Green Moms back Loren’s VP bidDecember 26, 2009
FILIPINO MOTHERS WHO DESIRE A “CLEANER AND GREENER” PHILIPPINES FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS HAVE BANDED TOGETHER TO FORM THE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP GREEN MOMS IN SUPPORT OF THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA.
Calling themselves GMoMs, members of the group underscored the urgency of electing to public office leaders like Senator Legarda who has been consistent in their pro-environment actions.
“We need not only a greener Philippines for our children and our children’s children, but also one that is able to adjust, cope and deal with the threats posed by climate change,” said GMoMs convener Emelina Marquez.
Marquez said that GMoMs recognizes Loren’s environmental advocacy in and out of the Senate as a primary mover in passing into law the Clean Air Act, Solid Waste Management Act and a host of other similar pieces of legislation.
“We also recognize that Loren had been silently working to plant trees nationwide in an effort to increase our forest cover, stop soil erosion and minimize floods and landslides,” said Marquez.
GMoMs said it would also back other candidates who would work for the environment, adding that ecological warriors like Loren can do much, much more if elected to higher offices.
As chair of the Senate Climate Change Committee, Loren had conducted numerous public hearings related to the devastations wrought by typhoons Ondoy, Pepeng and Santi, including ocular inspections of flooded areas and the dams whose release of water had been blamed for past floods.
Loren had also been appointed by the United Nations (UN) as its Asia-Pacific champion for climate change adaptation and disaster-risk reduction.