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Legarda Bats for a Resilient AFP

August 30, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the need to ensure that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is resilient as an institution so that it does not only respond to disasters but also help build resilient communities.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change and Finance, made the statement during the hearing on her proposed Senate Resolution No. 449, which aims to look into the climate related risks and capacity challenges that impact on the AFP’s ability to respond to non-traditional forms of threats.

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Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda at the Joint Hearing of the Committees on Climate Change and Finance in Relation to Senate Resolution No. 449

August 30, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
at the Joint Hearing of the Committees on Climate Change and Finance in Relation to Senate Resolution No. 449
30 August 2017 | Senate Session Hall

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Legarda Wants Boracay to be Model for Eco Solid Waste Mgmt, Renews Call for Stronger Law Implementation

August 29, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to make Boracay Island in Aklan province a model for ecological solid waste management (ESWM) and renewed her call for stronger implementation of Republic Act 9003.

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Speech: The Philippine Red Carpet Premiere and Post Documentary Film Discussion of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

August 28, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
The Philippine Red Carpet Premiere and Post Documentary Film Discussion of
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
28 August 2017 | Trinoma Mall, EDSA, Quezon City
Today, we remember courageous Filipinos who fought hard and well for our sovereignty. It is a very auspicious day for the Philippine premiere of the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth because it makes one think: “How do we pay tribute to our national heroes and use their struggles and successes to help us […]

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Legarda: Uplift Lives of Small Farmers by Addressing Malnutrition

August 26, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that it is possible to uplift the lives of small farmers by addressing the nutritional needs of Filipino children.

Legarda cited the Office of the Vice President’s (OVP) nutrition program where small farmers plant the requirements for feeding programs. It is a convergence program of the OVP with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), the Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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Legarda Supports Strengthening of Economic Research, Cultural Diplomacy of DFA

August 25, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda expressed support to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in strengthening its economic research activities and cultural diplomacy programs, stressing that these are essential in forging closer ties with other nations.

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