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Senate Resolution No. 134 – Year 2013 as the Year of the Overseas Filipino Workers

July 31, 2013

RESOLUTION URGING PRESIDENT BENIGNO S. AQUINO III TO DECLARE THE YEAR 2013 AS THE YEAR OF THE OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR COURAGE, DETERMINATION AND SELF-SACRIFICE FOR THE SAKE OF THEIR FAMILIES AND OF THE NATION AT LARGE
Scope: National
Legislative status: Withdrawn (8/15/2013)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-134

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State of the Environment 2013

July 30, 2013

Mr. President,
We open a new congress with much fervor as we take on the role of representing the varied issues and challenges that our citizens expect us to address through legislation. And though we have different advocacies, I wish to enjoin everyone, my colleagues old and new, to take a closer look at the state of our environment and how it is intrinsically linked to climate change—the greatest humanitarian and development challenge of our time.
Working our way backwards, let us […]

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Legarda: Manage Our Environment Well Towards a Better Economy

July 30, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the country should work on improving the state of the environment to include the Philippines among the top 20 economies over the next four decades.
Citing a prediction of international bank HSBC, Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment, said that the Philippines would leapfrog 27 places to become the 16th largest economy in the world by 2050, driven by an increasing and productive population – up to 70% more people by 2050.
“However, if […]

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Legarda in Addressing New Norm: Make Resilience an Attitude

July 29, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that extreme weather events, such as torrential rains and harsher typhoons that are considered the new normal, should be addressed with a change in perspective—by looking at the opportunities in the face of threats.
“Resilience is an attitude. The new normal challenges us that our mindset should be focused on confronting risks and hazards,” said Legarda.
In a privilege speech, the Senator who is also the United Nations Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change […]

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A Keeper of Culture

July 28, 2013

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Loren ushers shower of docus

July 27, 2013

SHOWER OF DOCU’S: Ever since Sen. Loren Legarda embraced dealing with climate change as her advocacy, her career has been marked by the production of a stream of documentary films, both long and short, aimed at reminding people how to Escape or deal with calamities.
Last Wednesday at the Podium in Ortigas Center, Loren launched her latest film, Ligtas, a 15-minute instructional video on disaster preparedness. The film is directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Brillante Mendoza, who earlier directed Buhos, a […]

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Legarda Pushes for Child Nutrition Program in Schools to Address Malnutrition

July 27, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda has called for the establishment of a child nutrition program in all public schools nationwide to address malnutrition, which affects at least half a million elementary students.
Legarda noted that statistics from the Department of Education (DepEd) showed that 562,262 pupils in kindergarten and elementary levels (Grades 1 to 6) enrolled in public schools in the previous school year were assessed as “severely wasted”.
“We hope that there will be better results in the DepEd’s assessment of our schoolchildren […]

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‘Ligtas’ unleashed

July 25, 2013

Sen. Loren Legarda asked award-winning director Brillante Mendoza to “simplify” his style in helming “Ligtas,” the instructional video on disaster preparedness.
“Malaking hamon iyon for an artist. Ang mas gusto niya syempreng gawin ay mga feature films pero sabi ko, ‘Hindi, ang kailangan ito ay instructional para maintindihan ng bata, sa grade school, sa barangay,” she said at the recent launch and special screening of the film at the Podium-Cinema 2.
Produced by the senator herself, “Ligtas” is based on the manual […]

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Legarda Reiterates Call for Strict Enforcement of Solid Waste Management Law

July 25, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated her call for faithful compliance with Republic Act 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act), saying that the failure to do so will endanger not only the environment but also more lives and livelihood.
Legarda made the statement in support of the joint call of the environmental groups Greenpeace and the EcoWaste Coalition for the cleanup of the Manila Bay by 13 government agencies as ordered by the Supreme Court five years ago, and the closure of […]

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Legarda Launches Instructional Video on Disaster Preparedness

July 24, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda, in partnership with SM Cinemas, will lead today at 11:00 a.m. the launch and special screening at the Podium-Cinema 2 of “Ligtas”, an instructional video on disaster preparedness, which she produced and was directed by internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Brillante Mendoza.
Legarda, the United Nations Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, said that Ligtas aims to give valuable instructions and precautionary information to families and communities during typhoons, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis.
“Most natural […]

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