November 29, 2013
The Philippines is winner of the Award for Closing the Gender Gap in South and Southeast Asia at the Women in Parliaments Global Forum in Brussels, Belgium on November 27, 2013.
November 28, 2013
The award was given to the Philippines after the country ranked first among nations in South and Southeast Asia in the World Economic Forum’s survey of nations’ ability to close the gender gap.
Senator Loren Legarda, who received the award on behalf of the Philippine government, cited the Constitution as the country’s guidepost […]
Senator Loren Legarda highlighted the Philippines’ success in crafting and implementing laws on gender equality at the Women in Parliaments Global Forum Annual Summit on November 27 in Brussels, Belgium.
November 26, 2013
Legarda, as President Benigno Aquino III’s representative to the forum, received the Award for Leadership on Closing the Gender Gap (Winner by Region: Southeast Asia).
“Filipino women play an important role in the Philippine society. They are present in more than a hundred countries around the world, caring for children and parents […]
Senator Loren Legarda today said that Typhoon Yolanda is the new benchmark for disaster prevention and preparedness, which means that communities should be ready for typhoons with wind speed of above 300 kph, even if this means upgrading standards for buildings.
November 25, 2013
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change and Environment and Natural Resources, said that recent disasters in the country show the need to upgrade the standards for building infrastructure to ensure that they withstand strong winds and quakes.
SENATOR Loren Legarda on Sunday underscored the need to make the communities and schools disaster-resilient to keep the Filipino children out of harm’s way.
November 25, 2013
She said 66.5 million children were being affected by various disasters annually. She recalled that in 2006 the landslide in Guinsaugon village in Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte, killed more than 1,000 people including 246 elementary schoolchildren.
She said that in the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, 10,000 schools collapsed and killed 17,000 children, while in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in […]
Senator Loren Legarda is President Benigno Aquino III’s representative at the Women in Parliaments – Global Forum Annual Summit and will receive, on behalf of the Filipino people, the prestigious Award for Leadership on Closing the Gender Gap (Winner by Region: Southeast Asia) at awarding ceremonies that will be held on November 27, 2013 at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (celebrated every 25th of November), Legarda will be in Brussels to […]