March 11, 2011
AS WE SHARE OUR SYMPATHIES WITH THE TSUNAMI VICTIMS IN JAPAN AND THEIR FAMILIES, IT IS WORTH REFLECTING THAT THE PHILIPPINES FACES SIMILAR THREATS.
March 10, 2011
The increasing frequency and magnitude of earthquakes highlight the need for early action.
Tsunami alerts must be immediately communicated to a population at risk to ensure evacuation.
Yes it is possible for the Philippines to experience a very strong temblor.
The 19 provinces that could be hit by at most one meter tsunami waves between 5pm […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED LOCAL LEGISLATORS TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE IN MAKING THEIR COMMUNITIES DISASTER-RESILIENT BY TRANSLATING NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL, CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION LAWS INTO LOCAL ORDINANCES THAT ARE ATTUNED TO THEIR LOCALITY’S VULNERABILITIES.
March 9, 2011
Legarda, principal author and sponsor of Republic Act 9729, or the Climate Change Act of 2009, delivered this message to the participants of the 8th Philippine Councilors League National Congress held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
“Climate change is one […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT THE COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT PLAN MUST BE CLIMATE CHANGE-SENSITIVE AND RESPONSIVE TO SUSTAIN THE GAINS THAT WOULD BE ACHIEVED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN THE NEXT SIX YEARS.
March 8, 2011
During the Senate briefing on the United Nations-World Bank Publication “Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters” last month, Legarda and National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Cayetano Paderanga Jr. agreed to establish a multi-sectoral committee to review the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP 2011-2016) and ensure that the government’s […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED THAT PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IS AN ADVOCACY THAT IS NOT MEANT TO PUT A DIVIDE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN, BUT A CAUSE FOR BOTH GENDERS TO ENSURE THAT THE RIGHTS OF EVERY PERSON IS RESPECTED REGARDLESS OF GENDER AND THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL MAY BE ABLE TO LIVE A FRUITFUL LIFE AND CONTRIBUTE TO NATION BUILDING.
March 8, 2011
Legarda, in her privilege speech for the celebration of International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month, explained […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SOUGHT FOR THE SUPPORT OF HER COLLEAGUES IN THE SENATE TO CONCUR WITH AN INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT THAT WOULD BETTER FACILITATE TECHNICAL COOPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF PHILIPPINES AND JAPAN.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, submitted and recommended the approval on second reading of Committee Report No. 20 on the Philippine-Japan Agreement on Technical Cooperation (ATC).
“For the Philippines, a country with myriad concerns and endless economic challenges, official development assistance (ODA) supplements […]