Breaking News as of August 2011
Sen. Legarda Calls for Inventory of Philippine Marine Resources in the Benham Region
30 August 2011 United Nations, New York - Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, called for an inventory of Philippine marine resources in the Benham Rise Region, emphasizing that this would "give the Philippines a clearer view of the importance of our stake in our Extended Continental Shelf in the Benham Rise Region and what the legislative tasks we need to focus on to preserve, protect and manage our valuable resources."
August 31, 2011
Legarda Admires Preparedness Measures of the US Government for Hurricane Irene
Senator Loren Legarda today expressed her admiration for the sense of preparedness and vigilance exhibited by the local government units and people of the Northeast United States in facing hurricane Irene, which they initially dubbed to be "historic" due to its unprecedented possible devastating effects.
August 31, 2011
Legarda to Gather Indigenous Peoples (IPs) from All Over the Country
Senator Loren Legarda is organizing a gathering of indigenous peoples (IPs) from all over the country, the first IndigenousCultural Summit, which aims to be a mechanism to strengthen the voices of the IP leaders as they engage in dialogue with local and national policy-makers as well as international institutions.
August 29, 2011
Legarda Hails Senate Concurrence on ICC Treaty Ratification
The chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the Senate's concurrence on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), marking the country's official entry into it.
August 25, 2011
Senate Honors Metrobank Foundation's Outstanding Teachers of 2011
In honor of the teaching profession, the noblest of all vocations, the Senate of the Philippines has joined Metrobank Foundation in bestowing honor and commendation on its Outstanding Teachers of 2011 "for their exemplary competence, dedication to service, and commitment in providing quality education."
August 20, 2011
Heed the Struggles of RP's Indigenous Peoples -- Legarda
As the world celebrates the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, called the attention of the country's leaders on the struggles of the indigenous peoples in the Philippines.
August 10, 2011
Legarda Urges Fellow Senators to Approve RP's Entry to ICC
Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today urged her fellow Senators to vote for the concurrence of the ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
August 08, 2011
Legarda Supports Meet Between P-Noy And MILF Chair
The chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Senator Loren Legarda today expressed her support to President Benigno Aquino III in meeting with Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Tokyo, Japan, to push forward the peace process between the government and the Muslim rebels in Mindanao.
August 06, 2011
Legarda: The 'Ghosts' of 2004 Elections are Haunting Us Again
Senator Loren Legarda has spoken in the light of recent developments where several personalities have come out in the open to tell all about the commission of electoral fraud, particularly the switching of Congressional copies of the Election Returns (ERs) in the 2004 Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections.
August 01, 2011