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    Women in Senate
    March 19, 2017

    There are six incumbent senators, the most senior of whom (in terms of stay in the Senate) is Loren Legarda. She’s been a senator for over 12 years. Very hardworking, Loren’s advocacy includes environment, ethnic minority, health.

    A lawmaker announced that dealing with climate change is very vital for building a disaster resilience community.

    Senator Loren Legarda, the chair of the senate committee on climate change and UN global champion for resilience, said that climate change has been causing extreme weather events, thus, dealing with it is a critical disaster risk reduction measure.

    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Senate on Tuesday, March 14, gave its concurrence to the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the final step before the Philippines becomes an official signatory to the historic international agreement.

    Voting 22-0, senators sealed the country’s ratification of the landmark global pact, which aims to limit average global temperatures to “well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.”


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    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 […]


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  • What They Say

    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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