Legarda: We Must Promote A Culture of Safety

June 10, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda has urged private and public establishments all over the country to develop a culture of safety, stressing that disasters, whether natural or human-induced, can be prevented when necessary security and preventive measures are in place.

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Legarda: Climate Action Vital in Protecting Our Oceans

June 7, 2017

In celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call to limit global warming as a way to safeguard the world’s oceans and reduce impacts of climate change.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, said that oceans have absorbed about a third of global carbon dioxide emissions, causing acidification. This has also resulted in coral bleaching.

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Legarda: US Pullout From Paris Agreement Poses New Climate Challenge

June 5, 2017

On World Environment Day (June 5), Senator Loren Legarda urged stronger cooperation among nations and individuals to address environmental concerns, stressing that greater challenges are expected especially with US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.

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Legarda blasts US pullout from Paris climate pact

June 2, 2017

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change “reeks of ignorance and condemns US foreign policy into infamy,” Senator Loren Legarda said on Friday.

“I cannot, in good conscience, support a deal that punishes the United States,” Trump said as he announced America’s withdrawal from the 2015 accord entered into by his predecessor, former President Barack Obama.

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