Philippines increasingly embracing renewable energy

January 27, 2014

In an impassioned speech, Legarda, a former TV presenter and United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia – Pacific, described the existential significance of increased investments in renewable energy, particularly in countries affected by climate change such as the Philippines. If global warming continues as it has, Legarda stressed, the country will have to reckon with a catastrophic impact on a massive on economic growth, food security and public health. Rice harvests could decline […]

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Singson on bunkhouses

January 23, 2014

Legarda added that The Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Law, a measure she likewise authored, also penalizes sexual acts, including prostitution, committed against a woman or child.
The senator filed a bill that would protect minors from accessing pornographic materials over the Internet. Under Senate Bill No. 532, the Anti-Computer Pornography Act, acts such as transmitting or offering to transmit information containing indecent materials to a minor and providing access to transmission of said materials to a minor will be considered […]

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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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