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Legarda: Prioritize RE Development, Mitigate Climate Change Impacts

May 15, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for more investments in renewable energy (RE) as part of a long-term solution to the growing power needs of the country, and in a bid to mitigate the effects of environmental degradation and climate change.
Legarda, the United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, made the call at the inauguration of Phase 1 of the San Carlos Solar Inc. (SACASOL) solar farm in Negros Occidental.
SACASOL is a joint […]

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The best and worst of times

May 15, 2014

“I was glad to see the textiles rooms at the National Museum, and we had a lovely guided tour of the exhibition. I thought the textiles rooms were very thoughtfully layered with meaning. Beyond an exhibition of the history of textiles in the Philippines and the skills and creativity of textile workers, there was a sense that the display was that of a social, cultural, and also in some ways political history of the Philippines itself. For me it was […]

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Senate Bill No. 2222 – Magna Carta for Workers in the Energy Sector of the Philippines

May 14, 2014

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MAGNA CARTA FOR WORKERS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR OF THE PHILIPPINES, AUTHORIZING THE COLLECTION AND APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (5/14/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-2222
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SBN-2222 (as filed)

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Statement of Senator Loren Legarda on the PDAF Scam

May 13, 2014

I categorically deny any alleged involvement with Ms. Janet Napoles. I do not know her and have never dealt with her personally or otherwise. I have never endorsed any NGO to benefit from my PDAF. Any statement to the contrary that may be in her supposed affidavit is a perjured lie and is actionable criminally against her and all those involved in this political smear campaign.

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Pahayag ni Senator Loren Legarda Tungkol sa PDAF Scam

May 13, 2014

Wala akong anumang kaugnayan kay Ms. Janet Napoles. Hindi ko siya kilala at kailanman ay wala kaming usapang personal o kahit sa ibang paraan at pagkakataon. Wala akong inindorsong NGO para makinabang sa aking PDAF. Anumang pahayag na taliwas dito na diumano ay nilalaman ng sinasabing affidavit niya ay pawang kasinungalingan at pananagutan niya at ng kanyang mga kasama sa paninirang puri na ito.

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Senate Resolution No. 644 – Honoring and Commending the Broadcast Journalists Angelo Castro, Jr.

May 12, 2014

RESOLUTION HONORING AND COMMENDING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF VETERAN FILIPINO BROADCAST JOURNALISTS ANGELO CASTRO, JR. AND HARRY GASSER IN ELEVATING THE STANDARDS OF PHILIPPINE BROADCAST MEDIA
Scope: National
Legislative status: Adopted (9/22/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-644
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SRN-644 (as filed)
Adopted Resolution No. 56

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Legarda Cites PHL-US Cooperation on Climate Security

May 10, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today underscored the strengthened cooperation on climate resilience that was pronounced by both leaders of the Philippines and the United States and expressed optimism that such partnership will result in safer communities and greater climate security partnerships among nations.
 
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that the declared cooperation between the two nations sends a strong message to other countries about the urgency of addressing climate risks, stressing that both the US and the […]

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Legarda: Vigilance, Partnership with Int’l Agencies Needed to Combat Trafficking in Yolanda-hit Areas

May 9, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to Philippine authorities for greater vigilance and continued partnerships with foreign agencies in combatting trafficking especially in areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda.
 
Legarda, principal sponsor of the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, said that with rehabilitation and recovery efforts in Yolanda-affected areas still underway, survivors continue to be at great risk of falling prey to human trafficking syndicates.
 
“We understand that rebuilding lives and communities is already a daunting task in itself. But the scale […]

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Senate Bill No. 2208 – Department of Culture Act of 2014

May 7, 2014

AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, RATIONALIZING AND STRENGTHENING ITS ATTACHED AGENCIES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (5/7/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-2208
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SBN-2208 (as filed)

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Legarda: Climate Change Reality Compels Strengthened Adaptation, Resiliency Programs

May 7, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated the need for strengthened programs and effective coordination among government agencies to address climate change and disaster risks, which “are among the greatest challenges to human development the world faces today.”
 
Legarda, in a Senate hearing on the status of the release and use of calamity funds for 2013 and 2014, said that there should be close coordination between the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction […]

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