Senate adopts 7 treaties to boost PH maritime safety and security

March 5, 2018

The Senate adopted on Monday seven maritime treaties to boost the country’s maritime industry’s safety and security.

With 19-0 votes, the Senate adopted Senate Resolution (SR) Nos. 648, 649, 650, 651, 652, 653, and 654, all sponsored by Sen. Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

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Senate approves PH deal with European Free Trade Association states

March 5, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Voting 19-0, the Senate on Monday, March 5, concurred in the ratification of the free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states, composed of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.

Senate foreign relations committee chair Loren Legarda, who sponsored Senate Resolution 64, said the agreement is part of the Philippine’s strategy to “gain a stronger foothold in the European market.”

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Legarda Calls for Greater Action to Protect Wildlife, Biodiversity

March 3, 2018

On World Wildlife Day (March 3), Senator Loren Legarda enjoined everyone to engage in biodiversity conservation efforts, particularly in protecting endangered wildlife.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, said that threats to survival of wildlife species likewise endanger the delicate ecological balance.

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Legarda: Boracay’s Problem Is Non-Compliance With Env’t Laws

March 2, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the main problem in Boracay Island is the weak enforcement of and non-compliance in the country’s environmental laws.

Legarda made the statement during the Senate hearing conducted in Boracay Island to look into the environmental issues concerning the famous tourist destination.

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