Breaking News as of August 2012
Legarda Welcomes Appointment of Justice Sereno as Chief of SC
Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the appointment of Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as the new chief magistrate of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, stressing that her appointment, being the first female Chief Justice, is yet another milestone in the nation's history.
August 26, 2012
Legarda Joins in Initiating Massive Manila Bay Clean-up
Through the Luntiang Pilipinas Foundation, Senator Loren Legarda joined in initiating a massive Manila Bay Clean-up, along the coastline from Navotas to Bacoor, Cavite in order to rehabilitate the bay and contribute to the country's solid waste management efforts.
August 26, 2012
Legarda: Heed the Call for Green, Sustainable Development
Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated her call for the nation to pursue green, sustainable and resilient development to prevent a "bleak and environmentally degraded future" that an Asian Development Bank study revealed.
August 23, 2012
Legarda Shares in Celebration of Eid'l Fitr
Senator Loren Legarda today expressed solidarity with Filipino Muslims as she enjoined all Filipinos, regardless of religious and spiritual beliefs, to share in the celebration of Eid'l Fitr.
August 19, 2012
Legarda Praises Humanitarian Workers on World Humanitarian Day
On World Humanitarian Day, Senator Loren Legarda praised the invaluable contribution of humanitarian workers, particularly those who were involved in rescue and relief efforts during recent disasters caused by typhoons and monsoon rains.
August 18, 2012
Changing climate, changing governance
The Camotes Island in Cebu, a tropical paradise blessed with sugary white sand and pristine, crystal clear waters, has become a model for disaster risk reduction and management, with one of its municipalities, the town of San Francisco, winning the 2011 United Nations Sasakawa award for Disaster Risk Reduction.
August 12, 2012
Legarda Renews Call for Climate Justice
Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for strengthened efforts in building a disaster-resilient nation as part of the campaign for climate justice.
August 11, 2012
Lessons and Hope for Change from Senator Loren Legarda
"Soon the heavy rains will cease and the floods will subside. The victims will have to rebuild their lives from the tragedy and devastation. This flood is worse than Ondoy. I hope serious government and private sector efforts to build back better the affected communities would start immediately. We must learn the lessons of Ondoy which this recent widespread flooding brings to fore once again.
August 09, 2012