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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Legarda: T’boli Dreamweavers to Showcase their Craft at National Museum

November 21, 2014

T’boli weavers from Lake Sebu, South Cotabato will showcase their famous dream-inspired weaving during a two-day demonstration at the National Museum, said Senator Loren Legarda.
Legarda, patron of the country’s first permanent textile gallery, Hibla ng Lahing Filipino, said that the T’bolis are the featured weavers at the gallery on November 22-23, from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
“For the T’bolis of Lake Sebu, weaving, embroidery, beadwork and belt-making are important skills in keeping traditions alive because every item they make is an important part […]

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Legarda Pushes for Provision on Heritage Sites Conservation under 2015 Budget

November 20, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda, Vice Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, is proposing to include in the 2015 National Budget a provision that will ensure the protection of heritage sites and structures all over the country.
Citing the destruction of many historical structures—among the most recent include the Art Deco Michel Apartments, the Army and Navy Club and the Admiral Hotel in Manila, the Bancal Bridge in Zambales Province, and the Dampol Bridge in Nueva Vizcaya—Legarda said that Congress must act […]

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Legarda Urges TESDA to Create Culture-Based Vocational Courses

November 19, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today urged the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to create culture-based vocational courses as part of efforts to support indigenous peoples (IPs) and promote Philippine culture.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, made the statement at the opening of the Conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for Indigenous People of the ASEAN held today at Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila.
“Through TESDA’s TVET, we can provide our IPs better employment and livelihood […]

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