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Disaster Risk Reduction in Barangays, Key to Climate Resilient Nation–Legarda

March 21, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA CALLED ON ALL THE 42,000 BARANGAYS IN THE COUNTRY TO BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN ESTABLISHING DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR) MEASURES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITIES AS PART OF THE EFFORT TO MAKE THE NATION DISASTER RESILIENT.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that as the national government is putting in place various DRR mechanisms, including the monitoring of the structural resiliency and retrofitting of critical infrastructure, barangay officials should initiate a system within their […]

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Legarda Urges Malacañang to Sign UNESCO Convention on Protection and Promotion of Cultural Diversity

March 19, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND A STAUNCH ADVOCATE OF THE PRESERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE, HAS APPEALED TO MALACAÑANG FOR THE LATTER TO SIGN THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THE DIVERSITY OF CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS.
Legarda explained that the Convention is a legally-binding international agreement that recognizes the importance of traditional knowledge, knowledge systems of indigenous peoples and its positive contribution to sustainable development. […]

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Legarda’s 800 TESDA Scholars Graduating

March 18, 2011

HUNDREDS OF INDIVIDUALS ARE NOW READY TO BE EITHER CALL CENTER AGENTS OR BARISTAS AFTER FINISHING THEIR TRAINING SPONSORED BY SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA).
Eight hundred sixty-five (865) scholars from Quezon City who were trained by TRI-LINK school for two to three weeks as call center agents or baristas, graduated today in rites held at the Ichikawa Hall of the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Diliman, Quezon City.
Legarda […]

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Legarda: Regular Assessment of Situations Abroad, Vital to Contingency Planning

March 17, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF CONDUCTING REGULAR ASSESSMENTS BY PHILIPPINE POSTS ABROAD, PARTICULARLY IN COUNTRIES STRUCK BY DISASTERS AND EXPERIENCING POLITICAL UNREST, TO ENSURE THE GOVERNMENT’S PROMPT ACTION AND TO COME UP WITH THE APPROPRIATE CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR FILIPINOS OVERSEAS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, made the statement in reaction to the latest directive of the Department of Foreign Affairs on the re-imposition of the travel ban to Bahrain less than a week […]

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Use Whistle, Sirens as Early Warning Device for Disasters–Legarda

March 17, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS FOR DISASTERS NEED NOT BE HIGH-TECH OR COMPLICATED SINCE SIMPLE ONES, SUCH AS A WHISTLE, COULD PROVE MORE EFFECTIVE.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that aside from being cheap, a whistle is handy and accessible device that can be used any time to warn the people of an impending danger or immediately alert communities should there be a need to evacuate to avert disasters.
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Joint Hearing of the Committee on Climate Change and Committee on Environmental & Natural Resources

March 16, 2011

As I speak before you today, Japan is in a state of disaster after a powerful earthquake and ensuing tsunami hit its country and caused widespread destruction. Its grim and tragic aftermath left thousands of people dead, injured, and homeless. As rescue workers dig out victims from the rubble and more people are brought to safety, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Government and people of Japan, especially to the grieving and displaced families.
Once again, […]