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Senate Bill No. 1900 – Forest Limits Act of 2013

November 4, 2013

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DELINEATION OF THE SPECIFIC FOREST LIMITS OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN 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-1900
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SBN-1900 (as filed)

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Loren Legarda’s Hibla and Baybayin

October 29, 2013

Thanks to Sen. Loren Legarda, the public will be able to appreciate watching dazzling ethnic costumes and textiles, which women from indigenous communities weave for hours on end and wear with flair. These are on display at the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles, the country’s first permanent textile gallery housed at the Museum of the Filipino People at the old Finance building in Rizal Park. It’s where you should bring yourself and your tourist friends for […]

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Legarda: Increase Preparedness, Reduce Disasters

October 27, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated the need to shift from reactive efforts to proactive strategies in strengthening the country’s defenses against disasters and climate change.
 
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change and on Environment and Natural Resources, reiterated her call for greater focus on disaster prevention following an article by Joe America titled, “The Philippines: The Most Dangerous Land on the Planet”, which was posted on news websites.
 
“Calamities will happen whether we like it or not, but we […]

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Legarda: Build On the Gains of PHL’s Gender Equality Policies

October 26, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the country must build on the gains of its gender equality laws by ensuring that both men and women are able to reach their full potential.
 
Legarda made the statement following the release of the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which showed that the Philippines ranked fifth in the world and first in Asia Pacific in a survey of nations’ ability to close gender gap.
 
The WEF measured 136 countries’ gender gap […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Month 2013

October 23, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda
Privilege Speech on the National Indigenous Peoples Month
23 October 2013 – Senate Session Hall
 
The month of October is celebrated in the Philippines as the National Indigenous Peoples Month and this year, we are invited by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) for a Collective Celebration of the Culture of Indigenous Cultural Communities.
 
We are a historically plural and multi-ethnic society with 110 IP groups, each community possessing its own traditional knowledge and practices, which have shaped our story […]

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Legarda Highlights Indigenous Culture in Celebration of National IP Month

October 23, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, today highlighted the country’s cultural richness in celebration of the National Indigenous Peoples Month.
 
“The month of October is celebrated in the Philippines as the National IP Month and this year, we are invited by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) for aCollective Celebration of the Culture of Indigenous Cultural Communities,” said Legarda.
 
In her privilege speech, Legarda narrated several traditional knowledge and practices of IP communities that showcase their […]

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Legarda Calls for Better Law Enforcement to Combat Child Cyber Pornography

October 21, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated her call for better enforcement of the country’s anti-trafficking and child protection laws to prevent Filipino minors from being subjected to various forms of abuses.
 
Legarda, author of Republic Act 10364, the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, made the statement after she received reports on child cyber pornography from the International Justice Mission (IJM).
 
The IJM reported that in the last few months, they conducted rescue missions, in coordination with police authorities and government social workers, to […]

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Legarda Reiterates Need to Ensure Integrity of Structures to Withstand Earthquakes

October 18, 2013

In light of the recent magnitude 7.2 earthquake in the Visayas area, Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated her call for the immediate evaluation of the structural integrity of critical structures in the country.
 
According to a report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the earthquake that was greatly felt in Bohol and Cebu has caused the death of at least 156 people, affected more than three million citizens, and damaged structures including 2,000 houses, 20 bridges, four […]

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Legarda: Remain Vigilant, Take Safety Precautions Amid 7.2 Earthquake in Visayas

October 15, 2013

Amid the strong earthquake that hit the Visayas area, Senator Loren Legarda today called on affected communities to remain vigilant for possible aftershocks and other effects of the temblor.
 
On Tuesday morning, The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit Carmen, Bohol and affected nearby towns and provinces. The NDRRMC is still assessing the damages, casualties and other effects of the earthquake.
 
“This is a very unfortunate incident. Initial reports say that at least […]

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Message of Senator Loren Legarda for Eidul Adha 2013

October 15, 2013

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
(Author of RA 9849, Act Declaring Eidul Adha a National Holiday)
 
Senator Loren Legarda, author of Republic Act 9849 also known as the Act Declaring Eidul Adha a National Holiday, today shared in the celebration of Eidul Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.
 
“As we join our Muslim brothers and sisters in celebrating the Eidul Adha, let us look at this occasion more than just another holiday to enjoy. Let us reflect on the lessons that this feast […]

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