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Legarda: Mandaya Weavers to Showcase their Craft at National Museum

November 14, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda invites citizens to a weaving demonstration by Mandayas from Davao Oriental at the National Museum on November 15-16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Legarda, patron of the country’s first permanent textile gallery,Hibla ng Lahing Filipino, said that Mandayas from Barangay Sangab in the Municipality of Caraga, Davao Oriental will demonstrate the dagmay weaving.
 
The Mandaya is one of the indigenous communities inhabiting areas of the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary, recently inscribed by the UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
 
“I am […]

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Legarda: DRR in Business Sector is Not Just CSR

November 11, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda said that disaster risk reduction (DRR) is not merely part of the private sector’s corporate social responsibility (CSR), but should be at the core of business strategies.
 
Legarda, United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) for Asia-Pacific, made the statement at the Top Leaders Forum 2014: Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration for DRR, organized by SM Prime and the UN Office for DRR (UNISDR) on November 10, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.
 
“DRR is […]

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Senate Bill No. 2450 – Philippine Mental Health Act of 2014

November 11, 2014

AN ACT PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH, PROMULGATING A NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH POLICY TOWARDS THE ENHANCEMENT OF INTEGRATED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, PROTECTION OF PERSONS UTILIZING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A PHILIPPINE MENTAL HEALTH COUNCIL
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (11/18/2014)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-2450
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SBN-2450 (as filed)

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Legarda Highlights Role of PPPs in Building Resilient Communities

November 10, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today said that public-private partnerships (PPPs), which have been usually favored for basic services and infrastructure, could very well help fuel the country’s disaster risk reduction (DRR) thrusts.
 
Speaking at the Top Leaders Forum 2014, which was organized by SM Prime and the United Nations Office For Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Legarda explained how PPPs could be instrumental in DRR and in building sustainable and resilient communities.
 
“Disasters as an enemy are becoming more enigmatic and formidable. It is […]

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The Role of PPP in DRR and in Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities: Lessons Learned and Way Forward

November 10, 2014

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
The Role of PPP in DRR and in Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities: Lessons Learned and Way Forward
Top Leaders Forum 2014
10 November 2014 – SMX Convention Center
 
There is a long history of cooperation and selflessness in the face of crisis and disasters.  Haiyan, Ketsana, Parma, just to name a few, brought massive destruction and death, and yet, it is during these times of crisis that we see people establishing deep social connections to alleviate the plight of victims.
 
Why, […]

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Legarda: Yakan Weavers To Showcase Their Craft at National Museum

November 7, 2014

Yakan weavers from Zamboanga will demonstrate how they weave natural fibers into colorful fabrics with intricate designs 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 Yakans are the featured craftsmen at the gallery on November 8-9, from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
 
“The Yakans traditionally wear colorful, handwoven garments. They are one of the most distinctively dressed groups of people in Mindanao. A closer look at […]

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Legarda on Yolanda Anniversary: Let Us Bring Filipino Resilience to a Higher Level

November 6, 2014

One year after Supertyphoon Yolanda battered Central Visayas and other nearby regions, Senator Loren Legarda today said that the well-known Filipino resilience should be manifested even before a natural hazard occurs.
 
“The world recognizes the resilience of the Filipino spirit. Even after experiencing the worst disaster, we find reason to smile and laugh, we help others even if we are victims too, and we immediately go about our business. Resilience has been a remarkable strength of our citizens, but at the […]

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Anvil Business Club’s Special Exchange Forum with Mr. Willie Tan

November 4, 2014

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Anvil Business Club’s
Special Exchange Forum with Mr. Willie Tan
4 November 2014 – Makati Shangri-la Hotel
 
Foremost, I wish to thank the Anvil Business Club for inviting me to take part in this forum. The business sector is a vital partner of the government in carrying out the needed programs and reforms for a progressive nation. As such, the government ensures that its policies and programs would create a more conducive environment for business.
 
In the Senate, several proposed […]

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As UN Panel Warns, Time Running Out to Reach 2ºC Warming Target, Legarda Renews Call for Greater Climate Action

November 4, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for greater climate change action, particularly significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, as she expressed alarm over the pronouncement of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that time is running out to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius.
Legarda, the United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, said that the international community, all national governments, all sectors of society and all citizens of the world must […]

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Phl senator fears of climate change impact

November 4, 2014

PHILIPPINE Senator Loren Legarda on Tuesday renewed her call for greater climate change action, particularly significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, as she expressed alarm over the pronouncement of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that time is running out to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius.
Legarda, the United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, said the international community, all national governments, all sectors of society and all citizens of the […]

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