Legarda Supports Call for Bigger Budget for Climate Adaptation

July 14, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today echoed the call of the World Bank to allocate more funds for climate change adaptation.
“We must invest in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation not only to reduce the loss of lives and damage to property but also to significantly decrease expenditures on post-disaster needs,” said Legarda, the United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific.
The World Bank said that nations should allocate at least two percent of their […]

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Legarda Expands Opportunities for Micro Entrepreneurs

July 12, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said she has proposed a measure that would provide micro entrepreneurs more and better opportunities to expand their business.
Building on the gains of the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), which she authored, Legarda said she now wants to institute micro-enterprise development to accelerate socio-economic progress.
Legarda has filed a bill proposing the creation of micro-enterprise development institutions (MEDIs) that will expand, enhance and promote the access of the poor to microfinance services such […]

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Legarda Renews Call for Protection of Oceans and Marine Resources

July 11, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated her support to policies that will protect oceans and marine resources as she underscored the important role of the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) in the sustainable development of coastal areas in the country.
Speaking at the 20th anniversary celebration of PEMSEA, Legarda said that the Philippines, being an archipelago, benefits from the abundance of marine resources but also faces the increasing threats of climate change such as sea level […]

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Legarda Bats For More Jobs in Heritage Sector

July 10, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that more jobs should be generated in sectors related to preserving the country’s heritage as a way to help address unemployment while revitalizing the Filipino’s love for culture.
“The restoration and conservation of the age-old structures in various parts of the country—baroque churches, heritage houses, colonial buildings and bridges—is an area where we can generate jobs for Filipinos skilled in building methods. Moreover, when we have restored our colonial structures, we can further boost cultural tourism […]

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Legarda Protects Students’ Rights and Welfare

July 9, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda filed anew the bill creating a national policy that would promote and guarantee students’ rights and welfare.
Legarda said that the proposed Students’ Rights and Welfare Act aims to bring out and enhance the full potential of the country’s young citizens by protecting the rights of students who are “important components of our society not only because of their potential role as leaders of the country, but also because of their role as catalysts for development and effective […]

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