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National Heritage Month 2014

May 6, 2014

Privilege Speech for National Heritage Month 2014
06 May 2014 – Senate Session Hall
In November last year, we warmly received the news that the Philippines has won a seat in the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. It was certainly great news especially after the unfortunate earthquake that damaged several of our heritage churches in Bohol.
 
This successful election could have been triggered by several achievements in the country’s heritage conservation programs, among many factors.
 
The year 2012 saw the removal of the Rice Terraces of […]

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Senate Bill No. 2209 – Resource Centers for Indigenous Peoples Act of 2014

May 6, 2014

AN ACT ESTABLISHING RESOURCE CENTERS FOR INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES/INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TO ENHANCE AND ENSURE DELIVERY OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES, 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-2209
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SBN-2209 (as filed)

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Senate Bill No. 2221 – Iglesia Ni Cristo Founding Anniversary (JULY 27)

May 6, 2014

AN ACT DECLARING JULY 27 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO
Scope: National
Legislative status: Consolidated/Substituted in the Committee Report (6/4/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-2221
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SBN-2221 (as filed)

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Senate Resolution No. 630 – Mitigation Strategies for Climate Change

May 6, 2014

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO LOOK INTO THE GOVERNMENT’S ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN LIGHT OF THE REPORTED ONSET OF EL NINO THIS YEAR WITH THE END VIEW OF INSTITUTING LONG-TERM MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE COUNTRY’S RESILIENCE TO THE WORSENING IMPACT OF A CHANGING CLIMATE
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (5/7/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-630
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SRN-630 (as filed)

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Senate Resolution No. 637 – Renewable Energy

May 6, 2014

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY TO LOOK INTO THE SHARE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE OVERALL ENERGY MIX OF THE COUNTRY WITH THE END VIEW OF DETERMINING WEAKNESSES IN THE CURRENT IMPLEMENTATION OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9513 ALSO KNOWN AS THE RENEWABLE ENERGY ACT OF 2008
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (5/7/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-637
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SRN-637 (as filed)

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Senate Resolution No. 627 – Congratulating and Commending Congressman Emmanuel Manny Pacquiao

May 5, 2014

RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING CONGRESSMAN EMMANUEL “MANNY” PACQUIAO FOR HIS OUTSTANDING VICTORY AGAINST TIMOTHY BRADLEY AND FOR RECLAIMING THE WORLD BOXING ORGANIZATION WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (5/7/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-627
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SRN-627 (as filed)

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Senate Resolution No. 628 – Commending the 2014 Recipients of the Soroptimist Unsung Women Heroes

May 5, 2014

RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE 2014 RECIPIENTS OF THE SOROPTOMIST UNSUNG WOMEN HEROES AWARDS FOR THEIR TIRELESS DEDICATION AND SERVICE IN UPLIFTING THE WELFARE OF DISADVANTAGED WOMEN IN THEIR COMMUNITIES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Adopted (5/14/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-628
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SRN-628 (as filed)
Adopted Resolution No. 41

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Legarda: No Time, Water To Waste as PHL Expects El Niño

May 3, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today said that there is no time to waste in getting ready for the El Niño phenomenon that is expected to hit the country in June, adding that this means Filipinos should start conserving water.
 
According to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the El Niño may trigger drought and stronger storms.
 
“As the DOST has warned of an impending El Niño, we expect that government agencies have already set out programs to address the effects of this […]

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Legarda: Culture and Heritage Must Be Part of Development Policies

May 2, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, today renewed her call to preserve Filipino culture and heritage and make it part of the country’s development policy.
 
“The Philippines is a nation endowed with rich and diverse culture. Among our cultural heritage are the various age-old structures, ethnic traditions, indigenous songs and dances, weaving traditions and other forms of folk arts. While the preservation of our heritage is a continuing challenge especially in this era of rapid technological […]

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Legarda: Use Technology in Building Resilience




May 1, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda urged the use of technology in building the country’s resilience, stressing that making critical information on disaster risks and vulnerabilities available in the Internet could significantly boost the campaign to educate and inform citizens about natural hazards and how best they can prepare and prevent disasters.
 
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the call during her keynote speech at the Google Crisis Response Summit held at the SMX Convention Center on April 30, 2014.
 
The […]

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