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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.”
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Mandela a ‘humble’ leader–Legarda

December 6, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — A “humble” leader was how Senator Loren Legarda remembered South African leader Nelson Mandela, whom she met when she was still a journalist.
Legarda said she interviewed Mandela during his state to the Philippines in 1997.
“It was a great honor to have met President Nelson Mandela. He was a leader who earned your respect with his presence alone because even with his power and influence, he remained kindly and unassuming. His humility was his true greatness,” Legarda said in a statement on […]

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Legarda Pays Tribute to Mandela

December 6, 2013

“The world grieves over the death of the man whose courage inspired the dawning of a new South Africa and empowered victims of social injustice in other parts of the world,” said Senator Loren Legarda as she paid tribute to former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa.
 
Mandela died late Thursday (Friday, PHL time) at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa.
 
Legarda recalls the time she met Mandela when she was still a journalist. It was during the South African President’s state visit to […]

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Five Steps to Prevent Disasters and Save Lives

December 5, 2013

Twenty-five typhoons have already visited the country this year, with the strongest, Typhoon Yolanda, revealing the gravity of disaster risk that Philippine communities are facing.
 
Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change and Environment and Natural Resources, said that Yolanda is the new benchmark for disaster prevention and preparedness, stressing that “like all natural hazards, Yolanda was inevitable but its disastrous effects could have been prevented or mitigated if we were more prepared.”
 
As UN Champion for Disaster […]

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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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