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Loren backs laws for climate change

December 19, 2009

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK- SEN. LOREN LEGARDA YESTERDAY AGREED WITH WORLD PARLIAMENTARIANS THAT THE POST-2012 AGREEMENT REACHED AT THE UNITED NATIONS SUMMIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE SHOULD BE UNDERPINNED BY DOMESTIC LEGISLATION IN ALL COUNTRIES TO BE EFFECTIVE.
Loren, vice chair of the Philippine delegation to the summit conference here, expressed support for a resolution by the GLOBE (Global Legislators’ Organization for a Balanced Environment) International parliamentary community stressing the “critical role” of world parliamentarians in giving flesh to the agreement.
“To be […]

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Loren backs laws for climate change

December 19, 2009

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK- SEN. LOREN LEGARDA YESTERDAY AGREED WITH WORLD PARLIAMENTARIANS THAT THE POST-2012 AGREEMENT REACHED AT THE UNITED NATIONS SUMMIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE SHOULD BE UNDERPINNED BY DOMESTIC LEGISLATION IN ALL COUNTRIES TO BE EFFECTIVE.
Loren, vice chair of the Philippine delegation to the summit conference here, expressed support for a resolution by the GLOBE (Global Legislators’ Organization for a Balanced Environment) International parliamentary community stressing the “critical role” of world parliamentarians in giving flesh to the agreement.
“To be […]

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Loren: Women bear brunt of climate change savagery

December 18, 2009

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – SEN. LOREN LEGARDA YESTERDAY UNDERSCORED THE WOMEN’S ROLE IN ALLEVIATING CLIMATE CHANGE, EVEN AS SHE DEPLORED THAT WOMEN SUFFER MORE THAN MEN FROM CLIMATE CHANGE.
Addressing a women’s forum here, Loren said that while males have dominated the spotlight on climate change, women can play a prominent part in arresting climate change to save the world from disaster.
The forum was conducted in connection with the UN summit on climate change simultaneously being held in this city.

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Loren warns traders taking advantage of Christmas rush

December 18, 2009

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA WARNED UNSCRUPULOUS TRADERS YESTERDAY AGAINST SELLING EXPIRED FOOD ITEMS LIKE HAMS AND DEFECTIVE ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS LIKE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AS THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING RUSH.
“Those who sell goods that endanger public health and safety must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Loren, who asked local government units and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to “do their job.”
“There are no holidays for people in government because ensuring the safety […]

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Loren tells Obama: Walk the talk on climate change

December 17, 2009

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA CHALLENGED TODAY US PRESIDENT BARRACK OBAMA TO EFFECT DRASTIC CUTS IN AMERICA’S CARBON EMISSIONS TO PROVE HIS COUNTRY’S RESPONSIVENESS TO THE MENACING THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
As the only Asian speaker in the inter-parliamentary union meeting in the United Nations’ climate change conference here, Loren lamented that a bill that would set into motion America’s response to global warming remains pending before the US Senate.
“President Obama must prove his leadership and his avowed […]

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Copenhagen, Denmark

December 17, 2009

GREEN ADVOCATES. SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA AND REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES PRESIDENT MOHAMED NASHEED EXCHANGED OPINIONS MOMENTS BEFORE THE COP15 MEETING IN COPENHAGEN. LOREN CHALLENGED THE US AND OTHER DEVELOPED NATIONS TO “WALK THE TALK” ON CLIMATE CHANGE.

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Loren lauds Filipina boxers’ efforts in Laos

December 15, 2009

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY EXPRESSED ELATION OVER THE PROMISING START BY THREE FILIPINA BOXERS IN THE 25TH SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES IN LAOS, SAYING “IT WAS A MANIFESTATION OF RP WOMEN’S VAST POTENTIAL IN THE SPORT THAT’S USUALLY RESERVED FOR MALE ATHLETES.”
While the victories by Alice Kate Aparri, Josie Gabuco and Annie Albania were still in preliminary stage of boxing competition in Laos, Loren nonetheless called their performance a feat already, as well as that of the fourth Filipina in […]

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Loren: “Adapt or die” in climate change

December 15, 2009

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA, NP-NPC VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, YESTERDAY URGED FILIPINOS TO UNDERTAKE RESPONSES OR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE, AS GOVERNMENT LEADERS GATHER AT COPENHAGEN.
Loren said that the world, especially developing countries like the Philippines, must “adapt or die” in responding to climate change.
In relation to the Philippines, Loren, who is noted as a champion of environmental protection, described the two main threats facing the Philippines as a result of climate change. These are “extreme weather events” and the […]

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Legarda welcomes Makabayan endorsement

December 14, 2009

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA WELCOMED TODAY THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE VILLAR-LEGARDA TICKET BY MAKABAYAN, THE COALITION OF MAINSTREAM PROGRESSIVE GROUPS IN THE COUNTRY.
Legarda, the vice presidential candidate of the Nationalist People’s Coalition who is running in tandem with Sen. Manny Villar, standard bearer of the Nacionalista Party, said she is “happy and proud” to accept Makabayan’s endorsement, as this would enhance the party’s chances in the coming national election.
The senator pointed out that this is the first time that […]

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Loren get’s NPC blessing

December 14, 2009

Senator Loren B. Legarda received the full support of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) party members, who proclaimed her last night (Dec. 14) as their vice presidential candidate in the 2010 elections. Shown raising Loren’s arms are (from left) Frisco San Juan (NPC President), Rep. Jack Duavit (NPC secretary general) and Rep. Mark Cojuangco.

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