Loren Legarda on saving lives

December 10, 2013

Super Typhoon Yolanda, says Sen. Loren Legarda, “is the new benchmark for disaster prevention and preparedness. Like all natural hazards, Yolanda was inevitable, but its disastrous effects could have been prevented or mitigated if we were more prepared.”
The senator knows what she’s talking about. She is chair of the Senate committee on climate change and environment and natural resources. She is also United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific.
– Domini […]

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Funding our people’s survival

December 7, 2013

As Senator Loren Legarda, who heads the special committee on climate change of the Senate, pointed out when the PSF law (Republic Act No. 10174) was passed last year, the purpose of the fund is “to ensure the consideration of climate change impacts such as stronger typhoons, heavier rains, prolonged drought and other effects in the formulation of government plans and programs.”
– Dean Tony La Viña, Manila Standard Today
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