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Legarda Supports Earth Hour 2012, Urges Filipinos to “Carbon Fast” for Lent

March 30, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY CALLED ON FILIPINOS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR’S EARTH HOUR, THE WORLD’S LARGEST CAMPAIGN FOR THE PLANET, ON MARCH 31.
At 8:30 PM, cities and towns across the world will turn off their lights for one hour.
“As individuals and members of our respective communities, we shape the state of our environment, a reality that translates into a huge responsibility on our part. Participating in the Earth Hour is one way to crystallize norms of conduct […]

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Senator Loren Legarda’s Holy Week Message

March 30, 2012

THIS HOLY WEEK, WE ARE REMINDED OF THE GREAT COMPASSION OF OUR GOD AND THE BLESSING OF FORGIVENESS FOR THOSE WITH PENITENT HEARTS.
Let this be a chance for all of us to take a pause from our busy lives and reflect on what genuinely matter – our faith, our values and our mission.
May the lessons of Christ’s sacrifice remind us to remain steadfast in our commitment to serve others.
Let us pray for our families, communities and nation […]

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Legarda: Record-Breaking Catastrophe Claims Highlight Economic Losses Due to Disasters

March 29, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY ENCOURAGED HEIGHTENED ENGAGEMENT OF THE BUSINESS SECTOR IN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION EFFORTS TO PREVENT SUBSTANTIAL BUSINESS LOSSES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SETBACKS RESULTING FROM DISASTERS OF UNPRECEDENTED SCALE.
“The US$ 800-million loss endured by insurance giant Lloyd’s of London last year due to record-high catastrophe claims should be a wake-up call for governments and businesses to be prepared for the growing scale of disaster losses being absorbed by the economy,” she stressed.
Legarda, […]

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Legarda Reports Accomplishments, Ushers Senate Concurrence in Nine Treaties

March 28, 2012

IN JUST OVER A YEAR AS CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA HAS ALREADY STEERED THE PASSAGE OF FIVE (5) INTERNATIONAL TREATIES AND HAS SPONSORED FOUR (4) MORE AGREEMENTS FOR SENATE CONCURRENCE.
Legarda has pushed for the approval of the following international agreements, namely: (1) the RP-Japan Agreement on Technical Cooperation; (2) the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC); (3) the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT); (4) the Protocol Additional […]

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Legarda Urges Nationwide Clean-up of Waterways, Stresses Environmental Aspect of Recent Red Tide Episodes

March 27, 2012

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA URGED THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (DENR) AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS TO IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT CLEAN-UP MEASURES FOR RIVERS, LAKES, SEAS, AND OTHER WATERWAYS, STRESSING THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECT OF RECENT RED TIDE EPISODES.
Legarda made the call following the latest bulletin issued by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on the coastal areas affected by harmful algal bloom, more commonly known as red tide. Based on the red tide alert, shellfishes collected at Dumanquillas […]

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Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: Traditional Philippine Textile Gallery” aims to highlight the commonalities of the country’s 110 ethnolinguistic groups through shared indigenous weaving technologies, and is an initiative of Sen. Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities.

March 23, 2012

Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: Traditional Philippine Textile Gallery” aims to highlight the commonalities of the country’s 110 ethnolinguistic groups through shared indigenous weaving technologies, and is an initiative of Sen. Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities.
Philippine Star, Cheche Moral, Columnist
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Loren shares her passion with the public—indigenous textiles

March 23, 2012

“Senator Loren Legarda realized her dream to have a textile museum in the country with the opening recently of the Textile Galleries at the National Museum.”
Manila Bulletin, Crispina Martinez-Belen, Columnist
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The first permanent exhibit of Philippine fabrics is now open at the National Museum and behind it is Sen. Loren Legarda, who has merged her advocacy for the environment with her passion for fashion to put up “Hibla ng Lahing Pilipino: Traditional Philippine Textile Gallery.”

March 23, 2012

“The first permanent exhibit of Philippine fabrics is now open at the National Museum and behind it is Sen. Loren Legarda, who has merged her advocacy for the environment with her passion for fashion to put up “Hibla ng Lahing Pilipino: Traditional Philippine Textile Gallery.”
Philippine Star, Cathy Yamsuan, Columnist
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Sponsorship Speech: Securing the Future of Our Overseas Filipino Workers

March 21, 2012

Securing the Future of Our Overseas Filipino Workers
Sponsorship Speech
“Convention on Social Security between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Spain”
Senate Session Hall | 21 March 2012
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues,
I have the honor to seek approval of Senate Resolution No. 751 under Committee Report No. 136, entitled: “Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Convention on Social Security between the Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Spain.”
Background
The United Nations […]

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Committee Report No. 94, Senate Bill No. 3091 National Land Use Act

March 21, 2012

Mr. President,
I am pleased to state my support for this measure that seeks to provide a unified legal framework that will ensure a rational, holistic, and just allocation, use and management of the country’s land resources.
As we know, the lack of a comprehensive land use policy has resulted to an irrational use of our land resources such as conversions of irrigable lands into residential locations, ancestral lands into mining sites, and use of hazard-prone areas for human settlements. […]

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