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Legarda Celebrates UNESCO Inscription of Mt. Hamiguitan in SONA Outfit

July 27, 2014

As a tribute to the recent inscription of the Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao Oriental as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Senator Loren Legarda will be wearing a traditional Mandaya outfit at the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).
 
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said she wants to further promote her advocacies through the garments she will wear at the President’s SONA.
 
“My outfit represents two advocacies closest to my heart—environmental protection and heritage preservation. […]

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Senate Bill No. 1104 – Department of Housing and Urban Development Act of 2013

July 25, 2014

AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (DHUD), DEFINING ITS MANDATES, POWERS, AND FUNCTIONS, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/27/2013)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-1104
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SBN-1104 (as filed)

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Senate Bill No. 1105 – Foreign Language Education Act 2013

July 25, 2014

AN ACT INTEGRATING FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN THE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULA
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/27/2013)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-1105
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SBN-1105 (as filed)

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Senate Bill No. 1106 – Chinese New Year

July 25, 2014

AN ACT DECLARING THE DAY ON WHICH CHINESE NEW YEAR FALLS EACH YEAR AS A SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY AS A SIGN OF GOODWILL AND AMITY BETWEEN THE PHILIPPINES AND CHINA
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (9/17/2013)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-1106
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SBN-1106 (as filed)

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Senate Resolution No. 107 – Commending the Quai Branly Museum (Musee Du Quai Branly) in Paries, France

July 25, 2014

RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE QUAI BRANLY MUSEUM (MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY) IN PARIS, FRANCE, THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN PARIS, AND PHILIPPINE CULTURAL AGENCIES FOR THE SUCCESSFUL MOUNTING OF A GRAND EXHIBITION ON PHILIPPINE PRE-COLONIAL ART ENTITLED, ‘PHILIPPINES: AN ARCHIPELAGO OF EXCHANGE’, AS PART OF BROADER EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE PHILIPPINES AND FRANCE IN THE AREA OF CULTURE AND THE ARTS
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/12/2013)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-107
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SRN-107 (as filed)

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Legarda Wants Filipinos to be Heritage Warriors

July 21, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today asked Filipinos to be “heritage warriors” who will defend and conserve the tangible and intangible heritage handed down to us by our forefathers.
 
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, made the statement as she hailed the new graduates of Escuela Taller Intramuros who are heritage warriors in their own right as they restore deteriorating or damaged built heritage.
 
“It was heartbreaking to see centuries-old churches in Bohol and Cebu crumble down to an earthquake in […]

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Legarda on Glenda Onslaught: We Were Prepared, But We Can Still Do Better

July 17, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today noted better disaster preparedness efforts during the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda, but said that the country can still do better, especially when faced with stronger typhoons and other natural hazards.
 
Among the main concerns in the aftermath of Typhoon Glenda is the power outage across Luzon due to damaged poles and transmission lines.
 
Meanwhile, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has confirmed at least 38 deaths due to Typhoon Glenda. Most of the victims were […]

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Legarda Reminds Public on Disaster Preparedness: How to Prepare for Typhoons

July 15, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today reminded citizens on ways to prepare for a typhoon as more areas have been placed under Public Storm Warning Signal No. 3 due to Typhoon Glenda, which is expected to make landfall within the day over Albay-Sorsogon area.
 
Legarda said that since the Philippines is regularly visited by typhoons, “we have to heighten our preparedness measures especially that we are now experiencing stronger typhoons due to the changing climate.”
 
She stressed that citizens, especially those in areas with […]

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Senate Bill No. 2308 – Talaingod Eco-Cultural Tourism Zone (Davao Del Norte)

July 14, 2014

AN ACT DECLARING THE MUNICIPALITY OF TALAINGOD, DAVAO DEL NORTE AS AN ECO-CULTURAL TOURISM ZONE ESTABLISHING FOR THE PURPOSE THE TALAINGOD CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE, PROVIDING FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Scope: Local
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/4/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-2308
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SBN-2308 (as filed)

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Protected Areas Crucial to Food Security, Poverty Alleviation—Legarda

July 14, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the importance of the country’s protected areas in improving food security and addressing poverty.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, said that protected areas are characterized by thriving biodiversity and have unique features that support agriculture, water supply and other economic activities.
“Establishing protected areas is not only an environmental issue, but also a gut issue. It is crucial to food security, water security and poverty alleviation because these areas are rich […]

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