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Legarda guides LGUs on climate change measures

October 31, 2015

MABALACAT CITY — Senator Loren Legarda reminded local government units (LGUs) and community organizations on how to craft plans that would effectively address the impact of the Earth’s warming temperature.
This, as the Climate Change Commission (CCC) announced that it is ready to accept climate change adaptation (CCA) proposals for funding under Republic Act 10174 or the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Law.
“First, how is your community affected by climate change? Is it a coastal community that may be affected by sea […]

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Legarda Guides LGUs in Crafting Climate Adaptation Plans to Access People’s Survival Fund

October 30, 2015

As the Climate Change Commission (CCC) announced it is ready to accept climate change adaptation (CCA) proposals for funding under Republic Act 10174 or the People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Law, Senator Loren Legarda reminded local government units (LGUs) and community organizations on how to craft plans that would effectively address the impact of the Earth’s warming temperature.

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Legarda Sees Better Employment with Passage of Amended PESO Act

October 29, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today said the enactment of the amended Public Employment Service Offices (PESO) Act is a huge leap in addressing the long-drawn issues of unemployment and underemployment in the country.
Legarda, co-author of R.A. 8759 or the PESO Act of 1999 and its amended version, stressed that PESOs will help make the transition period between graduation and employment much shorter with a wide range of career options.
“Public Employment Service Offices, which every local government unit (LGU) must have, serve […]

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Justice Palma Foundation holds Legal Forum on Climate Justice on November 12 at AIM

October 28, 2015

The Forum will answer the question, “Is Climate Justice a Human Right?”. The forum will be led by Senator Loren Legarda who has long championed the cause of climate change mitigation; Secretary Lucille Sering of the Climate Change Commission; Chair Chito Gascon of the Commission on Human Rights; Mr. Bonar Laureto of the Philippine Business for the Environment; and Atty. Jennifer Corpuz of the Tebtebba Foundation which advocates for the rights of indigenous peoples. Atty. Tony Oposa who has long-gained national and international recognition on environmental law will also grace the event.

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Is climate justice a human right?

October 27, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda who had won national and international recognition for her outstanding pioneering work on environmental concerns is guest speaker, with the following panel speakers: Secretary Luncile Sering of the Climate Change Commission; Atty. Antonio Oposa, Ramon Magsaysay Foundation awardee; Atty. Jose Luis Martin Gascon, chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights; Mr. Bonar Laureto, executive director of the Philippine Business for the Environment; and Atty. Jennifer Tauli-Corpuz, legal and human rights coordinator, Tebtebba Foundation. Dr. Carmencita N. Reodica, member, Board of Trustees of the JCMPF, will give the introduction while its chair, Dr. Mina T. Gabor, will give the welcome message. The other two trustees, Atty. Daisy Arce will moderate the forum and Grace Palma Tiongco will emcee the program.

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Legarda hails passage of UniFAST Law

October 27, 2015

MANILA (PNA)–Senator Loren Legarda on Monday hailed the passage of the Unified Student Financial Assistance Sys-tem for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) Law or Repub-lic Act No. 10687, which was signed by President Benigno Aquino last October 15.

Legarda, one of the authors of the UniFAST Law, explained that the measure was crafted in order to expand and ratio-nalize the government’s scholarship program and to ensure that Filipino stu-dents, especially those belonging to indigent families, are fully supported throughout their studies.

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Curatorial proposals for PHL Pavilion at 15th Architecture Biennale solicited

October 27, 2015

CURATORIAL PROPOSALS for the Philippines’ first national pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale are being accepted until Oct. 30.

This is open to Filipino architects, curators, practising artists from the different disciplines, urban planners, ecological activists, geographers, historians and critics of space, heritage workers, and others. Curators, as an individual or group, are urged to submit concepts, which will undergo a democratic selection process.

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Legarda Hails Passage of UniFAST Law

October 26, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the passage of the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) Law or Republic Act No. 10687, which was signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III last October 15.

Legarda, one of the authors of the UniFAST Law, explained that the measure was crafted in order to expand and rationalize the government’s scholarship program and to ensure that Filipino students, especially those belonging to indigent families, are fully supported throughout their studies.

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Legarda: Submission of Curatorial Proposals for PHL Pavilion at 15th Architecture Biennale until October 30

October 26, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for Filipinos to join the Open Call for Curatorial Proposals for the Philippines’ first national pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale. Proposals can be submitted until October 30, 2015.
 
The open call for curatorial proposals for a Philippine Pavilion is open to Filipino architects, curators, practising artists from the different disciplines, urban planners, ecological activists, geographers, historians and critics of space, heritage workers, and others.  Curators, as an individual or group, are urged to submit concepts, […]

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Legarda: Submission of Curatorial Proposals for PHL Pavilion at 15th Architecture Biennale until October 30

October 26, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for Filipinos to join the Open Call for Curatorial Proposals for the Philippines’ first national pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale. Proposals can be submitted until October 30, 2015.

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