Oath Taking of Nutritionists-Dietitians

August 26, 2012

Manila Hotel;Twelve years ago, 191 nations collectively committed on eight lofty ideals to be achieved by the year 2015. These are known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), perhaps one of the most formidable of which is combating poverty, hunger, and disease.

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The State of Disaster and Climate Risks in the Philippines

August 13, 2012

Senate Session Hall;While divine providence brings us hope for a better tomorrow, we wake up again to our present day reality, to the state of disaster risks in the country: the lack of protection from natural hazards, weak urban planning, a growing urban poor, vulnerable rural livelihood, and a degraded ecosystem.

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Incidences of Hazing in the Phl

August 6, 2012

Senate Session Hall;I rise on a matter of personal privilege to express indignation over the recent death of Mark Andre Marcos, a law student whose bright future was cut short by a tradition of violence that has laid claim to many lives, and will continue to do so unless we take concerted action.

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Protection of Filipino Seafarers, Imbued with National Interest

July 31, 2012

Senate Session Hall;I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No. 829 under Committee Report No. 319, entitled: “Resolution concurring in the Ratification of Maritime Labour Convention, 2006” adopted by the General Conference of the International Labour Organization on 23 February 2006.

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Professional Women of the AmCham Forum Mandarin Oriental Hotel

July 27, 2012

Mandarin Oriental Hotel;For years, I have been endeavoring to make significant strides on the legislative front on various issues that are close to my heart. Allow me to outline these to you in the context the Millennium Development Goals, the collective commitment of nations for human development.

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