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Legarda Urges Preservation of Lenten Traditions

March 31, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged Catholics to preserve Lenten traditions and likewise urged Filipinos, regardless of faith, to maintain religious customs.
 
Legarda, whose family observes a century-old tradition of doing the pabasa every Holy Wednesday, said that Lenten traditions are part of Filipino Catholics’ heritage and in fact, the preservation of these customs has continued to strengthen the faith of many.
 
“The Lenten Season, especially the Holy Week, is a time for contemplation. We observe Filipino Holy Week traditions as part of renewing our […]

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Walong Filipina: Alay sa Manghahabi

March 28, 2015

MESSAGE OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Walong Filipina: Alay sa Manghahabi
28 March 2015 | Liongoren Gallery
Allow me first to congratulate the Liongoren Gallery and HABI Philippine Textile Council. They have aptly placed the spotlight on our talented Filipino women in time for the National Women’s Month.
Today, we celebrate the strength of women and the enduring weaving culture in our country. We celebrate the talent of Filipina artists who have willingly shared their artistic gifts to honor our weavers.
We have a […]

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Legarda On Earth Hour: Small Acts Can Protect The Planet

March 27, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today urged the public to support the global movement to simultaneously switch off lights for one hour on March 28 (Saturday), 8:30pm local time, in observance of the 2015 Earth Hour.
 
“The Earth Hour campaign shows us what each citizen can do. It tells us that every individual is capable of protecting our planet. Small acts cannot be underestimated because these small acts, when put together, create big changes,” Legarda stressed.
 
Legarda, author of the Climate Change Act, encouraged all Filipinos to show […]

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The Philippines Returns to the 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice after 50-Year Hiatus

March 27, 2015

Fifty-one years after its 1964 participation in the Venice Art Biennale, the Philippines finally returns to one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious exhibitions of contemporary art, with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.
 
Patrick Flores’ curatorial proposal titled Tie A String Around the Worldwas chosen by a panel of distinguished experts from among 16 submissions as the Philippine representative in the […]

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Legarda: Proper Waste Management, A Way To Carbon Fast

March 26, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged Filipino Catholics who will observe the Holy Week to affirm their role as stewards of God’s creation through environment-friendly practices, such as proper solid waste management.
 
Legarda said that undertaking environment-friendly activities is a way to carbon fast and reconcile with the environment, which has been greatly abused and exploited.
 
“We are the stewards of God’s creation and as such, we are tasked to protect, not harm, our environment. We should adopt an environment-friendly lifestyle and learn […]

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Sendai: Taking new path to resilience by Senator Loren Legarda

March 22, 2015

Times change and so does the nature of disaster risks. Poverty, badly planned and managed urban and regional development, informal settlements on unsafe lands, vulnerable rural and urban livelihoods, and ecosystem decline are the underlying drivers that increase the risks of natural hazards turning into disasters. Even as we confront these challenges, the impact of Earth’s warming temperature already looms over us.
According to the 5th Annual Natural Hazards Risk Atlas (NHRA), eight of the top 10 cities with the greatest […]

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Loren: Localize DRR to be effective

March 20, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda yesterday reiterated the importance of localizing disaster risk reduction (DRR), stressing that only with resilient communities are we able to build a resilient nation.
Legarda, United Nations Champion for DRR and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, said that one of the important aspects of the new Sendai Framework for DRR, which was adopted during the recently concluded 3rd UN World Conference for DRR in Sendai, Japan, is “to localize DRR.”
“Our laws on climate change and DRR are considered […]

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Legarda: Localize DRR to be Effective

March 20, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated the importance of localizing disaster risk reduction (DRR), stressing that only with resilient communities are we able to build a resilient nation.
 
Legarda, United Nations Champion for DRR and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, said that one of the important aspects of the new Sendai Framework for DRR, which was adopted during the recently concluded 3rd UN World Conference for DRR in Sendai, Japan, is “to localize DRR”.
 
“Our laws on climate change and DRR are considered […]

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Legarda on New DRR Framework: Let’s Turn our Commitment into Action

March 19, 2015

Following the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030 at the Third UN World Conference for DRR, Senator Loren Legarda today said that countries should turn their commitment into urgent action.
 
Legarda, UN Champion for DRR and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, said that the new framework gives primary importance to understanding disaster risk, which is very important in determining appropriate solutions and actions.
 
“Understanding the risk will help us know how we can effectively address it—for governments […]

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Swift OK of bill to expand protected areas urged

March 19, 2015

MANILA, Philippines–Sen. Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on environment and natural resources, called Thursday for the speedy passage of a bill that sought to establish a system of protected areas to ensure sustainable use of the country’s natural resources.
In her sponsorship speech of Senate Bill No. 2712 under Committee Report No. 117, or the proposed Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 2015, Legarda said the proposed measure was necessary to protect and preserve the country’s rich […]

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