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Legarda Receives France’s Prestigious Legion of Honor Award

February 18, 2016

French President Francois Hollande, thru French Ambassador to the Philippines Thierry Mathou, has bestowed upon Senator Loren Legarda the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight in the French National Order of the Legion of Honor).

The Legion of Honor is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and is one of the most prestigious French distinctions. Legarda was given the award for her “truly invaluable contribution in strengthening the bilateral ties between Philippines and France.”


Legarda: Reducing Risks is Our Weapon Against Natural Hazards

February 17, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that in order to ensure the safety of our communities against natural hazards, the government must lead a whole-of-society approach to reducing disaster risks, preventing the creation of new risks and building resilience of local communities and the nation as a whole.

Legarda made the statement as the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) released a study that showed 2015 was the hottest year on record and the Philippines ranked fourth among countries hit by the most number of disasters caused by natural hazards in 2015.


Loren Legarda’s love tips for P-Noy, Al Gore, Kris, Sherwin Gatchalian, Leila de Lima & Prince Harry

February 14, 2016

Three days before Valentine’s Day, the environmentalist and culture advocate Senator Loren Legarda invited close friends to her post-birthday dinner held in the beautiful outdoor gardens of the Baluarte de San Diego, which she and the Intramuros Administration helped restore inside the Spanish colonial era’s old Walled City of Intramuros, Manila. This baluarte was completed sometime between 1653 and 1663 and is shaped like an ace of spades.

By the way, advance congratulations to Senator Loren Legarda for being bestowed the prestigious “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur” by the government of France this coming Feb. 18.


Birthday Party ni Sen. Loren, Memorable

February 14, 2016

SA Balauarte de San Diego sa Intramuros, Manila ginanap ang post-birthday party ni Sen. Loren Legarda last Thursday evening na dinaluhan ng kanyang malalapit na mga kaibigan in and out of politics.

First time kaming nakarating sa nasabing lugar na napakaganda at tinutulungan ni Sen. Loren na ma-promote. Maging ang table setting at décor ay ibinagay sa lugar na si Sen. Loren na rin mismo ang nagsilbing creative head. Ang Cabalen naman ang nag-cater sa masarap na pagkaing Pinoy.


Legarda Joins Celebration of World Radio Day

February 12, 2016

On World Radio Day (February 13), Senator Loren Legarda highlighted the invaluable contributions of radio in disaster management.

Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience and Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, underscored the importance of radio in disseminating all types of information, be it news or disaster alerts, among the widest number of people especially those living in the rural and remote areas.


Legarda Warns Climate Change’s Adverse Effect To Public Health

February 11, 2016

Alarmed by the imminent threat posed by the spread of the Zika virus, Senator Loren Legarda raised concerns that climate change may have fueled the outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease, which has been linked to birth defects and death of newborns in Latin America.

“As climate change alters rainfall patterns and brings deadly, intensified and frequent calamities, it will affect public health,” said Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience and Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change.


Ombudsman probes local gov’t execs over illegal dump sites

February 10, 2016

Sen. Loren Legarda, principal author of the law and chair of the Senate committee on climate change, admitted that “we are still far from 100 percent compliance rate” even after 15 years since the law was passed.

“It was in 1998 as a first-term senator when I passed the act. It was in January 2001 when it was finally signed, and I thought as naive and optimistic as I was… I thought it was immediate overnight and magic,” said Legarda, who attended the ceremonial filing.


Message: Ceremonial Filing of Affidavit-Complaints of the National Solid Waste Management Commission

February 10, 2016

In 2001, Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act, a measure I authored, was signed into law. Since then, I have been advocating for every local government unit’s faithful compliance with this law.

Fifteen years have passed, yet, we are still far from 100 percent compliance rate of LGUs.


Legarda Renews Call for Strict Implementation of Solid Waste Mgmt Law as Ombudsman Receives Cases vs Non-Compliant LGUs

February 10, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to local government units (LGUs) to implement Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Law, or face the legal consequences of non-compliance with the 15-year old law.

Legarda, principal author and sponsor of the law, made the statement in line with the ceremonial filing today of affidavit-complaints of the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) at the Office of the Ombudsman.


Legarda Invites Everyone to Join Road Sharing Exercise in Manila

February 4, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to join and support the road sharing exercise organized by the Share the Road Movement on 7 February 2016,Sunday, from Mall of Asia in Pasay to Intramuros, Manila.

During the activity, half of the road from the Mall of Asia to Plaza Mexico in Intramuros will be for non-motorized mobility where people can walk and bike. Participants can also ride the Filipino Road Train, a hybrid electric train invented by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).