Legarda urges Filipinos to ‘Vote Vigan’

June 18, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda on Wednesday urged Filipinos to vote Vigan City as one of the new seven wonder cities of the world, saying that it deserves to be included in the list.
Legarda said Vigan City deserves to be among the 28 finalists for the new seven wonder cities of the world as it is the only UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) heritage city in the country and it has been awarded as the Best Practice for World […]

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Loren seeks protection for 10 provinces against climate change

June 12, 2014

SENATOR Loren Legarda has called on the government to address the vulnerability of coastal communities in 10 provinces to sea level rise which is seen to displace 13.6 million Filipinos by the year 2050.
Legarda, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, made the appeal as she cited a study by the Asian Development Bank in 2012 which states that “sea level rise will affect at least 13.6 million Filipinos who will have to relocate to higher, safer […]

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Legarda: Let Us Make Our Independence More Meaningful to Every Filipino

June 11, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today said that Philippine independence should be more meaningful to every Filipino citizen through socio-economic development and cultural integrity.
Legarda made the statement as the nation celebrates the 116th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence.
“As we look back at the bravery of our leaders who have brought forth this independence, let us use their stories as inspiration to liberate our people and our country from circumstances that keep us from moving forward as a truly free and […]

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Legarda: Integrating Science Into DRR Policy, Key to Resilience

June 9, 2014

Beijing, China — The integration of science into the disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy of governments must be done in order to effectively build resilience, said Senator Loren Legarda at the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference 2014 held at the Beijing International Convention Center from June 7-9, 2014.
Legarda, who delivered an opening keynote speech on June 7, said that science is vital in various stages of disaster risk reduction and management including in risk assessment, better forecasting of natural […]

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Legarda hails post-Yolanda Tacloban Declaration

June 8, 2014

SENATOR Loren Legarda hailed the 2014 Post-Haiyan Tacloban Declaration, the outcome of the three-day Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Manila Conference held from June 4-6, 2014, as anotherconcrete step towards mainstreaming disaster resilience and building back stronger efforts.
Legarda, ASEM Conference Plenary Speaker on the role of women in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), said that the Declaration magnifies the importance of convergence among national and local governments, international and regional organizations, NGOs, private sector, civil society and media to heighten DRRM efforts as they take into account the massive devastation […]

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