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Senate Bill No. 1902 – The National Bureau of Investigation Reorganization and Modernization Act of 2013

November 18, 2013

AN ACT REORGANIZING AND MODERNIZING THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, PROVIDING NECESSARY FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (11/18/2013)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-1902
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SBN-1902 (as filed)

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Philippines: Legarda on Yolanda aftermath: We must rebuild stronger communities

November 12, 2013

Amid the ongoing relief efforts by the government and various socio-civic organizations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, Senator Loren Legarda said that local governments are facing the greater challenge of building back better communities.
“I deeply commiserate with families who have lost their loved ones due to Typhoon Yolanda. It is truly heartbreaking to see the devastated communities. As we offer prayers for the victims and all those affected, we hope that this disaster will serve as another lesson to […]

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Legarda On Yolanda Aftermath: We Must Rebuild Stronger Communities

November 12, 2013

Amid the ongoing relief efforts by the government and various socio-civic organizations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, Senator Loren Legarda said that local governments are facing the greater challenge of building back better communities.
 
“I deeply commiserate with families who have lost their loved ones due to Typhoon Yolanda. It is truly heartbreaking to see the devastated communities. As we offer prayers for the victims and all those affected, we hope that this disaster will serve as another lesson to […]

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Southern fishing ground’s protection sought

November 10, 2013

UNDERSCORING the importance of the Verde Island Passage, Sen. Loren Legarda has filed a measure declaring the highly productive fishing ground as a marine-protected area and ecological tourism zone.
The Verde Island Passage, a source of livelihood for millions of Filipinos, is a vital passageway and a national heritage that is teeming with unique marine species, Legarda, chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, said.
The Verde Island Passage marine corridor is a 1.14-million hectare stretch of water along […]

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Legarda Wants Verde Island Passage Declared as Protected Area

November 10, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda has filed a measure that will intensify the government’s drive in preserving the Verde Island Passage, which is a source of livelihood to millions of Filipinos, a vital passageway, and a national heritage that is teeming with unique marine species.
 
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, is proposing the declaration of Verde Island Passage, as a Marine Protected Area and Ecological Tourism Zone.
 
“We must ensure the sustainable use of the resources of the […]

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Speech of Senator Loren Legarda for the 37th General Conference of UNESCO

November 8, 2013

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda 
for the 37th General Conference of UNESCO
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France 
 
Policy Statement of the Republic of the Philippines
                                                            
Mr. President of the General Conference,
Madam Director-General,
Distinguished Delegates,
 
The first session of the UNESCO General Conference was held nearly 67 years ago to this date against the backdrop of a world seeking to reconstruct from the ravages of the last world war.  The goal was clear — to prevent the outbreak of another world war.
 
We continue to be faced by wars, some of […]

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Legarda Promotes Culture of Peace Through Relevant Policies

November 8, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said she will actively pursue proposed measures aimed at promoting intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace, which UNESCO advocates.
 
Legarda, head of the Philippine Delegation to the 37thUNESCO General Conference in Paris, France, said that the Philippines, being a historically plural and multi-ethnic society, should be at the forefront of efforts to promote unity among diversity.
 
“There are 110 indigenous peoples groups in the Philippines and each island and province in the country has its own culture. […]

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Legarda Leads PHL Delegation to UNESCO’s 37th General Conference

November 7, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda will stress on the country’s experiences on environmental protection, heritage preservation, peace building and sustainable development at the 37th General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, France.
 
As head of the Philippine Delegation, Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Cultural Communities, on Climate Change, and on Environment and Natural Resources, will deliver the Philippines’ policy statement for the General Policy Debate of the 37th Session of the UNESCO General Conference on November 8, 2013 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
 
“The […]

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Legarda Reso Calls for Earthquake Risk Audit, Retrofitting of Structures

November 6, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda has called for the assessment of the structural integrity of public infrastructure in the country to ensure that they can withstand a magnitude 8 earthquake, as mandated by law.
 
Legarda filed Senate Resolution 333, which directs the government to conduct an earthquake risk audit over all government infrastructure projects and buildings.
 
The resolution also urges the government to mandate the retrofitting of public structures to ensure compliance with the revised National Building Code, which states that all structures and […]

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Senate Bill No. 1898 – Verde Island Passage Act of 2013

November 4, 2013

AN ACT DECLARING THE VERDE ISLAND PASSAGE AS A MARINE PROTECTED AREA AND ECOLOGICAL TOURISM ZONE, CREATING FOR THE PURPOSE THE VERDE ISLAND PASSAGE ADVISORY COUNCIL, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (11/18/2013)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-1898
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SBN-1898 (as filed)

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