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Mat and Basket Weavers from Albay Featured at the National Museum

October 15, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to view and observe basket and mat weavers from Albay at the National Museum of Anthropology on October 16 (Friday) and 17 (Saturday), 2015.

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Legarda: Let Us Use Indigenous Knowledge Towards Sustainable Dev’t

October 15, 2015

As the 2015 Dayaw Indigenous Peoples’ Festival kicks off, Senator Loren Legarda today underscored the importance of indigenous knowledge systems and practices in ensuring sustainable development.

“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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Keynote Speech: Development with Conscience in the Energy Sector

October 13, 2015

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Opening Session of the 12th APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting
“Development with Conscience in the Energy Sector”
13 October 2015 | Shangrila Mactan, Cebu
 
Secretary Zenaida Monsada,
Ministers,
Excellencies,
Distinguished guests and delegates,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Good morning.
 
I am deeply honored for this opportunity to address the 12th Energy Ministerial Meeting.
 
APEC’s 21 member economies is home to about 2.8 billion people and account for approximately 57 percent of the world GDP and close to 50 percent of world trade.  It is said that because […]

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Legarda Leads 12th APEC Energy Ministers’ Meeting, Urges Action Towards Sustainable Energy For All

October 13, 2015

United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, Senator Loren Legarda, today reminded leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies of our moral obligation to adopt policies that support green growth and energy security amid the region’s rapid development and urbanization.
Speaking at the 12th APEC Energy Ministers’ Meeting (EMM 12) in Cebu, Legarda stressed that while Asia has experienced rapid economic growth in the recent years, less attention is being given to the […]

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‘Dayaw’ Promotes Legacy of Ancestors Thru Tangible Heritage

October 13, 2015

The Philippines has a rich collection of tangible heritage that serves as the physical manifestation of Filipino ingenuity, talent and history. The third episode of Dayaw on October 15 titled “Inukit, Hinulma, Nilikha” highlights the country’s tangible symbols of culture, created using indigenous skills and knowledge.
Senator Loren Legarda urges everyone to watch the latest episode of the 6-part TV documentary series.
“I want everyone to see the value of our tangible heritage, from buildings, artifacts, even traditional houses. These are things […]

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Legarda on Int’l Day for DRR: We Can Learn From Our IPs in Building Resilience

October 12, 2015

In celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on October 13, Senator Loren Legarda today lauded indigenous communities that continue to utilize their indigenous knowledge systems and practices to build resilience from natural hazards and climate change.

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Opening Message: Summit of Conscience for the Climate

October 9, 2015

Opening Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Summit of Conscience for the Climate
9 October 2015 | Senate of the Philippines
I welcome all our guests today in this Summit of Conscience for the Climate. I am very thankful for your presence, which is already a manifestation that you care.
“Why do I care?” This was the question asked of me and my fellow delegates and speakers at the first Summit of Consciences for the Climate in Paris, France in July […]

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Legarda Leads Climate Advocates in Signing Call to Conscience for the Climate

October 9, 2015

Climate advocates, leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations, environmental groups, civil society, the academe, and government agencies today signed the “Call to Conscience” at the Summit of Conscience for the Climate convened by Senator Loren Legarda.

The Call to Conscience for the Climate will be presented to each Head of Delegation attending the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in December. It encourages leaders and representatives to come to the conference “primarily as a conscious human being not just a representative of a Government or agency.”

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Legarda to convene environmental advocates at climate summit

October 8, 2015

Leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations, environmental groups, civil society, the academe, and government agencies will gather at the Senate on Friday for the Summit of Conscience for the Climate, Senator Loren Legarda said on Thursday.
Legarda said participants at the summit will be encouraged to sign the Call to Conscience for the Climate, a document that will be presented to each Head of Delegation attending the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UN Framework Convention on […]

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Legarda Gathers Environmental Advocates at Summit of Conscience for the Climate, Cites IP Group as Champions of Resilience

October 8, 2015

Leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations, environmental groups, civil society, the academe, and government agencies will gather at the Senate of the Philippines tomorrow, 9 October 2015, as Senator Loren Legarda convenes the Summit of Conscience for the Climate. (Please find attached program for list of speakers)
 
“Why do I care and how do I show that I care? These are the questions that speakers and participants will reflect on as they share their personal stories, beliefs and commitments in protecting the environment and […]

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