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Legarda: MSMEs Create More Local Jobs, Promote Inclusive Growth

March 30, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today underscored the important role that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) play in generating jobs throughout the country especially in poor municipalities.

Legarda, principal author of the Magna Carta for MSMEs, issued the statement following results of an online survey conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and JobStreet.com Philippines, showing that three out of four locally employed Filipinos would accept jobs in their home region rather than work in another part of the country.

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DENR urged to hire more forest guards amid Mt. Apo fire incident

March 29, 2016

“It is unfortunate that we have already lost several hectares of forest cover in Mt. Apo due to this fire. It is unfortunate that even our protected areas are not safe from such tragic events,” Senator Loren Legarda said in a press statement.

The senator renewed her call for stronger conservation and security measures on protected areas as, according to reports, more than 100 hectares of forest cover in Mt. Apo have been affected by the fire that was believed to have started last Saturday. The cause of the fire was still unknown.

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Legarda: Upgrade Forest Protection to Avoid Mt. Apo Fire Incident

March 29, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for stronger conservation and security measures on protected areas in the country following the fire incident in Mt. Apo.

According to reports, more than 100 hectares of forest cover in Mt. Apo have been affected by the fire that was believed to have started last Saturday. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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Senate committee pleads for conservation of forests, protected areas

March 25, 2016

The Senate climate change committee pressed the national government to conserve the country’s forests and other protected areas as they are vital to improving water levels and food security and, thus, alleviating poverty.

Sen. Loren Legarda, committee chairwoman, issued the statement as the world celebrated the International Day of Forests on Mar 21 and the World Water Day on Mar 22.

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Al Gore on Senator Loren Legarda

March 23, 2016

I have come to greatly admire the leadership of Senator Loren Legarda.
Some of the legislation that she has not only introduced but enacted, are now being regarded as model for many other countries around the world. She has been a passionate advocate for many years and she is now in a position of great authority and influence in the Senate. I meet with a lot of leaders around the world who deal with the climate issue. It really is […]

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Loren Pays Tribute to Ben Aniceto

March 23, 2016

“I express my sympathies to the family of Ben Aniceto. I am deeply saddened by his passing,” said Senator Loren Legarda on the passing of journalist and former ABS-CBN executive Benjamin Aniceto.

“Ben was a distinguished journalist himself but he also gave opportunity to many journalists. He was my first boss post-EDSA Revolution like most ABS-CBN journalists who joined the network when it reopened after the martial law period,” she added.

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Legarda Stresses Importance of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems on World Met Day

March 22, 2016

In observance of World Meteorological Day (March 23), Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the strengthening of multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS).

Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, said that MHEWS, which inform the people of the potential impacts of impending natural hazards, the risks on their lives and livelihoods, and the action they should take, will make a difference in reducing disaster risks and building the resilience of nations and communities.

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Legarda Highlights Importance of Forests, Protected Areas in Water Security

March 21, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the importance of conserving the country’s forests and other protected areas that are vital to improving water and food security and alleviating poverty.

Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, made the statement in celebration of the International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22).

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Legarda: Earth Hour Proves We Can All Protect Our Planet

March 18, 2016

As Filipinos and other nations prepare to join the Earth Hour 2016 on March 19, 8:30 to 9:30 PM, Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the importance of the campaign in the overall effort to address the climate crisis.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, said that by participating in the Earth Hour, we are showing our commitment to create more sustainable and resilient communities.

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Saving the Earth, stopping use of coal

March 17, 2016

The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training led by former US Vice President Al Gore in Manila, drew hundreds of climate change activists. The event hoped to inform community leaders on limiting the earth’s warming and allowing communities to adapt to climatic changes that are already taking place.

At the three-day forum’s opening, Sen. Loren Legarda, UNISDR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) Global Champion for Resilience spoke, about the road to the “decarbonization” of the Philippines.

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