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Legarda Pushes for Declaration of Waling-Waling as Nat’l Flower

January 31, 2013

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA IS PUSHING FOR THE DECLARATION OF THE WALING-WALING AS ANOTHER NATIONAL FLOWER TO MAKE ITS BEAUTY KNOWN TO THE WHOLE COUNTRY AND TO THE WORLD.
“The Waling-Waling’s beauty adorns our treetops, especially in Davao, Cotabato, and Zamboanga where it is endemic. But there are threats to its survival, as the flowers that grow and thrive in the wild are harvested for commercial and decorative purposes, and their habitat is destroyed by deforestation,” Legarda said.
In October 2012, […]

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Legarda: Senate Concurs in Ratification of Treaty Establishing UNESCO Learning Center for Sustainable Dev’t

January 30, 2013

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CELEBRATED THE SENATE’S CONCURRENCE IN THE RATIFICATION OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT AND THE UNESCO TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN CENTER FOR LIFELONG LEARNING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (SEA CLLSD) IN THE COUNTRY.
“The establishment of the SEA CLLSD envisions the creation of an educational framework that works for sustainable development. It seeks to develop and provide appropriate learning programs, which aim to benefit the marginalized, the disadvantaged, and the under-served members of the population, […]

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Legarda Hails Declaration of Paredes House in Abra as Historical Site

January 29, 2013

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAILED THE DECLARATION OF THE RESIDENCE OF DON QUINTIN PAREDES IN ABRA AS A NATIONAL HISTORICAL SITE, CONFERRED BY VIRTUE OF SENATE RESOLUTION 136.
“The Senate Resolution to declare the residence of Don Quintin Paredes in Abra as a national historical site, which I authored, was approved last December 12. The National Historical Institute has approved the provisions of the resolution and the inauguration and laying of the cornerstone is set on February 23. This move is […]

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Legarda Files Bill to Improve Welfare of OFWs

January 27, 2013

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS FILED A BILL TO BETTER PROMOTE THE WELFARE OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) THROUGH A NEW CHARTER FOR THE OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE ADMINISTRATION (OWWA).
“This legislative measure seeks to redefine the functions of OWWA as a national government agency vested with the special function of developing and implementing welfare programs that respond to the needs of member-OFWs and their families,” she explained.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said that the promotion of […]

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Legarda: Senate Should Focus on Filipinos’ Pressing Needs

January 27, 2013

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ENJOINED HER FELLOW SENATORS WHO HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN HEATED ARGUMENTS TO SETTLE THEIR DIFFERENCES AND STRESSED THAT THE SENATE SHOULD BE A SOLID INSTITUTION THAT IS FOCUSED ON ADDRESSING THE MORE IMPORTANT AND PRESSING NEEDS OF THE COUNTRY.
Legarda also reiterated her support to Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.
“I continue to support Senate President Enrile as many other senators do. I believe in his wisdom and capability, and the Senate as a body has […]

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Legarda Celebrates Ratification of PTV4 Bill

January 25, 2013

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA CELEBRATED THE RATIFICATION OF THE PTV4 BILL AS A TIMELY RESUSCITATION OF THE NATIONAL TELEVISION NETWORK.
“PTV4 has great potential, not for propaganda, but for information dissemination of the advocacies of our various departments of government. As it was ratified by the Senate last Tuesday, January 22, we can now bid goodbye to the ten-year-old charter which would not allow them to sell commercial spots for revenues,” said Legarda, a former broadcast journalist.
Senate Bill No. 3316, […]

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Legarda Hails New Kasambahay Law

January 24, 2013

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAILED THE SIGNING INTO LAW OF THE KASAMBAHAY BILL, NOTING THAT IT IS ONE OF THE FOUNDATIONS OF INCLUSIVE GROWTH THAT THE PHILIPPINES AS A NATION ASPIRES FOR.
“Republic Act No. 10361, or An Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers was signed into law on January 18. This is a major step in according decent working conditions, fair compensation, and sufficient benefits to our domestic workers,” said Legarda, co-sponsor of the measure.

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Legarda Seeks Inquiry on Tubbataha Reef Damage

January 23, 2013

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS FILED SENATE RESOLUTION 928, SEEKING INQUIRY INTO THE REPORTED GROUNDING OF THE USS GUARDIAN IN THE TUBBATAHA REEFS NATURAL PARK (TRNP), THE COUNTRY’S PRIME MARINE PROTECTED AREA AND WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said that there should be full disclosure and accounting of the total damages arising from the incident which will help strengthen existing mechanisms to prevent a future similar occurrence.
“This incident highlights the need to ensure […]

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Legarda Leads Turnover Ceremony of Rapid Deployment Tent to DOH

January 22, 2013

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WILL LEAD TODAY THE TURNOVER CEREMONY OF A RAPID DEPLOYMENT TENT DONATED BY THE FRENCH COMPANY UTILIS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH).
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and United Nations Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia–Pacific, said that the tent will be used for disaster response and management.
“UTILIS is a private company that has chosen to donate this rapid deployment tent to us which will […]

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Legarda Seeks Approval on Three Int’l Tax Treaties

January 21, 2013

AT THE RESUMPTION OF SENATE SESSION TODAY, JANUARY 21, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID THAT SHE WILL SEEK THE APPROVAL ON THIRD READING OF THREE IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL TAX TREATIES.
“We are going to seek the approval of the Philippines-France Protocol, the Philippines-Qatar Tax Treaty, and the Philippines-Kuwait Tax Treaty. The benefits of tax treaties, especially to developing countries, cannot be gainsaid. They help the Contracting States to better enforce domestic laws so as to reduce tax evasion, and they likewise promote […]

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