November 12, 2011
Senator Loren Legarda today expressed jubilation over the inclusion of the Puerto Princesa Underground River in the New Seven Wonders of Nature as she stressed the need to strengthen efforts to protect and preserve the country’s natural heritage.
November 10, 2011
“I am happy that the Puerto Princesa Underground River made it to the New Seven Wonders of Nature. I congratulate our government, and most especially the city government of Puerto Princesa, led by Mayor Edward Hagedorn, for its efforts and intensive campaign to […]
Senator Loren Legarda today urged Filipinos to keep voting for the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan to make it one of the New 7 Wonders (N7W) of Nature.
November 9, 2011
Legarda made the appeal as the voting ends at precisely 11:11am GMT (7:11pm, Philippine time) tomorrow, November 11, 2011.
The Senator said that the inclusion of the Puerto Princesa Underground River, the longest navigable underground river in the world, in the New 7 Wonders of Nature will help preserve this natural treasure.
“The New […]
Senator Loren Legarda today urged Filipinos to give a gift to Mother Earth this yuletide season by having an environment-friendly Christmas.
November 8, 2011
Legarda made the statement as she supported EcoWaste Coalition’s “Climate-OK Christmas Guide” that would help eliminate unnecessary waste when celebrating the holiday season.
“Enjoying Christmas and New Year should not be done at the expense of our environment. It would be wise to consider the suggestion of the EcoWaste Coalition to have a green Christmas by using recycled materials for decorations, […]
Senator Loren Legarda today called on the government to ensure the immediate completion of comprehensive flood risk maps and vulnerability analyses.
November 5, 2011
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that the government, particularly the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), and local government units (LGUs), must know the extent communities are vulnerable and at risk of serious floods.
The Senator explained that flood risk mapping and vulnerability analyses are […]
Senator Loren Legarda pushed for the improvement of programs and strengthening of mechanisms for the protection of the rights of female members of indigenous peoples (IP) groups in the country.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said that the regional assemblies that the committee organized and her personal visits to IP communities brought to her attention the need for such initiatives.
“First and foremost, we have to educate them of their rights under the Magna Carta of Women because […]