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Heed the Struggles of RP’s Indigenous Peoples — Legarda

August 10, 2011

AS THE WORLD CELEBRATES THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES, CALLED THE ATTENTION OF THE COUNTRY’S LEADERS ON THE STRUGGLES OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN THE PHILIPPINES.
“The United Nations estimates that the life expectancy of a person belonging to these communities is up to 20 years shorter than that of the general population. These communities persist to experience higher levels of maternal and infant mortality and […]

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Loren Hails Passage of the People’s Survival Fund Bill on Second Reading

August 10, 2011

THE SENATE YESTERDAY PASSED ON SECOND READING THE PEOPLE’S SURVIVAL FUND (PSF) BILL SPONSORED BY SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA.
“The PSF bill is an important measure that will help achieve the objectives of the Climate Change Act of 2009,” said Legarda.
Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, explained that the climate law was crafted to ensure the consideration of climate change impacts such as stronger typhoons, heavier rains, prolonged drought and other effects in the formulation of government […]

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P.S. Resolution 554 – Commending the Philippine Dragon Boat Team

August 10, 2011

RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE PHILIPPINE DRAGON BOAT TEAM FOR ITS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN THE INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FEDERATION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Scope: National
Legislative status: Consolidated with Adopted Resolution (8/10/2011)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-554
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SRN – 554 (as filed)

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P.S. Resolution No. 544 – Commending the Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (AIDFI)

August 9, 2011

RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE ALTERNATIVE INDIGENOUS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, INC. (AIDFI) FOR BEING ONE OF THE SIX 2011 RAMON MAGSAYSAY FOUNDATION AWARDEES FOR THEIR GREEN TECHNOLOGIES THAT HELP THE RURAL POOR ACCESS WATER
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (08/09/2011)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-544
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SRN-544 (as filed)

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 9, 2011

Mr. President,
Today the international community honors the Indigenous Peoples of the world. Today the struggles of the IPs in the Philippines deserve to be spoken and heard in this august Chamber.
We have begun to make significant strides in protecting the rights of our IPs over the past twenty years. After centuries of disregard, Congress passed a landmark legislation called the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997, which restored the rights of indigenous people over their ancestral domains, upheld […]

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Legarda Urges Fellow Senators to Approve RP’s Entry to ICC

August 8, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, TODAY URGED HER FELLOW SENATORS TO VOTE FOR THE CONCURRENCE OF THE RATIFICATION OF THE ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC).
This favorable recommendation was aired by Legarda in her co-sponsorship speech as Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, chair of the Senate Subcommittee on the Rome Statute of the ICC, reports out the treaty to the Senate plenary.
The Instrument of Ratification of the treaty was signed by the […]

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Committee Report No. 52 Proposed Senate Resolution No. 546 “Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Statute of the International Criminal Court”

August 8, 2011

Mr. President,
It is a rare occasion that the Senate considers an issue that recalls the broad sweep of developments in the last century if only to remind us that it proved to be one of the most violent periods of human history. It was characterized by two world wars, the Korean war, the Vietnam war and its 50 years toward the beginning of the present millennium pervaded by the tension of the Cold War that constantly pushed humanity to […]

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Legarda Supports Meet Between P-Noy And MILF Chair

August 6, 2011

THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED HER SUPPORT TO PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO III IN MEETING WITH MURAD EBRAHIM, CHAIR OF THE MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT (MILF) IN TOKYO, JAPAN, TO PUSH FORWARD THE PEACE PROCESS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE MUSLIM REBELS IN MINDANAO.
“The meet on the highest level on both sides has planted the trust and good faith so necessary for the peace process to prosper. This can only augur […]

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‘Listen to the Faces’ of Victims of Climate Change — Legarda

August 3, 2011

“LISTEN TO THE FACES” OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED LEAST TO CLIMATE CHANGE BUT ARE PAYING THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR IT.
This is the main message Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, wanted to convey in coming up with a photo exhibit entitled Visage: Portraits of Filipinos Facing Climate Change, co-organized with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities headed by Red Constantino.
In her message, Legarda explained that […]

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P.S. Resolution 541 – Profound sympathy to the People of Norway

August 3, 2011

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE SENATE IN CONVEYING ITS PROFOUND SYMPATHY TO THE PEOPLE OF NORWAY AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE DISASTER BROUGHT BY THE BOMBING IN OSLO AND THE CARNAGE IN UTOYA ISLAND
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/3/2011)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-541
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SRN – 541 (as filed)

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