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Investing in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Capabilities

June 22, 2012

SMX Convention Center, Pasay City;According to the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), there were 302 disasters from natural hazards worldwide, and 33 of them occurred in the Philippines. These disasters from natural hazards cost the Philippines 26 billion pesos in damages and displaced a record 15.3 million people.

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Legarda: New Dev’t Models Should be Among Outcomes of Rio +20

June 20, 2012

“World hunger remains one of our most pressing problems, an issue that rising economic activity in the name of development has not been able to solve. Based on 2010 statistics of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), one in seven people in the world are not getting enough food to eat,”

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Legarda: World Leaders Must Agree on Bold and Decisive Sustainable Dev’t Goals in Rio +20

June 19, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, UNITED NATIONS REGIONAL CHAMPION FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION FOR ASIA-PACIFIC, SAID THAT WORLD LEADERS SHOULD AGREE ON BOLD AND DECISIVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS BY THE CONCLUSION OF THE RIO +20 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, TO BE HELD FROM JUNE 20 TO 22 IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL.

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Legarda: Phl Will Be at the Forefront of Global Campaign for Domestic Workers’ Convention

June 16, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY REITERATED HER COMMITMENT TO PUSHING FOR THE RATIFICATION OF A CONVENTION FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS AND STRESSED THAT THE PHILIPPINES SHALL BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE CAMPAIGN TO ENSURE DECENT WORK FOR THE KASAMBAHAYS.

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Legarda Invites Filipinos to Rediscover Freedom on Independence Day

June 12, 2012

“Freedom has never simply been the absence of an oppressor. We have won against the colonial shackles that have plagued our history, but this does not necessarily translate into independence. True independence is freedom of the mind: Freedom to think, to become one’s own, and to take action in one’s own interest,”

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Legarda Reports Passage of People’s Survival Fund in Congress

June 8, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THE PEOPLE’S SURVIVAL FUND (PSF) HAS ALREADY PASSED THE FINAL STAGE IN CONGRESS FOLLOWING THE APPROVAL OF THE BICAMERAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT BY BOTH THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BEFORE THE ADJOURNMENT OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION ON WEDNESDAY.

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Legarda: Let’s Build a Disaster-Resilient Central Luzon

June 7, 2012

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement at the Collaboration Workshop for the Pampanga River Basin held at the Oxford Hotel, Clarkfield, Pampanga, which was participated by various stakeholders from Central Luzon including local government units, non-government organizations, academe, youth, media, and the private sector.

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Resilient Central Luzon Collaboration Workshop for the Pampanga River Basin

June 7, 2012

Oxford Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga; I rise on a matter of personal privilege to underscore my personal commitment as your Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to push for the ratification of the ILO Convention 189 otherwise known as Decent Work for Domestic Workers’ Convention.

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Statement of Senator Loren Legarda on the Status Of Visiting Forces Agreement with Australia

June 6, 2012

The needs and circumstances today, however, have changed. Today’s security challenges require that we strengthen our defense posture through a regime of cooperation with allies with whom we share strategic security interests. Fostering strong defense relations with partners, through SOVFA, is a good defense strategy anchored on national interest, national sovereignty, territorial integrity, and the right to self-determination.

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Legarda to Lead Workshop on Disaster Preparedness in Central Luzon

June 6, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WILL LEAD THE REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION IN CENTRAL LUZON ON THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012 AT THE OXFORD HOTEL, CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, PAMPANGA.

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