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Agriculture Sector Will Get a Big Boost Now That IRR of Agri-Agra Law is Out – Legarda

August 30, 2011

“MORE PRODUCTIVITY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE CAN BE EXPECTED NOW THAT THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS (IRR) OF THE AGRI-AGRA LAW IS OUT,” SAID SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, FORMER CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE WHO AUTHORED REPUBLIC ACT 10000 OR THE AGRI-AGRA REFORM CREDIT ACT OF 2009 IN THE SENATE.
The Senator said the spirit of the law was to boost the agriculture sector and to promote livelihood among agrarian reform beneficiaries.
“I urge farmers, fisherfolks, cooperatives and other agriculture […]

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Legarda to Gather Indigenous Peoples (IPs) from All Over the Country

August 29, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA IS ORGANIZING A GATHERING OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (IPS) FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, THE FIRST INDIGENOUS CULTURAL SUMMIT, WHICH AIMS TO BE A MECHANISM TO STRENGTHEN THE VOICES OF THE IP LEADERS AS THEY ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE WITH LOCAL AND NATIONAL POLICY-MAKERS AS WELL AS INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.
Prior to the Indigenous Cultural Summit, which will be held at the Old Senate Building on October 13-14, 2011 there will be three regional assemblies to be held in Baguio […]

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Sri Lankan Mayors Visit PHIL, Legarda Commends San Francisco, Camotes for Sharing Best Practices on Disaster Prevention

August 27, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY LAUDED THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF SAN FRANCISCO IN CAMOTES ISLANDS, CEBU, FOR HOSTING A THREE-DAY STUDY VISIT OF FOUR MAYORS FROM SRI LANKA, IN LIGHT OF THE WORLD DISASTER REDUCTION CAMPAIGN: “MAKING CITIES RESILIENT: MY CITY IS GETTING READY!” OF THE UN INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION (UNISDR).
“The challenge before local leaders are clear: Communities should be safer, more resilient, and even more ready to act when disaster strikes. I commend the municipality of San […]

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Legarda Hails Senate Concurrence on ICC Treaty Ratification

August 25, 2011

THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY HAILED THE SENATE’S CONCURRENCE ON THE ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC), MARKING THE COUNTRY’S OFFICIAL ENTRY INTO IT.
“I hail the Senate in wasting no time in putting its stamp of approval on the treaty after President Aquino’s signing of the instrument of ratification. I also laud Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago for ably sponsoring the ICC treaty,” Legarda said.
“It is a step in […]

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Senate Honors Metrobank Foundation’s Outstanding Teachers of 2011

August 20, 2011

IN HONOR OF THE TEACHING PROFESSION, THE NOBLEST OF ALL VOCATIONS, THE SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES HAS JOINED METROBANK FOUNDATION IN BESTOWING HONOR AND COMMENDATION ON ITS OUTSTANDING TEACHERS OF 2011 “FOR THEIR EXEMPLARY COMPETENCE, DEDICATION TO SERVICE, AND COMMITMENT IN PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION.”
“Teachers are considered the heart of our educational system, heralded as the molders of our children’s future, and among the most prized leaders of the country,” according to Senate Resolution No. 564 filed by Senator Loren […]

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Legarda Lauds Fellow Senators for International Criminal Court Treaty’s Swift Approval

August 17, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, LAUDED HER FELLOW SENATORS FOR THE SWIFT APPROVAL OF THE RATIFICATION OF THE ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC) ON SECOND READING.
The Senate’s approval on second reading was done on the same day Tuesday (August 16). Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, chair of the Senate Subcommittee on the Rome Statute of the ICC, reported out the treaty to the Senate plenary, with Senator Legarda, chair of the Senate […]

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Expatriation Assistance to Pinoy OFWs in Syria Must Be Clearly Defined

August 17, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA CALLED ON THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO IMMEDIATELY ACTIVATE A SYSTEM THAT WILL ENABLE FILIPINOS TO LEAVE SYRIA GIVEN THE EXTREMELY HIGH ONGOING RISK OF VIOLENT PROTESTS AND GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN.
In noting the advisory issued by the DFA yesterday, urging Filipinos to leave Syria now, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations said the advisory needs to be matched with resources and the system to move them to safer grounds or out of the […]

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P.S. Resolution No. 564 – Honoring and Commending the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teachers of 2011

August 17, 2011

RESOLUTION HONORING AND COMMENDING THE METROBANK FOUNDATION OUTSTANDING TEACHERS OF 2011 FOR THEIR EXEMPLARY COMPETENCE, DEDICATION TO SERVICE AND COMMITMENT IN PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (08/17/2011)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-564
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SRN-564 (as filed)

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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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