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Legarda on LJM: ‘She had gravitas…. sometimes she’s also childlike’

December 26, 2015

“SHE had the gravitas not many people have. Sometimes she is also childlike.”

This was how Senator Loren Legarda remembered the editor in chief of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc, who passed away on Christmas Eve.


Loren: Climate crisis is threat to our basic human rights

December 14, 2015

As this year’s observance of International Human Rights Day coincides with a critical climate change conference in Paris, Senator Loren Legarda stressed on Thursday (Dec. 10, 2015) the urgent need to address the climate crisis as a way of upholding basic human rights.


Senate cuts CCT funds by P8 B

December 8, 2015

Legarda chairs the Senate finance committee and is a reserve officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. She heads the smaller chamber’s contingent in the conference committee on the 2016 budget.


Climate Justice

December 6, 2015

The right to life is the most basic of all human rights.
Therefore, the survival of mankind should be the universal goal and commitment of international leaders and the world community as a whole.
As the world celebrates International Human Rights Day, the importance or urgency of global action to slow down, if not reverse, climate change or global warming can never be over-emphasized.
At least, this was the consensus at the Paris climate talks among leaders of both developed and developing countries […]


Legarda urges nations to forge ‘holistic solution’ to climate change

December 6, 2015

With world leaders in the thick of talks to produce a binding global agreement on mitigating the effects of climate change, Senator Loren Legarda urged the international community to commit to implementing a “holistic solution” to the problem.

In a video message for environmental group Greenpeace’s side event at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris last Friday, Legarda also called on countries to seek climate justice because it is a human right.


Legarda: Stop soil degradation

December 4, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda, Senate Climate Change Committee chairwoman, sought yesterday, congressional passage of her Senate Bill No. 337 (Soil and Water Conservation Act) which seeks to promote soil and water conservation technologies and approaches for sustainable land management.

Legarda warned that the current land degradation in 13 million hectares of arable land is likely to contribute to widespread and severe poverty in the rural areas.