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Legarda Hopes to Increase Awareness on Int’l Anti-Human Trafficking Day

December 13, 2012

“Today, I wish to underscore the message that everyone must join in the effort to combat human trafficking and the related problems of the illegal sex trade, forced labor, and other forms of slavery. Human traffickers target the most vulnerable sectors of society – men, women, and children from marginalized communities are exploited every day, and this is the injustice that we must all act against,”

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Educating for the Future We Want: Greening Learning Environments in the Philippines SEAMEO INNOTECH’s 13th International Conference

December 13, 2012

SEAMEO INNOTECH’s 13th International Conference EDSA Shangri-La Hotel;I laud SEAMEO INNOTECH for this initiative of focusing on a “Green Southeast Asia” during this 13th International Conference. Furthermore, your thrust of facilitating “teaching and learning through innovative and technology-based research and training solutions in order to fully develop the potentials of the peoples of Southeast Asia” is already an immense contribution towards the environmental solutions for our region.

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Privilege Speech: To Make A Difference

December 12, 2012

As we face anew the difficult task of recovering and rebuilding from the devastation caused by Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao, we ought to revisit the lessons of the past and relearn the lessons we seem to never learn.

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More To Be Done For Disaster Resilience – Legarda

December 11, 2012

“Officials of the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) cited an improvement in the government’s response compared to last year when Tropical Storm Sendong devastated parts of Mindanao. While we note that this is certainly better, it is not our best. The best is to be prepared to lessen the need for response. The best is to have zero casualty,”

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Legarda Hails Approval on Final Reading of Bill Seeking Funds for Nat’l TV

December 11, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAILED THE APPROVAL ON THIRD READING OF SENATE BILL 3316 OR THE PROPOSED “ACT REVITALIZING THE PEOPLE’S TELEVISION NETWORK, INCORPORATED” WHICH WILL AMEND THE PEOPLE’S TELEVISION (PTV) CHARTER.
Legarda, a former broadcast journalist, said that there is a dire need to amend the charter because the PTV4 has no allocation from the government and is not allowed to receive commercial revenues.
“We need to resuscitate our national television because it has a great potential, not for propaganda, […]

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Legarda Stresses Importance of Geo-Hazard Maps in Averting Disasters

December 8, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY STRESSED ON THE IMPORTANCE OF DISSEMINATING, USING, HEEDING AND UPDATING GEO-HAZARD MAPS TO AVOID EXPOSING COMMUNITIES TO DISASTERS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the call following reports that geo-hazard maps were ignored in some areas, thus resulting to a large number of casualties.
“Geo-hazard maps will tell us where it is unsafe to build homes. It is only logical not to build subdivisions in flood-prone areas or construct buildings along a […]

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After Pablo, Legarda Says: Much Remains to be Done

December 7, 2012

IN THE WAKE OF TYPHOON PABLO, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA SAID THAT MUCH REMAINS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO REDUCE DISASTER RISKS IN THE COUNTRY AND ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
“Typhoon Pablo unveils the vulnerability of affected communities to natural hazards and extreme weather events. This vulnerability is brought about mostly by poverty and environmental degradation, among other drivers of risk,” she explained.
The latest typhoon to hit the country entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Sunday night, and ravaged […]

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Legarda Enjoins Filipinos in a Day of Prayer, Mourning and Awakening in the Wake of Typhoon Pablo

December 6, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED SYMPATHY FOR THE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES AFFECTED BY TYPHOON PABLO AND ENJOINED FILIPINOS IN A DAY OF PRAYER, MOURNING AND AWAKENING.
“I deeply commiserate with the families who have lost their loved ones due to Typhoon Pablo. This tragedy should bring us together in offering prayers for the victims and all those affected. More importantly, this disaster should serve as another lesson to us. The cold statistics on the dead and missing should bring us […]

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League of Municipalities of the Philippines

December 5, 2012

A 4-degree Celsius world may have seemed impossible twenty years ago, but today, the World Bank warns that we are in fact nearing a crisis that if not responded to proactively, will continue to endanger the survival of this and the next generation.

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Legarda Keynotes at Assemblies of Mayors, Councilors

December 5, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA IMPARTED HER MESSAGE ON EFFECTIVE LEGISLATION AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN THE FACE OF NATURAL HAZARDS AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES AND THE 4TH QUARTERLY NATIONAL EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND NATIONAL BOARD MEETING OF THE PHILIPPINE COUNCILORS’ LEAGUE.
“Besides the Philippine Climate Change Act and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act, we have successfully ushered the passage of the People’s Survival Fund Law. I am also relentlessly pushing for the full implementation of our major […]

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