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    Can the country survive more tragedies and losses caused by global warming?

    Senator Loren Legarda, a staunch environment advocate, raised this question when she spoke during the Climate Change Forum-High-Level Climate Policy Forum held in the Senate on Monday.

    CLARK FREEPORT — In observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the Philippine National IP Day, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for stronger support and protection for indigenous peoples.
    “As we celebrate the rich and vibrant culture of our indigenous peoples, I encourage everyone to provide the needed support for our IPs to strengthen their part in nation building,” said Legarda, who sponsored the law (RA 10689) that declared the 9th day of August as National IP Day to coincide with the international celebration.

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Senator Loren Legarda filed on June 30 a bill seeking to set up a new department that will enhance the promotion and preservation of the country’s cultural heritage.

    Legarda, who chairs the Senate committee on finance, seeks to replace the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) with the Department of Culture and the Arts in Senate Bill No. 31.

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    Created the National Solid Waste Management Commission which aims to establish segregation among garbage and wastes.

    This Act shall establish the framework for the accelerated development and advancement of renewable energy resources, and the development of a strategic program to increase its utilization.

    This bill seeks to amend RA 7432, as amended by RA 9257, in order to address the above concerns of our valued senior citizens by: a) increasing the discount granted to them to thirty-two percent (32%); b) imposing stiffer penalties to pharmacies and drug stores which refuse to honor senior citizen card issued by the government; and c) providing them free vaccination against influenza virus and other pneumococcal disease prior to their discharge from any government hospital where he or […]

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  • What They Say

    I have come to greatly admire the leadership of Senator Loren Legarda.

    Some of the legislation that she has not only introduced but enacted, are now being regarded as model for many other countries around the world. She has been a passionate advocate for many years and she is now in a position of great authority and influence in the Senate. I meet with a lot of leaders around the world who deal with the climate issue. It really is a genuine pleasure to work with Senator Legarda.

    — Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States of America

    Senator Loren, Thank you so much for gracing Ani ng Dangal with your inspiring presence. The keynote message that you gave was very empowering to the artists. No other senator or high government official before you had understood how much culture, especially the arts, can contribute to a nation’s development. Best regards!

    — Chairman Jun De Leon, National Commission for Culture and the Arts

    May I just extend my congratulations to you for shepherding a climate change friendly budget, which is first in Philippine Budget history.

    I am glad that the 2016 National Budget is replete with specific provisions concerning climate change adaptation, mitigation and disaster reduction, as well as resiliency. You have stirred the bureaucracy into affirmative action for addressing the problems of climate change.

    Thank you, and I look forward to working with you for the betterment of the country and the world.

    –- Hon. Rodel Batocabe

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