Legarda Saddened by Nepal Quake Tragedy, Renews Call for Disaster Preparedness

April 27, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda has expressed deep concern over the tragedy caused by the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, which claimed at least 2,200 lives.
“I wish to convey my profound sympathy and condolences to the people of Nepal. To extend any possible help to them, however modest, is an appropriate humanitarian response the Philippine Government could make in this crucial period,” she stressed.
Legarda, United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, said such tragedy also serves […]

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Loren and Brillante’s Taklub at Cannes Fest

April 25, 2015

The tandem of Sen. Loren Legarda and Brillante “Dante” Mendoza has amply proven to be a winner. The good news is that Taklub, one of their projects that promote Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR, part of Sen. Loren’s pro-environment advocacy), is competing in the Un Certain Regard Section of this year’s (68th) Cannes Film Festival, May 13 to 24, where Brillante won Best Director (for Kinatay) in 2009.
Starring Nora Aunor, Taklub chronicles stories about the victims of Typhoon […]

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Legarda Urges Rotarians: Take More Proactive Role to Protect Env’t, Mitigate Climate Change

April 23, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged Rotarians to take a more active role in finding solutions to the growing social, economic and development challenges caused by environmental degradation and disasters arising from natural hazards made stronger by climate change.
“Yesterday, we celebrated Earth Day, and in line with this, I wish to impart this message: We all live in one Earth. Climate change is now in our midst and it imparts to us the lesson that we do not own the planet. […]

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Legarda: Every Day Should Be Earth Day

April 21, 2015

In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), Senator Loren Legarda today urged Filipinos to make each day of the year an Earth Day, stressing that what we do every day to care for Mother Earth is what really counts.
“Earth Day is a great reminder to care for our nature and biodiversity, but it should not just be ceremonial. Caring for the environment should be an everyday practice. It should be a habit,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on […]

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Legarda Lauds Out-of-School Youth for Helping Rebuild Dauis Watchtower

April 20, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today lauded Bohol’s skilled workers and out-of-school youth who were part of the Dauis Watchtower restoration project and asked them to continue to be guardians of Philippine heritage.
Legarda made the statement during the turnover of the Dauis Watchtower and Escuela Taller Satellite Training Program Graduation Ceremony in Dauis, Bohol.
“It was heartbreaking to see centuries-old churches in Bohol and Cebu crumble down to an earthquake in October 2013. But after I saw the works of the graduates of […]

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