October 12, 2016
In celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on October 13, Senator Loren Legarda said that the country should strengthen disaster risk management plans and programs to effectively reduce disaster mortality and eradicate poverty.
October 10, 2016
In observance of World Mental Health Day on October 10, Senator Loren Legarda urged the government to create a comprehensive national mental health policy in order to provide adequate care for Filipino patients with mental health problems, especially the poor.
October 9, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda said she will push for full electrification of all barangays, sitios and households in the country through appropriate funding in the national budget as she welcomed the European Union’s (EU) support for the Philippines’ rural electrification targets.
October 8, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today said that the government should expedite the process of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change for the country to benefit from the pact, which will take effect next month.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and Global Champion for Resilience of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), made the statement after the threshold for entry into force of the Paris Agreement was achieved.
October 7, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda has called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to oversee the immediate ratification of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Treaty and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change during the Senate hearing on the agency’s proposed budget for 2017.