January 30, 2012
AS THE GOVERNMENT AND OTHER CONCERNED SECTORS UNITE TO HELP VICTIMS OF TROPICAL STORM SENDONG RECOVER FROM THE TRAGEDY, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED THAT REHABILITATION EFFORTS SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON BUILDING BACK A BETTER MINDANAO.
January 27, 2012
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, explained that it will not be enough to build people’s lives and communities to where they were before the disaster.
“We need to rebuild communities with the confidence that we are not rebuilding the risks […]
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED SUPPORT OVER THE GOVERNMENT’S DISASTER MITIGATION PROGRAMS THAT ARE NOW UNDERWAY.
January 26, 2012
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that the Department of Agriculture’s upgrade of its weather stations and the Department of Science and Technology’s introduction of locally-developed flood warning system are most welcome developments in making the country disaster-resilient.
“I hope we have more strengthened government-initiated programs on disaster risk reduction (DRR) that have been taking place and that the government […]
IN CELEBRATION OF THE PHILIPPINE TROPICAL FABRICS MONTH, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA URGED THE GOVERNMENT AND CONCERNED SECTORS TO PUSH FOR PROGRAMS THAT WOULD BETTER PROMOTE THE NATION’S TROPICAL FABRICS.
January 25, 2012
Legarda, principal author of the Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law of 2004 (R.A. No. 9242), commended the government’s directive to carry out extensive research on indigenous fabrics and pursue development of the local textile industry, as she encouraged the compliance of government agencies and the support of private sector.
“The tropical fabrics […]
IN A BID TO ENSURE BETTER MANAGEMENT OF THE COUNTRY’S RIVERS AND MINIMIZE THE RISKS BROUGHT BY EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS PROPOSED THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE INTEGRATED RIVER SYSTEM MANAGEMENT APPROACH.
January 24, 2012
Legarda explained that despite the collaborative efforts exerted by various agencies of government on water management, the risks of flashfloods and other water-related disasters continue to threaten communities as witnessed during the onslaught of Tropical Storm Sendong in Northern Mindanao and some parts of Visayas.
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY WELCOMED THE VISIT TO THE PHILIPPINES OF MS. MARGARETA WAHLSTRÖM, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, STRESSING THAT IT WOULD HELP BOOST THE COUNTRY’S DISASTER RESILIENCY INITIATIVES ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT DEVASTATION BROUGHT BY TROPICAL STORM SENDONG.
Ms. Wahlström will be in the country from January 24-27 to visit the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, which were most affected by Tropical Storm Sendong.
Legarda, the United Nations Regional […]