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Mexico eyes plastics ban

October 26, 2015

A bill authored by Senator Loren Legarda has been passed which prohibits the use of plastic bags in groceries, restaurants and other establishments.

The City of San Fernando, Apalit and Masantol are among the local government units in Pampanga which supported the bill.

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Legarda hails passage of UniFAST law

October 26, 2015

Sen. Loren Legarda on Monday hailed the passage of the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) law, or Republic Act 10687, which was signed by President Aquino on 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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Culture body exec says IPs offer peace lessons

October 24, 2015

In her address at the same event, Sen. Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate committees on climate change and on cultural communities, asked local governments to preserve local culture.

One way local governments can do this, Legarda said, is to enforce Republic Act No. 9242 (Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law) which encourages local officials to use indigenous fabrics for uniforms, which would provide a steady market for indigenous communities that still produce these fabrics.

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‘Dayaw’ 5th Episode Emphasizes Importance of Cultural Mapping

October 23, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda emphasizes the importance of Philippine heritage preservation and cultural mapping in the fifth episode of Dayaw titled “Pagbangon, Pagpapatuloy” (Restoring and Protecting our Colonial Past), which looks at the meticulous process of rebuilding and restoring our tangible heritage.
 
Episode 5 will air on October 29 at 6:00pm on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).
 
“It is important that we understand who we are and where we came from. I hope that viewers take to heart this important advocacy and understand […]

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Mat and Basket Weavers from Sorsogon Featured at the National Museum

October 22, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to view and observe basket and mat weavers from Sorsogon City as they showcase their weaving techniques at the National Museum on October 23 (Friday) and 24 (Saturday), 2015.
Featured weavers are Monserat Discaya, Rosie Bañares, Teresita Ebrada, Serena Detera and Divina Dumamay.
The weaving demonstrations can be viewed from 10:00 am to 12:00 nn and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Reception Room, 4th Floor, National Museum of Anthropology (formerly Museum of the Filipino People), […]

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Not Budget As Usual, Legarda Vows To Make 2016 Nat’l Budget Climate-Adaptive, Disaster-Resilient, Risk-Sensitive

October 19, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the proposed 2016 national budget worth P3.002 Trillion will be different from previous years as she is working to make it a budget that promotes climate-adaptive, disaster-resilient, risk-sensitive and sustainable development.

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Indigenous Women Weavers Featured in ‘Dayaw’

October 18, 2015

Centuries-old weaving traditions are in danger of disappearing with the commercialization and commodification of textiles in the Philippines.

The fourth episode of Dayaw on October 22, “Hinabing Kasaysayan ng mga Kababaihan” (Weaving Stories of Feminine Knowledge), takes viewers to the centers of weaving in the country in a bid to stir interest, awareness and support for this intangible cultural heritage.

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

October 18, 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 […]

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The climate change challenge

October 16, 2015

Thankfully, we have the staunchest climate change advocate like Sen. Loren Legarda who will speak for the Philippines in the COP in Paris. Legarda has not only advocated but has made it her life mission to bring the government’s policy statements on climate change issues into action. Legarda has been doing this pro bono mission as the designated “regional champion” for the UN’s International Strategy on Disaster Risk Reduction (ISDR) and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific since 2008.

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Dayaw Festival kicks off in Angeles City

October 15, 2015

“The Dayaw IP festival is a very important event because it gives ordinary people a glimpse on the lives of Filipino IPs. It serves as a reminder that regardless of ethnicity, we are one people,” said Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on cultural communities.

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