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Legarda off to attend climate summit in Paris

July 20, 2015

Sen. Loren Legarda said Sunday she would be taking part in a Summit of the Conscience for the Climate on Monday in Paris.
In a statement, she said the summit aims to enjoin every citizen of the world to take action to address climate change.
“Until we have taken it upon ourselves to be part of the solution… then the greatest challenge we will have to fight to combat the warming climate and its effects is our own indifference,” Legarda said.

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Hindi tayo basurahan ng mundo – Legarda

July 19, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Ipinaalala kahapon ni Senator Loren Legarda sa gobyerno na hindi ito dapat pumayag na gawing basurahan ng mundo ang Pilipinas.
Ginawa ni Legarda ang pahayag dahil na rin sa isyu ng tone-toneladang basura mula sa Canada na dinala sa bansa upang dito itapon.
Sinabi ng senadora na hindi tapunan ng basura ng mundo ang Pilipinas at dapat ibalik sa Canada ang nasabing mga basura.
“The Philippines is not a trash bin of the world. Canada should take back their garbage,” […]

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Paris to hold Summit of Conscience for the Climate

July 19, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – An international summit seeking to promote environmental awareness ahead of the Paris climate change talks will be held next week, with Sen. Loren Legarda as the lone Filipino participant.
Hosted by the French government, the Paris Summit of Conscience for the Climate will be held on July 21.
“It is designed to remind everyone – including delegates to the COP (Conference of Parties), faith leaders, artists, economists, UN officials and young people around the world – that protecting the […]

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Legarda on Paris Summit of Consciences: Let Us Be The Change We Seek

July 19, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the important goal of the Summit of the Consciences for the Climate is to enjoin every citizen of the world to take action to address climate change.
 
“Until we have taken it upon ourselves that the key to climate change adaptation and mitigation lies in each and every individual’s effort to be part of the solution, then the greatest challenge we will have to fight to combat the warming climate and its effects is our own indifference,” […]

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Legarda to Represent PHL at Summit of Consciences for the Climate in Paris

July 19, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda will join over 40 religious leaders and climate activists around the world at the Summit of the Consciences for the Climate to encourage everyone to protect the planet.
 
Legarda, United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, was invited by Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the French President for the Protection of the Planet, to participate in the Summit as one of the panelists for the plenary session “Inspiring the World to care—igniting the will […]

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Legarda urges government, mining firms to ensure safety of mining workers

July 18, 2015

SENATOR Loren Legarda said Saturday the government and mining companies must coordinate to ensure the safety of mining workers, after the latest coal mine accident on Semirara Island in Caluya, Antique.
Legarda said the Department of Energy (DOE) and the local government should investigate the incident, which killed at least three miners.
“I condole with the families of the victims and urge the DOE and the local government to pursue an independent and fair investigation and put the safety of our people […]

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Legarda: PHL is Not Trash Bin of the World

July 18, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda strongly condemned the entry and eventual dumping at the country’s sanitary landfill of waste shipped from Canada and said she will file a resolution so that the Senate will look into the matter.
 
“The Philippines is not a trash bin of the world. Canada should take back their garbage,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
 
The Port of Manila, on two separate occasions from June 2013 to August 2013 and from December 2013 […]

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Legarda Laments 2nd Semirara Mining Tragedy

July 18, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for joint effort of the government and mining companies in ensuring the safety of mining workers as she lamented the recent tragedy in Semirara Island in Caluya, Antique where at least three miners have been confirmed dead.
 
“I condole with the families of the victims and urge the Department of Energy (DOE) and the local government to pursue an independent and fair investigation and put the safety of our people first before profit,” said […]

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Senator Legarda, National Museum organize basket weaving demos in Manila

July 17, 2015

EVERY Filipino interested in the country’s cultural heritage was invited by Sen. Loren Legarda to view and observe basket and mat weavers from Oriental Mindoro as they showcase their weaving techniques at the National Museum of Anthropology on July 18 and 19.
Weavers Thalia Daguman, Susana Maayos and Debora Aceveda, all from Oriental Mindoro, will demonstrate rattan and nito weaving, while Elsie Caring will give an informal lecture.
“This is an interactive way of understanding our weaving culture. We get […]

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Legarda: Mat and Basket Weavers from Mindoro Featured at the National Museum

July 17, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to view and observe basket and mat weavers from Oriental Mindoro as they showcase their weaving techniques at the National Museum of Anthropology on July 18 to 19, 2015.
 
Weavers Thalia Daguman, Susana Maayos and Debora Aceveda, all from Oriental Mindoro, will demonstrate rattan and nito weaving, while Elsie Caring will give an informal lecture.
 
“This is an interactive way of understanding our weaving culture. We get to know more about various mat and basket weaving techniques […]

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