December 24, 2013
The Yuletide season offers a meaningful occasion to reflect upon the blessings we received, the lessons that have made us wiser, and the trials that have made us stronger.
December 23, 2013
Amid the challenges we are facing, I hope and pray for the speedy recovery of families and communities affected by recent calamities. Let us unite and work towards a resilient recovery.
May we all have a blessed and meaningful Christmas.
Amid the ongoing recovery efforts in areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda, Senator Loren Legarda today urged the survivors to learn from the lessons brought by the disaster and share the same to others to be able to build back better communities and ensure resilient recovery.
December 21, 2013
In her recent meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Legarda, UN Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, stressed that communities anticipated and prepared for Yolanda, but the strength of the typhoon and […]
Senator Loren Legarda today called for resilient recovery from the destruction wrought by Typhoon Yolanda and other disasters, stressing that communities should not rebuild the risks.
December 19, 2013
Legarda, the United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, made the statement as the country welcomed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is in the Philippines to personally assess the situation in Tacloban, which was greatly devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.
“We expect the UN Secretary-General to highlight the need to build back better, […]
Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the visit to the Philippines of United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Ban Ki-moon, stressing that it would help boost the country’s disaster resiliency initiatives especially in light of the recent devastation brought by Typhoon Yolanda.
December 18, 2013
Legarda, UN Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, said that the UNSG’s presence sends a strong message of hope for affected communities and highlights the need to build back better, stronger and wiser.
“We appreciate UN Secretary-General Ban […]
Senator Loren Legarda today said that the increasing global temperature is seen to bring about a decrease in production of rice and several essential crops, stressing that with the absence of robust adaptation strategies, climate change will further imperil the country’s food security.
“A 2009 study by the Asian Development Bank showed that rice yield in the Philippines can decline by 75% in 2100 with the lack of climate change adaptation programs. The typhoons, floods and droughts from 1970 to 1990 […]