Legarda Calls on State Auditors to Protect Environment

September 30, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today called on state auditors from all over the world to ensure accountability and judicious use of natural resources by leading an environmental audit in their respective nations, noting that the urban population of the world contributes to 80 percent of global carbon emissions.
Speaking at the Assembly Meeting of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions Working Group on Environmental Auditing (INTOSAI-WGEA), Legarda told 150 officials from audit institutions worldwide that there is a need to look […]

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Legarda Invites Filipinos to Join in Dayaw IP Festivals

September 29, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged Filipinos to be immersed in indigenous Filipino culture through the Dayaw Indigenous Peoples Festival.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said that Filipinos have a lot to learn and rediscover about their culture and through the Dayaw Festival, citizens will be able to witness more indigenous performances, rituals, forums, traditional cuisine demos, traditional games, arts and crafts exhibit, which are all part of the Filipino identity.
“We have a very rich culture. I salute […]

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Legarda: Let Us Do More To Address Climate Change, Disaster Risks

September 26, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for greater climate action not only from the international community, the national government and concerned sectors but also from every citizen.
Legarda, United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, noted that in the speech of President Benigno Aquino III before his fellow heads of state at the UN Climate Summit in New York, he urged his fellow leaders to have “a change in mindset from arguing over the […]

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Legarda Invites Filipinos to Visit Weaving Demos at the National Museum

September 25, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged Filipinos to visit the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino gallery at the National Museum in Manila every weekend to witness various weaving traditions continuously being practiced in indigenous communities in the country.
“As part of efforts to raise awareness on our culture of weaving and to ensure its continuity, the National Museum is organizing events that will further promote this tradition. From September to November this year, weavers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will showcase their weaving traditions. I […]

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Legarda: Dams Should Control, Not Worsen Flooding

September 24, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today reminded the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR), which is in charge of managing 22 water dams in the country, to ensure that protocols on dam water releases effectively control, not worsen, flooding.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that at the height of incessant rains brought by Typhoon Mario and enhanced by the Southwest Monsoon, several dams reached their spilling levels.
“Updated dam protocols and improved coordination among agencies on disaster management and dam operators […]

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