May 31, 2014
Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated her call to build a resilient economy that will cushion the impacts of natural hazards and climate change following the reported slowdown in the country’s growth primarily due to disasters.
May 30, 2014
For the first quarter of 2014, the Philippines registered GDP growth of 5.7%. In the same period last year, growth was at 7.7%. Economists attributed the slow growth to disasters such as the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol and Typhoon Yolanda.
“Economic losses due to disasters are […]
Senator Loren Legarda today expressed alarm over reports of an impending biological meltdown that threatens the planet.
May 26, 2014
According to the Philippine Eagle Foundation, the Philippines is ranked fourth in the world out of 19 ecological hotspots which indicate the highest concentration of biodiversity in the globe.
“Our country is blessed with rich biodiversity. This means we have the most to lose as threats of biological meltdown continue to be proven by scientific data and research,” she said.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee […]
I categorically deny, in the strongest terms, allegations that I had any dealings with Ms. Napoles or any of her group. I have never dealt with them and have never even heard of their foundations. Above all, I have never received monetary or any form of illegal benefit from my PDAF or its equivalent at any time. I have never authorized anyone in my staff or outside of my office to transact with anyone.
May 26, 2014
I have judiciously allocated my PDAF to […]
Senator Loren Legarda today urged the Philippine government to pursue charges against those responsible for the abuse of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Pahima Alagasi Palacasi.
May 23, 2014
Through a Senate Resolution, Legarda urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to exercise the Doctrine of Parens Patriae in pursuing the filing of the appropriate charges against the employer, recruitment agency and other individuals responsible for the abuse against Palacasi.
The Doctrine of Parens […]
Senator Loren Legarda has encouraged both government and the business sector to include resilience at the core of private and public governance as she stressed that disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) is a wise investment, during the interactive session “Designing Solutions on Climate and Resource Risks” of the World Economic Forum on East Asia.
“Globally, economic losses due to disasters are taking a toll on development. These losses will continue to escalate unless DRRM becomes integral to national development plans and business […]