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Legarda Lauds DA’s Climate Adaptation Initiatives; Urges Other Agencies to Follow Suit

January 6, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA COMMENDED THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (DA) FOR CARRYING OUT THE INTEGRATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION MEASURES IN ALL ITS PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS.
“The agriculture and fisheries sector has always been vulnerable to natural hazards, particularly typhoons. As a nation that is highly reliant on this sector for livelihood and sustenance, we have to make it resilient to disasters and climate change,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change.
The DA’s initiative includes creating a […]

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LGUs, Solons, Support Legarda’s Call for Stronger Risk Governance

January 5, 2012

RECOGNIZING THE NEED FOR BUILDING A DISASTER RESILIENT NATION, MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR SUPPORT FOR SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA’S CALL FOR STRONGER RISK GOVERNANCE.
Congressman Mel Senen Sarmiento of the First District of Western Samar raised the importance of the proper execution of disaster risk reduction-related laws, while Mayor Ramon Ilagan of Cainta stressed that communities must be able to withstand the impact of worsening disasters and climate change.
Sarmiento said […]

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Legarda to Gov’t: Prohibit Settlement in Landslide-Prone Areas; Relocate Families to Safer Ground

January 5, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO STRICTLY PROHIBIT CITIZENS FROM BUILDING HOMES IN LANDSLIDE-PRONE AREAS, PARTICULARLY THOSE IN NEARBY MINING ZONES, AND WASTE NO TIME IN RELOCATING THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY RESIDING IN SUCH PLACES TO SAFER COMMUNITIES.
Legarda made the statement following the landslide that occurred in Barangay Napnapan, Pantukan, Compostela Valley, which according to police reports has caused the death of at least 25 individuals.
“This is not the first time that a landslide occurred […]

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Legarda: Strengthen Protection of Filipino Soldiers in Int’l Wars through Protocol I to Geneva Convention

January 3, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS SOUGHT THE RATIFICATION OF A TREATY THAT WOULD PROVIDE BETTER PROTECTION TO FILIPINOS ABROAD FROM INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICTS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said that with eight million Filipinos overseas, some of which responding to international call of duty, the government cannot continue to overlook the significance to the national interest of the Protocol Additional to the Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International […]

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Legarda: Approve Protocol to Convention against Torture, Reform Jail Conditions

January 2, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT THE APPROVAL OF AN INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT WOULD JUMPSTART THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MUCH NEEDED REFORM PROGRAMS FOR JAILS AND DETENTION FACILITIES AND BETTER TREATMENT OF PRISONERS, NOTING THAT THE COUNTRY’S JAILS ARE 201% CONGESTED.
“Harsh prison conditions, overcrowded jails, inadequate nutrition and medical attention for prisoners-that sums up our prison and detention conditions today,” Legarda pointed out.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said that the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against […]

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