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Rural Women Must Be Empowered to Respond to Climate Change – Legarda

October 31, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT RURAL WOMEN MUST BE EMPOWERED TO RESPOND TO CLIMATE CHANGE NOT ONLY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE IMPACTS OF THIS PHENOMENON BUT ALSO TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE OVERALL EFFORT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that women are more vulnerable to climate change than men and rural women are even at greater risk because they usually lack resources to cope with climate impacts.
“Women have distinct […]

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Economic Dev’t Should Not Worsen Disaster Impacts – Legarda

October 29, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT THE NATION’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN SHOULD CONSIDER THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE SO THAT IT WOULD ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE COUNTRY’S OVERALL PROGRESS AND NOT IN THE WORSENING OF DISASTER RISKS.
Legarda, the United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia and the Pacific, made the statement as she noted that the situation in Thailand, which is experiencing one of the worst flooding incidents in its history, has been […]

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Legarda Lauds Creation of National Film Archives

October 28, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAILED THE CREATION OF THE NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVES OF THE PHILIPPINES (NFAP) AS NATIONS CELEBRATED THE WORLD DAY FOR AUDIOVISUAL HERITAGE ON OCTOBER 27, STRESSING THAT FILIPINO-PRODUCED FILMS AND OTHER AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS FORM PART OF THE COUNTRY’S RICH HERITAGE.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said that Filipino films not only show a glimpse of the country’s history and culture but also showcases the rich talent of Filipinos like Atang dela Rama, Gerardo de […]

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Gov’t Must Prioritize the Needs of Children in Disasters – Legarda

October 27, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO REDUCE THE RISKS POSED BY DISASTERS ON CHILDREN BY ENSURING THAT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PROGRAMS GIVE UTMOST ATTENTION TO THE NEEDS OF YOUNG CITIZENS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement as she noted that an estimated 800,000 children are already affected by the flood crisis in Thailand.
“Children are more vulnerable to disastersnot only because of the dangers that come with these occurrences but also dueto […]

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Legarda Bats for Decent Working and Living Conditions for House Helpers, Wants Immediate Ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention

October 26, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED SUPPORT TO THE PHILIPPINE CAMPAIGN ON DECENT WORK FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS, PARTICULARLY ON THE SWIFT RATIFICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION (ILO) CONVENTION NO. 189, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “DOMESTIC WORKERS CONVENTION, 2011”.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said that house helpers are one of the lowest paid workers and are usually subjected to poor working conditions such as longer hours of work but no overtime pay and lack of social benefits.

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Legarda Expresses Sympathy to Turkey Quake Victims; Renews Call for PHL’s Earthquake Preparedness

October 24, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED DEEP SYMPATHY TO THE VICTIMS OF THE 7.2-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE THAT HIT TURKEY ON SUNDAY.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and Committee on Foreign Relations, cited reports that the strong temblor, which was followed by at least seven aftershocks, caused the collapse of 80 buildings in the town of Ercis and the death of at least 138 people.
In this light, the Senator renewed her call for the country’s earthquake preparedness.
“Once […]

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Strengthen Rural Livelihood to Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change-Legarda

October 23, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT MUST ADVANCE RURAL LIVELIHOOD NOT ONLY AS A WAY TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY BUT ALSO TO MITIGATE THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
The Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change explained that urban migration has worsened citizens’ exposure to climate change, noting that a study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) showed that more than 30 million people in Asia and the Pacific were displaced by disasters such as floods and storms […]

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Legarda Commends Trisha Reyes for Winning UNEP Painting Competition

October 21, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY FILED P. S. RESOLUTION NO. 627 TO CONGRATULATE AND COMMEND TRISHA CO REYES FOR WINNING THE 20TH UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMM’S GLOBAL PAINTING COMPETITION AT THE TUNZA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH CONFERENCE ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN BANDUNG, INDONESIA.
Last September 27, 2011, Trisha Co Reyes, a 13-year-old girl from Tondo, Manila, bagged the top prize at the 20th United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Painting Competition at the Tunza International Children and Youth Conference on the Environment […]

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Legarda Honors Father Tentorio, Hails His Work for IPs

October 21, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAILED FATHER FAUSTINO “POPS” TENTORIO’S DEDICATION TO UPHOLD THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (IPS) IN THE COUNTRY AND HONORED HIS WORKS THROUGH A SENATE RESOLUTION.
In filing Senate Resolution No. 628, Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, conveyed the Senate’s deep sympathies for the death of Father Tentorio, a member of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME), and honored him for his selfless dedication to promote and protect the rights of IPs.
“For […]

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Loren Condemns Killing of Fr. Fausto Tentorio

October 19, 2011

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA DENOUNCED THE KILLING OF FR. FAUSTO “POPS” TENORIO, AN ITALIAN MISSIONARY, WHO DEDICATED HIS LIFE IN THE SERVICE OF THE INDIGENOUS POOR AND THE LESS FORTUNATE FILIPINOS IN MINDANAO.
Fr. Pops, as the local people of Arakan knew him, was a member of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) and had been the champion of indigenous peoples and the poor in Mindanao for thirty-three (33) years, since his coming to the Philippines in 1978. He is […]

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