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Senator Loren Legarda’s Statement on Mamasapano Clash

January 29, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda said a vigorous probe that would answer all questions about the deadly encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao is needed to give justice to the victims and would be relevant to the ongoing peace negotiations.
“I extend my deepest condolences to the families of the slain police officers. They did not deserve such tragic death. A thorough investigation is needed first and foremost to give justice to the victims,” said Legarda.
“We cannot be talking peace on the one hand and […]

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Environmental Protection and Climate Action Through Everyday Practice

January 28, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda’s Privilege Speech
“Environmental Protection and Climate Action Through Everyday Practice”
28 January 2015 – Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President,
 
In my three terms as a senator, I have stood in this chamber numerous times to speak about environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and disaster resilience with the hope of influencing my colleagues and other leaders of the nation to include these issues in the priorities of government.
 
We have actually produced several relevant laws—the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, Clean […]

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Legarda Shares Tips To Protect Environment Through Daily Practice

January 28, 2015

On her birthday today, Senator Loren Legarda shared how she has been incorporating her advocacies on environmental protection and climate change mitigation in her daily practice, hoping that more people would be inspired to do the same.
 
“I wish to share how each individual can be part of the effective implementation of our laws. These practices do not demand much from us. In fact, many of these can immediately be practiced as soon as today. It has every bit of potential […]

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French President Hollande

January 28, 2015

When French President Francois Hollande comes to visit the Philippines on February 26-27, he will be seeking an ally in the effort to mobilize the nations to take more decisive action to stop climate change which has caused increasingly destructive natural calamities over the years.
France will be hosting the 21st session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference set for November 30-December 11 in Paris. In previous conferences, there have been tremendous resistance by some nations to proposals for them […]

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Legarda Files Resolution Commending Vigan LGU for its Heritage Preservation Efforts

January 27, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today commended the local government of Vigan for its continued preservation of the town as a livable heritage city following its successful inclusion in the New7Wonders Cities.
 
In celebration of the founding anniversary of Vigan City, Legarda authored Senate Resolution No. 1130 to urge national agencies to work collaboratively with the local government of the City, which is known for its steadfast commitment to conserve and preserve its culture and heritage.
 
“Vigan is a concrete example of how communities […]

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After 51 years, PHL returns to ‘art world’s Olympics’ Venice Biennale

January 27, 2015

After 51 years of non-participation, Philippines is set to make a comeback at one of the major contemporary art exhibitions in the world.
A technical team arrived in Venice, Italy last week to prepare the Philippine Pavilion in Palazzo Mora for the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale or La Biennale di Venezia to be held from May 9 to November 22.
The team is led by Dr. Patrick Flores, a professor at the University of the Philippines’ […]

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Legarda Bats for Immediate Passage of Bill Favoring the Poor

January 26, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today urged her colleagues in the Senate to immediately approve the proposed Magna Carta of the Poor, which seeks to uplift the lives of impoverished Filipinos not only through access to basic services but also by prioritizing investments and anti-poverty programs that will enable the poor to take part in the country’s growth and development.
Legarda noted that despite the country’s continued economic progress, majority of Filipinos continue to struggle on a daily basis according to the Philippine […]

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Senate Resolution No. 1130 – Heritage City (City of Vigan)

January 26, 2015

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE SENATE TO URGE NATIONAL AGENCIES TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY OF VIGAN FOR ITS CONTINUED PRESERVATION AS A LIVABLE HERITAGE CITY IN LIGHT OF ITS SUCCESSFUL INCLUSION AS ONE OF NEW7WONDERS CITIES OF THE WORLD
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National: Legislative status
Consolidated with Adopted Resolution (1/28/2015)
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SRN-1130
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SRN-1130 (as filed)

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Big stars coming to PH

January 25, 2015

Hollywood A-listers, global leaders and United Nations officials are expected to join the official delegation of French President François Hollande when he visits the Philippines next month in a concerted effort to press for urgent action to combat climate change.
A list of VIPs being drawn up by Élysée Palace, the official residence of the French president, for the historic visit was obtained by the Inquirer on Friday.
It shows a large official delegation of Hollande, the very first French leader to […]

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Legarda to Youth: ASEAN Integration Brings Opportunities, Challenges

January 23, 2015

While the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Integration brings many opportunities—free flow of goods, services, investment capital, education and skilled labor—there are key challenges that the region needs to overcome in order to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth, Senator Loren Legarda today told youth leaders and student participants of the ASEAN Youth Summit 2015 at the De La Salle University Manila.
“As we pursue the pathway that will bring the economies and people of ASEAN under a single economic […]

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