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ASEAN Youth Summit 2015

January 22, 2015

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Speech for the ASEAN Youth Summit
Introduction to ASEAN Economic Integration 2015
De La Salle University-Manila
January 23, 2015
I speak before you today, against the backdrop of an emerging ASEAN Economic Community or AEC by December 2015.
ASEAN is one of the most diverse regions in the world. It is a region of 32,000 islands spanning over 4 million square kilometers and hosting more than 600 million people who speak more than 900 different […]

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Senate Bill No. 2580 – Indigenous Community Conserved Areas Act of 2014

January 22, 2015

AN ACT PROTECTING AND STRENGTHENING THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY CONSERVED AREAS, RECOGNIZING THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION, ESTABLISHING FOR THE PURPOSE THE NATIONAL ICCA REGISTRY, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Scope: National
Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (1/26/2015)
http://senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=16&q=SBN-2580
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SBN-2580 (as filed)

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Legarda Calls For Climate Action And Climate Cooperation In Meet With Nicolas Hulot, France’s Special Climate Envoy

January 22, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today said she looks forward to French President Francois Hollande’s forthcoming visit to the Philippines, which is expected to tackle Philippine-French cooperation on climate action.
Legarda made the statement following her meeting with the Special Envoy of the French President for the Protection of the Planet, Mr. Nicolas Hulot, who said that President Hollande is very keen on working with the Philippine Government to ensure that the COP 21 or the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in […]

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Senate Adopts Legarda’s Reso on Review of UN Peacekeeping Operations

January 22, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Senate has adopted on Wednesday (January 21) Senate Resolution No. 1044, which affirms the Senate’s support to the review of the United Nations’ peacekeeping operations and special political missions.
Legarda, who filed the Resolution, said that a review of the UN’s peacekeeping operations is needed in light of new challenges and changes in the geopolitical landscape and risks faced by UN international missions.
“In August last year, our Filipino peacekeepers who were conducting their mission […]

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Senate adopts reso on review of UN peacekeeping missions

January 22, 2015

The Senate has adopted Senate Resolution No. 1044 affirming its support to the review of the United Nations (UN’s) peacekeeping operations and special political missions.
Sen. Loren Legarda, author of the resolution, said a review is needed in light of new challenges and changes in the geopolitical landscape and risks faced by UN international missions.
Legarda cited an experience of Filipino peacekeepers who were conducting in August last year their mission at Golan Heights in Syria.
The Filipino peacekeepers were forced to defend […]

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Legarda Meets With French Envoy for Environment

January 21, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda will meet with Mr. Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the French President for the Protection of the Planet, on January 22, 2015 to discuss climate-related issues, including Philippine-French coordination in preparation for the COP 21 or the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France.
 
“This year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Paris is very crucial as nations are set to adopt a binding and universal climate agreement that will take effect in 2020. As the host […]

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Lao weavers showcase craft in rare lecture, exhibit at National Museum

January 20, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—Weavers from Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic) visited the country recently to showcase the various techniques involved in producing the intricately designed handmade textiles which made their nation famous in Southeast Asia.
Artist-weavers Keomoungkhoun Chansamone and Nanthavongdouangsy Kongthong were invited by the National Museum to show Filipinos how they made handmade fabrics known across the region for its outstanding and intricate designs. They gave the lecture on January 8.
Kongthong, an Asean Living Human Treasure awardee and Unesco Awardee on Traditional […]

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Solon praying for encyclical on climate change

January 20, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda on Monday expressed hope for an encyclical on climate change following the papal visit.
“Pope Francis has blessed us with many inspirational and encouraging messages during his visit to our country and I hope we can carefully digest each message, including his statement on caring for the environment, and not only take it to heart but also translate it into action,” said Legarda, Chairwoman of the Senate Committees on Environment and Natural Resources, and Climate Change.
Sunday’s mass at […]

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Legarda Hopes Filipinos Would Heed Pope’s Call To Care For Environment

January 19, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today said she hopes that more Filipinos would take action against environmental degradation in response to Pope Francis’ call to care for the environment.
 
“Pope Francis has blessed us with many inspirational and encouraging messages during his visit to our country and I hope we can carefully digest each message, including his statement on caring for the environment, and not only take it to heart but also translate it into action,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees […]

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Pope visit sets stage for encyclical

January 12, 2015

MANILA, Philippines–When Pope Francis visits Tacloban City in Leyte province on Jan. 17, he is embarking on a mission with more far-reaching significance and impact than expressing the Church’s compassion for victims of natural disasters.
He will share a meal with 30 survivors of the 2013 earthquake in Bohol province and of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in nearby Palo town, but that is only one step in a series of activities planned to spur nations to act collectively to ease […]

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