Making Decent, Dignified Work for Domestic Workers a Reality

July 25, 2012

Senate Session Hall;On behalf of an estimated 3.4 million Filipinos domestic workers, working here and abroad, I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No. 816 under Committee Report No. 315, entitled: “Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of Convention 189, Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers”, adopted by the International Labour Organization in June 2011, under the chairmanship of the Philippine Government.

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Investing in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Capabilities

June 22, 2012

SMX Convention Center, Pasay City;According to the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), there were 302 disasters from natural hazards worldwide, and 33 of them occurred in the Philippines. These disasters from natural hazards cost the Philippines 26 billion pesos in damages and displaced a record 15.3 million people.

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