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Funding our people’s survival

December 7, 2013

As Senator Loren Legarda, who heads the special committee on climate change of the Senate, pointed out when the PSF law (Republic Act No. 10174) was passed last year, the purpose of the fund is “to ensure the consideration of climate change impacts such as stronger typhoons, heavier rains, prolonged drought and other effects in the formulation of government plans and programs.”
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Mandela a ‘humble’ leader–Legarda

December 6, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — A “humble” leader was how Senator Loren Legarda remembered South African leader Nelson Mandela, whom she met when she was still a journalist.
Legarda said she interviewed Mandela during his state to the Philippines in 1997.
“It was a great honor to have met President Nelson Mandela. He was a leader who earned your respect with his presence alone because even with his power and influence, he remained kindly and unassuming. His humility was his true greatness,” Legarda said in a statement on […]

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Legarda Pays Tribute to Mandela

December 6, 2013

“The world grieves over the death of the man whose courage inspired the dawning of a new South Africa and empowered victims of social injustice in other parts of the world,” said Senator Loren Legarda as she paid tribute to former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa.
 
Mandela died late Thursday (Friday, PHL time) at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa.
 
Legarda recalls the time she met Mandela when she was still a journalist. It was during the South African President’s state visit to […]

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Five Steps to Prevent Disasters and Save Lives

December 5, 2013

Twenty-five typhoons have already visited the country this year, with the strongest, Typhoon Yolanda, revealing the gravity of disaster risk that Philippine communities are facing.
 
Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change and Environment and Natural Resources, said that Yolanda is the new benchmark for disaster prevention and preparedness, stressing that “like all natural hazards, Yolanda was inevitable but its disastrous effects could have been prevented or mitigated if we were more prepared.”
 
As UN Champion for Disaster […]

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Legarda: PHL Receives Global Award On Closing Gender Gap

November 29, 2013

The Philippines is winner of the Award for Closing the Gender Gap in South and Southeast Asia at the Women in Parliaments Global Forum in Brussels, Belgium on November 27, 2013.
 
The award was given to the Philippines after the country ranked first among nations in South and Southeast Asia in the World Economic Forum’s survey of nations’ ability to close the gender gap.
 
Senator Loren Legarda, who received the award on behalf of the Philippine government, cited the Constitution as the country’s guidepost […]

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Legarda Highlights PHL’s Gender Equality Policies in Brussels Forum

November 28, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda highlighted the Philippines’ success in crafting and implementing laws on gender equality at the Women in Parliaments Global Forum Annual Summit on November 27 in Brussels, Belgium.
 
Legarda, as President Benigno Aquino III’s representative to the forum, received the Award for Leadership on Closing the Gender Gap (Winner by Region: Southeast Asia).
 
“Filipino women play an important role in the Philippine society. They are present in more than a hundred countries around the world, caring for children and parents […]