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Archive for March, 2018

2018 Easter Message of Senator Loren Legarda

March 31, 2018

Following prayer and contemplation during the Holy Week, may we celebrate Easter with renewed strength to be like the Risen Christ, who showed us the example of how to carry the cross with love and to suffer meekly and patiently.

May we have the strength to rise above life’s challenges and to turn pain and sorrow into inspiration to lead more meaningful lives.


Legarda Supports Resumption of Peace Talks

March 30, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed her support for the resumption of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).


Legarda Opens Hibla Travelling Exhibition in Lisbon

March 28, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today led the official opening of the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition at the Philippine Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.

Legarda said that this is an offshoot of the National Museum’s Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles gallery, which is her brainchild. The first Hibla Travelling Exhibition was held in London in October 2017.


Legarda Encourages Environment-Friendly Fasting

March 28, 2018

In observance of the Holy Week, Senator Loren Legarda encouraged Catholics to consider fasting that is environment-friendly.

“Aside from fasting and abstinence from meat, Catholics are encouraged to abstain from vices and activities that we can do without during this period of reflection and spiritual growth. One best way is to carbon fast,” said Legarda.


Legarda pushes migrants’ rights globally

March 28, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has urged the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to push for a global policy and action that considers and respects the rights and dignity of all migrants and refugees across the globe.

“This Assembly of Parliamentarians can help move forward not just the commitments of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants 18 months ago, but of many other treaties and pledges to facilitate safe, orderly, and regular migration,” Legarda said at the 138th assembly of the IPU in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday.


Legarda Submits Notification of PH Ratification of Free Trade Agreement with EFTA States

March 28, 2018

In a meeting with World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo on March 27, Senator Loren Legarda submitted a notification on the Philippines’ ratification of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States—an intergovernmental organization consisting of the Republic of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway, and the Swiss Confederation.


Legarda: Place Human Rights and Dignity at the Core of Migrants and Refugees Global Policy

March 27, 2018

At the 138th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Switzerland, Senator Loren Legarda today delivered a statement during the General Debate in Plenary Session, saying that global policy and action should consider and respect the rights and dignity of all migrants and refugees.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Finance and Climate Change, heads the Philippine Delegation to the IPU Assembly from March 24-28, 2018.