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Legarda Highlights Best Practices in Climate Change Adaptation to Set Example for LGUs

December 2, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY UNDERSCORED THE BEST PRACTICES IN CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION BY COMMUNITIES AND URGED OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO FOLLOW SUIT, ESPECIALLY WITH THE ALARMING STATISTICS ON DISASTER RISKS AND THE NATURAL HAZARDS EXPECTED TO VISIT THE COUNTRY IN THE LAST MONTH OF THE YEAR.
“PAGASA officials already warned that the incoming Typhoon Pablo could even be stronger than Tropical Storm Sendong in 2011. Our LGUs should now be prepared for it,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee […]

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Legarda Calls for Heightened Action as Phl Ranked 4th among Countries Affected by Climate Change

December 1, 2012

IN LIGHT OF THE RESULTS OF THE 2013 GLOBAL CLIMATE RISK INDEX, WHICH RANKED THE PHILIPPINES FOURTH AMONG MORE THAN 190 COUNTRIES GREATLY AFFECTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE PAST 20 YEARS, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED FOR HEIGHTENED ACTION FROM ALL COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE PHILIPPINES.
“Despite increasing awareness about climate change over the past few years, the damage of irresponsible development models and large-scale environmental destruction has not yet been reversed. I urge all communities from all walks of […]

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2012 Pawikan Festival

November 30, 2012

Pawikan Conservation Center, Morong, Bataan;Ang Pilipinas ay napapaloob sa tinatawag na Coral Triangle na tirahan ng halos pitumpu’t pitong porsyento ng lahat ng coral species sa buong mundo, at higit sa dalawang libong uri ng hayop pandagat. Tunay na pinagpala ang ating bansa dahil sa ating mga likas na yaman.

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Legarda Joins Call to Save Philippine Marine Turtles

November 30, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY JOINED THE CALL TO SAVE THE PHILIPPINE MARINE TURTLES OR “PAWIKAN” AT THE 2012 PAWIKAN FESTIVAL HELD AT THE PAWIKAN CONSERVATION CENTER IN MORONG, BATAAN.
Legarda, keynote speaker at the event, remarked that the Pawikan is one of the oldest species that have survived to this day, and are among those that live the longest.
“Pawikans are majestic creatures found throughout the country. However, because of poaching, theft of their eggs for commercial purposes, and destruction […]

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Legarda Celebrates Senate Approval of Kasambahay Bill

November 28, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA CELEBRATED THE SENATE APPROVAL OF THE KASAMBAHAY BILL, WHICH WILL ACCORD DOMESTIC WORKERS OFFICIAL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES, ONE DAY AFTER THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ALSO RATIFIED THE MEASURE.
“Now we only need the President’s signature in order to make minimum wage and other rights and privileges a reality for the 1.9 million domestic workers in the country,” she said.
Legarda, a staunch supporter of the establishment of the rights of domestic workers, added that the Kasambahay Bill […]

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Legarda: Days of Human Traffickers Are Numbered

November 28, 2012

AS THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAVE COME UP WITH THE RECONCILED VERSION OF THE PROPOSED MEASURE THAT STRENGTHENS THE CURRENT ANTI-TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS ACT, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY WARNED HUMAN TRAFFICKERS THAT THEIR DAYS ARE ALREADY NUMBERED.
Legarda made the statement as she expressed hope that President Aquino will sign the measure into law in time for the International Day Against Trafficking on December 12.
“Nine years after Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act […]