA, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED THE ATTENTION OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES MANDATED TO ENFORCE REPUBLIC ACT 8550 OR THE FISHERIES CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES.
According to reports, the damaged marine life area measured about twice the size of Manila and poachers harvested more than 21,000 pieces of black coral and killed hundreds of marine species, including 161 endangered turtles, with […]

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Legarda: LGUs, Communities Should Now Be Ready for Typhoon Chedeng

May 24, 2011

AS TYPHOON CHEDENG ENTERS THE PHILIPPINE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA REMINDED LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) AND COMMUNITIES, PARTICULARLY THOSE EXPECTED TO BE HIT BY THE STORM, THAT THEIR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS MECHANISMS SHOULD NOW BE IN PLACE. PAGASA HAS FORECASTED THE POSSIBILITY THAT CHEDENG WILL BECOME A “SUPER TYPHOON” WHICH WILL BRING STRONG WINDS AND RAINS.
“By now, LGUs and barangays should already be prepared for Typhoon Chedeng. They should be ready to implement disaster management and early warning […]

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Code of Conduct Key to Lasting Stability in the Region

May 24, 2011

SENATOR LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, WELCOMED THE REPORTED AFFIRMATION OF COMMITMENT BY CHINESE DEFENSE MINISTER LIANG GUANGLIE TO PEACEFUL DIALOGUE IN RESOLVING THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ISSUE.
“Such positive gesture is vital to keeping peace and stability in the region and constitutes good will and positive effort that is in conformity to the Declaration on the Conduct (DOC) of Parties in the South China Sea which the Philippines signed together with China and ASEAN member […]

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