June 30, 2014
Senator Loren Legarda today said that convergence among government agencies and close coordination between the public and private sectors are integral to improving disaster risk reduction efforts in the country.
June 27, 2014
“In terms of building resilience, we already have the necessary laws; the budget allocation has been increasing; early warning systems have been established in most areas; forecasting tools have improved; and many other programs on disaster preparedness are in place. But to ensure that these laws and programs would work, we […]
Senator Loren Legarda honored Dr. Helena Z. Benitez and highlighted her notable contributions to the country, as the former senator, pioneer environmentalist, educator, advocate of culture and civil society leader celebrates her 100th birthday today, June 27.
June 26, 2014
“Dr. Helena Benitez is a Filipina whose character inspires people. She has established a place in our history with her vision, intelligence, resilience and innovative spirit. Dr. Benitez is a catalyst of change who played many roles and conquered many frontiers,” said Legarda.
Dr. Benitez […]
MANILA, Philippines–There is a growing clamor for the practical and more intense use of science to prompt decision-makers to reduce disaster hazards all over the world.
June 26, 2014
This was the consensus of top scientists, experts and advocates of disaster risk reduction from 54 countries who gathered in Beijing recently for the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Conference focusing on “Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability.”
Attendance has doubled in the gathering, which was keynoted by Sen. Loren Legarda and was co-organized […]
Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for greater earthquake preparedness efforts, stressing that the occurrence of strong temblors can happen without warning.
June 26, 2014
Legarda made the statement following the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that hit parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, yesterday. The epicenter of the quake was in Calatagan, Batangas.
“Many citizens even in Metro Manila felt the strength of the earthquake yesterday. We do not want to sow fear among our citizens but we have to constantly remind everyone to prepare […]
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call on Thursday for greater earthquake preparedness efforts, saying that the occurrence of strong temblors could happen without warning. Legarda made the call following the 5.7-magnitude earthquake that hit parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, Wednesday night. The epicenter of the quake was in Calatagan, Batangas. “Many citizens even in Metro Manila felt the strength of the earthquake yesterday. We do not want to sow fear among our citizens but we have […]