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Senate Resolution No. 735 – Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary

June 30, 2014

RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF DAVAO ORIENTAL TOGETHER WITH THE PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT BOARD AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE MOUNT HAMIGUITAN RANGE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IN LIGHT OF ITS SUCCESSFUL INSCRIPTION IN THE LIST OF WORLD HERITAGE SITES MAINTAINED BY THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE
Scope: Local
Legislative status: Adopted (9/22/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-735
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SRN-735 (as filed)
Adopted Resolution No. 57

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Gov’t Convergence, Public-Private Partnership Vital in Improving Disaster Preparedness—Legarda

June 30, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today said that convergence among government agencies and close coordination between the public and private sectors are integral to improving disaster risk reduction efforts in the country.
“In terms of building resilience, we already have the necessary laws; the budget allocation has been increasing; early warning systems have been established in most areas; forecasting tools have improved; and many other programs on disaster preparedness are in place. But to ensure that these laws and programs would work, we […]

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Legarda Honors Centenarian Helena Benitez

June 27, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda honored Dr. Helena Z. Benitez and highlighted her notable contributions to the country, as the former senator, pioneer environmentalist, educator, advocate of culture and civil society leader celebrates her 100th birthday today, June 27.
“Dr. Helena Benitez is a Filipina whose character inspires people. She has established a place in our history with her vision, intelligence, resilience and innovative spirit. Dr. Benitez is a catalyst of change who played many roles and conquered many frontiers,” said Legarda.
Dr. Benitez […]

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Use science well to curb disaster hazards–Legarda

June 26, 2014

MANILA, Philippines–There is a growing clamor for the practical and more intense use of science to prompt decision-makers to reduce disaster hazards all over the world.
This was the consensus of top scientists, experts and advocates of disaster risk reduction from 54 countries who gathered in Beijing recently for the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Conference focusing on “Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability.”
Attendance has doubled in the gathering, which was keynoted by Sen. Loren Legarda and was co-organized […]

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Legarda Renews Call for Earthquake Preparedness

June 26, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for greater earthquake preparedness efforts, stressing that the occurrence of strong temblors can happen without warning.
Legarda made the statement following the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that hit parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, yesterday. The epicenter of the quake was in Calatagan, Batangas.
“Many citizens even in Metro Manila felt the strength of the earthquake yesterday. We do not want to sow fear among our citizens but we have to constantly remind everyone to prepare […]

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Legarda stresses need for earthquake preparedness

June 26, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call on Thursday for greater earthquake preparedness efforts, saying that the occurrence of strong temblors could happen without warning. Legarda made the call following the 5.7-magnitude earthquake that hit parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, Wednesday night. The epicenter of the quake was in Calatagan, Batangas. “Many citizens even in Metro Manila felt the strength of the earthquake yesterday. We do not want to sow fear among our citizens but we have […]

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Legarda: New Unesco site a reminder for Filipinos to care for nature

June 25, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The inclusion of Davao Oriental’s Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) World Heritage List should serve as a reminder to Filipinos to take care of the country’s abundant natural resources, Senator Loren Legarda said Wednesday.
“This wildlife sanctuary and many other naturally abundant areas make the Philippines a mega diverse country, but it is also one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots, with a large number of species either endangered or […]

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Legarda: New Unesco site a reminder for Filipinos to care for nature

June 25, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The inclusion of Davao Oriental’s Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) World Heritage List should serve as a reminder to Filipinos to take care of the country’s abundant natural resources, Senator Loren Legarda said Wednesday.
“This wildlife sanctuary and many other naturally abundant areas make the Philippines a mega diverse country, but it is also one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots, with a large number of species either endangered or […]

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Legarda Hails Declaration of Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary as UNESCO Heritage Site

June 25, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the inscription of Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in the UNESCO World Heritage List and renewed her call for greater protection of the country’s natural and cultural heritage.
“I am happy that we have our new UNESCO World Heritage Site. I commend the agencies, local government units and communities for working hard to preserve and protect the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary,” said Legarda.
“This triumph should also remind us of our role as stewards of our […]

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Legarda Cites Gov’t Efforts to Provide Public Easy Access to Hazard Info

June 24, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda lauded the efforts of government, especially the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), to provide the public with easy access to information on hazards and vulnerabilities.
Legarda, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committees, said she looks forward to the completion of the mobile application on the geo-hazard map, which the DENR is developing in partnership with the PIA, especially with the onset of the rainy season.
“When more people are […]

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