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Legarda Urges LGUs to Learn from Previous Disasters and Build Back Better, Cites Saint Bernard Experience

September 28, 2012

“It was six years ago when the world saw one of the worst disasters of our time happen in Brgy. Guinsaugon, Saint Bernard. But the people of Saint Bernard pulled together to rise from the debris. Today, the Saint Bernard LGU works in partnership with a host of local and international organizations, for capacity building programs, livelihood and resettlement projects, disaster preparedness, and community-based early warning systems,”

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Legarda Ibinahagi sa mga Magsasaka ang mga Programang Magpapaunlad sa Kanilang Kabuhayan

September 26, 2012

“Sa ilalim ng Agri-Agra Law, ang lahat ng bangko ay dapat maglaan ng 25% ng perang pwede nilang ipautang para sa agriculture sector. Maaaring pondohan ang pagbili ng hayop na pangsaka, gamit o makinarya, binhi, pataba, livestock, feed at iba pang kailangan sa farm production,”

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Legarda: Thousands of Filipino Seafarers to Benefit from Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

September 25, 2012

“As we celebrate Maritime Week, we must all work to ensure that the rights of all seafarers are upheld, and that they are respected and recognized as vital components of the world economy. We must begin working towards full implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006,”

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Legarda to Run as NPC; Invited as UNA Guest Candidate

September 24, 2012

“I am NPC, I have been with NPC since 2007, and I am grateful to the NPC leadership for always being supportive of me. As I run under the NPC as my party, I am thankful to Vice President Binay, Former President Estrada, and Senate President Enrile for having me as guest candidate in UNA. They have always been my allies—in 2004 I ran with the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) as FPJ’s (Fernando Poe Jr.) Vice Presidential candidate and in 2007 with the United Opposition (UNO),”

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Legarda Partners with European Union Delegation for Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in St. Bernard, Southern Leyte

September 24, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ANNOUNCED THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR EFFECTIVE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PRACTICES TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 28-29 IN ST. BERNARD, SOUTHERN LEYTE, THE SITE OF THE GUINSAUGON LANDSLIDE OF 2006.

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Legarda: Promote Filipino Artistry, Creativity through MSMEs

September 22, 2012

“Aside from being the lifeblood of the Philippine economy, MSMEs are powerful platforms for promotion of viable rural livelihoods, cultural preservation, socio-economic empowerment of indigenous peoples, and environmental protection,”

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Legarda Hails Senate Approval of Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Bill

September 20, 2012

“Every year at least 2,000 Filipinos trafficking victims are rescued by non-government organizations. It is about time that we save Filipinos from slavery, forced labor and exploitation. The amendments to the existing Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act will aid in harmonizing our policies, building capacities of agencies, and strengthening enforcement and prosecution of human traffickers,”

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Legarda Joins in Celebrating National Teachers’ Month

September 19, 2012

IN LIGHT OF NATIONAL TEACHERS’ MONTH 2012, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED FILIPINOS TO EXPRESS THEIR SOLIDARITY BY CAMPAIGNING FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE PROPOSED MAGNA CARTA OF TEACHERS AND NON-TEACHING PERSONNEL ACT.
“With the increasing rate of enrolment especially in public schools and massive educational reforms through the K-12 System, National Teachers’ Month should not be about rhetoric but about clear decisions and actions to provide better lives for our unsung heroes,” said Legarda, author of the proposed Magna […]

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Statement of Senator Loren Legarda on Back Channel Negotiations with China

September 19, 2012

“My role as a legislator is one of enacting policies. The executive branch is responsible for administering our policies. We exercise oversight to a certain extent on key policy implementation mechanisms. In the exercise of that role, we can, to a certain extent, provide inputs and insights in the implementation of certain policies. I will leave it at that.”

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Legarda Hails Adoption of Resolution to Support Efforts for Parliamentary and Inclusive Democracy in Cambodia

September 18, 2012

“I filed this Resolution in cognizance of the 2012 report of Professor Surya Subedi, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia. Cambodia’s national election in July 2013 offers as excellent opportunity to further democratic consolidation,”

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