July 30, 2013
Senator Loren Legarda today said that the country should work on improving the state of the environment to include the Philippines among the top 20 economies over the next four decades.
July 29, 2013
Citing a prediction of international bank HSBC, Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment, said that the Philippines would leapfrog 27 places to become the 16th largest economy in the world by 2050, driven by an increasing and productive population – up to 70% more people by 2050.
“However, if […]
Senator Loren Legarda today said that extreme weather events, such as torrential rains and harsher typhoons that are considered the new normal, should be addressed with a change in perspective—by looking at the opportunities in the face of threats.
July 27, 2013
“Resilience is an attitude. The new normal challenges us that our mindset should be focused on confronting risks and hazards,” said Legarda.
In a privilege speech, the Senator who is also the United Nations Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change […]
SHOWER OF DOCU’S: Ever since Sen. Loren Legarda embraced dealing with climate change as her advocacy, her career has been marked by the production of a stream of documentary films, both long and short, aimed at reminding people how to Escape or deal with calamities.
July 27, 2013
Last Wednesday at the Podium in Ortigas Center, Loren launched her latest film, Ligtas, a 15-minute instructional video on disaster preparedness. The film is directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Brillante Mendoza, who earlier directed Buhos, a […]
Senator Loren Legarda has called for the establishment of a child nutrition program in all public schools nationwide to address malnutrition, which affects at least half a million elementary students.
July 25, 2013
Legarda noted that statistics from the Department of Education (DepEd) showed that 562,262 pupils in kindergarten and elementary levels (Grades 1 to 6) enrolled in public schools in the previous school year were assessed as “severely wasted”.
“We hope that there will be better results in the DepEd’s assessment of our schoolchildren […]
Sen. Loren Legarda asked award-winning director Brillante Mendoza to “simplify” his style in helming “Ligtas,” the instructional video on disaster preparedness.
“Malaking hamon iyon for an artist. Ang mas gusto niya syempreng gawin ay mga feature films pero sabi ko, ‘Hindi, ang kailangan ito ay instructional para maintindihan ng bata, sa grade school, sa barangay,” she said at the recent launch and special screening of the film at the Podium-Cinema 2.
Produced by the senator herself, “Ligtas” is based on the manual […]