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Legarda Hopes Pope’s Visit Will Inspire Climate Action, Foster Peace In Mindanao

January 12, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today said she looks forward to Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the Philippines, noting that the Pope has been very vocal about the need for man to act against environmental degradation and climate change.
 
She also expressed hope that the Pope’s visit will breathe new life into the ongoing peace process in Mindanao.
 
“I look forward to the statements of Pope Francis about climate change and how it affects the poorest and most vulnerable sectors of society. The Pope’s […]

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Loren, Bam push for poor’s rights

January 7, 2015

MANILA — Senators Loren Legarda and Bam Aquino are pushing for the protection of the fundamental rights of the poor.
Legarda refiled Senate Bill (SB) 2515, which directs the government to prioritize investments and anti-poverty programs to empower the poor.
“(The government) shall adopt an area-based, sectoral and focused intervention to poverty alleviation,” she said.
The bill, or “An act providing for a Magna Carta of the Poor,” will “ensure that each citizen will rightfully receive minimum basic needs through partnership between the […]

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Legarda vows to block waste incineration in the Senate

January 7, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – On the 14th birthday of the country’s garbage management law, Senator Loren Legarda vowed to block any moves in the Senate to lift the country’s ban on waste incineration.
“As long as I am the Environment Committee Chairman, any law that allows incineration will not pass in the Senate,” she said in a statement on Wednesday, January 7.
Her statement comes amidst moves by local government units, lawmakers, and government agencies to pass a bill that would allow the […]

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Zero Waste Youth Convergence

January 7, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech
Zero Waste Youth Convergence
7 January 2015 – Philippine Normal University, Manila
 
Much has been said about the resilience of the Filipino people to immediately rise up disaster after every disaster. However, the threat of natural hazards and extreme weather events to the survival of our communities requires us to match this strong spirit with the ability to act fast and act resolutely not only after disasters strike, but even in anticipation of natural hazards and extreme weather […]

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Legarda Urges Youth To Take Part In Zero Waste Campaign

January 7, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda called on young Filipinos to take control of their future by being actively involved in addressing environmental issues facing the country today particularly the problem of solid waste management.
 
Speaking before hundreds of youth leaders from various universities in Metro Manila during the Zero Waste Youth Convergence organized by the Mother Earth Foundation, Legarda said the Filipino youth should strive for a zero waste economy where the output of each resource use is converted into input for another […]

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Legarda: Intensify Disaster Preparedness Campaign to Prevent Tragedies

January 6, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today underscored the need for stronger disaster management efforts as she warned against more frequent and intense tropical storms that may hit the country this year.
 
The Senator issued the statement following the release of the Global Risk Index 2015, which showed that among 160 countries, the Philippines is most affected by extreme weather conditions, such as intense floods, droughts and fiercer typhoons in 2013.
 
Legarda, United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, […]

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Legarda Invites Filipinos to Traditional Lao Weaving Lecture and Demo

January 5, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today invited Filipinos to visit the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino gallery at the National Museum in Manila for a lecture and weaving demonstration on traditional Lao weaving on January 8 and 9, 2015.
 
Legarda said that Madame Keobounma Phetmalayvanh, Director-General of the Lao National Museum, will give a lecture on January 8, 10:00-11:30 am, while Madame Keomoungkhoun Chansamone and Madame Nanthavongdouangsy Kongthong will demonstrate traditional Lao weaving on January 8 and 9, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.
 
“After witnessing various weaving […]

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