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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Cordillera reported on the region’s accomplishments on climate change mitigation to Sen. Loren Legarda, who conducted a committee hearing in Lagawe, Ifugao recently.Legarda, Senate committee chair on environment, inquired from the DENR about its programs that address climate change to determine the legislations that must be passed to avert the impacts of climate change in the region.DENR-CAR Director Ralph Pablo presented the region’s National Greening Program roadmap for 2011-2016, maintenance of the region’s 13 major watersheds, and the geohazard mapping program of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau.Under the NGP, the region has reforested 84,596 hectares, which is 74 percent implemented as of December 2014.Seedling production is 98 percent complete for the July to September planting season this year, and a reported survival rate of 89 percent has been validated through geo-tagging on all the plantation sites.The maintenance of the 13 major watersheds in Cordillera, the watershed cradle of Northern Luzon, and one declared protected area, the Upper Agno River Basin, were other major programs of the department that help mitigate the effects of climate change in the region.The region was declared with only one protected area since 1992, but there are other areas that may qualify as protected areas undergoing initial evaluation such as, the Mt Read more [...]

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InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 MANILA - The Senate has passed on third and final reading a bill seeking to declare the 9th day of August as National Indigenous Peoples Day. In a news release, Senator Loren Legarda, chairperson of the Committee on Cultural Communities, said House Bill 4420 seeks to recognize and protect the rights of the indigenous people across the country by dedicating August 9 to their causes Read more [...]

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3:36 pm | Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 INAMIN ni Senador Cynthia Villar na mahihirapan ang Nacionalista Party na magdesisyon kung sakaling pare-parehong magsitakbo bilang bise presidente sina Senador Bongbong Marcos, Antonio Trillanes IV at Alan Peter Cayetano na pawang mga miyembro ng partido. Sa tatlong senador, si Trillanes pa lamang ang nagdeklara sa kanyang intensyong tumakbo bilang bise presidente. Sinabi naman ni Cayeteno na nakakuha siya ng imbitasyon mula sa mga sumusuporta kina Sen Read more [...]

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Mar Roxas and Grace Poe. Composite Image MANILA -- Senator Grace Poe said there are no new proposals or concrete plans for her to have joint provincial sorties with DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, the presumptive standardbearer of the Liberal Party (LP). Read more [...]

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If the bill becomes a law, it will automatically exclude the protected areas from activities like mining, logging, poaching, and fishing NATURAL BEAUTY. Read more [...]

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The Senate is set to discuss in a caucus on Monday the substitute bill for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Read more [...]

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For the first time, Senator Grace Poe gave details about her series of meetings with President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III recently. Reading between the lines, Senator Grace said that PNoy wanted her to be the running mate of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, who’s widely believed to be the standard bearer of Liberal Party in the May 2016 presidential elections Read more [...]

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Lovi Poe talks to members of the press during the press conference for GMA-7's "Beautiful Strangers" on Tuesday, July 28. Philstar.com/Chuck Smith MANILA, Philippines — Whatever her plans are for the 2016 elections, Sen Read more [...]

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A Makati City Court has declared that former Sen. Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal is an heir to the estate of her aunt, the late philanthropist Consuelo “Chito” Madrigal-Collantes, who died three years ago Read more [...]

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SENATOR Loren Legarda on Wednesday called for the convening of a “Summit of Consciences” in the Philippines to address climate change and its threats as she warned that “inaction and apathy will spell death and loss.” Legarda made the call after attending the Summit of the Consciences for the Climate held in Paris last July 21 where the “Call to Consciences for the Climate” was launched. The summit, she said, was a prelude to the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21), which will also be hosted by the French government in December this year. Read more [...]

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