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Senate Bill No. 32 – Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of [1992] 2015

June 30, 2016

AN ACT DECLARING PROTECTED AREAS AND PROVIDING FOR THEIR MANAGEMENT, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7586, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL INTEGRATED PROTECTED AREAS SYSTEM (NIPAS) ACT OF 1992, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (7/26/2016)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=17&q=SBN-32
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SBN-32 as Filed

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Senate Bill No. 31 – Department of Culture and the Arts Act

June 30, 2016

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE AND THE ARTS, STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR CULTURE AND ARTS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (7/26/2016)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=17&q=SBN-31
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SBN-31 as Filed

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Senate Bill No. 30 – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act

June 30, 2016

AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATON, ENHANCING THE EFFICIENT USE OF ENERGY, GRANTING INCENTIVES TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION PROJECTS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (7/26/2016)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=17&q=SBN-30
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SBN-30 as Filed

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Legarda Reports Legislative Accomplishments in 16th Congress

June 29, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda, a three-term senator who chairs the Senate Committees on Finance, Climate Change, and Cultural Communities has authored and sponsored 22 laws in the 16thCongress, covering the period between 2013 and 2016.

Legarda filed 146 bills as author and 64 bills as co-author. Twenty-two (22) of these bills are now laws. She authored 70 resolutions and co-authored 40 others. She also sponsored Senate concurrence in the ratification of two international treaties.

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Legarda Hails Enactment of NBI Modernization, Batanes Responsible Tourism

June 28, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the enactment of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Reorganization and Modernization Act (RA 10867) and the Batanes Responsible Tourism Act (RA 10866).

Legarda is a co-author of RA 10867, which mandates the modernization of the NBI through acquisition of state-of-the-art intelligence and forensic equipment, and maintaining an elite and competent personnel through the provision of competitive compensation packages, including training, insurance benefits and scholarship grants for NBI agents and employees.

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Loren and Nedy bring native weavers to Rustan’s

June 27, 2016

A long advocate of our indigenous heritage and responsible for creating the country’s first permanent textile gallery, the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino at the National Museum, Sen. Legarda acknowledged the concerted efforts from different sectors in extending support to our SLTs. “We thank Rustan’s for supporting this advocacy and giving us the venue, the full support for this. What better way to provide livelihood than giving support to the schools of living tradition of our indigenous peoples and at the same time making a viable economic enterprise. If we don’t take care of our nature and culture, who else will?”

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Indigenous weaves in the (high-end) spotlight

June 26, 2016

Legarda has given the country’s cultural life more than a shot in the arm. On the legislative side, she authored the Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law, which aimed to stimulate production of natural fabrics by encouraging government officials and employees to use them for uniforms.

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Legarda Bats for Greater Protection for Filipino Seafarers

June 24, 2016

In celebration of the Day of the Seafarer (June 25), Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for the institution of mechanisms that would provide better protection of the rights and welfare of Filipino sea-based workers.

Legarda stressed the need to implement a strong, consistent legislative agenda for Filipino seafarers to address issues facing the maritime industry at present.

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‘Culture of preparedness a must amid looming disasters’

June 23, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda renewed her appeal to the public to develop a culture of preparedness and safety to prevent huge number of casualties when a major earthquake, or the so-called Big One strikes..

“Everyone should be ready when the ‘Big One’ occurs. Government agencies and all public institutions must be prepared,” Legarda said.

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Message of Senator Legarda: Launching of NBI Forensics Digest

June 23, 2016

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Launching of NBI Forensics Digest
23 June 2016 | NBI Office, Taft, Manila
 
Foremost, I congratulate the NBI Forensic Investigation Service for publishing this journal of notable cases that were solved through the use of forensic investigation.
 
This is an important development in your unit’s information and education campaign that will make ordinary people better understand the relevance of your work in effectively carrying out the NBI’s mandate.
 
I wish to take this opportunity to salute […]

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