Senator Loren Legarda today echoed the United Nations’ call to strengthen the role of women in the peace building process and urged the Senate to look into the country’s implementation of the provisions of a UN Security Council Resolution on the issue.
Legarda, in her report to the Senate on the outcome of her official mission to the Women in Parliaments Global Forum – Annual Summit held in Brussels, Belgium on November 27-29, 2013, said that aside from celebrating the Philippines’ [...]
Ligtas (An instructional video on disaster preparedness), produced by Senator Loren Legarda and directed by award-winning director Brillante Mendoza.
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MANILA, Philippines — A “humble” leader was how Senator Loren Legarda remembered South African leader Nelson Mandela, whom she met when she was still a journalist.
Legarda said she interviewed Mandela during his state to the Philippines in 1997.
“It was a great honor to have met President Nelson Mandela. He was a leader who earned your respect with his presence alone because even with his power and influence, he remained kindly and unassuming. His humility was his true greatness,” Legarda said in a statement on [...]
SENATOR Loren Legarda on Sunday underscored the need to make the communities and schools disaster-resilient to keep the Filipino children out of harm’s way.
She said 66.5 million children were being affected by various disasters annually. She recalled that in 2006 the landslide in Guinsaugon village in Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte, killed more than 1,000 people including 246 elementary schoolchildren.
She said that in the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, 10,000 schools collapsed and killed 17,000 children, while in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in [...]
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines won a seat in the UNESCO World Heritage Committee during the recent elections held in Paris, France, Sen. Loren Legarda said Wednesday.
Legarda, head of the Philippine delegation to the 37th UNESCO General Conference, said the Philippines won with 116 votes, second only to Turkey.
Citing UNESCO Permanent Delegate and Ambassador to France Cristina Ortega, the senator said 22 candidates competed for 12 seats, with the Philippines among those elected to the committee.
Legarda said she warmly welcomes [...]
Created the National Solid Waste Management Commission which aims to establish segregation among garbage and wastes.
This Act shall establish the framework for the accelerated development and advancement of renewable energy resources, and the development of a strategic program to increase its utilization.
This bill seeks to amend RA 7432, as amended by RA 9257, in order to address the above concerns of our valued senior citizens by: a) increasing the discount granted to them to thirty-two percent (32%); b) imposing stiffer penalties to pharmacies and drug stores which refuse to honor senior citizen card issued by the government; and c) providing them free vaccination against influenza virus and other pneumococcal disease prior to their discharge from any government hospital where he or [...]
To start off, what young people today don’t know is that, once upon a time before she became a senator (and almost a vice president), Loren Legarda was what celebrity-crazy fans today call Commercial Queen, in-demand for endorsements during her younger days in the same way that the likes of Anne Curtis, Kris Aquino and company are today.
- Ricky Lo, Philstar
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“All are good mothers. Loren Legarda’s a good mother. Every time I go out with her, she’s nonstop in calling her kids on the cell phone, just like me. Apart from her love for her late mother, I also admire Loren for her love for childhood yaya (nanny) like her second mother. When her yaya got sick, she sent her to Stanford for medical care…”
- Quote from Mother Lily in Wilson Flores’ column, Philstar
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I really admire Loren for her strength and conviction. She gives 110 percent of herself to everything she does. I know how difficult it is to excel in your career and still be around for your family. Most people focus on one and neglect the other, but Loren has succeeded in both.
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mother Lily