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Legarda Urges Developed Nations to Create a People’s Survival Fund

December 6, 2011

WHILE THE WORLD AWAITS THE OUTCOME OF THE 17TH SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES (COP) OF THE UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA ENCOURAGED DEVELOPED NATIONS TO CREATE A PEOPLE’S SURVIVAL FUND THROUGH THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND (GCF).
Legarda, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Champion for Asia Pacific, said she hopes that the Durban talks would bring into action what was already agreed upon during the 16th COP in […]

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Senate Resolution No. 661 – Meat Products

December 6, 2011

RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE REPORTED OVER-IMPORTATION OF MEAT PRODUCTS THAT MAY BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE LOCAL PORK, POULTRY AND FEEDS INDUSTRIES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (12/6/2011)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-661
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SRN-661 (as filed)

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Speech of Senator Loren Legarda 2nd Philippines-Korea Partnership Forum

December 5, 2011

The Philippines and Korea have a long history of partnership, with Filipinos dedicating their lives in Korea’s struggle for freedom.
The Korean War in its broadest sense was a crucial battle for the Republic of Korea (ROK) as a nation; but with regard to its bilateral relations with the Philippines, it served as the foundation of a friendship, which was solidified by constant partnership in various circumstances and which both nations continue to enjoy.
The deployment to South Korea of […]

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Legarda: Redefine Development to Uplift Quality of Living in the Phl

December 4, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY RENEWED HER CALL TO THE GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS TO ENGAGE IN THE KIND OF DEVELOPMENT THAT IS PRODUCTIVE IN ALL ASPECTS AND SHUN PRACTICES THAT ARE DESTRUCTIVE TO THE ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND ONE’S SELF.
Legarda made the statement following the release of the result of the 2011 Mercier’s Quality of Living Survey, which ranked Manila the 128th most livable city out of 221 cities assessed in the world.
“Our current paradigm of progress reflects our ways-unmindful […]

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Philippines, ASEAN Need to be with Myanmar on Road to Democracy-Legarda

December 3, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WELCOMES THE PROCESS OF DEMOCRATIZATION UNFOLDING IN MYANMAR. “THE DOORS FOR DEEPER ENGAGEMENT WITH MYANMAR HAVE BEEN OPENED. COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE PHILIPPINES, NEED TO RESPOND BY EXTENDING SUPPORT TO THE CONSTRUCTIVE REFORM EFFORTS IN MYANMAR,” SENATOR LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE SAID.
Legarda was the first Philippine official who visited Aung San Suu Kyi when she was released from house arrest in November last year. Her two sons, joining her on the personal visit, […]

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Legarda on the Death Penalty Case of a Filipino in Guangxi

December 2, 2011

“THE DEATH PENALTY AGAINST A 35-YEAR OLD FILIPINO NATIONAL CONVICTED OF DRUG TRAFFICKING IN CHINA IS UNFORTUNATE, BUT WE NEED TO RESPECT THE DECISION,” SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID IN REACTION TO THE DEATH PENALTY AFFIRMED BY THE HIGH PEOPLE’S COURT (HPC) OF GUANGXI ZHUANG AUTONOMOUS REGION IN CHINA.
The execution is scheduled to be carried out on December 8, 2011.
The Filipino national was arrested on September 13, 2008 at the Guilin International Airport in Southern China while attempting to […]

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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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Briefing on the 19th ASEAN/ APEC Summits and Related

November 28, 2011

This month, two meetings of great import to the region and to our country were held – one in Bali, and the other one in Hawaii. These are the recently-concluded 19th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and the 19th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders’ Meeting.
There were also related meetings conducted along the sidelines of the APEC and ASEAN that are also important.
These meetings have attracted great attention, mainly because some of the world’s economic powers were represented […]

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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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