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Legarda lauds Camotes Is. mayors’ proactive stance on climate change, urges other LGUs to do the same

December 11, 2010

AS CLIMATE TALKS IN CANCUN, MEXICO CLOSE, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY COMMENDED THE MAYORS OF CAMOTES ISLANDS IN CEBU PROVINCE FOR TAKING CONCRETE STEPS TO MITIGATE THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
“I am glad that more people are now conscious about climate change. More local government units (LGUs) are seeing the importance of disaster preparedness and are joining the UN’s campaign on disaster resilience. I laud the mayors of the municipalities of San Francisco, Poro, Tudela, and Pilar of Camotes […]

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Legarda Lauds Palace Order to Withdraw Case Against Morong 43

December 10, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY LAUDED THE GOVERNMENT’S MOVE FOR THE DISMISSAL OF CASES FILED AGAINST THE MORONG 43, THE GROUP OF HEALTH WORKERS ARRESTED FEBRUARY THIS YEAR ON ALLEGATIONS OF LINKS TO THE COMMUNIST GROUP.
A day before the announcement from the President, Legarda visited the health workers at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, where they are being detained, to check their condition.
“This move from the executive is great news especially today when we are celebrating International Human […]

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Legarda Seeks Inquiry into Concerns of Nurses and Their Profession

December 8, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS SOUGHT AN INQUIRY INTO URGENT CONCERNS OF FILIPINO NURSES AND THE NURSING PROFESSION, NOTING THAT THE PROBLEMS FACED BY THE COUNTRY’S HEALTH PROFESSIONALS REFLECT A FAILURE ON THE PART OF GOVERNMENT TO PROMOTE THE PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO HEALTH.
Through Senate Resolution No. 304, Legarda urged the Senate Committee on Health and Demography to conduct an investigation on the serious concerns of the country’s nursing sector with the end in view of protecting the rights of nurses […]

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Senator Legarda’s Message for the Islamic New Year

December 7, 2010

MY WARMEST GREETINGS TO THE MUSLIM FILIPINO COMMUNITY AS THEY CELEBRATE THE ISLAMIC NEW YEAR TODAY!
This occasion gives us again the chance to look into the history and culture of Muslims. This special event symbolizes a new beginning; it is a time when our Muslim brothers and sisters renew and strengthen their faith and reflect how they are leading their lives.
Every Islamic celebration shows us the value of faith, discipline, and prayer. The Islamic New Year is a […]

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Legarda Leads Disaster-Resilient Cities Campaign in Metro Manila

December 4, 2010

TAKING NOTICE OF METRO MANILA’S HIGH VULNERABILITY TO DISASTERS, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS INVITED LOCAL CHIEF EXECUTIVES OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR) TO JOIN THE “MAKING CITIES RESILIENT: MY CITY IS GETTING READY!” CAMPAIGN OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION (UNISDR).
Legarda, the UNISDR’s Asia-Pacific Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, invited NCR local executives and the Alliance of Six Mayors (Marikina City, Pasig City, Antipolo City, Cainta, Rodriguez, and San Mateo […]

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Legarda: Including DRR in national budget is a step in the right direction

December 2, 2010

THE UNITED NATION’S ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL CHAMPION FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, TODAY SAID THAT THE INCLUSION OF FUNDS FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION MEASURES IN THE 2011 NATIONAL BUDGET IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR COMBATTING THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
Legarda made the statement as she noted that within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), it is Metro Manila that is “most at risk” of flooding and earthquake based on the […]

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Manifestation on the Budget Allocation for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Measures delivered by Senator Loren Legarda

December 1, 2010

MANIFESTATION
Mr. President, about a week ago, parliamentarians from ten Asian countries, including the Philippines, met here in Manila for a three-day Consultative Meeting on “Disaster Risk Reduction: An Instrument for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals”.
After our exchange of views and experiences on the various effects of disasters and the impact of climate change in our respective countries, this representation, along with legislators from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan and Thailand, forged “The Manila Call for […]

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