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Disaster Risk Reduction in Barangays, Key to Climate Resilient Nation–Legarda

March 21, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA CALLED ON ALL THE 42,000 BARANGAYS IN THE COUNTRY TO BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN ESTABLISHING DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR) MEASURES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITIES AS PART OF THE EFFORT TO MAKE THE NATION DISASTER RESILIENT.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that as the national government is putting in place various DRR mechanisms, including the monitoring of the structural resiliency and retrofitting of critical infrastructure, barangay officials should initiate a system within their […]

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Legarda Urges Malacañang to Sign UNESCO Convention on Protection and Promotion of Cultural Diversity

March 19, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND A STAUNCH ADVOCATE OF THE PRESERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE, HAS APPEALED TO MALACAÑANG FOR THE LATTER TO SIGN THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THE DIVERSITY OF CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS.
Legarda explained that the Convention is a legally-binding international agreement that recognizes the importance of traditional knowledge, knowledge systems of indigenous peoples and its positive contribution to sustainable development. […]

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Legarda’s 800 TESDA Scholars Graduating

March 18, 2011

HUNDREDS OF INDIVIDUALS ARE NOW READY TO BE EITHER CALL CENTER AGENTS OR BARISTAS AFTER FINISHING THEIR TRAINING SPONSORED BY SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA).
Eight hundred sixty-five (865) scholars from Quezon City who were trained by TRI-LINK school for two to three weeks as call center agents or baristas, graduated today in rites held at the Ichikawa Hall of the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Diliman, Quezon City.
Legarda […]

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Legarda: Regular Assessment of Situations Abroad, Vital to Contingency Planning

March 17, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF CONDUCTING REGULAR ASSESSMENTS BY PHILIPPINE POSTS ABROAD, PARTICULARLY IN COUNTRIES STRUCK BY DISASTERS AND EXPERIENCING POLITICAL UNREST, TO ENSURE THE GOVERNMENT’S PROMPT ACTION AND TO COME UP WITH THE APPROPRIATE CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR FILIPINOS OVERSEAS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, made the statement in reaction to the latest directive of the Department of Foreign Affairs on the re-imposition of the travel ban to Bahrain less than a week […]

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Use Whistle, Sirens as Early Warning Device for Disasters–Legarda

March 17, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS FOR DISASTERS NEED NOT BE HIGH-TECH OR COMPLICATED SINCE SIMPLE ONES, SUCH AS A WHISTLE, COULD PROVE MORE EFFECTIVE.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that aside from being cheap, a whistle is handy and accessible device that can be used any time to warn the people of an impending danger or immediately alert communities should there be a need to evacuate to avert disasters.
She added […]

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Joint Hearing of the Committee on Climate Change and Committee on Environmental & Natural Resources

March 16, 2011

As I speak before you today, Japan is in a state of disaster after a powerful earthquake and ensuing tsunami hit its country and caused widespread destruction. Its grim and tragic aftermath left thousands of people dead, injured, and homeless. As rescue workers dig out victims from the rubble and more people are brought to safety, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Government and people of Japan, especially to the grieving and displaced families.
Once again, […]

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Legarda: Senate Approves PHL-Japan Technical Cooperation Agreement on Third Reading

March 15, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, REPORTED TODAY THAT THE SENATE HAS APPROVED ON THIRD READING THE PHILIPPINE-JAPAN AGREEMENT ON TECHNICAL COOPERATION (ATC).
“I am pleased to announce that the Philippine-Japan Agreement on Technical Cooperation has been approved on third reading. This is an agreement that would bring a multitude of benefits to our country,” Legarda said.
“For the Philippines, a country with myriad concerns and endless economic challenges, official development assistance (ODA) supplements our […]

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Legarda: Disaster Preparedness, A Matter Of Survival

March 14, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY REITERATED HER CALL TO STRENGTHEN THE COUNTRY’S DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION MEASURES, STRESSING THAT IT IS ESSENTIAL TO HUMAN SURVIVAL.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change said it is important that the country is prepared when disasters strike to prevent or minimize the loss of lives.
She cited the examples of Japan and Bangladesh in dealing with disasters.
“There have been at least 1,500 deaths in Japan due to the […]

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SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA How Prepared Are We? Privilege Speech on Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster

March 14, 2011

Mr. President,
Sympathies to Japan
As I speak before this august chamber, Japan, the world’s second largest economy, reels from the devastating impact of its worst earthquake and tsunami disaster in a century, ushering an unprecedented hardship for her people.
As a Philippine Senator and the United Nations champion for disaster and climate risk reduction, I wish to convey my profound sympathy and condolence to the people of Japan.
A major benefactor of the United Nations, Japan has generously helped […]

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P.S. Resolution No. 427 – Profound Sympathy to the People of Japan

March 14, 2011

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE SENATE IN CONVEYING ITS PROFOUND SYMPATHY TO THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN WHO SUFFERED AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE DISASTER BROUGHT BY THE RECENT EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI
Scope: National
Legislative status: Consolidated with Adopted Resolution (03/14/2011)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=15&q=SRN-427
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SRN-427 (as filed)

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