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Legarda Launches Phil. Marine Biodiversity Video Documentary

April 22, 2014

In a bid to raise awareness on the current condition of the country’s marine life and underwater resources, Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, today launched a video documentary on Philippine marine biodiversity.
“There has been too much destruction and desecration of our natural resources including our seas. We see bodies of water littered with various kinds of waste, but beyond the surface of these waters we discover greater despoliation of marine life,” Legarda […]

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Legarda on Earth Day: Save our Marine Life, Preserve Our Ecosystems

April 21, 2014

As the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22, Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to protect marine biodiversity and preserve the country’s ecosystems.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, said that the country’s natural resources, especially those within our seas, are crucial to the survival of Filipinos, especially that the Philippines is an archipelago.
“We are fortunate to have been blessed with abundant natural resources. In fact, we are one of the 17 megadiverse countries, […]

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Legarda Reminds Yolanda-Affected LGUs to Build Back Better

April 12, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today reminded local government units (LGUs) affected by Typhoon Yolanda to “build back better, stronger and wiser.”
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement following the report that the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has started to release the initial fund worth P1.79 billion for the rehabilitation of buildings owned and operated by LGUs in areas devastated by the typhoon.
“Build in safe areas and follow building codes. LGUs must understand and […]

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Legarda: Gov’t, LGUs Should Now Be Ready for Domeng

April 8, 2014

As Tropical Storm Domeng is expected to make landfall, Senator Loren Legarda today said that government agencies and local government units (LGUs) should now be prepared and aim for zero casualty.
Tropical Storm Domeng entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday. According to the latest report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Domeng is forecasted to make landfall on Wednesday or Thursday.
“The NDRRMC is constantly providing weather bulletins to its local offices. This has to […]

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Legarda Condoles the Passing of Don Emilio Yap

April 8, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda expressed her condolences to the family of Don Emilio Yap, who passed away yesterday, April 7.
“Don Emilio was a philanthropist. He cared about his people. I have many fond memories of him. He was a kind, supportive friend who sincerely cared and gave wise counsel. I am forever grateful to him for the break he gave me as a Bulletin columnist for many years. He will be missed,” said Legarda.
“Don Emilio was best known as head of […]

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Mahalin ang Ating Kultura: Senator Loren Legarda and Kultura celebrate gifts of hope

April 6, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Much has been said about the recent calamities in the Visayas — the earthquakes and the super-typhoon that brought much devastation and tragedy to the region. Amid all these, the Filipinos’ resilience and strength have amazed and inspired the world.
“The Filipinos’ resilient spirit is admired by the world,” says Senator Loren Legarda, United Nation’s Asia-Pacific regional champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. These tragedies also bring light to two of her advocacies: environmental protection […]

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Legarda: Implement Plans, Allocate Funds to Build Resilience

April 6, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the need to allocate sufficient funds and prioritize the implementation of action plans for disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) and climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM).
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said climate experts have already warned of the grim scenario that nations, especially in Southeast Asia, could face due to the warming climate.
The Senator noted that the latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]

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Sen. Loren Legarda pays tribute to former co-anchor Harry Gasser

April 4, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda on Friday expressed her grief over the death of her former co-anchor Harry Gasser.
The veteran broadcaster passed away Thursday morning after suffering a stroke last week. He was 76.
“I extend my sympathies to Harry’s family, to his wife Flora and their children. I am deeply saddened by his passing,” Legarda said in a statement.
“Harry was very professional. He was kind, a gentleman and a credible person,” she recalled.
Legarda co-anchored the evening news program “Newswatch” with Gasser on […]

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Loren Pays Tribute to Harry Gasser

April 4, 2014

“I extend my sympathies to Harry’s family, to his wife Flora and their children. I am deeply saddened by his passing,” said Senator Loren Legarda on the death of her former co-anchor, Harry Gasser.
“Harry was very professional. He was kind, a gentleman and a credible person,” she recalled.
Gasser died on Thursday, April 3, a few days after he suffered a stroke.
“I am sad that after Angelo Castro, Jr., now it is Harry. My two co-anchors, two of the most respected […]

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Legarda reminds Filipinos about earthquake preparedness

April 3, 2014

IN THE wake of the 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile, Senator Loren Legarda on Thursday reminded Filipinos to prepare for strong quakes, stressing that even a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the Philippines could already result in massive devastation.
Legarda warned further that according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the Marikina Valley Fault Line is ripe for movement but no one can predict the exact time when it will move.
“This makes preparedness for such eventuality even more important,” […]

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