National Indigenous Peoples Month 2013

October 23, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda
Privilege Speech on the National Indigenous Peoples Month
23 October 2013 – Senate Session Hall
The month of October is celebrated in the Philippines as the National Indigenous Peoples Month and this year, we are invited by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) for a Collective Celebration of the Culture of Indigenous Cultural Communities.
We are a historically plural and multi-ethnic society with 110 IP groups, each community possessing its own traditional knowledge and practices, which have shaped our story […]

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International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013

October 14, 2013

Privilege Speech
International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013
Senate Session Hall
14 October 2013
Mr. President,
As our nation strives for equitable socio-economic development amid many recurring calamities, it is essential that we preserve our development gains through disaster risk reduction.
My advocacies through the years have been founded on this — to protect the environment, to reduce disaster risk, and to adapt to climate change towards a more resilient Philippines.
However, with the unabated rise in disaster losses, about 18-fold increase in economic losses […]

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