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Mandela a ‘humble’ leader–Legarda

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Senator Loren Legarda, Climate Change Act of 2009

A “humble” leader was how Senator Loren Legarda remembered South African leader Nelson Mandela, whom she met when she was still a journalist.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Higher fines pushed for damage to Tubbataha

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POWERLESS. Giant waves batter the USS Guardian, a minesweeper that ran aground in the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, tossing the ship some 90 degrees from its position on Thursday (inset) and making it parallel to the reef line. The photographs are courtesy of the AFP FILE PHOTO

Senatorial candidates Ernesto Maceda and Loren Legarda said Wednesday that they wanted higher fines for damages caused to Tubbataha Reef so that it could serve as a deterrent to all ships.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Legarda calls on gov’t to ready contingency plans in S. Korea

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Senator Loren Legarda, Climate Change Act of 2009

Sen. Loren Legarda, the chair of the Senate committee on foreign relations, has called for active preparation by the government to evacuate 40,000 Filipinos in South Korea, saying the declaration of a “state of war” by North Korea directly puts them in harm’s way.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Senators want inquiry on Sabah, lasting solution to sultan’s claim

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Senators on Saturday called on the executive branch to ensure the safety of the more than 800,000 Filipinos residing in Sabah after Malaysian authorities decided to attack the armed Filipinos claiming the territory in the name of the sultanate of Sulu based in southern Philippines.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Gov’t inaction blamed for Subic waste dumping

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Senator Loren Legarda, Climate Change Act of 2009

A Senate committee report concluded that a contractor of the United States Navy was liable for unauthorized dumping of untreated sewage in Philippine waters and scored the inaction of relevant environment protection agencies on the matter.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Apologies, compensation not enough for Tubbataha damage—Legarda

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Senator Loren Legarda, Climate Change Act of 2009

Saying apologies and guarantees of “just compensation” were not enough, at least two Philippine senators are keen to hold the United States accountable for the destruction of the Tubbataha Reef following the grounding a US Navy minesweeper on the marine sanctuary nearly a month ago.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Legarda wants full investigation on Tubbataha incident

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Senator Loren Legarda, Climate Change Act of 2009

Senator Loren Legarda is seeking a “full investigation” by the Senate on the reported grounding of the USS Guardian in the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) last week.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 senators seek probe of toxic waste dumping

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Photo taken form denr.gov.ph

Three senators on Monday filed separate resolutions calling for an investigation of the supposed dumping of toxic waste from a US Navy ship off the coast of Zambales province by a vessel owned by a Singapore-based multinational firm that allegedly did not have the required registration and permits to do so.

Posted: November 13th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Lawmaker ‘amazed’ at New York’s preparedness

Sailboats rock in choppy water at a dock along the Hudson River Greenway during a storm, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Hurricane Sandy continued on its path Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing for higher ground, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. AP/Jeffrey Furticella

The chairperson of the Senate committee on climate change is amazed at the sense of preparedness and political will of New York’s local officials as Hurricane Sandy hit the US east coast.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t urged to strengthen OFW protection after upgrade of list of safe countries

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The government should strengthen protection for overseas Filipino workers following its decision to add 32 more countries in its list of territories that meet Philippine standards on the protection of its Filipino workers, Senator Loren Legarda said Wednesday.

Posted: July 4th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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