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Philippines: Senator Loren Legarda message on the International Day for Disaster Reduction 13 October 2013

A statement issued by the Philippines Senate (16th Congress) on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, in which Senator Loren Legarda praises the crucial work done by the Congress, such as new laws on disaster risk reduction and climate change, which the United Nations has hailed as model legislation, and the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into our development processes, which is now a national policy.

Citing the examples of Typhoon Pablo in the Philippines and the great earthquake and tsunami of 2011 in Japan, she calls on more efforts to be made to realize the benefits these laws ought to bring, especially to the poor and the vulnerable who are most in need of help and protection against disasters and most deserving of participation in resilience building.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Governance, Vulnerable Populations
  • Countries/Regions:Philippines

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/35165

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