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Legarda: PHL Receives Global Award On Closing Gender Gap

November 29, 2013

The Philippines is winner of the Award for Closing the Gender Gap in South and Southeast Asia at the Women in Parliaments Global Forum in Brussels, Belgium on November 27, 2013.
 
The award was given to the Philippines after the country ranked first among nations in South and Southeast Asia in the World Economic Forum’s survey of nations’ ability to close the gender gap.
 
Senator Loren Legarda, who received the award on behalf of the Philippine government, cited the Constitution as the country’s guidepost […]

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Legarda Highlights PHL’s Gender Equality Policies in Brussels Forum

November 28, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda highlighted the Philippines’ success in crafting and implementing laws on gender equality at the Women in Parliaments Global Forum Annual Summit on November 27 in Brussels, Belgium.
 
Legarda, as President Benigno Aquino III’s representative to the forum, received the Award for Leadership on Closing the Gender Gap (Winner by Region: Southeast Asia).
 
“Filipino women play an important role in the Philippine society. They are present in more than a hundred countries around the world, caring for children and parents […]

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Closing the Gender Gap Women in Parliaments – Global Forum

November 27, 2013

Acceptance Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
Award Ceremony
Winner in Southeast Asia in Closing the Gender Gap
Women in Parliaments – Global Forum
27 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium
Excellencies,
Distinguished delegates,
On behalf of President Benigno Aquino and the Filipino people,  I accept this award with sincere thanks and appreciation for
this important recognition.
The award could not have come at a more opportune time for my country as we strive to rise from the massive […]

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Legarda: Yolanda, New Benchmark For Disaster Prevention

November 26, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that Typhoon Yolanda is the new benchmark for disaster prevention and preparedness, which means that communities should be ready for typhoons with wind speed of above 300 kph, even if this means upgrading standards for buildings.
 
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change and Environment and Natural Resources, said that recent disasters in the country show the need to upgrade the standards for building infrastructure to ensure that they withstand strong winds and quakes.
 
“We […]

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Legarda wants 67m kids out of danger

November 25, 2013

SENATOR Loren Legarda on Sunday underscored the need to make the communities and schools disaster-resilient to keep the Filipino children out of harm’s way.
She said 66.5 million children were being affected by various disasters annually. She recalled that in 2006 the landslide in Guinsaugon village in Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte, killed more than 1,000 people including 246 elementary schoolchildren.
She said that in the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, 10,000 schools collapsed and killed 17,000 children, while in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in […]

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Legarda to Share Phl Experience in Closing Gender Gap at Global Forum in Brussels

November 25, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda is President Benigno Aquino III’s representative at the Women in Parliaments – Global Forum Annual Summit and will receive, on behalf of the Filipino people, the prestigious Award for Leadership on Closing the Gender Gap (Winner by Region: Southeast Asia) at awarding ceremonies that will be held on November 27, 2013 at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
 
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (celebrated every 25th of November), Legarda will be in Brussels to […]

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Legarda Calls for Debris Management to Prevent Further Disasters From Yolanda Aftermath

November 24, 2013

Two weeks after Typhoon Yolanda pummeled communities in central Philippines, Senator Loren Legarda said that debris management should be given equal importance to prevent further disasters from the storm’s aftermath.
 
“Along with efforts to provide food, shelter, medicine and new sources of livelihood for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda should be a debris management system. We need to clear out the debris in devastated communities so that restoring public services and rebuilding communities will be less difficult,” said Legarda, Chair of […]

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Legarda to Business Leaders: Help Build a Resilient Philippines

November 23, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda urged the business sector to promote disaster resilience in their operations and in the communities where they operate during the Top Leaders Forum organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction  (UNISDR) and SM Prime.
 
Legarda, UNISDR Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia Pacific, stressed the importance of the business sector’s active participation in building a disaster resilient nation.
 
“Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation must be closely linked to development. The […]

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Increasing Private Sector Resilience Through Risk Informed Business Practices and Investment

November 22, 2013

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Message for the Top Leaders’ Forum
Increasing Private Sector Resilience Through Risk Informed Business Practices and Investment
22 November 2013 – SMX Convention Center

Foremost, I wish to extend my thanks to those who organized this forum as it offers a golden opportunity to air an appeal for business to promote disaster resilience in their operations and in the communities where they operate.
 
My key message is this: We do not build resilience through relief efforts. Instead, we have to lessen the […]

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Legarda, UN Ask: How Safe Is your School?

November 21, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) led by Ms. Margareta Wahlstrom, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for DRR, today encouraged schoolchildren, teachers and communities to assess the safety of their schools with the launch of the international program, “How Safe Is Your School?”
 
“Through this program, we invite citizens to participate in the process of making schools disaster-resilient with the initial step of assessing the safety of schools in their communities not only […]

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