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Senate Resolution No. 765 – Cultural Heritage

July 14, 2014

RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE GAWAD SA MANLILIKHA NG BAYAN AWARDEES FOR THEIR IMMENSE CONTRIBUTION AND TIRELESS DEDICATION IN THE PROMOTION OF THE COUNTRY’S RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE FOR THE CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATION OF FILIPINOS
Scope: National
Legislative status: Adopted (9/24/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-765
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SRN-765 (as filed)
Adopted Resolution No. 60

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Senate Resolution No. 766 – Commending the Local Government and Community of the Municipality of Pandan in Antique

July 14, 2014

RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF PANDAN IN ANTIQUE FOR THEIR ACTIVE ROLE IN THE CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION OF THE BUGANG RIVER AS THE CLEANEST INLAND BODY OF WATER IN THE PHILIPPINES, THUS SERVING AS A MODEL IN THE SUCCESSFUL ADOPTION OF A COMMUNITY-BASED ECO-TOURISM APPROACH IN SAFEGUARDING THE COUNTRY’S WATER RESOURCES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Adopted (9/22/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-766
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SRN-766 (as filed)
Adopted Resolution No. 59

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Senate Resolution No. 767 – Media Killings

July 14, 2014

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND ON PUBLIC INFORMATION AND MASS MEDIA TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY ON THE INCREASING INCIDENTS OF MEDIA KILLINGS
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (7/30/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-767
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SRN-767 (as filed)

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Legarda Laments Climate Injustice: PHL Low in GHG Emission But High in Disaster Vulnerability

July 11, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today called it an injustice that while the Philippines’ share in the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission is among the lowest at 0.31%, it is unfortunately one of the top nations vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
“It is unfortunate that the Philippines and developing nations, including small island developing states, bear the brunt of climate change when in fact most developed countries are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases causing extreme changes in the climate,” she […]

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Loren prods DENR, Senate panel on Tubbataha Reef damage, geohazard maps

July 8, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – A visibly peeved Sen. Loren Legarda Tuesday prodded environment officials and Senate committee staff to rush work on documenting the post-damage action in the Tubattaha Reef, reports on protected areas, and the distribution of geohazard maps to local government units.
Presiding at a hearing of her Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, Legarda could not hide her dismay on learning that a report she had sought – the final damage estimate on the UNESCO-protected Tubbataha Reef as a […]

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Legarda Renews Call for Use of Geohazard Maps for DRR

July 8, 2014

In line with the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to local government units (LGUs) on the use of geohazard maps to reduce disaster risks and to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to ensure that local officials understand the details on these maps.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, said that the DENR should not only distribute the geohazard maps, but also, and more importantly, […]

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Legarda Bats for Law Against Catching of Sharks

July 3, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today called for the swift passage of the proposed measure that would prohibit the catching of sharks in Philippine waters, stressing that the absence of such law could lead to the extinction of shark species.
“Sharks, as predators of the sea, play a vital role in regulating the ecological balance, particularly the health of important commercial fish species, population balance, and protection of coral reefs. As such, our country plays a crucial role in protecting marine species,” said […]

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Legarda Commends Davao Oriental for Conservation of Mt. Hamiguitan

July 1, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today commended the provincial government of Davao Oriental and its local community for the conservation of Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, personally congratulated Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon during the province’s 47th anniversary celebration held in Mati City.
The Senator also filed Senate Resolution 735 to commend the collaborative efforts of the provincial government, its citizens and the Protected Area […]

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