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Congratulations on being UNISDR global champion – Dr. Eva Ocfemia

December 2, 2015

Congratulations po for being chosen as global champion for resilience by the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. God bless you always.
— Dr. Eva Ocfemia, Assistant Director, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), DENR

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Congratulations on being UNISDR global champion – Joanne de Asis

December 2, 2015

Congrats on yet another height on your United Nations achievement for climate change!! You never stop.
Proud to have been part of your success in the early years.
— Joanne de Asis

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Congratulations on being UNISDR global champion – Maxie Magsaysay-Crebassa

December 2, 2015

Congratulations on the UN appointment — well done!! Your time has come as the world wakes up to a new climate reality. Pleased for you that your consistent past and present efforts have been recognized.
— Maxie Magsaysay-Crebassa

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You are really ahead of your time

September 18, 2015

Senator Loren, am at a conference in Singapore on urbanization and sustainable development. Just want to let you know that everything these world leaders are talking about, I already learned from you ages ago. You are really ahead of your time.
— Joy Belmonte, Vice Mayor of Quezon City

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Business as usual for Sona ‘fashionistas’

July 28, 2015

Except for Sen. Loren Legarda’s “no expense” look, it was again business as usual for many of the women in the two red carpet venues—the north and south wings of the Batasang Pambansa complex in Quezon City.
As in Sonas past, Legarda followed her instincts by fashioning a look that combined locally made products like black platforms from Marikina and crocheted bag from Bauang, La Union province, with heirloom pieces from her late mother Bessie, such as an embroidered piña top […]

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Movies Filipinos can relate to in French Film Festival

June 8, 2015

Taklub is the kind of movie that you need a few moments to recover at the end of the film. It will leave an impact on the viewer. And yes, it is something that enriches one’s soul.
— Ellen T. Tordesillas, Vera Files
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Loren and Brillante’s Taklub at Cannes Fest

April 25, 2015

The tandem of Sen. Loren Legarda and Brillante “Dante” Mendoza has amply proven to be a winner. The good news is that Taklub, one of their projects that promote Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR, part of Sen. Loren’s pro-environment advocacy), is competing in the Un Certain Regard Section of this year’s (68th) Cannes Film Festival, May 13 to 24, where Brillante won Best Director (for Kinatay) in 2009.
— Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
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Legarda delivers P-Noy speech/Schools for forward learning

March 17, 2015

Legarda’s choice to read the Philippine statement was apt. A three-term senator, she has authored and sponsored many Philippine environmental laws, including the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 and the Climate Change Law of 2009. She is the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) chairperson for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change adaptation for Asia-Pacific.
— Domini Torrevillas, Philippine Star
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A delicious tribute

March 1, 2015

Vive le France! With the French President’s historic state visit and the emphasis on mitigating climate change, we hope that as a country vulnerable to natural disasters we will give more attention and resources in meeting the challenges of nature’s wrath. We can also cite the constant and committed calls of Senator Loren Legarda and her bills for preserving our environment.
— Deedee M. Siytangco, Manila Bulletin
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Pinoys now climate change-aware

December 15, 2014

“Legarda’s advocacies on climate change and disaster risk reduction started as far back as 1998 when she first became senator. These concepts are not exactly very popular issues to most people. The high-sounding jargon did not register well with many voters when she twice ran but lost in the vice presidential elections in 2004 and in 2010. Nonetheless, it did not stop Legarda from her staunch advocacy on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction measures. She has found satisfaction […]

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