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Legarda Urges Sustainable Coconut Farming as She Joins Nat’l Coconut Week Celebration

August 30, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ENCOURAGED COCONUT INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAMS OF THE PHILIPPINE COCONUT AUTHORITY (PCA), PARTICULARLY THE PRACTICE OF SUSTAINABLE FARMING, TO ENSURE CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRY AND MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS GAINED FROM IT.

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Legarda Alarmed over Phl’s Low Ranking in Ocean Health Index

August 27, 2012

“The Ocean Health Index is a new kind of yardstick because it measures how well our oceans can continue to deliver the needs of our growing population. It recognizes people as a legitimate component of ocean health. And based on the 2012 results, it is clear that the health and socio-economic value of our oceans will continue to deteriorate if we do not innovate our strategies towards their conservation,”

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Legarda Welcomes Appointment of Justice Sereno as Chief of SC

August 26, 2012

“I extend my congratulations to the new head of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. As the first female Chief Justice of the Philippines, CJ Sereno’s appointment proves the maturity of our bureaucracy and our society in acknowledging the capability of Filipino women to be at the highest levels of leadership,”

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Legarda Calls on New Nutritionist-Dietitians to Help Improve Health and Nutrition of Filipinos

August 26, 2012

“According to the United Nations, one in four children in the developing world are still underweight. Alarmingly, children in rural areas are nearly twice as likely to be underweight than those in urban areas. Our latest National Nutrition Survey in 2008 reveals that the proportion of children aged 0-5 years who were underweight significantly increased, from 24.6 percent in 2003 to 26.2 percent in 2008. It is evident that much remains to be done. If you choose to help address this challenge, you will be instrumental to changing the fate of the entire nation and generations,”

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Oath Taking of Nutritionists-Dietitians

August 26, 2012

Manila Hotel;Twelve years ago, 191 nations collectively committed on eight lofty ideals to be achieved by the year 2015. These are known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), perhaps one of the most formidable of which is combating poverty, hunger, and disease.

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Legarda Joins in Initiating Massive Manila Bay Clean-up

August 26, 2012

“the Manila Bay is an effective gauge of the level of water pollution in Metro Manila. The amount of solid wastes present in these waters, which becomes more evident during the rainy season, should be a cause for alarm among all of us. And this clean-up involving a host of stakeholders should only be one among many.”

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Legarda: Heed the Call for Green, Sustainable Development

August 23, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY REITERATED HER CALL FOR THE NATION TO PURSUE GREEN, SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT DEVELOPMENT TO PREVENT A “BLEAK AND ENVIRONMENTALLY DEGRADED FUTURE” THAT AN ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK STUDY REVEALED.

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Legarda Extends Greetings to FPJ’s Family on the Late Actor’s 73rd Birthday

August 20, 2012

“I extend my greetings to Susan and Grace as they celebrate FPJ’s 73rd birth anniversary. Several years after the death of FPJ, the presidential candidate who was cheated in 2004, his fans and supporters continue to commemorate his birthday and join his family in remembering his legacy especially as a veteran actor and director,”

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Legarda Calls for Greater Local Government Participation Towards a Disaster-Resilient Agusan River Basin

August 20, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED FOR GREATER INVOLVEMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN AGUSAN DEL NORTE, AGUSAN DEL SUR, COMPOSTELA VALLEY, AND DAVAO ORIENTAL IN THE EFFECTIVE AND COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE AGUSAN RIVER BASIN TO ADDRESS THE RISKS AND CHALLENGES, AS WELL AS MAXIMIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES BROUGHT BY THE RIVER BASIN TO THEIR COMMUNITIES.

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Legarda Shares in Celebration of Eid’l Fitr

August 19, 2012

displayed deep faith and devotion, discipline and obedience as you observed the holy month of Ramadan.
The faith, humility, and patience that Eid’l Fitr symbolizes are virtues that we must all have as Filipinos,”

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