Legarda Reiterates Call for Strict Enforcement of Solid Waste Management Law

July 25, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated her call for faithful compliance with Republic Act 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act), saying that the failure to do so will endanger not only the environment but also more lives and livelihood.
Legarda made the statement in support of the joint call of the environmental groups Greenpeace and the EcoWaste Coalition for the cleanup of the Manila Bay by 13 government agencies as ordered by the Supreme Court five years ago, and the closure of […]

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Legarda Launches Instructional Video on Disaster Preparedness

July 24, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda, in partnership with SM Cinemas, will lead today at 11:00 a.m. the launch and special screening at the Podium-Cinema 2 of “Ligtas”, an instructional video on disaster preparedness, which she produced and was directed by internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Brillante Mendoza.
Legarda, the United Nations Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, said that Ligtas aims to give valuable instructions and precautionary information to families and communities during typhoons, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis.
“Most natural […]

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Legarda: Utilize Science for a Better PHL

July 23, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the nation should utilize science, technology, and innovation in transforming the Philippines into a country not just of potential but of actual success.
Legarda made the statement in time for the 2013 National Science and Technology Week (July 23-27, 2013).
“The science community is a vital sector that must be tapped to provide the needed innovations to address the pressing needs of various sectors like agriculture, transportation, industry and services as well as improve climate change […]

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Legarda Honors Indigenous Filipinos in SONA Outfit

July 22, 2013

Hoping that issues concerning culture and indigenous Filipinos will be included in the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), Senator Loren Legarda is determined to make a statement on preserving and promoting the Filipino heritage and literally walk her talk.
The Senator, who has been passionately advocating for a more active promotion of the traditions and cultural practices of the country’s 110 ethno-linguistic groups, will wear indigenous garments at the opening of the 16th Congress and during the President’s SONA.
“My […]

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Legarda Hopes for Clear-Cut Agenda on Inclusive Growth, Climate Change in PNoy’s SONA

July 21, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that among the issues she hopes President Benigno Aquino III will mention in his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) is a defined roadmap to address the effects of climate change and a clear path towards inclusive growth.
“President Aquino’s administration has already made headway in building a strong economy and we await more of his programs to ensure that these gains will be felt by every Filipino. We are also seeing significant improvement in […]

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