Legarda: Implement Science-Based Action Plans to Avert Climate and Disaster-Related Casualties

October 13, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today urged authorities to implement science-based national and local action plans to reduce disaster risks and address impacts of climate change in order to ensure the safety of Filipinos and the resilience of communities.

Legarda, Global Champion for Resilience of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), made the statement in celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on October 13, 2017.

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Legarda Champions Makatao Budget, Increases Funds for Social Services

October 12, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda has augmented the budget for the rehabilitation of the 71 social welfare and activity centers and 48 Bahay Pagasa juvenile detentions— which will include purchase, repair, and maintenance of amenities and facilities—and construction of new ones all over the country.

During the budget deliberations on the proposed 2018 budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the highest allocation or 37.8% of the P3.767-trillion proposed 2018 budget is intended for social services—describing the budget as pro-people or makatao.

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Legarda Vows Humane Treatment for Displaced Informal Settlers

October 11, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to ensure that communities and informal settler families (ISF) who are affected by the agency’s construction projects are provided by the government with the appropriate needs and services in resettlement sites.

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Legarda Pays Tribute to Washington SyCip

October 10, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda paid tribute to SGV Founder, Washington SyCip, who passed on last October 7, 2017.

“Philanthropist and nation builder Washington SyCip was a great inspiration. He was a genius who had a heart for service and for the people. He was wise, but what made him brilliant was his advocacy of promoting education. He was a globally known industrialist, but his heart remained for the children, and though he is sought-after by the country’s top businessmen and executives and sat on the boards of many global corporations and foundations, he would always humbly describe himself as a bookkeeper,” said Legarda.

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