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Legarda: We Must Be Ready for Earthquakes as Strong as Recent Temblor in Indonesia

April 12, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA REITERATED HER CALL FOR GREATER EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS EFFORTS, STRESSING THAT THE OCCURRENCE OF STRONG TEMBLORS ARE UNPREDICTABLE.
Legarda made the statement following the 8.7 magnitude earthquake that struck off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra in Indonesia.
“The Philippines should already be prepared for such strong temblors since a 7.2 magnitude earthquake could already result to massive devastation in the country,” she stressed.
The Senator said that the Metro Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study (MMEIRS) conducted by […]

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Legarda Calls for ‘Greater Calm’ in Resolving Panatag Shoal Incident between Phl and China

April 11, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, TODAY CALLED FOR A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF THE RECENT INCIDENT WITHIN THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA (SOUTH CHINA SEA) INVOLVING PHILIPPINE AND CHINESE VESSELS.
“The reported incident, including the alleged on-going stand-off between Philippine Navy vessels and Chinese Maritime vessels, undermines peace and security in the region. The situation calls for greater calm among the parties involved and live up to the principles espoused in the Code of Conduct,” Legarda […]

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Loren Pays Tribute to Angelo Castro: “He was a True Friend, a Kind Person”

April 8, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA REMEMBERS HER FORMER CO-ANCHOR ANGELO CASTRO JR. AS “A TRUE FRIEND. HE’S A VERY KIND PERSON AND FUNNY IN HIS OWN WAY.”
Castro, who succumbed to lung cancer on April 5, was a co-anchor of Legarda for the late evening news program The World Tonight in ABS-CBN since 1986 until she ran for the Senate in 1998.
“I extend my sympathies to Angelo’s family, to June Keithley, to his children, to my inaanak, Diego, and to the […]

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Legarda: Easter, A Chance to be Green Stewards

April 6, 2012

IN CELEBRATING EASTER, SENATOR LEGARDA ENCOURAGED FILIPINOS TO ENGAGE IN A PERSONAL RENEWAL AND CONTEMPLATE ON WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PROTECT AND SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT.
“The Lenten season reminded us of the importance of prayer, penance, and sacrifice. It was a period of reflection and fasting. It was the time when we gave up on small indulgences, as we strived for spiritual renewal. As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, let us forge a stronger commitment to show […]

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Legarda Congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi for Courage and Victory

April 3, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA CONGRATULATES DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI AFTER WINNING MYANMAR’S HISTORIC BY-ELECTIONS HELD ON APRIL 1.
“I am one with Aung San Suu Kyi in her crusade for a democratic Myanmar. With her leadership, I am confident that the transformation of Myanmar into such is imminent,” Senator Legarda, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said.
Legarda was the first Philippine official who visited Aung San Suu Kyi in December 2010 when she was released from house arrest.

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