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Senator Loren Legarda’s New Year’s Day Message

December 31, 2012

AS WE WELCOME 2013, LET US REFLECT ON OUR TRIUMPHS BOTH BIG AND SMALL, AND FOCUS OUR STRENGTHS ON BUILDING ON THESE SUCCESSES.
As we face the challenges of the changing climate, let us join hands and ensure our country’s disaster resilience.
Let us face the coming year with hope, and trust that 2013 will see us redefine development and cultivate genuine progress that will be felt by all Filipinos.

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Celebrate Rizal Day Through Integrity and Nationalism – Legarda

December 29, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA URGED FILIPINOS TO CELEBRATE RIZAL DAY BY UPHOLDING DR. JOSE RIZAL’S CORE VALUES OF INTEGRITY AND NATIONALISM IN EVERYDAY LIFE.
“Dr. Jose Rizal was an unparalleled visionary whose thoughts and actions have forever changed the landscape of our identity as Filipinos. His ideas began the revolution that earned us our freedom, and his integrity and nationalism continue to inspire new generations,” she said.
“On December 30, we have a collective opportunity to pay our respects to him […]

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Legarda Urges Filipinos to Follow Ban on Firecrackers, Guns

December 29, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, ALARMED BY THE INCREASE IN HOLIDAY-RELATED FIRECRACKER INJURIES, URGED FILIPINOS TO FOLLOW THE BAN ON FIRECRACKERS, GUNS, AND OTHER FORMS OF GREETING THE NEW YEAR THAT MAY CAUSE HARM TO HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
“According to the Department of Health, the number of fireworks injuries rose to 72 as of December 26. These are unnecessary injuries which could be prevented if we raise awareness on how firecrackers are not the safest way of celebrating the New Year. […]

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Pinoys Now More Aware About Environment Issues—Legarda

December 29, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, A LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATE, TODAY WELCOMED THE RESULTS OF A RECENT PULSE ASIA SURVEY SHOWING FILIPINOS’ GROWING AWARENESS ON PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT AND INCREASING APPROVAL OF GOVERNMENT’S ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS.
“The results of the recent Pulse Asia survey indicate that efforts of government policy makers, including legislators, are paying off. Environmental protection is a gut issue and I am glad that many Filipinos are now more aware of this fact,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on […]

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Legarda Hopes for a More Resilient PHL in 2013, Plans More DRR Workshops

December 27, 2012

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATOR AND UN REGIONAL CHAMPION FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR) AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION (CCA) FOR ASIA – PACIFIC SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HOPES FOR A MORE DISASTER-RESILIENT PHILIPPINES IN 2013.
In the course of 2012, Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, organized several workshops on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction.
“We have brought DRR and CCA workshops to the various regions aiming to increase local understanding of natural hazards and climate change and their […]

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Christmas Message of Senator Loren Legarda

December 25, 2012

I PRAY FOR A PEACEFUL, BOUNTIFUL AND JOYFUL CHRISTMAS SEASON FOR EVERYONE.
May we all be grateful for the blessings received and welcome the coming year full of hope and with a strong resolve to make our communities safe from disasters.
I wish everyone a green and safe Christmas and New Year.

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Legarda Urges Filipinos: Find Unity Among Diversity

December 22, 2012

“In a few days we will be celebrating Christmas, an occasion observed by Catholics. But even non-Catholic Filipinos respect the occasion and join us in celebration. This is what we, as a nation, must aim to do—respect one another’s beliefs and culture. We must find unity among diversity,”

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Legarda Hails Brillante Mendoza’s “Thy Womb”

December 21, 2012

“The Senate earlier recognized the independent filmmaker Brillante Mendoza through Senate Resolution 871 for winning both the La Navicella Venezia Cinema Award of the critics’ circle Journal of Cinema, and the P. Nazareno Taddei Award Special Mention Thy Womb at the 69th Venice International Film Festival,”

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Legarda Alarmed Over Reports of Human Traffickers in Mindanao’s Devastated Communities

December 21, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA EXPRESSED EXTREME ALARM OVER REPORTS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKERS PROWLING MINDANAO’S DEVASTATED COMMUNITIES IN THE WAKE OF TYPHOON PABLO, AND URGED LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND CITIZENS ALIKE TO REMAIN VIGILANT.
“I have always emphasized that disasters are linked inextricably to poverty and socio-economic inequality. It is important to realize that the changing climate will have its worst effects on the poorest of the poor, and nowhere is this clearer than in these reports of human traffickers prowling Compostela […]

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Legarda Welcomes Quai Branly Museum President

December 20, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY WELCOMED MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY PRESIDENT STÉPHANE MARTIN, AND MS. CONSTANCE DE MONBRISON, CURATOR AT THE MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY, WHO ARE IN THE COUNTRY FOR THE 2013 PHILIPPINE EXHIBITION AT THE PARIS, FRANCE MUSEUM.

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