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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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