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Legarda Renews Call for Continued Protection of the Environment

June 30, 2015

On the last day of observance of National Environment Month, Senator Loren Legarda called for continued protection of the environment, stressing that it should be a way of life.
“Even as the observance of Environment Month ends today, we should sustain efforts to protect our environment. It should be part of our daily life,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Environment and Natural Resources, and Climate Change.
“As stewards of the earth, we are responsible in keeping our planet healthy, […]

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Legarda lauds launch of Green Building Code

June 29, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Loren Legarda lauded the launch of the new Green Building Code as part of government’s long-term transition to a low-carbon economy and its efforts to help slowdown the impact of global warming in the country.
Legarda noted green buildings play a huge role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which are largely responsible for global warming.
Speaking at “Green Breakthroughs 2015” organized by the Philippine Green Building Initiative together with the Department of Public Works and Highways and […]

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Legarda on Lang Dulay’s Death: Appreciate Intangible Heritage

June 29, 2015

“Lang Dulay’s legacy enriches Filipinos from all walks of life, whether they are aware of it or not. Her devotion to T’nalak weaving and her passion to pass it on to her progeny assures us this form of art will continue to define our identity,” stated Senator Loren Legarda a month after the passing of iconic T’boli dream weaver Lang Dulay last April 30, 2015.
 
The 91-year old cultural treasure had suffered from a massive stroke last January. Dulay had a […]

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Celebrating art–and friendship–in Venice

June 28, 2015

There is Italy, and there is Venice. This city in the north of Italy is built on more than 100 small islands and on centuries-old culture, commerce and otherworldly beauty.
The 56th Venice Biennale is a major contemporary art exhibition held once every two years since its founding in 1895, making it the perfect melding of the past and present.
This year, after being absent from the exhibition for 51 years, the Philippines was asked to participate again in this prestigious event.
A […]

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Green Breakthroughs 2015

June 25, 2015

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Green Breakthroughs 2015
Philippine Trade and Training Center, Pasay City
25 June 2015
Citizens of the Asia-Pacific region are more likely to be affected by natural hazards than those in Africa, in Europe or North America, says a report from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
In many countries in the region, poverty, badly planned and managed urban and regional development, informal settlements on unsafe lands, vulnerable rural and urban livelihoods, and […]

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Philippine : Legarda Lauds ‘Paradigm Shift’ toward Green Building

June 25, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today lauded the launch of the new Green Building Code as part of government’s long-term transition to a low-carbon economy, noting that green buildings play a huge role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which are largely responsible for global warming.
Speaking at “Green Breakthroughs 2015″ organized by the Philippine Green Building Initiative together with the Department of Public Works and Highways and other aid agencies as the official launch of the Green Building Code, Legarda stressed that […]

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Legarda lauds ‘paradigm shift’ toward green building

June 25, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today lauded the launch of the new Green Building Code as part of government’s long-term transition to a low-carbon economy, noting that green buildings play a huge role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which are largely responsible for global warming.
Speaking at “Green Breakthroughs 2015” organized by the Philippine Green Building Initiative together with the Department of Public Works and Highways and other aid agencies as the official launch of the Green Building Code, Legarda stressed that […]

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Legarda: Tree Planting is Serious Business

June 24, 2015

As the country observes Philippines Arbor Day, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call to continue awareness programs on tree planting, including educating the public on the proper and most effective way of doing it.
 
“We all need to look at tree planting as serious business. It’s not just about planting the seedlings, but we should ensure that they survive. We should also prevent cutting especially in protected areas,” Legarda said.
 
On Arbor Day, citizens are encouraged to plant and care for trees.
 
Legarda said […]

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Legarda wants uniformed cogon roofing in terraces villages

June 23, 2015

SENATOR Loren Legarda wants to bring back thatched cogon roofs for the houses surrounding the Bangaan Rice Terraces.
During her visit to Lagawe, Ifugao, on the province’s foundation day, Legarda was informed that galvanized roofing sheets were used for the house as part of the restoration efforts for the famous terraces.
Legarda said the traditional cogon should have been used instead.
“Mas maganda ang cogon at hindi yero,” she said.
Legarda said she had wanted to go the villages near the terraces but changed […]

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Legarda: Aim for Zero Waste, Implement Ecological Solid Waste Mgmt Law

June 22, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the strict implementation of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Law, stressing that local government units (LGUs) should aim for zero waste.
 
In her keynote speech for the opening of the First National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition, Legarda, principal author of RA 9003, urged the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) to strengthen its efforts in ensuring compliance with the ESWM law. “Encourage LGUs that compliance is doable. Good […]

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