Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability Everybody’s Concern

March 8, 2012

Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability Everybody’s Concern
NAPOLCOM’s Celebration of International Women’s Day
08 March 2012
As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, allow me to thank the National Police Commission Gender and Development Technical Working Group (NAPOLCOM GAD-TWG) for highlighting in this event the role of women in climate change adaptation and mitigation because the reality is that, women bear the brunt of the impacts of disasters and extreme weather events.
According to a report from the […]

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International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month

March 7, 2012

As we observe the International Women’s Day on March 8, I rise to highlight the theme of this year’s celebration: Empower Rural Women, End Hunger and Poverty.
It is reported that in developing countries, 43% of agricultural workers are women, and if they are given access to productive resources, this will result to a 20 to 30% increase in their farm yield; a national agricultural output that is 2.5 to 4% higher; and, a 17% decline in the number of […]

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Consular Agreement between the Republic of the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China

March 6, 2012

Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues:
I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No. 733 under Committee Report No. 131, entitled “Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Consular Agreement between the Republic of the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China.”
Protecting Filipinos Overseas
Mr. President,
The protection of the rights and promotion of the welfare and interest of Filipinos overseas is one of the three pillars of our foreign policy.
One of the eight foreign policy realities […]

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Mutual Legal Assistance Agreements (MLATs)with the People’s Republic Of China And The United Kingdom

March 6, 2012

Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues:
I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No. 732 under Committee Report No. 130, entitled “Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Republic of the Philippines and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,” and Senate Resolution No. 734 under Committee Report No. 132, entitled “Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Treaty between the Republic of the Philippines and the […]

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AHON: A Hope in Restoring the Disappearing Philippine Natural Tourism Destinations

March 2, 2012

Allow me to thank the University of Santo Tomas for inviting me in this assembly.
The Philippines is home to a rich biodiversity. It boasts of a plethora of flora and fauna from the mountaintops down to the deepest seas, spread out in the 7,107 islands of the country. About 15.8 million hectares of land, or more than half of the country‚Äôs total land area of 30 million hectares, are classified as forestland ; around 3,000 tree species, as well […]

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