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Message of Senator Loren Legarda for 2015 Eidul Fitr

July 15, 2015

Message of Senator Loren Legarda for 2015 Eidul Fitr
(Author of RA 9177, Act Declaring Eidul Fitr a National Holiday)
Senator Loren Legarda today enjoined all Filipinos all over the world, regardless of their religious beliefs and spiritual affiliations, to be one with our Muslim brothers and sisters in celebrating Eidul Fitr.
“We welcome this year’s Eidul Fitr with high hopes for just and lasting peace in Mindanao. We hope to put an end to the decades-long armed conflict through honest […]

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Legarda Urges Gov’t To Formulate Child-Centered Disaster Protection Program

July 14, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today urged the government to formulate a comprehensive child-centered emergency program to be implemented immediately upon the declaration of a national or local state of calamity to protect children and support their immediate recovery.
 
“Over the past decades, the frequency and magnitude of natural hazards have increased due to climate change. Children suffer the most at the onset and aftermath of humanitarian emergencies because they are still dependent on adults, whether parents, relatives or guardians. Proper planning can […]

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Keynote Speech: National Protected Area Management Board Conference

July 13, 2015

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
National Protected Area Management Board Conference
13 July 2015 | Ace Hotel and Suites, Pasig City
It is with great pleasure that I take part in this gathering of frontliners in the management of our protected areas. Much is expected from all of you because your work is crucial to the survival of men and all species alike.
 
Biological diversity, or biodiversity, is essential to all forms of life on Earth. The ecosystem that […]

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Legarda Renews Call for Sustainable Management of Protected Areas

July 13, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, today challenged all members of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) to share their passion in caring for our protected areas with their respective communities by getting them involved in carrying out sustainable conservation activities.
 
In her keynote speech at the National PAMB Conference, Legarda said the Board plays a vital role in promoting awareness regarding the importance of protecting the country’s unique and at the same time […]

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Loren seeks nat’l funding for ‘malunggay’ prod’n

July 12, 2015

MANILA – The government must create a national funding program to fully maximize the potentials of the vegetable malunggay.
In Senate Bill 104, or the “Malunggay Development Act,” Sen. Loren Legarda proposed to allocate P1 billion for the production, marketing and processing of malunggay, or horseradish.
Filipino households use malunggay leaves in cooking vegetable soups or making salads, according to Legarda.
Its oil content, which contains a high level of protein, can also be used as cooking oil, she said.
Malunggay seeds are […]

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Legarda Invites Filipinos to Visit 2015 Weaving Demos at National Museum

July 10, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to visit the National Museum of Anthropology for the weekly weaving demonstrations starting today, July 11, 2015.
The National Museum of the Philippines, in partnership with Senator Legarda, organized the 2015 Weaving Demonstrations. Mat and basket weavers from the MIMAROPA Region will showcase their weaving techniques this month.
Featured on July 11 and 12 are weavers of buntal and nito crafts from Torrijos and Gasan in Marinduque. There will be informal lectures by Ms. Julie Ann Reginio, […]

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Legarda Reminds Public on Disaster Preparedness

July 10, 2015

Even as Typhoons Egay and Falcon have exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility, Senator Loren Legarda today said that government agencies and the public should remain vigilant and maintain preparedness to prevent disasters that could be caused by incessant rains.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, said that as PAGASA warned of monsoon rains, communities should remain prepared against flooding and landslides especially since the continuing rains could cause the rise of water levels in dams and rivers.
“Metro […]

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Legarda urges government to maximize malunggay’s potential

July 10, 2015

STRESSING the varied uses of malunggay, Senator Loren Legarda urged the government to maximize the benefits of the tropical crop.
“Because of the many uses of malunggay, the government should formulate a sustainable framework for development that will serve as guide to the formulation an implementation of plans, programs and projects for the production, marketing, processing and distribution of malunggay for food, medicinal, health and commercial needs,” Legarda said.
Legarda said she has re-filed the proposed Malunggay Development Act to spur the […]

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Legarda Urges Gov’t To Maximize Benefits of Malunggay

July 9, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today highlighted the varied uses of malunggay and urged the government to maximize the benefits of the tropical crop.
Legarda said that she has re-filed the proposed Malunggay Development Act, under Senate Bill No. 104, to spur the production, processing, marketing and distribution of malunggay in suitable areas of the country in order to acquire its benefits.
Malunggay is one of the most useful tropical trees. Its young leaves are commonly cooked and eaten like spinach or used to […]

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Legarda lauds Dutch court ruling on carbon emission targets

July 9, 2015

SENATOR Loren Legarda lauded the recent triumph of climate advocates as the Dutch court ordered its government to reduce carbon emissions by 25 percent within five years to help protect its citizens from climate change.
“Nations have made pledges to cut their carbon emissions in international treaties but it is easy to make promises. This development shows that governments around the world have a legal obligation to their people when it comes to climate change mitigation.”
Reports stated that a court in […]

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