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Congress must review PGMA martial law at once

December 5, 2009

SEN LOREN LEGARDA YESTERDAY ASKED THE QUESTION, CALLING ON HER COLLEAGUES IN THE SENATE TO RESUME SESSION ON MONDAY TO REVIEW THE DECISION AND THE BASIS OF HER DECLARATION.
While she recognizes the President’s power to declare Martial law, Loren said Ms. Arroyo has to submit a report to Congress within 24 hours and Congress has to convene and review it within 48 hours.
While she condemned the massacre and called for an end to warlordism, and the criminal prosecution […]

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Loren pushes gender equality, backs senate bid of 5 women

December 1, 2009

VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SEN. LOREN LEGARDA TODAY VOWED TO WORK FURTHER FOR THE EMPOWERMENT AND PROTECTION OF FILIPINO WOMEN, EVEN AS SHE RALLIED SUPPORT FOR THE RESPECTIVE BIDS OF RE-ELECTIONIST SENS. MIRIAM DEFENSOR-SANTIAGO AND PIA CAYETANO, AND NEW SENATORIAL ASPIRANTS GABRIELA PARTY LIST REP. LIZA MAZA, NEWCOMERS GWEN PIMENTEL AND SUSAN OPLE..
A co-author of the landmark Magna Carta for Women (Republic Act 9710) and the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act (RA 9260), Loren said that her tandem with […]

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Loren appeals to Malacañang on Climate Change Act

September 28, 2009

Sen. Loren Legarda yesterday appealed to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to sign into law thebill already passed by both Houses of Congress providing for a Climate Change Commission that would formulate and implement a full-scale plan to adapt to climate change and reduce disaster losses.
 
“The great flood that hit Metro Manila and many provinces in Luzon last Saturday, causing heavy losses in lives and property, underscore the need for accelerating the enactment of Senate Bill No.2583, otherwise known as the Climate Change Act of 2009,” […]

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Loren cites private sector’s climate change initiative

June 6, 2009

Senator Loren Legarda yesterday lauded the efforts of the private sector in helping the government address climate change-induced problems that tend to worsen the lives of the poor.

The Philippines’ noted environmental advocate cited the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc (FCCCI), which joined the nation in the celebration of the World Environment Day by means of tree planting Friday.

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Loren appeals to int’l community to focus on disaster risk reduction

May 29, 2009

Thimpu, Bhutan(May 29, 2009) – Senator Loren Legarda today urged the international community to respond to climate change by cooperating in reducing the risks of casualties and damage arising from climate change catastrophes.

Loren said that risks from natural disasters caused by climate change are among the greatest threats faced by the world, especially the developing countries.

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