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Legarda Stresses Need for Nationwide Compliance with Solid Waste Management Act

August 13, 2012

“There is an overwhelming need for a comprehensive recovery and rehabilitation plan that will reduce the susceptibility of all sectors to the floods that threaten people’s health, homes, and livelihoods. Solid waste management is central to such a plan,”

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Senate Concurrence in Ratification of Maritime Labour Convention, a Global Milestone – Legarda

August 13, 2012

“AS THE 30TH ILO MEMBER STATE TO RATIFY THE MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION (MLC), 2006, TODAY IS NOTHING LESS THAN A GLOBAL MILESTONE,” SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID AFTER THE PHILIPPINE SENATE APPROVED ON THIRD READING SENATE RESOLUTION 829.

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The State of Disaster and Climate Risks in the Philippines

August 13, 2012

Senate Session Hall;While divine providence brings us hope for a better tomorrow, we wake up again to our present day reality, to the state of disaster risks in the country: the lack of protection from natural hazards, weak urban planning, a growing urban poor, vulnerable rural livelihood, and a degraded ecosystem.

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Changing Climate, Changing Governance

August 12, 2012

THE CAMOTES ISLAND IN CEBU, A TROPICAL PARADISE BLESSED WITH SUGARY WHITE SAND AND PRISTINE, CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS, HAS BECOME A MODEL FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT, WITH ONE OF ITS MUNICIPALITIES, THE TOWN OF SAN FRANCISCO, WINNING THE 2011 UNITED NATIONS SASAKAWA AWARD FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION.

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Legarda Renews Call for Climate Justice

August 11, 2012

“Beyond our shores, more and more countries are also suffering from disasters of unprecedented magnitude—last year Cambodia, Thailand, and Bangladesh went through devastating floods, which are among the worst in their history,”

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Legarda: 3.4-Milyong Pilipinong Kasambahay sa Buong Mundo, Makikinabang sa ILO Convention 189

August 10, 2012

“Natutuwa ako para sa ating mga kasambahay dahil ang pag-apruba ng ILO Convention 189 ay magbibigay daan sa tamang pagkilala sa kanilang mahalagang papel sa mga kabahayan kung saan sila nagtatrabaho at sa kanilang kontribusyon sa ekonomiya,”

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Legarda: Phl Urgently Needs Effective and Enduring Solution to Flood Problem

August 10, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT THE COUNTRY URGENTLY NEEDS AN EFFECTIVE AND ENDURING SOLUTION TO ITS FLOOD PROBLEM, STRESSING THAT THE GOVERNMENT MUST IMMEDIATELY CREATE A PLAN OF ACTION FOR FLOOD PREVENTION AND MITIGATION AND IMPLEMENT IT RIGHT AWAY.

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Lessons and Hope for Change from Senator Loren Legarda

August 9, 2012

“SOON THE HEAVY RAINS WILL CEASE AND THE FLOODS WILL SUBSIDE. THE VICTIMS WILL HAVE TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES FROM THE TRAGEDY AND DEVASTATION. THIS FLOOD IS WORSE THAN ONDOY. I HOPE SERIOUS GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR EFFORTS TO BUILD BACK BETTER THE AFFECTED COMMUNITIES WOULD START IMMEDIATELY. WE MUST LEARN THE LESSONS OF ONDOY WHICH THIS RECENT WIDESPREAD FLOODING BRINGS TO FORE ONCE AGAIN.

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Legarda Highlights Role of Indigenous Media in Giving Voice to Cultural Communities

August 9, 2012

AS NATIONS CELEBRATE THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (IDWIP), SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS MEDIA IN GIVING VOICE TO CULTURAL COMMUNITIES.

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Legarda: Build Back Better, Resilient Communities as Country Experiences ‘New Norm’ in Weather

August 8, 2012

“The kind of weather we have experienced in the past days and weeks is part of the ‘new norm.’ This is climate change. And while we experience weather disturbances that bring stronger winds and heavier rains, we have to strengthen our efforts in preparing our communities. We need to recover and rebuild our lives with this in mind. We need to build back better, by further reducing people’s vulnerability, by further building our resilience to floods,”

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