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It’s Veni, Vidi, Venice for Loren Legarda. And yes, she Cannes!

May 31, 2015

It took 51 years for the Philippines to regain recognition at the Venice Biennale 2015. And it took a woman of powerful determination and a heart that beats for art to do it. Even if it took forever for Senator Loren Legarda to place the Philippines once again in the global art map, she would do it.
In government, there are only a few stalwarts of Philippine culture as persistent and hardworking as Loren. I have seen her work–even as a […]

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World-class artistry at PH’s return to Venice Biennale

May 30, 2015

AFTER a 51-year hiatus, the Philippines returns to the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the world’s oldest and most prestigious biennale of international contemporary art. In its anticipated comeback, the Philippine Pavilion and was chosen by London-based artist and curator Pippa Koszerek as one of the ten must-see national pavilions.
The Philippine Pavilion, stationed at the European Cultural Centre-Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy, showcased the works of renowned Filipino artists Manuel Conde, Carlos Francisco, Jose Tence Ruiz, and […]

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Legarda Renews Call for Protection of Coral Reefs on Ocean Month

May 29, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, today reiterated her call for increased protection of the country’s coral reef system as the nation celebrates Ocean Month this May.
 
The theme for this year’s Month of the Ocean is “Stand Up, Save Our Reefs.”
 
“Even as the observance of Ocean Month is about to end, we should sustain efforts in protecting our oceans and marine ecosystems. The worsening state of the country’s marine ecosystems should be immediately […]

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Legarda: Protected Areas, Land Use Plan Vital To Disaster Risk Reduction

May 28, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, today emphasized the important role of the efficient use and management of land resources and the establishment of a system of protected areas in disaster risk reduction.
Speaking at the 5th Monthly Business Meeting of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Association (CREBA), Legarda said that the protection of our environment and proper allocation of land resources are crucial in building resilience and adapting to the changing […]

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Legarda Seeks Immediate Passage Of Bills Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

May 27, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, sponsored yesterday two legislative measures seeking to establish resource centers for indigenous peoples (IPs) and declaring August 9 as National Indigenous Peoples Day in her effort to promote and protect the rights of IPs all over the country.
In her sponsorship speech for Senate Bill 2209 or the Resource Centers For Indigenous Peoples Act and Committee Report No. 141 under House Bill No. 4420 or An Act Declaring August 9 […]

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Paje hails ‘Taklub’ success in Cannes

May 27, 2015

From the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Environment Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje expressed elation over the Yolanda-inspired movie “Taklub” winning a special award in the recent Cannes Film Festival in France.
In its website, the Ecumenical Jury at the 68th Cannes Film Festival awarded “Taklub” the Special Mention “for the sensitive portrayal of individuals and communities working for life in the midst of suffering and death in the shadows of natural catastrophies in the Philippines.”
Paje was hoping the film, which was […]

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Senate Resolution No. 1385 – Philippine National Police Maritime Group and Bureau of Customs Environmental Protection Unit

May 27, 2015

RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE MARITIME GROUP, THE BUREAU OF CUSTOMS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION UNIT AND THEIR SELECT INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS FOR BEING AMONG THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2014 ASIA ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT AWARD (AEEA) IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR EXCELLENCE IN ENFORCING ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (6/1/2015)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-1385
Download PDF:
SRN-1385 (as filed)

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Sponsorship Speech: Resource Centers For Indigenous Peoples Act and An Act Declaring August 9 as National Indigenous Peoples Day

May 26, 2015

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Sponsorship Speech
Committee Report No. 147
(Resource Centers For Indigenous Peoples Act)
Committee Report No. 141
(An Act Declaring August 9 as National Indigenous Peoples Day)
26 May 2015 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
I have the honor to seek approval of two legislative measures, namely, Senate Bill No. 2209 under Committee Report No. 147 or the Resource Centers For Indigenous Peoples Act, and Committee Report No. 141 under House Bill No. […]

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Launch of Philippine Textile Research Institute’s Innovation Center for Yarns and Textiles

May 25, 2015

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Launch of Philippine Textile Research Institute’s
Innovation Center for Yarns and Textiles
25 May 2015 | PTRI Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City
Allow me first to congratulate the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) for the inauguration of its spinning facility, the PTRI Innovation Center for Yarns and Textiles.
It has been my lifelong passion to explore the indigenous artistry of Filipinos told through traditional textiles. Through my visits to numerous weaving communities in the country, […]

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Senate Resolution No. 1376 – Humanitarian Assistance to the Rohingya Refugees

May 25, 2015

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE SENATE THAT THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT MUST EXTEND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO THE ROHINGYA REFUGEES INVOLUNTARILY DISPLACED BY THREATS TO LIFE AND SECURITY AND URGE STRENGTHENED COOPERATION IN THE ASEAN REGION TO ADDRESS THE RELATED ISSUES OF FORCED MIGRATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (5/26/2015)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-1376
Download PDF:
SRN-1376 (as filed)

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