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UN Recognizes Legarda as a ‘Hero of Resilience’

November 6, 2012

“I am thankful for this recognition as it gives importance to the work that we have been doing to make our country disaster-resilient and to help encourage other nations to do the same,”

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Legarda Urges Disaster Resilience of Business Sector, Redefines Corporate Social Responsibility

November 5, 2012

IN LIGHT OF SUPERSTORM SANDY’S IMPACT ON BUSINESSES IN AFFECTED AREAS IN THE UNITED STATES, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY REITERATED HER CALL FOR A DISASTER-RESILIENT BUSINESS SECTOR IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Legarda, United Nations Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, noted reports stating that Superstorm Sandy is one of US’ most costly disasters as estimated loss to the nation’s economy reached $50 billion.
“Businesses in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy were closed longer than expected […]

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Legarda Hails 2012 Yogyakarta Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific

November 4, 2012

“The Yogyakarta Declaration calls on all DRR stakeholders to fully participate in consultations worldwide. It calls for the integration of local level DRR and CCA into national development planning, support for local communities in obtaining sufficient financing, improved local risk governance and partnership, and replicating DRR and CCA best practices, among others,”

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Our Dying Languages Must Be Saved – Legarda

November 3, 2012

Senator Loren Legarda today pushed for the preservation of the country’s indigenous languages as she expressed support over current efforts to save such heritage.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Cultural Communities, said that a 2003 study revealed that the 32 known languages of the Negritos in the Philippines are already endangered.
“Many of our indigenous languages would face extinction if we fail to preserve and promote these kinds of national heritage. Language is not only part of our culture and history but […]

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Legarda Alarmed Over ILO Report of Abused Domestic Workers in Europe; Urges Ratification of ILO Convention 189

November 2, 2012

“I echo the call of the ILO on European governments to ratify the ILO Convention 189. The time has come for all of us to acknowledge the contributions of our household heroes into the global workforce, no longer as invisible hands but as domestic workers, equipped with the rights and benefits accorded others,”

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Legarda: Climate Change Will Define the Political Future of the World’s Greatest Leaders

November 2, 2012

“As I have always said many years ago, climate change is the greatest development and humanitarian challenge of our times. It has become a defining political issue too in America, especially with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsing President Obama because of the steps he has taken to address climate change and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie commending President Obama’s actions during Superstorm Sandy’s wrath,”

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