In celebration of the Day of the Seafarer (June 25), Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for the institution of mechanisms that would provide better protection of the rights and welfare of Filipino sea-based workers.
Legarda stressed the need to implement a strong, consistent legislative agenda for Filipino seafarers to address issues facing the maritime industry at present.
Senator Loren Legarda renewed her appeal to the public to develop a culture of preparedness and safety to prevent huge number of casualties when a major earthquake, or the so-called Big One strikes..
“Everyone should be ready when the ‘Big One’ occurs. Government agencies and all public institutions must be prepared,” Legarda said.
Senator Loren Legarda on Monday urged the public to go meatless at least once a month to start a low-carbon lifestyle and help mitigate climate change.
Legarda said cutting down on meat consumption can help lower carbon emission.
Barely six months after the Philippines had its closing ceremony for its historic return to the Venice Art Biennale in 2015 via a well-received exhibit called “Tie a String Around the World,” the country was back in the Renaissance city this May to participate in the architecture component of the global art exhibition, the Venice Architecture Biennale.
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 […]
I have come to greatly admire the leadership of Senator Loren Legarda.
Some of the legislation that she has not only introduced but enacted, are now being regarded as model for many other countries around the world. She has been a passionate advocate for many years and she is now in a position of great authority and influence in the Senate. I meet with a lot of leaders around the world who deal with the climate issue. It really is a genuine pleasure to work with Senator Legarda.
— Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States of America
Senator Loren, Thank you so much for gracing Ani ng Dangal with your inspiring presence. The keynote message that you gave was very empowering to the artists. No other senator or high government official before you had understood how much culture, especially the arts, can contribute to a nation’s development. Best regards!
— Chairman Jun De Leon, National Commission for Culture and the Arts
May I just extend my congratulations to you for shepherding a climate change friendly budget, which is first in Philippine Budget history.
I am glad that the 2016 National Budget is replete with specific provisions concerning climate change adaptation, mitigation and disaster reduction, as well as resiliency. You have stirred the bureaucracy into affirmative action for addressing the problems of climate change.
Thank you, and I look forward to working with you for the betterment of the country and the world.
–- Hon. Rodel Batocabe
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