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Legarda: Constant Vigilance Needed Amid Torrential Rains, Increasing Weather Uncertainty

August 7, 2012

“Flood warnings, especially in areas affected by overflowing rivers and overspilling dams, should give enough time for communities to evacuate and take shelter. There must be a balance between information provision, dissemination, and understanding of the communities, coupled with preparedness and accountability,”

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Legarda: Make Our Laws Work to Avert Disasters Gov’t and Citizens Must Engage in Heightened Flood Prevention, Disaster Preparedness Measures

August 7, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED GRAVE CONCERN OVER THE CONDITION OF VARIOUS COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY THE PRESENT WEATHER DISTURBANCE THAT HAS CAUSED MASSIVE FLOODING IN MANY PARTS OF METRO MANILA AND NEARBY PROVINCES, AND CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE THE NATION’S LAWS WORK TO AVERT DISASTERS.

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Legarda Hails Senate Concurrence in Domestic Workers’ Convention

August 6, 2012

“I am happy for our kasambahays because the approval of ILO Convention 189 will pave the way for the proper recognition of their important role in the households they are employed in and their contribution to the economy,”

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Legarda: Amend Anti-Hazing Law to Increase Awareness and Accountability

August 6, 2012

“HAZING HAS LAID CLAIM TO MANY LIVES, AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO UNLESS WE TAKE CONCERTED ACTION,” SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID TODAY IN A PRIVILEGE SPEECH WHERE SHE CALLED TO AMEND RA 8049 OR THE ANTI-HAZING LAW.

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Senate Resolution No. 831 – Sustainable protection of the Puerto Princesa Subterrannean National Park

August 6, 2012

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE SENATE TO URGE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY FOR THE SUSTAINABLE PROTECTION OF THE PUERTO PRINCESA SUBTERRANEAN RIVER NATIONAL PARK IN LIGHT OF ITS SUCCESSFUL INCLUSION IN THE RAMSAR CONVENTION LIST OF WETLANDS OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (08/08/2012)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-831
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SRN-831 (as filed)

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Incidences of Hazing in the Phl

August 6, 2012

Senate Session Hall;I rise on a matter of personal privilege to express indignation over the recent death of Mark Andre Marcos, a law student whose bright future was cut short by a tradition of violence that has laid claim to many lives, and will continue to do so unless we take concerted action.

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Legarda Hails Senate’s Approval on Second Reading of Domestic Workers’ Convention

August 5, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAILED THE SENATE’S RECENT APPROVAL ON SECOND READING OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) CONVENTION 189, THE CONVENTION CONCERNING DECENT WORK FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS.

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Legarda Condemns Latest Hazing Death; Calls on Gov’t to Take Action

August 3, 2012

“What kind of upbringing leads these young people to have the cruelty to kill a friend in an initiation rite? What kind of environment breeds such reprehensible behavior? And what are we doing to put an end to this?”

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Legarda Seeks Senate Concurrence in Treaty on Seafarers’ Rights

August 1, 2012

“The Philippines is famed for the quality and competitiveness of its seafarers. Filipinos account for an estimated 30% of the 1.2 million seafarers in the global shipping fleet today. In 2011 alone, the country deployed 343,587 seafarers – a number that ushered in $4.3 billion in remittances,”

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Loren Legarda Lecture Explores Textiles of Davao’s Bagobo Tagabawa

July 31, 2012

THE THIRD LECTURE OF THE SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA (SLL) LECTURE SERIES ON PHILIPPINE TRADITIONAL TEXTILES AND INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM TODAY EXPLORED THE UNIQUE TEXTILES OF DAVAO’S BAGOBO TAGABAWA.

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