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Privilege Speech on the Sustainable Development Goals

September 30, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda
Privilege Speech on the Sustainable Development Goals
30 September 2015 | Session Hall
 
Mr. President,
 
We all dream of living in progressive, peaceful, safe and healthy communities. We all hope to be able to fulfill our needs and enjoy our basic rights. But we live in a world far from ideal. There is poverty around us; there is hunger, inequality, injustice, violence, natural hazards, environmental degradation, and climate change.
 
Nations sought to address these challenges through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which […]

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Sen. Legarda presents documentary on indigenous culture

September 30, 2015

The first episode of “Dayaw,” a six-part documentary on indigenous peoples and culture, airs today at 6 p.m. on ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC). It is being presented in celebration of October as National Indigenous Peoples’ Month.
“Dayaw” is a project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and ANC, supported by the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.
“The promotion of our indigenous culture is an advocacy close to my heart. We have to learn and relearn our traditions and […]

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Legarda hosts docu on indigenous culture

September 29, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – In celebration of October as National Indigenous Peoples’ Month, Sen. Loren Legarda presents a six-part documentary series on indigenous peoples (IPs) and culture titled Dayaw, which will be shown Thursdays, starting Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. on ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).
Dayaw is a project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and ANC, supported by the Office of Sen. Legarda.
“The promotion of our indigenous culture is an advocacy close to my heart. We have […]

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Art Community, Heritage Conservationists, Architects Invited to Be Part of the Phl’s 1st Participation at Architecture Biennale 2016

September 26, 2015

The Philippine Venice Biennale Coordinating Committee, comprised of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, is urging Filipino architects, curators, artists from different disciplines, urban planners, ecological activists, geographers, historians and critics of space, heritage workers, and others to participate in the open call.

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Legarda Supports UN Sustainable Dev’t Goals

September 25, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed her support to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and said she hopes countries would not only adopt the principle but also ensure that these targets are achieved through effective implementation.
Legarda made the statement as more than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit from September 25-27 at the UN Headquarters in New York to formally adopt the post-2015 development agenda, which will succeed the Millennium Development Goals.
“It is […]

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Legarda Presents Dayaw, 6-Part Documentary on PHL Indigenous Culture

September 24, 2015

In celebration of October as National Indigenous Peoples’ Month, Senator Loren Legarda presents a six-part documentary series on indigenous peoples and culture titled Dayaw, which will be shown every Thursday, starting October 1, 2015, 6:00 pm, on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).
Dayaw is a project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and ANC, supported by the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.
“The promotion of our indigenous culture is an advocacy close to my heart. We have to […]

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Message of Senator Loren Legarda for 2015 Eidul Adha

September 24, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda, author of Republic Act No. 9849, Act Declaring Eidul Adha a National Holiday, today encouraged everyone to share in the celebration of Eidul Adha.
“I join our Muslim brethren in celebrating Eidul Adha. Regardless of our religion, we should be one with our Muslim brothers and sisters in commemorating this important Islamic Festival so we can develop interfaith harmony. We can be inspired by this Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, which honors Prophet Abraham’s obedience to God and highlights […]

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Keynote Speech: Looking Beyond 2016: The Future of Philippine Energy

September 23, 2015

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Looking Beyond 2016: The Future of Philippine Energy
PowerTrends 2015 Business Forum
September 23, 2015| SMX Convention Center
 
I am very honored to be here today at the PowerTrends Business Forum and I salute Leverage International and Puno & Puno for this laudable venture.
 
I was among the co-authors of the Renewable Energy Law in 2008. Our laws are hailed as among the best in the world, but without strict and effective implementation they are of very little use. At […]

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Legarda to Launch Summit of Conscience for the Climate in Manila

September 23, 2015

In a bid to make the Philippines a frontliner in the fight against climate change and its impacts, Senator Loren Legarda will lead the launch of the Summit of Conscience for the Climatein Manila on October 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m., at the Philippine Senate.
 
Legarda, UNISDR Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, said that the Summit of Conscience for the Climate aims to raise the consciousness of Filipinos that climate change is a personal issue affecting every […]

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Speech: 9th Senior Disaster Management Officials Forum

September 22, 2015

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Philippines 2015
9th Senior Disaster Management Officials Forum
22 September 2015 | Iloilo City, Philippines
 
*(Delivered by Commissioner Emmanuel de Guzman, Climate Change Commission)
 
It is my distinct honor and pleasure to speak before senior disaster management officials of the Asia-Pacific economies.
 
Foremost, we express our solidarity with the nation of Chile and commiserate with those who lost their loved ones in the recent 8.3 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit the country. But we also admire […]

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