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Legarda: We Must Develop a Culture of Disaster Preparedness

June 22, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the nation to develop a culture of safety and preparedness to prevent natural hazards, such as earthquakes, from turning into disasters.

Legarda, Global Champion for Resilience of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), made the statement following the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) 2ndMetro Manila Shake Drill—a simulation of conditions that can occur if and when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Metro Manila.

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Speech: 2nd National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition

June 21, 2016

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
2nd National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition
21 June 2016 | SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
 
We are living in a world with finite resources and yet generations have lived over the centuries like there is no tomorrow.
 
Our natural environment has been compromised. Our biological diversity has been significantly reduced and the general health of our environment is conceded to the greed of some. Our ecosystems have been altered more rapidly in the name of development; but the […]

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Legarda Urges Citizens to Cooperate in MMDA Quake Drill

June 20, 2016

As concerned government agencies and private institutions prepare for the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) second Metro Manila Shake Drill on June 22, Senator Loren Legarda today urged citizens to cooperate in the exercise.

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Legarda Meets Bhutanese Officials on Env’t and Cultural Preservation

June 17, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today met with visiting officials from the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan and discussed efforts of the Philippines on environmental protection, disaster resilience, climate adaptation and cultural preservation.

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Legarda Supports Climate Change Commission’s Energy Policy Review

June 16, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, today expressed support for the Climate Change Commission’s (CCC) policy review of all existing energy policies.

“There have been challenges in our efforts to fast track the development of our renewable energy resources more aggressively. This is why the review of our energy policies is most welcome and I laud the CCC in leading a multi-stakeholder review of our existing energy policies and formulating a comprehensive policy framework on energy,” Legarda said as the CCC launched the National Energy Policy Review (NEPR) at the Kalayaan Hall in Malacañan Palace today.

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Message: Launching of Energy Policy Review

June 16, 2016

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Launching of Energy Policy Review
16 June 2016 | Kalayaan Hall, Malacañang Palace
Last April 22, the Philippines signed the Paris Agreement, a commitment for a better future for our children and grandchildren.
Today, even as we have yet to ratify the Agreement, we are taking an important step towards keeping our commitment to mitigate climate change by doing a review on our energy policies. We are obliged to do so.
We must take urgent climate action because […]

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Legarda: Meatless diet helps mitigate climate change

June 13, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda on Monday urged the public to go meatless at least once a month to start a low-carbon lifestyle and help mitigate climate change.

Legarda said cutting down on meat consumption can help lower carbon emission.

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Legarda on Mitigating Climate Change: Go Meatless Once in a While

June 13, 2016

On the occasion of World Meat-Free Day today (June 13), Senator Loren Legarda said that cutting down on meat consumption is one way to start a low-carbon lifestyle and help mitigate climate change.

“Part of climate change mitigation is the promotion of a low carbon lifestyle. Since meat production and consumption produce more greenhouse gases, eating lower on the food pyramid is advised, which means less meat and more of whole grains, fruits and vegetables,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change.

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First for art, now for architecture–PH makes it back to back in Venice Biennale

June 12, 2016

Barely six months after the Philippines had its closing ceremony for its historic return to the Venice Art Biennale in 2015 via a well-received exhibit called “Tie a String Around the World,” the country was back in the Renaissance city this May to participate in the architecture component of the global art exhibition, the Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Legarda: Build a pollution-free nation

June 11, 2016

“We celebrate our Independence Day commemorating the sacrifices made by our heroes who laid down their lives to break free from the clutches of oppression. But while we are a sovereign nation, we continue to live in a polluted environment that has trapped us in a cycle of disaster vulnerability and poverty,” said Legarda.

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