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3rd Higher Education Summit on Gender and Development Issues

November 28, 2014

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
3rd Higher Education Summit on Gender and Development Issues
28 November 2014 – U.P. Ang Bahay ng Alumni
 
Our nation has been gaining significant improvements in promoting gender equality. The Philippines has already been recognized as first in the South and Southeast Asia, and fifth in the world in successfully closing the gender gap, based on the 2013 survey of the World Economic Forum.
 
But even with this recognition, we need to do more. We must build on these gains […]

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Legarda: Tausug Weavers to Showcase their Craft at National Museum

November 28, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda invites citizens to a weaving demonstration by Tausugs from Sulu at the National Museum on November 29-30, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
 
Legarda, patron of the country’s first permanent textile gallery,Hibla ng Lahing Filipino, said that Tausugs from Lagasan, Parang, Sulu will demonstrate how to weave the pis siyabit.
 
“I invite Filipinos to visit the Hibla gallery to witness how Tausugs weave intricate patterns to form the pis siyabit, the traditional headdress of the Tausug men. Through this demonstration, we can better appreciate […]

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Launch of Bayanihan sa Daan Awards

November 27, 2014

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Launch of Bayanihan sa Daan Awards
27 November 2014 – Kalayaan Hall, Malacañan Palace
 
Everyday, Filipinos, especially those living and working in Metro Manila have to spend an hour or two just to go to work. On rainy days, it could even take longer. The same length of time is spent on the way home from work.
 
The horrendous traffic that we all experience, especially in Metro Manila, is costly, time-consuming and unsafe. The solution does not seem to […]

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Legarda Lauds Bayanihan sa Daan Project

November 27, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today lauded the team behind the Bayanihan sa Daan Awards for taking initiatives to promote ways to reduce traffic and improve the country’s public transportation system.
 
Legarda expressed her support to promoting a multi-modal system of movement and transportation during the launch of the Bayanihan sa Daan Awards at the Kalayaan Hall, Malacanang Palace.
 
Bayanihan sa Daan recognizes leaders and ordinary citizens who have been going the extra mile to effect positive change, particularly in thinking of ways to decongest road traffic.
 
“The horrendous traffic […]

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Legarda Promotes Use of Baybayin

November 26, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for the promotion of Baybayin by using it in government logos, public signage and even in local product labels.
 
Legarda made the call in her message at the 4th Baybayin Festival Rizal, which was organized by Taklobo Baybayin Inc., Baybayin Buhayin, the Department of Education (DepEd) and Province of Rizal, last November 22, 2014 at the Ynares Center, Antipolo City.
 
“Marahil ngayon ay hindi na maunawaan ng karamihan ang kahalagahan ng Baybayin dahil sanay na tayo sa […]

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Youth empowerment, LGUs’ focus critical vs climate change — Sering, Legarda

November 26, 2014

Climate Change Commission (CCC) Vice-Chairperson Lucille Sering on Monday emphasized the need for the youth’s more active involvement in lessening greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the country as she called for further volunteerism in advancing the cause in the face of climate change.
Speaking during the 2nd Greeneration Summit for Luzon’s Youth Summit last Monday at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, Sering told some 700 student participants from various schools and universities in the National Capital Region and […]

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It’s time to use PH’s ethnic alphabet Baybayin, says Legarda

November 26, 2014

A lawmaker has renewed calls to integrate Baybayin—the country’s precolonial alphabet—in government logos, public signage and local product labels.
Senator Loren Legarda, who also chairs the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, urged the promotion of the ancient alphabet during the Baybayin Festival in Rizal.
“Marahil ngayon ay hindi na maunawaan ng karamihan ang kahalagahan ng Baybayin dahil sanay na tayo sa sistema ng pagsusulat na ating nakagisnan. Ngunit kapag binalikan natin ang ating kasaysayan, ang baybayin ang simbolo ng sibilisasyon ng mga […]

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Senate Resolution No. 1030 – International Law (Climate Crisis)

November 25, 2014

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE SENATE TO REQUEST THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AND THE SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO FORMALLY INSCRIBE ON THE AGENDA FOR THE 70TH SESSION (2015) OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THE PROPOSAL TO REFER TO THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE FOR AN ADVISORY OPINION THE QUESTION, UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW, WHAT ARE THE LEGAL DUTIES OF STATES TO PROTECT HUMANKIND OF THE PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS FROM THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Scope: National

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Legarda Invites LGUs to Join Inaugural CLAD Award

November 25, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged resilient cities and municipalities to join the inaugural Climate-Adaptive and Disaster-Resilient Cities and Municipalities (CLAD) Award during the launch of the program at the Climate Change Consciousness Week 2014 – LGU Summit.
 
The CLAD Award, initiated by Legarda and the Climate Change Commission, in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), will honor […]

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Legarda Vows Continued Support to Anti-Trafficking Efforts

November 22, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today said she will continue to support efforts to fight human trafficking as she lauded improved government performance in curbing the crime.
Legarda made the statement in reaction to the result of the 2014 Global Slavery Index that showed the Philippines is no. 1 in Asia, no. 3 in Asia-Pacific, and no. 29 worldwide out of 166 countries in terms of government response against human trafficking.
The report was released by Walk Free Foundation, an Australia-based global human rights […]

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