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Cyber Pornography

January 21, 2014

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Privilege Speech on Cyber Pornography
21 January 2014
Senate Session Hall
I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege as a mother, as a legislator, as a Filipino.
Police authorities recognize that cyber pornography is among the “top crimes” in our country today. “Cybersex,” “child pornography,” “cyberporn,” “child abuse”—these words have been hogging recent headlines in our country; and the reports that came with them are too harrowing. In fact, it is disturbing that these abuses against children can happen.
This […]

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Closing Remarks High Level Forum on Strengthening Disaster Risk Insurance in the Philippines

January 21, 2014

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Closing Remarks
High Level Forum on Strengthening Disaster Risk
Insurance in the Philippines
21 January 2014, Senate of the Philippines
As we conclude this forum, I would like to thank everyone gathered here today. Your presence gives us the assurance of your commitment towards building a resilient nation.
Typhoons Ondoy, Pepeng, Pablo, Sendong and Yolanda all tell us that we were did not prepare enough.
We need to put a stop to the onerous and exorbitant cycle of rescue, relief […]

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Opening Statement High Level Forum on Strengthening Disaster Risk Insurance in the Philippines

January 21, 2014

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Opening Statement
High Level Forum on Strengthening Disaster Risk Insurance in the Philippines
21 January 2014, Senate of the Philippines
“We’re roofless but not hopeless.” This is was a rallying slogan written on a tattered cloth put up by typhoon survivors in Tacloban.
This is not going to be the last post-disaster banner we will see. I wish I can say otherwise, but I cannot.
Filipinos are known to be a resilient lot. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of […]

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Legarda: Disaster Resilience Is Linked to Poverty Alleviation

January 21, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the link between disasters and poverty at the high level forum on strengthening disaster risk insurance, which she organized in partnership with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
“Despite our impressive economic growth, our poverty incidence hardly changed. Poverty and inequalities worsen as natural hazards and climate change constantly affect the poor and keep them trapped in a vicious cycle of risk and poverty,” said Legarda, the UN Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction […]

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Legarda: Use the New Trafficking Law to Prosecute Cyber Porn Offenders

January 21, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the need to make full use of the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act to arrest and prosecute offenders of cyber pornography.
In her privilege speech, Legarda, principal sponsor of the said law, expressed alarm over recent headlines on cases of children being subjected to online pornography, some even by their own parents and guardians.
“Police authorities have already deemed cyber pornography as the top crime in the country today. The fact is already hard to take. What […]

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WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN? | Disasters worsen persistent poverty despite growth – Loren

January 21, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — The impressive growth of the country’s Gross Domestic Product trumpeted by the administration has made no dent in the poverty incidence, which is worsened by disasters and the other effects of climate change, Senator Loren Legarda said Tuesday.
“Despite our impressive economic growth, our poverty incidence hardly changed,” Legarda said in a statement. “Poverty and inequalities worsen as natural hazards and climate change constantly affect the poor and keep them trapped in a vicious cycle of risk and […]

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Trafficking Filipino children

January 19, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda, a staunch advocate of women and children’s rights, has been consistently calling for the strict implementation of the country’s anti-trafficking and child protection laws, noting that a lot of the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda and the earthquake in Sorsogon, even the people displaced by the attack of renegade MNLF forces in Zamboanga City, are most vulnerable to human trafficking syndicates nowadays. Many could spot these disgusting predators a mile away, prowling the calamity stricken areas like vultures […]

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Legarda Partners with UN on Disaster Risk Insurance Forum

January 18, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) are organizing a high level forum on strengthening disaster risk insurance in the Philippines as part of an effective strategy to improve the country’s resilience.
“This forum will focus on the need to protect our properties and our economy from the growing strength of natural hazards. While our foremost concern in times of disasters is to secure lives, we cannot overlook the need to protect as well the […]

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Legarda Partners with UN on Disaster Risk Insurance Forum

January 17, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) are organizing a high level forum on strengthening disaster risk insurance in the Philippines as part of an effective strategy to improve the country’s resilience.
“This forum will focus on the need to protect our properties and our economy from the growing strength of natural hazards. While our foremost concern in times of disasters is to secure lives, we cannot overlook the need to protect as well the […]

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Legarda Asks DOJ, NBI to Help Curb Trafficking, Cyber Pornography

January 17, 2014

Alarmed by headlines on rampant trafficking and child cyber pornography cases in the country, Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to government agencies for the strict implementation of anti-trafficking and child protection laws to put a stop to the illegal human trade.
Legarda, principal sponsor of Republic Act 10364, the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), as heads of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), […]

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