Legarda: Phl Must Brace for La Niña

May 16, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today urged the government to brace for the La Niña phenomenon, which is expected to bring heavy rains in the succeeding months, through effective climate-resilient and disaster risk reduction (DRR) programs.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has already issued a La Niña watch after new predictions suggest further weakening of El Niño and the probable arrival of La Niña by the second half of 2016.

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Gender equality under Duterte admin expected

May 15, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda said she hopes to see more women in the Cabinet of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte.

Legarda expressed her wish as she welcomed the move of Duterte to ensure a gender-sensitive approach to governance.

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Legarda Welcomes Gender-Sensitive Approach to Governance

May 13, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the move of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to ensure a gender-sensitive approach to governance.

Legarda made the statement following reports that outgoing Senator Pia Cayetano has joined Duterte’s transition team to ensure that women are well-represented in the new administration and men who will hold government positions are gender-sensitive.

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Legarda Urges Gov’t to Utilize IRRI Programs to Improve Agriculture in PHL

May 13, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the government must utilize the research programs of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to improve agricultural systems in the country and to adapt to the changing climate.

Legarda visited the IRRI headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna on Thursday, May 12, and was briefed on the latest programs of the organization. The briefing was led by Dr. Bruce Tolentino, Deputy Director General for Communication and Partnerships, and Dr. Jackie Hughes, Deputy Director General for Research.

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