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"Headstart" speaks with House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda about her call for an efficient flood control management and a better ecological solid waste management to prevent severe flooding in Metro Manila and other low-lying areas in the country. She believes there should be a revisit of the dam protocols, stressing to heed science in improving flood mitigation and reducing disaster risk. She also underlines the importance of reforestation and waste segregation to prevent flooding. The Antique lawmaker then expounds on her resolution urging the declaration of a climate and environmental emergency, highlighting the need to mainstream the extreme weather events and climate change adaptation, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction in national government and local development planning. Lastly, she shares her thoughts on the proposed creation of Department of Water and Department of Water Resilience.

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