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An Act Amending Articles 363 and 364 of Act No. 3815, Otherwise Known as the Revised Penal Code

January 31, 2012

Our reputation is an aspect of our lives that we continuously seek to protect, as public perception about us undeniably extends to our loved ones and our families. To extremists, a good name is regarded as more important than life itself, since the former leaves an imprint that lasts beyond the latter.

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Legarda on Post-Sendong Efforts: Rebuild a Better Mindanao

January 30, 2012

AS THE GOVERNMENT AND OTHER CONCERNED SECTORS UNITE TO HELP VICTIMS OF TROPICAL STORM SENDONG RECOVER FROM THE TRAGEDY, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED THAT REHABILITATION EFFORTS SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON BUILDING BACK A BETTER MINDANAO.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, explained that it will not be enough to build people’s lives and communities to where they were before the disaster.
“We need to rebuild communities with the confidence that we are not rebuilding the risks […]

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Building Back a Better Mindanao

January 30, 2012

Forty-five days after Mindanao bore tropical storm Sendong’s whiplash of death and destruction, we witness severely affected cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan pick up and rebuild the pieces of their people’s shattered lives.

For days, if not weeks, headlines screamed the cold statistics on the dead and the missing and the confluence of factors that led to the unspeakable disaster.

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Senate Bill No. 3105 – Philippine River Basin System Administration Act of 2012

January 30, 2012

AN ACT ADOPTING THE INTEGRATED RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT APPROACH AS A COMPREHENSIVE FRAMEWORK IN DEVELOPING AND MANAGING THE COUNTRY’S RIVER BASIN SYSTEMS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (01/30/2012)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-3105
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SBN – 3105 (as filed)

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Legarda Supports Gov’t Initiatives on Disaster Mitigation

January 27, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED SUPPORT OVER THE GOVERNMENT’S DISASTER MITIGATION PROGRAMS THAT ARE NOW UNDERWAY.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that the Department of Agriculture’s upgrade of its weather stations and the Department of Science and Technology’s introduction of locally-developed flood warning system are most welcome developments in making the country disaster-resilient.
“I hope we have more strengthened government-initiated programs on disaster risk reduction (DRR) that have been taking place and that the government […]

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Legarda Pushes for Better Promotion of Tropical Fabrics

January 26, 2012

IN CELEBRATION OF THE PHILIPPINE TROPICAL FABRICS MONTH, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA URGED THE GOVERNMENT AND CONCERNED SECTORS TO PUSH FOR PROGRAMS THAT WOULD BETTER PROMOTE THE NATION’S TROPICAL FABRICS.
Legarda, principal author of the Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law of 2004 (R.A. No. 9242), commended the government’s directive to carry out extensive research on indigenous fabrics and pursue development of the local textile industry, as she encouraged the compliance of government agencies and the support of private sector.
“The tropical fabrics […]

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Legarda Wants Better Management of Country’s Rivers

January 25, 2012

IN A BID TO ENSURE BETTER MANAGEMENT OF THE COUNTRY’S RIVERS AND MINIMIZE THE RISKS BROUGHT BY EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS PROPOSED THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE INTEGRATED RIVER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT APPROACH.
Legarda explained that despite the collaborative efforts exerted by various agencies of government on water management, the risks of flashfloods and other water-related disasters continue to threaten communities as witnessed during the onslaught of Tropical Storm Sendong in Northern Mindanao and some parts of Visayas.
“Climate […]

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Legarda Welcomes Visit of UN Secretary-General’s Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction

January 24, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY WELCOMED THE VISIT TO THE PHILIPPINES OF MS. MARGARETA WAHLSTRÖM, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, STRESSING THAT IT WOULD HELP BOOST THE COUNTRY’S DISASTER RESILIENCY INITIATIVES ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT DEVASTATION BROUGHT BY TROPICAL STORM SENDONG.
Ms. Wahlström will be in the country from January 24-27 to visit the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, which were most affected by Tropical Storm Sendong.
Legarda, the United Nations Regional […]

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Senate Resolution No. 682 – Mandatory Environmental Insurance Coverage

January 24, 2012

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO LOOK INTO THE NECESSITY OF INSTITUTING A SYSTEM OF MANDATORY ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE COVERAGE IN LIGHT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES GENERATED BY COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORSENED BY THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (01/24/2012)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-682
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SRN-682 (as filed)

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Legarda Seeks Stronger Protection of Communities from Environmental Disasters

January 23, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS URGED THE SENATE TO LOOK INTO THE NECESSITY OF INSTITUTING A SYSTEM OF MANDATORY ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE COVERAGE (MEIC) IN LIGHT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES GENERATED BY COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORSENED BY THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that such system could be crucial in protecting communities from possible environmental disasters and prevent incidences such as the Marcopper mining tragedy in Marinduque and massive fish kills in Rapu-Rapu, […]

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