December 10, 2013
Senator Loren Legarda today said that the 2014 proposed national budget has been crafted to ensure that programs on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation are given due importance and priority in the national agenda.
December 9, 2013
“For the very first time since the enactment of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRM) Law in 2010, the fund allocated for its implementation will now be called the NDRRM Fund. It was previously called the Calamity Fund and therefore the focus was […]
Senator Loren Legarda today echoed the United Nations’ call to strengthen the role of women in the peace building process and urged the Senate to look into the country’s implementation of the provisions of a UN Security Council Resolution on the issue.
December 7, 2013
Legarda, in her report to the Senate on the outcome of her official mission to the Women in Parliaments Global Forum – Annual Summit held in Brussels, Belgium on November 27-29, 2013, said that aside from celebrating the Philippines’ […]
As Senator Loren Legarda, who heads the special committee on climate change of the Senate, pointed out when the PSF law (Republic Act No. 10174) was passed last year, the purpose of the fund is “to ensure the consideration of climate change impacts such as stronger typhoons, heavier rains, prolonged drought and other effects in the formulation of government plans and programs.”
December 6, 2013
MANILA, Philippines — A “humble” leader was how Senator Loren Legarda remembered South African leader Nelson Mandela, whom she met when she was still a journalist.
December 6, 2013
Legarda said she interviewed Mandela during his state to the Philippines in 1997.
“It was a great honor to have met President Nelson Mandela. He was a leader who earned your respect with his presence alone because even with his power and influence, he remained kindly and unassuming. His humility was his true greatness,” Legarda said in a statement on […]
“The world grieves over the death of the man whose courage inspired the dawning of a new South Africa and empowered victims of social injustice in other parts of the world,” said Senator Loren Legarda as she paid tribute to former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa.
Mandela died late Thursday (Friday, PHL time) at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Legarda recalls the time she met Mandela when she was still a journalist. It was during the South African President’s state visit to […]