Legarda Wants Filipinos to be Heritage Warriors

July 21, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today asked Filipinos to be “heritage warriors” who will defend and conserve the tangible and intangible heritage handed down to us by our forefathers.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, made the statement as she hailed the new graduates of Escuela Taller Intramuros who are heritage warriors in their own right as they restore deteriorating or damaged built heritage.
“It was heartbreaking to see centuries-old churches in Bohol and Cebu crumble down to an earthquake in […]

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Legarda on Glenda Onslaught: We Were Prepared, But We Can Still Do Better

July 17, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today noted better disaster preparedness efforts during the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda, but said that the country can still do better, especially when faced with stronger typhoons and other natural hazards.
Among the main concerns in the aftermath of Typhoon Glenda is the power outage across Luzon due to damaged poles and transmission lines.
Meanwhile, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has confirmed at least 38 deaths due to Typhoon Glenda. Most of the victims were […]

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Legarda Reminds Public on Disaster Preparedness: How to Prepare for Typhoons

July 15, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today reminded citizens on ways to prepare for a typhoon as more areas have been placed under Public Storm Warning Signal No. 3 due to Typhoon Glenda, which is expected to make landfall within the day over Albay-Sorsogon area.
Legarda said that since the Philippines is regularly visited by typhoons, “we have to heighten our preparedness measures especially that we are now experiencing stronger typhoons due to the changing climate.”
She stressed that citizens, especially those in areas with […]

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Protected Areas Crucial to Food Security, Poverty Alleviation—Legarda

July 14, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the importance of the country’s protected areas in improving food security and addressing poverty.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, said that protected areas are characterized by thriving biodiversity and have unique features that support agriculture, water supply and other economic activities.
“Establishing protected areas is not only an environmental issue, but also a gut issue. It is crucial to food security, water security and poverty alleviation because these areas are rich […]

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Legarda Laments Climate Injustice: PHL Low in GHG Emission But High in Disaster Vulnerability

July 11, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today called it an injustice that while the Philippines’ share in the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission is among the lowest at 0.31%, it is unfortunately one of the top nations vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
“It is unfortunate that the Philippines and developing nations, including small island developing states, bear the brunt of climate change when in fact most developed countries are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases causing extreme changes in the climate,” she […]

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