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Legarda Renews Call for the Regulation of Plastic Bags

July 3, 2018

In observance of the International Plastic Bag Free Day today, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for a more stringent regulation of the use of plastic bags to curb pollution and mitigate the harmful effects of marine litter.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, said that plastic bags end up as litter, clogging drainages, polluting waterways and even endangering marine animals, human health, and ecosystem.

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Legarda Looks Forward to Stronger PH-Spain Partnership

June 30, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda said that the Philippines can look forward to stronger cooperation in more areas of development with Spain as the two nations commemorate today the Philippines-Spanish Friendship Day.

“Spain has been our staunch ally in various cultural, social, and humanitarian projects. Seventy-one (71) years of diplomatic relations augur well for an unwavering partnership that can even be stronger in the areas of economic cooperation, environmental conservation, and renewable energy development,” Legarda said.

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Legarda Lauds Unveiling of 4th Language Marker in Kalinga

June 28, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda hailed the unveiling of the 4th Language Marker in the country on June 25, 2018 as a commemoration of the country’s indigenous languages in the form of physical structures designed and created by installation artist Luis ‘Junyee’ Yee Jr.

With the support from the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and Kalinga State University led the unveiling of the Language Monument or Bantayog-Wika for the Kinalinga language in Tabuk, Kalinga, the second language marker erected in the Cordillera region next to Ifugao, which was inaugurated on March 27, 2018.

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Legarda Welcomes Announcement on 2018 CVF Virtual Summit

June 27, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda welcomes the announcement made by President Hilda Heine, President of Marshall Islands and incoming Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) that this year’s CVF Virtual Summit will be convened on 22 November. The announcement was made during the 6th Global Environment Facility Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam.

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Dayaw Season 5 Episode 2 Examines the Cuaresma

June 27, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda examines the different Filipino traditions practices during the Lenten season, especially its performative aspects like chanting, singing, and theatrics that serve as a backdrop for folk art and artistry.

Episode 2 of Dayaw’s Fifth Season, entitled Cuaresma (A Season of Redemption), will air on June 28, Thursday, at 06:30pm on the ABS – CBN News Channel (ANC).

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Legarda Congratulates Whang-od for Dangal ng Haraya Award

June 25, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today congratulated Apo Whang-od for being conferred the title Dangal ng Haraya by the National Commission of Culture and Arts.

“As a Dangal ng Haraya awardee myself, and an advocate of Philippine culture and living traditions, I would like to express my sincerest congratulations to Apo Whang-od for being conferred with the Dangal ng Haraya Award,” said Legarda.