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Senate Bill No. 3097 Lake Lanao Development Authority of 2012

January 17, 2012

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE LAKE LANAO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, DEFINING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (1/17/2012)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SBN-3097
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SBN-3097 (as filed)

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Senate Resolution No. 675 Accountability of Financiers of Small-Scale Mining Operations (Compostela Valley)

January 17, 2012

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, INTO THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF FINANCIERS OF SMALL-SCALE MINING OPERATIONS IN THE LANDSLIDE THAT OCCURRED IN BARANGAY NAPNAPAN, PANTUKAN, COMPOSTELA VALLEY ON 5 JANUARY 2012
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (1/17/2012)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-675
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SRN-675 (as filed)

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Legarda Presses for Stronger Disaster-Resiliency Efforts in Mindanao as More Flashfloods, Landslides Continue to Threaten the Region

January 16, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) IN MINDANAO TO INCLUDE DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR) AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION (CCA) IN THEIR PRIORITY PROGRAMS IN THE SOUTHERN REGION OF THE COUNTRY AS THEY CONTINUE TO CARRY OUT ANTI-INSURGENCY EFFORTS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that aside from the lingering insurgency problem, Mindanao today is faced with a greater and more unpredictable threat-natural hazards made harsher and more devastating […]

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Senate Resolution No. 672 Royal Government of Bhutan

January 16, 2012

RESOLUTION URGING THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO DEVELOP NEW INDICATORS THAT WILL REFLECT THE HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING OF FILIPINOS, ADOPTING THE GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS CONCEPT OF THE ROYAL GOVERNMENT OF BHUTAN, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF PURSUING THE HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY AMID THREATS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (1/16/2012)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-672
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SRN – 672 (as filed)

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Senate Resolution No. 673 2011 and 2012 Calamity Fund

January 16, 2012

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO LOOK INTO THE CONDITIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2011 AND 2012 CALAMITY FUND, IN LIGHT OF THE NEED FOR IMPROVED DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AMID WORSENING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (1/16/2012)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-673
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SRN-673 (as filed)

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Legarda Lauds Creation of Indigenous Peoples Education Office

January 14, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY COMMENDED THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DEPED) FOR TAKING A STEP FURTHER IN BRINGING EDUCATION CLOSER TO FILIPINOS BELONGING TO INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES (ICCS) THROUGH THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES EDUCATION OFFICE (IPSEO).
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said that as a basic right, education should be made accessible to all Filipinos, including members of ICCs, most of which live in far-flung areas.
“I am glad that DepEd came up with the idea of creating […]

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Legarda Wants Inquiry on Financiers of Small-Scale Mining Operations in Landslide-Prone Areas

January 12, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS URGED THE SENATE TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION ON THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF FINANCIERS OF SMALL-SCALE MINING OPERATIONS IN THE RECENT LANDSLIDE THAT OCCURRED IN PANTUKAN, COMPOSTELA VALLEY.
In filing Senate Resolution No. 675, Legarda said that specific areas in Pantukan, including Barangay Napnapan where the January 5, 2012 and the April 2011 landslides occurred, have been identified as landslide-prone areas and the mountain region could collapse from high pressure or big movements, thereby not suitable for habitation […]

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Legarda Urges Gov’t to Measure Filipinos’ Gross National Happiness

January 11, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ENCOURAGED THE GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP NEW GROWTH INDICATORS, BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL ECONOMIC YARDSTICKS THAT ONLY EMPHASIZE ECONOMIC PROGRESS, IN MEASURING THE GENERAL WELL-BEING OF FILIPINOS.
Legarda said that the quality of life of Filipinos remains poorly understood due to the absence of measures that will reflect the happiness and well-being of the people.
“Statistics such as gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national product (GNP), which only indicate the value of goods and services turned out […]

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Legarda Lauds LGUs Prioritizing Disaster Risk Reduction Measures

January 9, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT MORE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) ARE NOW REALIZING THE NEED TO BE PROACTIVE IN DEALING WITH NATURAL HAZARDS AS MANY LGUS ARE NOW FOCUSED IN MAKING THEIR TOWNS DISASTER RESILIENT.
Legarda, the United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, said that recently, the city officials of Calbayog in Samar and San Fernando in Pampanga announced that DRR is among their priorities for the year.
Particularly, the City Government of Calbayog […]

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Legarda Welcomes Laguna Lake Rehab Plan

January 8, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED SUPPORT OVER THE GOVERNMENT’S REHABILITATION PLAN FOR LAGUNA DE BAY, STRESSING THAT THE LAKE SHOULD BE SALVAGED FROM DEGRADATION AS MILLIONS OF FAMILIES DEPEND ON IT FOR LIVELIHOOD AND SUSTENANCE.
“Management of solid waste in the lake, sanitation and public health, congestion of shore land areas, flooding and loss of biodiversity, and decline in water quality-these are among the problems that have sprouted within the lake through the years. We are glad that the government […]

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