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Legarda Gifts Antiqueños with Back-to-Back PPO Concerts

November 30, 2018

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda has gifted her fellow Antiqueños with a back-to-back concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) titled “Paskwa: A Christmas Concert” on November 30 in Tibiao and on December 1 in San Jose.


“This is my gift to my kasimanwas. I am sure they will enjoy the PPO’s music. It was 25 years ago when the PPO first performed in Antique. We commemorated that last March when they performed in Anini-y and now, they are back to share their music to more Antiqueños,” said Legarda.


Legarda: 1.5°C Global Warming Limit Crucial for Vulnerable PHL

November 30, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the importance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius especially for a vulnerable country like the Philippines.


“Our world today faces an unprecedented challenge in this era of climate change: The challenge to survive and thrive despite the dangers the changing climate brings. The challenge to transform our societies towards a green economy and for a sustainable future,” said Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience and UNFCCC National Adaptation Plan Champion.


Speech: Top Leaders Forum 2018

November 29, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Top Leaders Forum 2018
“Changing the Game: Building a Culture of Resilience Through Public-Private Partnerships”
29 November 2018 | SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
If there was an off-the-shelf solution to avert disasters, I am certain all chief executive officers of private companies would have already bought it. But not everything comes with a price tag and it is in things that money cannot buy where we draw hope and inspiration, where we foster unity, where […]


Message: Seminar-Workshop on Digital Archiving of Languages

November 26, 2018

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Seminar-Workshop on Digital Archiving of Languages
November 26, 2018 | Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City
*Delivered by Chairman Virgilio S. Almario, NCCA
Good morning to all the participants of this Seminar Workshop on Digital Archiving of Languages and welcome to our guests from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London.
Archiving is vital in the preservation of our history and culture. Noted anthropologists Franz Boas and Edward Sapir considered it as an essential component of […]


Message: Philippine Pavilion Finissage

November 25, 2018

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Philippine Pavilion Finissage
November 25, 2018 | Fava Church, Venice, Italy
*Delivered by Ambassador Domingo Nolasco, Philippine Embassy in Italy
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
First, let me say that I regret missing the finissage today. But I am happy and proud that our fourth consecutive national participation at the Venice Biennale since 2015 is a success.
When I initiated our return to the Venice Biennale after 51 years of absence, I envisioned it to be permanent. A Philippine […]


Legarda files bill banning single-use plastic products

November 23, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has filed a Senate bill seeking to phase out single-use plastic products in the country by prohibiting its importation and use in food establishments, stores, markets, and retailers.

Senate Bill 1948 or the Single-Use Plastics Regulation and Management Act of 2018 aims to regulate the manufacturing, importation, and use of single-use plastic products, and will also provide penalties, levies, and incentives for industries, businesses, and consumers on these activities.