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Legarda Pushes for Stronger Efforts, Strict Penalties Against Racial and Religious Discrimination

May 11, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID SHE IS HOPEFUL THAT THERE WILL BE LESSER CASES OF DISCRIMINATION IN THE PHILIPPINE SOCIETY AND THAT ALL FILIPINOS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR RACIAL, ETHNIC OR RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION, WILL BE TREATED EQUALLY THROUGH THE PROPOSED ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ACT.
“Our Constitution provides that the State has the mandate to protect any person – an all-encompassing term that applies equally to all human beings, regardless of their racial, ethnic or religious affiliation. We even entered into various international commitments […]

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Committee Report No. 30, Senate Bill No. 2796: “Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2011”

May 11, 2011

Mr. President,
I would like to register my support for the measure Senate Bill No. 2796, the”Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2011″ under Committee Report No. 30.
With advancements in the Internet and other technological media allowing communication to cross geographic and national borders in a matter of seconds, everything has now become reachable with the click of a button. Computers have evolved into a versatile instrument in modern society. Networks of computers have become essential in maintaining and operating vital […]

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“Anti-Discrimination Act of 2011”

May 11, 2011

Discrimination exists in our society. This is a statement we can either refute – if we want to keep on turning a blind eye to this form of injustice; or accept – if we are to face the reality, thus, this Anti-Discrimination bill that I am putting forward for this Chamber’s unanimous support.
From January 2009 – April 2011, 90 cases of discrimination were filed with the Commission on Human Rights, 71% ( or 64 cases) of which came from […]

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Legarda Bats for More Funds for Climate Adaptation Efforts

May 10, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY PUSHED FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PERMANENT FUND FOR THE COUNTRY’S CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMS, STRESSING THAT THE LACK OF BUDGET HALTS FURTHER PROGRESS IN THE CRUSADE FOR A CLIMATE-RESILIENT NATION.
“The ill effects of a changing climate can be prevented if we consider climate change adaptation not as a cost but as a wise investment,” Legarda said in her sponsorship speech for the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) bill.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate […]

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Senate Bill No. 2811, Committee Report No. 34 People’s Survival Fund

May 10, 2011

Mr. President,
The United Nations reported that over the past two decades, the number of recorded disasters has doubled from approximately 200 to over 400 per year. Nine out of every ten of these disasters are said to be climate-related.
Disasters do not only abound. They have also become deadlier. And with climate change, the country is foreseen to suffer stronger typhoons, sea level rise, more flashfloods, more devastating droughts and increased incidence of water and vector-borne diseases.
And to […]

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P.S. Resolution. No. 457 – Commending Congressman Manny Pacquiao

May 10, 2011

RESOLUTION COMMENDING CONGRESSMAN MANNY PACQUIAO FOR HIS OUTSTANDING VICTORY AGAINST SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY AND FOR RETAINING HIS WORLD BOXING ORGANIZATION WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (05/10/2011)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-457
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SRN-457 (as filed)

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P.S. Resolution No. 458 – Green Brigade in the Sangguniang Kabataan

May 10, 2011

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO LOOK INTO THE STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 52 WHICH MANDATED THE CREATION OF THE GREEN BRIGADE IN THE SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN IN ALL BARANGAYS IN 1998
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (05/10/2011)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-458
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SRN-458 (as filed)

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P.S. Resolution No. 443 – RP-Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting on Technical Cooperation

May 9, 2011

RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO PURSUE THE CONVENING OF THE JOINT COMMISSION MEETING WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA TO ADDRESS MATTERS AFFECTING OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS IN SAUDI ARABIA, INCLUDING THE RECENT ISSUE ON THE SUSPENSION OF THE PROCESSING AND VERIFICATION OF APPLICATIONS BY FILIPINO DOMESTIC WORKERS BOUND FOR SAUDI ARABIA, AND OTHER MEASURES TO EXPAND TECHNICAL COOPERATION BETWEEN THE PHILIPPINES AND THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the […]

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Senator Loren Legarda’s Statement on Pacquiao’s Victory

May 8, 2011

MANNY PACQUIAO’S QUICKNESS AND LIGHTNING BLOWS IN THE BOXING RING IS SUPERLATIVE.
Despite his dominance inside the ring, he is, outside the ring, a true gentleman who always remembers his humble beginnings.
Pacquiao is truly a national treasure who not only gives pride to the Filipino but more importantly unites his people from all walks of life.
Filipinos should emulate him and his belief that hardwork and focus in life has its rewards.
We also admire Mosley for his sportsmanship […]

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Legarda Lauds LGU Initiatives on Environmental Protection and Climate Change Adaptation

May 7, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA COMMENDED THE QUEZON CITY GOVERNMENT AND THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF BUKIDNON IN THEIR INITIATIVES ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION.
Legarda cited Quezon City’s tax credit scheme for green buildings and Bukidnon’s maintain-a-tree park project.
In Quezon City, all buildings, both new and those being retrofitted, can avail of up to 25% property tax refund depending on the eco-friendly practices being implemented such as using renewable energy, cutting down power consumption and managing solid waste, among […]

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