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Legarda To Retailers: Recycle, Reuse Plastic Bags

October 20, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ASKED RETAILERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO ESTABLISH MECHANISMS FOR RECYCLING AND REUSING PLASTIC BAGS.
“Our urban areas are crowded with malls, supermarkets, grocery stores,palengkes, tiangges, and other sales outlets. Purchases in these stores are concluded with customers walking out of the mall or store carrying several plastic bags.”
“Some of these plastic bags are reused while others are dumped either properly or improperly. In instances where these bags are dumped improperly, they end up clogging […]

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Efficient Early Warning and Early Action are Crucial in Reducing Disaster Losses, Disaster – Resilient Cities Must Be Continuous Goal – Legarda

October 20, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE REMINDED THAT, “THE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM, TO BE EFFECTIVE, MUST TRANSLATE INTO PUBLIC ALERTNESS, PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSIVENESS. IT IS ENCOURAGING TO NOTE THAT AS TYPHOON ‘JUAN” RAGED THROUGH SIGNIFICANTLY, LESS LIVES WERE LOST COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS STORMS AND TYPHOONS BECAUSE OF HEIGHTENED PUBLIC AWARENESS AND ACTION.”
“Typhoon Juan, the strongest storm the Philippines has experienced in four years, is consistent with the trend that the Intergovernmental Panel on […]

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Legarda To Retailers: Recycle, Reuse Plastic Bags

October 20, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ASKED RETAILERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO ESTABLISH MECHANISMS FOR RECYCLING AND REUSING PLASTIC BAGS.
“Our urban areas are crowded with malls, supermarkets, grocery stores,palengkes, tiangges, and other sales outlets. Purchases in these stores are concluded with customers walking out of the mall or store carrying several plastic bags.”
“Some of these plastic bags are reused while others are dumped either properly or improperly. In instances where these bags are dumped improperly, they end up clogging […]

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Complimentary Feeding To All Public Elementary Schools and Barangay Day Care Centers – Legarda Files ‘Child Nutrition’ Bill

October 17, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA IS PROPOSING THAT THE STATE INSTITUTIONALIZE A MANDATORY CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM IN ALL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND BARANGAY DAY CARE CENTERS THAT IS COMPREHENSIVE, INTEGRATED AND SUSTAINABLE ON A NATIONAL SCALE TO ENHANCE THEIR LEARNING CAPACITIES IN COMPULSORY BASIC EDUCATION.
Legarda said this program will encompass the following:
1. Complementary feeding to ensure access to food supplements which will improve nutritional status. This activity may also be used as a venue for other nutrition-related activities such as micronutrient […]

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Complimentary Feeding To All Public Elementary Schools and Barangay Day Care Centers – Legarda Files ‘Child Nutrition’ Bill

October 17, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA IS PROPOSING THAT THE STATE INSTITUTIONALIZE A MANDATORY CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM IN ALL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND BARANGAY DAY CARE CENTERS THAT IS COMPREHENSIVE, INTEGRATED AND SUSTAINABLE ON A NATIONAL SCALE TO ENHANCE THEIR LEARNING CAPACITIES IN COMPULSORY BASIC EDUCATION.
Legarda said this program will encompass the following:
1. Complementary feeding to ensure access to food supplements which will improve nutritional status. This activity may also be used as a venue for other nutrition-related activities such as micronutrient […]

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Legarda urges LGUs to join UN’s campaign on disaster risk reduction

October 15, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) IN THE COUNTRY TO TAKE PART IN THE CRUSADE TO BUILD MORE SUSTAINABLE AND DISASTER-RESILIENT TOWNS AND CITIES.
Legarda said that the central campaign of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) for this year, “Making Cities Resilient,” enjoins cities and local governments to get ready, reduce the risks and become resilient to disasters.
“The challenge given to us is to make cities resilient to hazards because losses due […]

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Legarda urges LGUs to join UN’s campaign on disaster risk reduction

October 15, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY URGED LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUS) IN THE COUNTRY TO TAKE PART IN THE CRUSADE TO BUILD MORE SUSTAINABLE AND DISASTER-RESILIENT TOWNS AND CITIES.
Legarda said that the central campaign of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) for this year, “Making Cities Resilient,” enjoins cities and local governments to get ready, reduce the risks and become resilient to disasters.
“The challenge given to us is to make cities resilient to hazards because losses due […]

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International Day for Disaster Reduction

October 13, 2010

MANIFESTATION
Today, we join the world in marking the International Day for Disaster Reduction, celebrating the small victories that we have so far won yet recognizing the persistent challenges that remain—foremost of which is the challenge to build more sustainable and disaster-resilient towns and cities.
In many parts of the globe, disasters of unprecedented proportions made it into the headlines. The earthquake in Pakistan, the flooding in Bangladesh, Myanmar, China and tropical storm Ondoy and typhoon Pepeng in the Philippines […]

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Loren to DTI: Prioritize Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

October 12, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID SELF-EMPLOYMENT IN THE RURAL AREAS MUST BE THE PRIMARY CONCERN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY BY SUPPORTING MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES.
“They may not be the big bucks earners like the tourism and mining sectors, and BPOs but these absorb the lack of employment in the most vulnerable populations where many have minimal education.”
“When I go around the country, they always say, we don’t know who will train us and how to […]

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Loren to DTI: Prioritize Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

October 12, 2010

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID SELF-EMPLOYMENT IN THE RURAL AREAS MUST BE THE PRIMARY CONCERN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY BY SUPPORTING MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES.
“They may not be the big bucks earners like the tourism and mining sectors, and BPOs but these absorb the lack of employment in the most vulnerable populations where many have minimal education.”
“When I go around the country, they always say, we don’t know who will train us and how to […]

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