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Legarda Renews Call for Protection of Oceans and Marine Resources

July 11, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated her support to policies that will protect oceans and marine resources as she underscored the important role of the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) in the sustainable development of coastal areas in the country.
Speaking at the 20th anniversary celebration of PEMSEA, Legarda said that the Philippines, being an archipelago, benefits from the abundance of marine resources but also faces the increasing threats of climate change such as sea level […]

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Founding of the Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc.

July 10, 2013

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Founding of the Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc.
10 July 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Escuela Taller, Intramuros Manila
I wish to thank the Spanish Embassy, led by His Excellency Ambassador Jorge Domecq, for inviting me to give a message for this wonderful cultural partnership of two nations.
The Philippines is a nation endowed with a rich cultural history. The age-old structures in various parts of the country—baroque churches, heritage houses, colonial buildings and bridges—speak much of […]

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Legarda Bats For More Jobs in Heritage Sector

July 10, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that more jobs should be generated in sectors related to preserving the country’s heritage as a way to help address unemployment while revitalizing the Filipino’s love for culture.
“The restoration and conservation of the age-old structures in various parts of the country—baroque churches, heritage houses, colonial buildings and bridges—is an area where we can generate jobs for Filipinos skilled in building methods. Moreover, when we have restored our colonial structures, we can further boost cultural tourism […]

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Senate Bill No. 695 – Human Resources for Health Network Act of 2013

July 9, 2013

AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH NETWORK AS A STRUCTURE TO SUPPORT HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/7/2013)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-695
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SBN-695 (as filed)

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Legarda Protects Students’ Rights and Welfare

July 9, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda filed anew the bill creating a national policy that would promote and guarantee students’ rights and welfare.
Legarda said that the proposed Students’ Rights and Welfare Act aims to bring out and enhance the full potential of the country’s young citizens by protecting the rights of students who are “important components of our society not only because of their potential role as leaders of the country, but also because of their role as catalysts for development and effective […]

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Senate Bill No. 674 – Southern Palawan Special Economic Zone and Free Port Act of 2013

July 9, 2013

AN ACT CREATING A SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE AND FREEPORT IN SOUTHERN PALAWAN, CREATING FOR THIS PURPOSE THE SOUTHERN PALAWAN ECOZONE AND FREEPORT AUTHORITY, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/7/2013)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-674
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SBN-674 (as filed)

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Legarda Pushes for Improved Magna Carta for Public School Teachers

July 8, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that Filipino teachers should receive remuneration and benefits commensurate to the demands of their job.
Legarda filed anew the proposed amendments to the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers stressing that public school teachers are among the lowest paid government workers considering the nature and importance of the services they render.
“Aside from educating our children, teachers are constantly called to assist in various civic activities which contribute to the welfare of the community and the country, […]

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Mahalin ang ating Kultura: Sen. Loren Legarda and Kultura go green

July 7, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – As a child who grew up in flood-prone Malabon, Senator Loren Legarda was exposed early to the importance of taking care of the environment. “Our compound in Malabon has many fruit-bearing trees,” she says, “and these were not only fun to climb, but also made it possible for us to go out and play in clean floodwaters.”
Through the years, she saw “how pollution has worsened the flooding, dirtying our floodwaters to the point of disrupting the lives […]

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Legarda Seeks Better Management of Country’s Natural Resources

July 6, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that policies on improved management of the country’s natural resources, particularly land and water, are needed now to prevent degradation and ensure sustainable development.
Legarda said that “due to the presence of different stakeholders in the use of land and the lack of a national land use policy framework, the use of land in the country remains chaotic and breeds environmental degradation.”
Meanwhile, 50 of the 421 principal river basins in the country are already considered biologically […]

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Legarda Sees Improved Disaster Preparedness with PAGASA Modernization

July 4, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that better weather forecasting and monitoring by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) will result to better preparedness against natural hazards, thereby preventing huge economic losses.
Legarda said she re-filed the proposed PAGASA Modernization Act and hopes that it will be enacted in the 16th Congress to enhance the agency’s capability in providing services to protect the people and the environment and to ensure economic security against natural hazards.
“In 2009, our country suffered […]

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