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Legarda Pitches in for the Welfare of Victims of Breast Cancer

September 15, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WILL MAKE A SENTIMENTAL TRIP TO DAVAO CITY ON SEPTEMBER 17 TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS ON BREAST CANCER, A KILLER DISEASE THAT HAS VICTIMIZED HER OWN FAMILY.
The Senator will be one of the speakers and will be talking on The Role of Family and Friends in this year’s Silver Linings, an educational forum and homecoming held every three years for victims of breast cancer and the people who help them fight the disease, organized by the […]

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Legarda Supports Creation of Department of Information and Communications Technology

September 15, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA OFFICIALLY EXPRESSED HER SUPPORT FOR THE BILL CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (DICT) NOW PENDING IN THE SENATE.
In a co-sponsorship speech delivered at the Senate session today (September 14) for Senate Bill No. 50, which seeks to create the DICT, Legarda said the proposed measure addresses the need for a clear policy framework and a lead agency that will promote, develop and regulate this sector in order to help transform the same into […]

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Legarda Joins Celebration of Fourth International Day of Democracy

September 15, 2011

ON THE OCCASION OF THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 15) LED BY THE INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION (IPU), SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID THIS SPECIAL DAY OFFERS A TIMELY OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT AND ENGAGE IN A FRESH DIALOGUE ABOUT PEOPLE’S EXPECTATIONS OF THEIR GOVERNMENT, THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENT AND HOW TO STRENGTHEN DEMOCRACY.
“As elected representatives, we must, at all times, be accountable to the people,” Legarda said in her sponsorship speech for Senate Resolution No. 595, expressing the sense […]

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Legarda to Lead Mindanao IP Assembly in Davao Del Norte

September 14, 2011

AFTER THE ASSEMBLY OF LUZON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (IPS) HELD IN BAGUIO CITY LAST WEEK, THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WILL NOW LEAD THE ASSEMBLY OF MINDANAO IPS AT THE PROVINCIAL CAPITOL OF DAVAO DEL NORTE IN TAGUM CITY ON SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2011.
This Mindanao IP Assembly seeks the perspectives of various IP leaders in Mindanao and identify appropriate measures to address their identified concerns.
Among the Mindanao IP […]

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Legarda Warns LGUs to be More Circumspect About Permitting Gold Mining Operations

September 14, 2011

THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY WARNED ENVIRONMENT OFFICIALS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) TO BE MORE CIRCUMSPECT ABOUT PERMITTING GOLD MINING OPERATIONS, AMID REPORTS OF LOCALS RUSHING TO ABANDONED MINES TO PAN FOR GOLD.
In a news report, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said that gold mines in Compostela Valley, the Agusan provinces, Masbate, Cagayan Valley and Nueva Vizcaya currently experience a revival of interest in gold after […]

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Committee Report No. 53 Senate Bill No. 50 Department of Information and Communications Technology Act

September 14, 2011

Mr. President,
I would like to register my utmost support for the passage of the proposed “Department of Information and Communications Technology Act”.
As we know ICT is everywhere; from governance to social networking, education to fun and games, and selling to shopping. We take pride in ourselves as the texting capital of the world.
The business processing and outsourcing (BPO) sector projects huge amounts of future revenues as well as employment opportunities for the Filipino people.
Information has increasingly […]

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Legarda to Take to the Senate Proposals from Luzon IP Assembly

September 13, 2011

A DAY AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE TWO-DAY LUZON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ASSEMBLY THAT WAS HELD AT THE TEACHERS’ CAMP IN BAGUIO CITY ON SEPTEMBER 9 AND 10, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID SHE WOULD TAKE TO THE SENATE THE RESOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS THAT CAME OUT OF THE ASSEMBLY THAT NEED LEGISLATIVE ACTION.
Among the issues and concerns submitted for legislative action during the said assembly are the:
(1) Amendment of the Electric Power Reform Industry Act (EPIRA) to redefine “host […]

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Remembering 9/11, Preparedness is Essential Even in Man-Made Hazards-Legarda

September 11, 2011

PREPAREDNESS IS ALWAYS THE KEY TO SURVIVE A DISASTER-WHETHER CAUSED BY NATURAL OR MAN-MADE HAZARD, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID.
As the world commemorates the terrorist attack in the United States, known as the 9/11 tragedy, Legarda said that being prepared and having an emergency evacuation plan is essential in such disasters as proven in the case of the largest tenant in the US World Trade Center during the attack.
The company Morgan Stanley Dean Whitter, which had 3,700 employees […]

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Indigenous Peoples in the Forefront of Climate Change – Loren

September 10, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ECHOED THE SENTIMENTS OF THE COUNTRY’S INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES OVER THE ILL-EFFECTS BROUGHT UPON THEIR LIVELIHOOD, HEALTH, FOOD SECURITY, CULTURAL INTEGRITY AND LANDS BY EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS BROUGHT ABOUT BY CLIMATE CHANGE, FURTHER AGGRAVATED BY IRRESPONSIBLE MINING OPERATIONS.
“It is lamentable that despite the fact that indigenous peoples contribute the least with respect to carbon emissions due to their simple and sustainable lifestyles and practices, they are most affected by the consequences of climate change,” Senator […]

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Legarda: IPs in Luzon to Voice Out Their Concerns in IP Assembly

September 9, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WILL LEAD TODAY, SEPTEMBER 9, THE OPENING OF THE TWO-DAY LUZON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (IP) ASSEMBLY AT THE QUEZON HALL, TEACHER’S CAMP IN BAGUIO CITY, WHICH SHE SAID WILL BE THE VENUE WHERE LEADERS OF VARIOUS INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES (ICCS) IN LUZON CAN VOICE OUT THE CONCERNS OF THEIR GROUPS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities and Committee on Climate Change, said that the gathering is primarily a consultation between IP leaders and the government.

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