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PH exhibit of textile collection of hero seen

December 30, 2014

MANILA, Philippines–Sen. Loren Legarda on Monday exhorted the public to preserve and appreciate the Philippines’ heritage, including Dr. Jose Rizal’s collection of textiles.
Legarda said Rizal, who opposed Spanish rule and was executed on Dec. 30, 1896, was himself part of the national heritage.
The country is marking the 118th anniversary of Rizal’s martyrdom Tuesday.
“Dr. Jose Rizal is an important figure in our history—his ideals, works and actions all form part of our rich heritage, which we must all strive to respect, […]

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Legarda Renews Call to Respect Heritage as Nation Commemorates Rizal Day

December 29, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to respect and preserve the nation’s heritage as Filipinos commemorate Dr. Jose Rizal’s martyrdom on December 30.
Legarda said that the National Hero, who was one of the Filipinos who fought for the country’s independence, is among the country’s heritage.
“Dr. Jose Rizal is an important figure in our history—his ideals, works and actions all form part of our rich heritage which we must all strive to respect, protect and preserve,” she said.
The Senator stressed […]

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‘Step up campaign vs cyber porn’

December 26, 2014

Only a sustained information campaign on the evils of human trafficking and cyber pornography would help combat the illegal trade, according to Senator Loren Legarda.
As the principal sponsor of Republic Act No. 10364 or the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, Legarda called for a massive information and education campaign against all forms of human trafficking including cyber pornography.
“Technological advancements such as the Internet are supposed to make life easier and get things done faster. But […]

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Legarda to LGUs: Create More Jobs Thru Solid Waste Law

December 22, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda said that local government units (LGUs) could create more jobs through the implementation of Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Law.
Legarda, principal author and sponsor of the law, made the statement during the recent hearing of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act which looked into the performance of relevant national agencies and LGUs with respect to RA 9003.
“By implementing the solid waste management law, San Fernando City […]

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Loren advocates preservation of PH heritage

December 21, 2014

‘’My gift for you this Christmas is a gift for the soul.’’
Sen. Loren Legarda, chairperson of the Senate cultural communities, said this during a heritage mapping at the National Museum ‘’to promote Philippine heritage preservation’’ for her friends, her staff and members of the Senate media.
She also held a tour of the Hibla, Baybayin and Biodiversity exhibitions at the National Museum.
“My gift for you this Christmas is a gift for the soul. We can have Christmas parties here and […]

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Mahalin ang Ating Kultura: Sen. Loren Legarda, Kultura and Filipino Christmas traditions

December 21, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Loren Legarda has fond childhood memories of her family’s Christmases in Malabon: Simbang gabi in the nearby chapel; the simple Noche Buena with ham, keso de bola, pandesal; her Lola Mameng’s spaghetti salad, hot chocolate and sometimes fruit salad; the exchange of gifts and stories after Noche Buena; and the family reunion on Christmas day.
During the holidays, she recalls that her mother, the late Bessie Legarda, “used to decorate our home with a Christmas tree made […]

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Legarda on Heritage Mapping: It’s Food for the Soul Feeding the Stomach

December 20, 2014

In a bid to further promote Philippine heritage preservation, Senator Loren Legarda has organized a lecture on heritage mapping and a tour of the Hibla, Baybayin and Biodiversityexhibitions at the National Museum.
 
“My gift for you this Christmas is a gift for the soul. We can have Christmas parties here and there every year, but this year I wanted it special through this heritage lecture because it is important that we understand who we are and where we came from,” said Legarda in opening the […]

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Parents warned vs Net lingo: ‘Let’s try 8’

December 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines–Beware the language of the Internet, Sen. Loren Legarda warned, saying that certain online terms might actually be a code for cyberpornography and sexual abuse.
The senator said the public, especially parents, must beware of the subtle language of the Internet, adding that despite the Net’s myriad advantages as a tool of information and communication, it has also become an avenue for human trafficking.
“Acronyms have become tools for pornography and online sexual abuse,” Legarda said in a privilege speech.
She cited […]

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Parents warned: Beware of Internet code words for cyber-porn

December 18, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Beware the language of the Internet, Sen. Loren Legarda warned, saying that certain online terms might actually be code for cyber-pornography and sexual abuse.
The senator said the public, especially parents, must beware of the subtle language of the Internet, adding that despite the Net’s myriad advantages as a tool of information and communication, it has also become an avenue for human trafficking.
“Acronyms have become tools for pornography and online sexual abuse,” Legarda said in a privilege speech.
According […]

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Legarda Supports AU Gov’t Efforts to Protect Great Barrier Reef

December 17, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed her support to the Australian Government’s efforts to protect and manage the Great Barrier Reef to maintain its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, made the statement following a meeting with Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell on 17 December 2014.
“I welcome and support the Australian Government’s efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef and make sure it is not […]

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