Breaking News as of December 2011
Senator Loren Legarda's New Year's Day Message
In the new year, my wish is for us to learn to adapt to climate change and to make our communities disaster-resilient. My prayer is for the vulnerable and marginalized to recover and be empowered. My hope is for us to redefine development that will give us true quality of life and happiness!
December 30, 2011
Legarda: Let's Aim to Mitigate Disasters in 2012
Recalling the impact of disasters in 2011 that could have been mitigated, Senator Loren Legarda, the UN Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia Pacific, today called on the government to aim for a disaster-resilient nation.
December 30, 2011
Legarda Stresses Cost-Effectiveness of Disaster Mitigation vs. Reaction
As the country enters a new year still reeling from the effects of Typhoon Sendong in Mindanao, Senator Loren Legarda today expressed concern over the conditional implementation of the Calamity Fund in 2011 and 2012 budgets, stressing that it violates the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act (DRRM) of 2010 and shows lack of understanding of disaster resilience.
December 29, 2011
Christmas Message Of Senator Loren Legarda
Peace of mind amid the turmoil, true and genuine happiness, blessings for the body and soul, a sustainable future for all. That is my wish for you this Christmas and always. Thank you for being a part of my blessed Christmas.
December 24, 2011
Legarda Outlines Tools for Disaster Prevention
Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated her call to the national government to fully implement two important laws - the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRM) Act and the Climate Change law in order to prevent hazards from turning into disasters.
December 21, 2011
Legarda Hails Sen. Santiago's Historic Win as ICC Judge
Senator Loren Legarda welcomed the historic victory of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago having been elected as a judge in the International Criminal Court during the 10th session of the Assembly of States Parties in New York.
December 15, 2011
Legarda Urges Developed Nations to Create a People's Survival Fund
While the world awaits the outcome of the 17th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa, Senator Loren Legarda encouraged developed nations to create a People's Survival Fund through the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
December 06, 2011
Philippines, ASEAN Need to be with Myanmar on Road to Democracy-Legarda
Senator Loren Legarda welcomes the process of democratization unfolding in Myanmar. "The doors for deeper engagement with Myanmar have been opened. Countries, including the Philippines, need to respond by extending support to the constructive reform efforts in Myanmar," Senator Legarda, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said.
December 03, 2011
Legarda on the Death Penalty Case of a Filipino in Guangxi
"The death penalty against a 35-year old Filipino national convicted of drug trafficking in China is unfortunate, but we need to respect the decision," Senator Loren Legarda said in reaction to the death penalty affirmed by the High People's Court (HPC) of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China.
December 02, 2011