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Loren Legarda on saving lives

December 10, 2013

Super Typhoon Yolanda, says Sen. Loren Legarda, “is the new benchmark for disaster prevention and preparedness. Like all natural hazards, Yolanda was inevitable, but its disastrous effects could have been prevented or mitigated if we were more prepared.”

The senator knows what she’s talking about. She is chair of the Senate committee on climate change and environment and natural resources. She is also United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific.

– Domini M. Torrevillas, Philstar
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