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Solons urge Aquino to certify FOI bill as urgent

January 6, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Loren Legarda, one of the cosponsors of the freedom of information (FOI) bill in the Senate, has called on President Aquino to rally his allies in the House of Representatives behind the government transparency measure.

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Rice-Less Pinoy Meals Loom, Loren Warns

January 4, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — Because of the inevitable change in the global climate, Filipinos should face the prospect of eating less or no rice at all to go with their meals.
This was the warning issued yesterday by the Senate Climate Change Committee chaired by Sen. Loren Legarda who said that Filipinos need to take aggressive and immediate action to adapt to the changing climate and prevent further rise in global temperature or prepare themselves for meals with no rice at all.
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Loren for Thy Womb

January 3, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda urges everyone to watch Brillante Mendoza’s Thy Womb with Nora Aunor, Bembol Roco and Lovi Poe.
She said that is is “a creative and fearless contribution to Filipino filmmaking,” and it deserved the seven awards it garnered at the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
Brillante Mendoza won Best Production Design and Best Director, while Odyssey Flores won Best Cinematography, Henry Burgos won Best Original Story.
Nora Aunor won Best Actress for Thy Womb.
The film also won the Gender […]

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Legarda brings disaster preparedness to 8 regions

January 2, 2013

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Sen. Loren Legarda has scheduled disaster risk reduction (DRR) workshops in eight regions this year while Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III has proposed to give salaries for permanent DRR officers in cities, towns and provinces.
The DRR workshops are set in the Cordillera, the Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Davao, Soccsksargen, Calabarzon and Mimaropa.
In 2012, Legarda said her office had facilitated regional forums on DRR and climate change adaptation (CCA) in Metro Manila, the Zamboanga […]

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Legarda files Senate version of FOI bill

December 4, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Loren Legarda co-sponsored yesterday the People’s Ownership of Government Information (POGI) bill, the Senate’s version of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act which seeks to ensure honesty and transparency in government.

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LGUs told: Heed Lessons of Previous Tragic Storms

December 3, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Loren Legarda urged local government units (LGU) Monday to prepare for typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha) to avoid a repeat of calamities of previous destructive storms, including tropical storm Sendong which hit Mindanao almost one year ago.
“Let us heed the warning and the lessons of Ondoy, Pepeng and Sendong,” Legarda said referring to the three strong storms that hit the country in the past years and left thousands dead with thousands more displaced and homeless.