Press Release
January 22, 2013

Legarda leads turnover ceremony of rapid deployment tent to DOH

Senator Loren Legarda will lead today the turnover ceremony of a rapid deployment tent donated by the French company UTILIS to the Department of Health (DOH).

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and United Nations Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, said that the tent will be used for disaster response and management.

"UTILIS is a private company that has chosen to donate this rapid deployment tent to us which will be useful especially during emergency medical missions in devastated areas," she said.

The Senator added that she is pleased at the clear convergence of efforts among sectors.

"We are acting swiftly, more wisely, and more decisively to build resilience to disasters. We must continue to encourage participation across borders, and build networks among entrepreneurs, public servants, and everyday people in order to find simple but effective ways to face disasters," she remarked.

"This tent, which will be turned over to the Department of Health today, symbolizes strengthened partnership across sectors and across national borders in the name of disaster adaptation," Legarda concluded.

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