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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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Legarda Welcomes World Bank Country Director at Senate for High-Level Technical Briefing on Disaster Prevention

February 8, 2011

WORLD BANK-PHILIPPINES COUNTRY DIRECTOR BERT HOFMAN WILL BE THE GUEST OF HONOR IN THE SENATE OF THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, FOR A HIGH LEVEL TECHNICAL BRIEFING ON THE LATEST REPORT BY THE WORLD BANK AND THE UNITED NATIONS TITLED, “NATURAL HAZARDS, UNNATURAL DISASTERS: THE ECONOMICS OF EFFECTIVE PROMOTION”, ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 9:30 AM AT THE SENATOR PADILLA ROOM.
Hofman, together with Apurva Sanghi, lead author of the publication, and Yan Zhang, […]

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Legarda Calls for More ‘Green Skills’ Programs

February 7, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO INCREASE THEIR SUPPORT FOR “GREEN SKILLS” PROGRAMS THAT WOULD NOT ONLY CREATE MORE LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANY FILIPINOS BUT ALSO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION.
The Office of Senator Legarda has already been conducting green skills training in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to provide livelihood opportunities to poor communities using recycled materials while promoting a cleaner environment.
“This is an effort that is […]

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Lingkod Loren Gifts Malabon Residents with Seedlings, Books, Medical, Dental & Breast Check-Ups

February 2, 2011

IN CELEBRATION OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA’S BIRTHDAY, THE LINGKOD LOREN, A HUMANITARIAN PROGRAM OF LEGARDA, WILL CONDUCT AN ADVOCACY FAIR IN THE CITY OF MALABON, WHERE THE SENATOR GREW UP, ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011.
The advocacy fair aims to benefit residents of Barangays San Agustin, Potrero, and Tañong through various activities such as: medical and dental mission with doctors from the National Kidney and Transplant Institute and the Department of Health; dentists from the Filipino-Chinese Dental Foundation, Bobby Co., […]

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Legarda Urges Climate and Env’t Stakeholders to Help Address PH’s State as Biodiversity and Climate Hotspot

February 1, 2011

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON INDIVIDUALS AND VARIOUS GROUPS CONCERNED ON THE ISSUE OF ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE COUNTRY’S CURRENT STATE AS A BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY HOTSPOT.
Legarda, during her speech at the International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change, said that the country’s biodiversity, which has been degrading due to man’s development and economic activities, is also affected by climate change that is likely to cause the loss of thousands […]

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