Legarda Stresses APEC and ASEAN Priorities on MSME Development and Disaster Resiliency

November 30, 2011

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the government should pursue its development initiatives in relation to the priorities set forth by state participants during the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Bali, Indonesia, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said that in both meetings, the need for greater cooperation among nations on disaster resiliency and the development of micro, small, and medium-scale enterprises […]

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Legarda: It is High Time to Operationalize Technical Cooperation on Green Growth Initiatives and Crucial Regional Agreements

November 28, 2011

During a briefing held by the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs on the recently-concluded Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summits, Senator Loren Legarda stressed the need to translate regional objectives into local action, focusing on the pursuit of sustainable development projects.
With green growth being one of the objectives of these regional groupings, Legarda stressed that technical cooperation with the United States and the ASEAN countries should be established and expressed hope that the United […]

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Legarda on the Elimination of Violence against Women: “We Need to do More”

November 25, 2011

In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Nov. 25), Senator Loren Legarda said that much is still needed to end all forms of abuse against Filipino women.
“Sixteen years after the country adopted its first special law to protect women against sexual harassment and six other special laws thereafter, we continue to be hounded by an increasing incidence of violence against women (VAW),” she said.
Legarda noted that the number of VAW cases reported to the […]

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Legarda Wants Boost in MSMEs through Trade Fairs and Increased Gov’t Support

November 24, 2011

Senator Loren Legarda urged the government, particularly the Department of Trade and Industry, to increase its support in improving micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) in the country and expanding the opportunities for entrepreneurs through the conduct of trade fairs.
Legarda, principal author and sponsor of Republic Act 9501 or the MSME Law, commended the DTI during the Senate deliberations on the proposed 2012 General Appropriations Act for its continuous implementation of the said law and encouraged the department to maximize […]

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Legarda Hails Passage on Third Reading of Anti-Discrimination Bill

November 22, 2011

Senator Loren Legarda hailed the Senate’s passage on Third Reading of the proposed Anti-Ethnic, Racial or Religious Discrimination and Profiling Act of 2011.
Legarda, principal author and sponsor of the proposed measure logged as Senate Bill 2814, said that this measure will lessen, if not eliminate, cases of discrimination in the Philippine society as it penalizes acts of discrimination, profiling, violence, and all forms of intolerance in employment, education, delivery of goods, facilities and services, accommodation, transportation, media, in search and […]

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