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Legarda Launches Disaster Preparedness and First Aid Handbook

September 30, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY FORMALLY LAUNCHED THE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND FIRST AID HANDBOOK THAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE WHICH SHE CHAIRS.
Legarda, the United Nations Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, said the handbook aims to educate citizens how to prepare for and respond to both natural and human-induced hazards.
The manual was completed in collaboration with the following agencies:
– Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
– […]

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Legarda Decries Desecration of Mt. Pulag National Park

September 29, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED FOR THE STRICT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LAWS ON THE PROTECTION OF THE COUNTRY’S FORESTS AS SHE CONDEMNED THE REPORTED DESECRATION OF MT. PULAG, THE THIRD HIGHEST PEAK IN THE COUNTRY THAT IS BOUNDED BY THE PROVINCES OF BENGUET, IFUGAO AND NUEVA VIZCAYA.
In a report from the Department of Environment and National Resources – Cordillera Administrative Region (DENR-CAR) on the status of forest conversion at Mt. Pulag National Park, it was revealed that parts of […]

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Target Zero Casualty for Next Typhoon – Loren

September 28, 2011

AS ANOTHER TROPICAL STORM IS SET TO ENTER THE COUNTRY JUST DAYS AFTER TYPHOON PEDRING LASHED LUZON, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED FOR NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO BRING DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TO AN EVEN HEIGHTENED LEVEL AND AIM TO HAVE NO CASUALTIES FOR THE SUCCEEDING TYPHOONS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, noted the damages and casualties left by Typhoon Pedring.
Based on the latest situation report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), […]

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We Must Always Be Alert and Ready to Face Typhoons–Legarda

September 27, 2011

AS A COUNTRY THAT IS OFTEN VISITED BY TYPHOONS, THE PHILIPPINES SHOULD NOW BE READY AND ALWAYS ALERT WHENEVER TROPICAL CYCLONES, SUCH AS PEDRING, ARRIVE, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID.
“Tropical storms are not new to us. We have been experiencing these natural hazards for as long as anyone can remember. By now, every government agency and every citizen of this country should know what to do when we are expecting typhoons,” Legarda stressed.
The Chair of the Senate Committee […]

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Revisiting the Lessons of Ondoy

September 26, 2011

Mr. President,
I stand here today, two years since one of the most devastating typhoons unleashed its wrath in our country, to renew my call for the administration to translate “transformational leadership” into measurable gains in protecting people’s lives and livelihoods and building our resilience as a nation against the worsening state of disaster and climate risks.
We already know the risks.
Tropical storm Pedring entered the Philippines exactly two years after three successive tropical cyclones – Ondoy, Pepeng and […]

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Legarda Renews Call for Full Implementation of Solid Waste Management Law

September 25, 2011

THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY RENEWED HER CALL ON THE GOVERNMENT TO FULLY IMPLEMENT REPUBLIC ACT 9003 OR THE ECOLOGICAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2000 TO ONCE AND FOR ALL STOP DISASTERS LIKE THE IRISAN TRASHSLIDE IN BAGUIO CITY FROM HAPPENING.
The Irisan trashslide left three dead and one missing at the height of Typhoon Mina which lashed Northern Luzon last week.
“There is a clear violation of the Solid Waste […]

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Legarda Pushes for Convergence of Government Agencies to Advance the Rights of the IPs

September 24, 2011

ALARMED BY THE CONCERN OF AN ATA OF NEGROS ORIENTAL ON ANCESTRAL LAND CLAIMS WHICH OVERLAP WITH PREVIOUSLY-ISSUED CERTIFICATES OF LAND OWNERSHIP AWARD (CLOAS) BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM (DAR), SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA STRESSED THE NEED FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (NCIP) TO ENSURE THAT THEIR PROGRAMS REACH THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (IPS) AND DO NOT PERPETUATE THEIR LONG HISTORY OF MARGINALIZATION.
In an open forum at the two-day (September 23-24) Visayas […]

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Legarda Meets with Indigenous Peoples of Visayas and Island Provinces of Luzon

September 23, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WILL CONVENE TODAY THE LAST REGIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ASSEMBLY AT THE PROVINCIAL CAPITOL OF ILOILO IN ILOILO CITY.
Legarda said that the Visayas Assembly will complete the information needed to come up with an IP development agenda of the government, which will be presented in the National Indigenous Cultural Summit.
“The indigenous peoples groups in Luzon called for the effective implementation and harmonization of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA), mining and environmental laws, and policies of […]

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Reach-out Missions to IPs Successful-Loren

September 21, 2011

THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE, BOTH CHAIRED BY SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, HAS BROUGHT ITS INQUIRY OUTSIDE THE FOUR HALLS OF THE SENATE FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS TO GATHER VARIOUS CONCERNS OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (IPS) ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING THOSE FROM REMOTE AND FAR-FLUNG BARANGAYS.
“It is not easy for our IPs to attend Senate Committee hearings held in Manila on the proposed measures that seek to address their needs. It is for […]

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Legarda to Lead Visayas IP Assembly in Iloilo

September 20, 2011

AFTER THE ASSEMBLY OF LUZON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (IPS) HELD IN BAGUIO CITY ON SEPTEMBER 9-10 AND THE ASSEMBLY OF MINDANAO IPS HELD IN DAVAO DEL NORTE LAST WEEK (SEPTEMBER 16-17), THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WILL NOW LEAD THE ASSEMBLY OF THE VISAYAS IPS AT THE PROVINCIAL CAPITOL OF ILOILO IN ILOILO CITY ON SEPTEMBER 23-24.
This IP Assembly of the Visayas, the third and last of a […]

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