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Legarda: Growth Must Be Climate Adaptive and Resilient

May 22, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today said that for nations to attain sustainable and equitable economic development, communities should be resilient to disasters and adaptive to climate change.
 
Legarda made the statement as part of the panel for the interactive session, Designing Solutions for Climate and Resource Risks, of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia at the Makati Shangri-la today.
 
“In climate risks, there could sometimes be no second chances.  The UN said economic losses from disasters are ‘out of control.’  We should […]

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Legarda: Growth Must Be Inclusive, Equitable and Sustainable

May 21, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the need to promote inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth, noting that this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia delves on issues that greatly affect the economy, including climate change.
Legarda said that the Philippines, as host of the 2014 WEF, has the opportunity to tell the region that the country is back in business and ready to face the challenges that come with its growing economy.
“The Philippines’ growth has been surprising economists. Our […]

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Launch of the Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Programme Operational Phase 5

May 21, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech
Launch of the Global Environment Fund’s Small Grants Programme (SGP) Operational Phase 5
21 May 2014
 
Allow me first to congratulate the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), especially its Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), for the Launch of the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (SGP) Operational Phase 5.
 
The state of biodiversity in the Philippines
We welcome the decision, designating the Philippines as a […]

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Legarda Renews Commitment to Biodiversity Conservation

May 21, 2014

In time for the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22), Senator Loren Legarda renewed her commitment to the protection of biodiversity, climate change adaptation and sustainable development at the Launch of the Fifth Operational Phase of the Global Economic Facility-Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP-5) in the Philippines.
 
The GEF-Small Grants Programme provides grants of up to US$50,000  to community-based organizations for biodiversity conservation projects. The Project Document for its Fifth Operational Phase was signed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), […]

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1st Ceremony for the Commemoration of the Asian Living Human Treasures

May 20, 2014

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
1st Ceremony for the Commemoration of the Asian Living Human Treasures
May 20, 2014 – Manila Hotel
It is often said that historical and cultural sites, stories and traditions convey our values, beliefs and aspirations that lay the foundation of a nation’s identity. Here in the Philippines, the Historic Town of Vigan in Ilocos Sur brings Filipinos back in time and gives a bittersweet feeling as it reminds us of the challenges our […]

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Legarda: Safeguard Cultural Identity, Whether Tangible or Intangible

May 20, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, today emphasized the need to protect the Philippines’ cultural heritage in both its tangible and intangible forms.
“We hear uproar about saving crumbling monuments and edifices, but less noise about the need to preserve our vanishing traditional crafts. The true value of our intangible culture and arts is not as easily recognized because it lacks the durability of construction,” said Legarda at the First Ceremony for the Commemoration of the […]

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Senate Bill No. 2225 – Amending Title I, Chapter 3, Family Code (Void and Voidable Marriages)

May 19, 2014

AN ACT AMENDING TITLE I, CHAPTER 3, OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 209, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE FAMILY CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, PRESCRIBING AN ADDITIONAL GROUND FOR ANNULMENT
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (1/22/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-2225
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SBN-2225 (as filed)

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Senate Bill No. 2233 – Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014

May 19, 2014

AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE SUGARCANE INDUSTRY BY ESTABLISHING THE SUGARCANE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT FUND, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Consolidated/Substituted in the Committee Report (9/9/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-2233
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SRN-456 (as filed)

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Legarda: Determine IP Population, Protect Traditional Properties to Better Address Needs of IPs

May 19, 2014

In a bid to further promote equality among Filipinos regardless of ethnicity and to address concerns of indigenous peoples, Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the need to determine the population of citizens who are members of indigenous communities and to protect their cultural properties.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, presided over the hearing on Senate Bill Nos. 534, Ethnic Origin Act, and 669, Traditional Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.
“It would help us determine the specific concerns […]

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Legarda Stresses Need to Address Air Pollution in PHL Cities

May 16, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed concern over reports citing pollution findings in Philippine cities and renewed her call for the government’s strengthened effort to address the causes of air pollution especially in urban areas.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, noted that the World Health Organization’s Ambient Air Pollution Study for 2014, which they based in the 2010 Clean Air Initiative Study, showed that the air quality in Baguio City, Manila and Cebu City are the […]

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