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    MABALACAT CITY — Senator Loren Legarda expressed optimism that the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) would finally come up with a peace accord that is agreeable to both parties and beneficial to the Filipino people.

    Planning is the key
    April 10, 2017

    Environmentalist Sen. Loren Legarda can never overemphasize this common and practical warning, though given small thought by fatalistic Filipinos: “We never know when an earthquake will occur. But we should know what to do before, during and after the occurrence of such events. Regular safety drills should be done to familiarize citizens with safety and disaster preparedness measures.”

    In observance of the Holy Week, Senator Loren Legarda is encouraging Filipinos to “carbon fast,” a kind of fasting that she said is “environment friendly.”

    “As stewards of God’s creation, it is beneficial to everyone—humans and other species alike—if we become more aware of our actions’ effects on the environment. As we observe Holy Week, it may be good to reflect on this and it would be best if we can take action against environmental degradation and promote the sustainable use of our natural resources,” Legarda, an environment advocate, said in a statement on Monday.

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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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