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Senate Bill No. 2742 – International Disaster Relief and Initial Recovery Assistance Act

April 30, 2015

AN ACT FACILITATING AND REGULATING INTERNATIONAL DISASTER RELIEF AND INITIAL RECOVERY ASSISTANCE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (5/6/2015)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-2742
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SBN-2742 (as filed)

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Senate Bill No. 2743 – Satellite Paging Systems Philippines, Inc.

April 30, 2015

AN ACT RENEWING THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO SATELLITE PAGING SYSTEMS PHILIPPINES, INC. (PRESENTLY KNOWN AS NOW TELECOM COMPANY, INC.) UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7301, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7940, ENTITLED ‘AN ACT GRANTING SATELLITE PAGING SYSTEMS PHILIPPINES, INC., A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN RADIO PAGING SYSTEMS AND TRUNKED RADIO SYSTEMS WITHIN THE PHILIPPINES FOR A PERIOD OF TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES’ FOR ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS FROM THE EFFECTIVITY OF THE ACT
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Legarda Pays Tribute To All Filipino Workers On Labor Day

April 30, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today paid tribute to the millions of Filipino workers, both here and abroad, as the entire country celebrates Labor Day on May 1.
 
“I salute our country’s workforce for their significant contribution to the economy. Our country would not function without them. It is only fair that we look closely into the specific needs of all Filipino workers, including those working overseas, and address these concerns,” said Legarda.
 
“We have the moral and legal obligation to defend the rights […]

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Films to exemplify Sen. Loren Legarda’s advocacies

April 30, 2015

Two films opening in two different prestigious events in Europe will showcase Sen. Loren Legarda’s advocacies. The lady senator is, of course, the Philippines’ leading stalwart on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Laws.
The first film is the newly-restored version of the 1950 film “Genghis Khan,” directed by National Artist Manuel Conde and co-written and designed by Carlos Francisco. The said film will be exhibited at the Philippine Pavilion during the Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition from May 9 to […]

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Loren and Brillante Team Up for Taklub, a 2015 Cannes Selection

April 29, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda and 2009 Cannes best director Brillante Mendoza’s latest collaboration to promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) is included in this year’s Cannes film festival.
 
Taklub, a feature film starring Ms. Nora Aunor, is part of the official selection under the Un Certain Regard section of the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, which will be held from May 13 to 24, 2015.
 
Legarda and Mendoza have worked together for the past years to come up with documentaries on environmental protection, climate change adaptation and […]

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‘Taklub’ — Nora Aunor-starrer nominated in Cannes

April 28, 2015

“There’s a time for everything. A time to tear down, and a time to build.”
THIS is the message of the Nora Aunor movie titled Taklub, which has been selected under the Un Certain Regard section of the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. which will be held from May 13 to 24, 2015.  The prestigious invitation-only festival will be held this year from May 13 to 24 in France.
Taklub is also the latest collaboration of Senator Loren Legarda and 2009 Cannes […]

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Are we ready for a 7.2 quake? Legarda urges retrofitting of infrastructures

April 27, 2015

FILIPINOS should be ready for a 7.2 -magnitude earthquake, Senator Loren Legarda said on Monday following a strong quake that hit Nepal over the weekend.
She said the tragedy in Nepal should serve as a reminder to all citizens about the essential role of disaster risk reduction and management in saving lives and livelihoods, especially in vulnerable communities like in the Philippines.
“I do not want to sow fear among Filipinos but we have to constantly […]

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Legarda Saddened by Nepal Quake Tragedy, Renews Call for Disaster Preparedness

April 27, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda has expressed deep concern over the tragedy caused by the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, which claimed at least 2,200 lives.
“I wish to convey my profound sympathy and condolences to the people of Nepal. To extend any possible help to them, however modest, is an appropriate humanitarian response the Philippine Government could make in this crucial period,” she stressed.
Legarda, United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, said such tragedy also serves […]

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Senate Resolution No. 1294 – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

April 27, 2015

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE TO LOOK INTO THE EFFORTS OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE COMMISSION AND ALL OTHER INVOLVED AGENCIES IN PREPARING THE COUNTRY’S INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION AS PART OF ITS COMMITMENT FOR THE COP21 NEGOTIATIONS IN PARIS THIS DECEMBER 2015
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (5/6/2015)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-1294
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SRN-1294 (as filed)

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Loren and Brillante’s Taklub at Cannes Fest

April 25, 2015

The tandem of Sen. Loren Legarda and Brillante “Dante” Mendoza has amply proven to be a winner. The good news is that Taklub, one of their projects that promote Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR, part of Sen. Loren’s pro-environment advocacy), is competing in the Un Certain Regard Section of this year’s (68th) Cannes Film Festival, May 13 to 24, where Brillante won Best Director (for Kinatay) in 2009.
Starring Nora Aunor, Taklub chronicles stories about the victims of Typhoon […]

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