Legarda moves to avert looming water shortage
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FULLY AWARE of the challenges in the water sector, Senator Loren Legarda has asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to convene a technical working group to rationalize all the water agencies in the country.

“The continued overlapping and fragmented regulation of water supply services in the country by several government entities will hinder the enactment of a doable and long-term solution to prevent water shortage” Legarda said.

A recent study by the World Resources Institute revealed that the Philippines will likely experience severe water shortage by 2040 due to the combined impact of rapid…

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Protection of PH Heritage Sites Urged

SENATOR Loren Legarda has urged the government to integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation in its development agenda to protect heritage sites in the country.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, made the statement in reaction to a UN report entitled ‘The World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate (2016)’, which revealed that climate change is now one of the most significant risks for World Heritage Sites, including the Ifugao Rice Terraces.

"I have constantly warned about the effects of climate change on food, water, settlement, jobs, livelihood, human welfare,…

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The SEEDMAN, the 12 Farmer Leaders and the Smugglers

By V. L. Sonny Domingo

Henry Lim is an amiable and reasonable Filipino of pure Chinese parents. He is Chinese looking but was born in the Philippines and is more a Filipino at heart than most Filipinos.

I was introduced to him by then Agriculture Sec. Cito Lorenzo to collaborate with him since we were both trying to engage into the seed industry to help the smallholder farmers.

I was interested in putting up SeedBankS where the farmers can exchange their old seeds with certified seeds. Henry spent millions to bring in a Chinese hybrid scientist for commercial hybrid seed…

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Legarda: Ratifying Paris accord beneficial for PH


SPEAKING before the Climate Change Forum-High-Level Climate Policy Forum in the Senate recently, Senator Loren Legarda renews call for urgent climate action.

She pointed out the country does not stand a chance against the catastrophic effect of global warming that has already breached the 1°C level with unprecedented warming in the past months.

“We have already borne countless tragedies and losses from recurring impacts of extreme weather events under a 1°C global warming. How much more with higher temperatures?” Legarda asked.

With this, she reiterated her call on climate vulnerable nations to take urgent action while waiting for the…

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Laguna Lake Eyed as Eco Tourism Park
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AFTER training his guns on big time operators of fish pens and cages in Laguna Lake, President Duterte has tasked the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) to restore the body of water to its original pristine condition.

The LLDA wasted no time as efforts are now being undertaken to rehabilitate the country’s largest lake at 949 square kilometers but oddly the shallowest at an average of merely 2.8 meters in depth.

ECO TOURISM PARK

In a recent cabinet meeting, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez revealed that she plans to transform the lake into an ecotourism zone.

"You…

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