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Legarda Organizes Exhibit to Preserve and Promote Mangyan Culture

February 27, 2011

IN A BID TO PRESERVE THE MANGYAN CULTURE AND PROMOTE THEIR PRODUCTS AND SOURCES OF LIVELIHOOD, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS ORGANIZED AN EXHIBIT, “MANGYANS OF MINDORO: MYTH AND MEANING”, WHICH WILL SHOWCASE THE MANGYAN PEOPLE’S CRAFTSMANSHIP AND RICH HERITAGE.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, was inspired to put up the exhibit following her recent visit to the Mangyan Heritage Center in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.
The exhibit, which will be held from March 1-25, 2011, at the […]

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Legarda: As Tension in Libya Escalates, Action Plans to Ensure Safety of Filipinos Must Be Ready for Execution Anytime

February 23, 2011

AS UNREST WORSENS IN SOME COUNTRIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, PARTICULARLY IN LIBYA WHERE PROTESTERS AND SECURITY FORCES HAVE ENGAGED IN BLOODY CLASHES, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO GUARANTEE THE SAFETY OF FILIPINOS BY MAKING SURE THAT A DEFINITE PLAN OF ACTION IS IN PLACE AND READY FOR EXECUTION ANY TIME.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, cited a report from the International Federation for Human Rights (IFHR) that the protests in Libya […]

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Legarda Seeks Institutionalization of Disaster Preparedness Measures in Schools and Hospitals

February 23, 2011

FOLLOWING THE STRONG EARTHQUAKE IN NEW ZEALAND AND A MILDER TREMOR HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY REITERATED HER CALL FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS MEASURES IN EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH CARE ESTABLISHMENTS.
Legarda, the Asia-Pacific Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, stressed the importance of evaluating the structural integrity of various establishments in the country and the regular conduct of fire and earthquake drills particularly in schools and hospitals, as disasters may occur […]

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Legarda Lauds CamSur’s 12-M Trees Program, Urges Other LGUs to Replicate

February 23, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY COMMENDED THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF CAMARINES SUR, LED BY GOVERNOR LUIS RAYMUND VILLAFUERTE, JR., FOR THE LAUNCH OF ITS ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN DUBBED AS EL VERDE 12 MILLION TREES BY 2012, AND URGED OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS TO JOIN THE GREEN ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN.
“I laud the efforts of Governor LRay and the citizens of Camarines Sur in saving our ecosystem through massive tree-growing and in raising the awareness of our people on environmental concerns through this program,” […]

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Legarda Wants Swift Passage of Nutrition Bills to Address Undernourishment among Filipino Children

February 22, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY PRESSED FOR THE IMMEDIATE PASSAGE OF PROPOSED MEASURES THAT SEEK TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION AMONG CHILDREN, NOTING THAT MORE THAN HALF OF FILIPINO CHILDREN ARE UNDERNOURISHED.
Based on the Seventh National Nutrition Survey initiated by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), about 3.35 million children ages 0-5 years old are underweight, 3.57 million are stunted, and 780,000 are classified as thin.
Moreover, 55.7% of […]

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Legarda: Gov’t Must Exhaust All Means to Help 3 Pinoys on Death Row in China

February 16, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED THAT THE GOVERNMENT MUST EXHAUST ALL LEGAL MEANS TO AID FILIPINOS FACING DEATH SENTENCES IN FOREIGN NATIONS, PARTICULARLY THE THREE FILIPINOS IN CHINA CONVICTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING AND SENTENCED TO DEATH BY THE SUPREME PEOPLE’S COURT (SPC) IN BEIJING.
“The Philippine government is duty-bound to extend full protection and exhaust all legal means to aid our countrymen. The Philippine Migrant Workers’ Act demands no less than that. The Department of Foreign Affairs(DFA) should pursue efforts […]

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P.S. Resolution No. 380 – Honor of the Late Quintin B. Paredes, Statesman

February 15, 2011

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF THE LATE QUINTIN B. PAREDES, STATESMAN, WHO SERVED THE FILIPINO NATION WITH DISTINCTION AND WHO CHAMPIONED THE INTERNATIONAL CAUSE FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES FOREMOST OF WHICH IS THE INHERENT RIGHT OF EVERY MAN TO FREEDOM, LIFE AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, URGING THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL INSTITUTE TO DECLARE HIS BIRTHPLACE IN BANGUED, ABRA AS A HISTORICAL SITE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (2/15/2011)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-380
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SRN-380 (as filed)

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Making Cities and Municipalities Resilient: “My City, My Town is Getting Ready!”

February 11, 2011

OPENING STATEMENT SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Today, we make history here in East Rembo Elementary School as Metro Manila and the Alliance of Seven join more than 150 cities and municipalities all over the world who have committed to undertake essential actions in line with UNISDR’s global campaign launched last year.
Metro Manila has been dubbed as the convenience store of disasters because based on the latest Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) risk assessment synthesis report, NCR is most at risk of […]

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Technical Briefing on the Joint World Bank-UN Publication: “Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention”

February 10, 2011

Technical Briefing on the Joint World Bank-UN Publication:
“Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention”
OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
As the Philippines seeks to pursue sustainable development, the lessons of Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng have taught us that we should not train our sights merely on enhancing our capacities to re-build after each and every disaster. For without effective disaster prevention, hundreds of lives, thousands of homes, billions worth of properties and livelihoods, even government’s growth and […]

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Legarda: Metro Manila and Alliance of Seven Mayors- One Against Risk!

February 9, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE, TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT MAYORS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION AND THE ALLIANCE OF SEVEN WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE MANILA LAUNCH OF THE “MAKING CITIES RESILIENT: MY CITY IS GETTING READY!” CAMPAIGN OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION (UNISDR) ON FEBRUARY 11, 2011, FRIDAY 9:30 AM AT THE EAST REMBO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, JP RIZAL EXTENSION, BRGY. EAST REMBO, MAKATI CITY.
Mayors who will commit to UN’s Ten […]

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