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Loren Proposes a Nutrition Worker per Barangay to Reduce Undernourishment in the Country

July 16, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA DECLARED THAT EVERY BARANGAY SHOULD HAVE A “BARANGAY NUTRITION WORKER” RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERING NUTRITION SERVICES AND OTHER RELATED ACTIVITIES TO THE COMMUNITY, SUCH AS COMMUNITY HEALTH, BACKYARD FOOD PRODUCTION, ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION, SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING AND FAMILY PLANNING EFFORTS.
“In 1978, Presidential Decree 1569 was issued creating the Barangay Nutrition Program. However, there is a need to review, and update this law given the current health and economic situation of the country,” Legarda reveals.
By virtue of Senate Bill […]

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Legarda Stresses Importance of Corals in Sustaining Life and Livelihood of Filipinos

July 15, 2012

“Many may not be aware of the importance of corals in our existence and the direct effect of coral reef degradation in our daily lives and so we have to educate our people. Beyond aesthetics, corals serve a greater purpose in our marine ecosystems, because without them, marine species would practically be homeless,”

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Legarda Spearheads Collaboration Workshop for Cagayan de Oro River Basin

July 15, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SAID THAT AN EFFECTIVE AND COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE CAGAYAN DE ORO RIVER BASIN IS KEY TO PREVENTING LOSS OF LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS IN TIMES OF NATURAL HAZARDS AS SHE SPEARHEADS A COLLABORATION WORKSHOP FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS AND STAKEHOLDERS TO BE HELD IN CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY ON JULY 19.

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Legarda Echoes Call to Action of the World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction

July 12, 2012

“While we already know what increases hazards and worsens effects of disasters, we still need to improve on our actions. We need to be proactive and have better strategies for disaster preparedness, and joint endeavors such as sharing of knowledge and best practices will help us have disaster-resilient communities,”

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Legarda Pays Tribute to Dolphy; Extends Condolences to Quizon Family

July 11, 2012

“He was the actor who catered to all and he was the best at finding humor in even the simplest of situations. Of course he was talented, but it was his genuinely unique outlook and ability to empathize that set him apart and allowed him to redefine the industry,”

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Legarda Keynotes Opening of 2012 Science and Technology Week

July 10, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED THE VITAL ROLE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION IN FACING THE CHALLENGES OF DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH AT THE OPENING OF THE 2012 NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WEEK LED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DOST).

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Science, Technology and Innovation: Working Together for Growth and Development

July 10, 2012

SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City;Two steps forward, one step back. This best describes the Philippines at present, always at the brink of explosive growth that never quite ignites; always the country with so much potential, and yet lagging behind its once closest comparisons.

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Legarda Tours Queen Sofia in Textile Galleries; Queen Expresses Amazement over Ifugaos, Hudhud Chants

July 8, 2012

“IT WAS THE BEST OF THE BEST OF THE BEST!” SAID HER MAJESTY QUEEN SOFIA OF SPAIN TO SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA DURING THE COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOR THE QUEEN THAT FOLLOWED HER GUIDED TOUR OF THE PHILIPPINES’ FIRST PERMANENT TEXTILE GALLERIES AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM ON JULY 6, 2012.

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Legarda Conveys Filipino Pride and Culture ‘Every Step of the Way’ at Reception for Queen of Spain

July 6, 2012

DURING THE COCKTAIL RECEPTION IN HONOR OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN SOFIA’S THIRD VISIT TO THE PHILIPPINES SINCE 2000, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA, CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL COMMUNITIES, SAID THAT PRIDE IN THE RICH FILIPINO CULTURE AND UNIQUE HERITAGE WAS CONVEYED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, FROM THE MENU TO HER MAJESTY’S GUIDED TOUR OF THE HIBLA NG LAHING FILIPINO TEXTILE GALLERIES.

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Legarda: Filipino Children Must Stay Safe in Disasters

July 5, 2012

“AS THE NATION OBSERVES THE NATIONAL DISASTER CONSCIOUSNESS MONTH IN JULY, GOVERNMENT EFFORTS MUST BE STRENGTHENED TO ENSURE THAT THE VULNERABILITY OF CHILDREN TO INTENSIFYING DISASTERS IS FULLY DETERMINED AND ADEQUATELY ADDRESSED.”
Senator Loren Legarda made the statement in light of the main findings of the 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction of the United Nations.
“The Report tells us that at least 66 million children are affected by disasters each year. Disasters resulted in increased incidences of […]

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