Indigenous weaves in the (high-end) spotlight

June 26, 2016

Legarda has given the country’s cultural life more than a shot in the arm. On the legislative side, she authored the Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law, which aimed to stimulate production of natural fabrics by encouraging government officials and employees to use them for uniforms.

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Legarda Bats for Greater Protection for Filipino Seafarers

June 24, 2016

In celebration of the Day of the Seafarer (June 25), Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for the institution of mechanisms that would provide better protection of the rights and welfare of Filipino sea-based workers.

Legarda stressed the need to implement a strong, consistent legislative agenda for Filipino seafarers to address issues facing the maritime industry at present.

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‘Culture of preparedness a must amid looming disasters’

June 23, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda renewed her appeal to the public to develop a culture of preparedness and safety to prevent huge number of casualties when a major earthquake, or the so-called Big One strikes..

“Everyone should be ready when the ‘Big One’ occurs. Government agencies and all public institutions must be prepared,” Legarda said.

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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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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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