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Legarda Seeks Senate Concurrence in Cybercrime Convention, Agreement Establishing AMRO, and Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties

February 12, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today sponsored five resolutions seeking the Senate’s concurrence in the ratification of five treaties.

Legarda sponsored Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 613, Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) Between the Philippines and Mexico; SRN 614, Agreement Establishing the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) as an International Organization; SRN 615, DTAA Between the Philippines and Thailand; SRN 616, Budapest Convention on Cybercrime; and SRN 617, DTAA Between the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

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Sponsorship Speech: Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) as an International Organization

February 12, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) as an International Organization
12 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President, I have the honor to seek approval of the proposed Senate Resolution No. 614, under Committee Report No. 236, entitled: Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office, or AMRO, as an International Organization.
 
The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) was […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

February 12, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Budapest Convention on Cybercrime
12 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President,
 
Cyberspace is now at the core of how societies, groups, corporations and individuals worldwide interact with each other. Considering the dynamic nature of the ‘Knowledge Age’ we are in, it is imperative that the country is ahead of the curve as it navigates its way through this technological revolution, mindful both of its promised benefits, and, perhaps crucially, its incumbent threats.
 
There […]

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Rasa Island in 10th Episode of Protected Areas Series

February 9, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the 10th episode of the documentary series Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, featuring the Rasa Island Wildlife Sanctuary, onSaturday, February 10, 7:45 a.m., on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.

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Dayaw Season Ender Features Panay Indigenous Heritage

February 7, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda enjoins the public to watch the last episode of Dayaw Season 4 – Vessels of Culture, showcasing communities in Panay that have preserved their cultural traditions amid modernity.

Episode 6 titled, “Rediscovering Traditions,” features the Iraynon-Bukidnon from Antique and how they have preserved their heritage such as their rice terraces and agriculture system; and the last binukot of Calinog, Rosita Caballero, who was last interviewed by Dayaw before she passed on in 2017.

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Legarda to Sponsor Cybercrime Convention, Agreement Establishing AMRO, and Agreements on Avoidance of Double Taxation

February 6, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, is ready to sponsor five international agreements next week following the public hearing conducted today.

Legarda will sponsor the following treaties: Budapest Convention on Cybercrime; Agreement Establishing ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO); and, three separate Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAA) between the Philippines and Thailand, Sri Lanka and Mexico.

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Opening Statement: Committee on Foreign Relations

February 6, 2018

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Committee on Foreign Relations
06 February 2018 | Padilla Room | 9:00 am
Good morning. My sincere gratitude for your presence and participation in this hearing of the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Today, we will discuss the following Agreements, namely:
1)   Agreement Establishing ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO);
2)   Convention on Cybercrime;
3)   Conventions for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income between the Philippines and Thailand, Sri Lanka and Mexico.  These are three separate conventions.
Briefly, the […]

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Legarda Stresses Need for a Department of Culture

February 5, 2018

In celebration of National Arts Month, Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the importance of establishing a Department of Culture in order to enhance the promotion and preservation of the country’s cultural heritage, which is essential in nation building.

Legarda, principal author and sponsor of the proposed Department of Culture Act, said that the creation of a full-scale department is important to have a legitimate government body that would initiate programs and coordinate all activities of promoting national identity and culture.

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Loren’s Cultural Crusade

February 4, 2018

It will not be an overstatement to say that no legislator before or since has done as much for the state of Filipino arts and culture than Loren Legarda, three time senator, vice presidential aspirant, dogged environmentalist, relentless feminist, and broadcast journalist.

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Legarda Urges DSWD to Improve Rollout of Sustainable Livelihood Program

February 2, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda encouraged the officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to refine the systems and processes in implementing the agency’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

The SLP aims to enhance the capabilities of poor Filipino households and individuals by strengthening their skills, competencies, abilities, and resources in accessing income-generating opportunities. It is meant to complement the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), the DSWD’s flagship social welfare program.

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