Legarda lauds ‘paradigm shift’ toward green building

June 25, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today lauded the launch of the new Green Building Code as part of government’s long-term transition to a low-carbon economy, noting that green buildings play a huge role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which are largely responsible for global warming.
Speaking at “Green Breakthroughs 2015” organized by the Philippine Green Building Initiative together with the Department of Public Works and Highways and other aid agencies as the official launch of the Green Building Code, Legarda stressed that […]

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Legarda: Tree Planting is Serious Business

June 24, 2015

As the country observes Philippines Arbor Day, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call to continue awareness programs on tree planting, including educating the public on the proper and most effective way of doing it.
“We all need to look at tree planting as serious business. It’s not just about planting the seedlings, but we should ensure that they survive. We should also prevent cutting especially in protected areas,” Legarda said.
On Arbor Day, citizens are encouraged to plant and care for trees.
Legarda said […]

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Legarda wants uniformed cogon roofing in terraces villages

June 23, 2015

SENATOR Loren Legarda wants to bring back thatched cogon roofs for the houses surrounding the Bangaan Rice Terraces.
During her visit to Lagawe, Ifugao, on the province’s foundation day, Legarda was informed that galvanized roofing sheets were used for the house as part of the restoration efforts for the famous terraces.
Legarda said the traditional cogon should have been used instead.
“Mas maganda ang cogon at hindi yero,” she said.
Legarda said she had wanted to go the villages near the terraces but changed […]

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Legarda: Aim for Zero Waste, Implement Ecological Solid Waste Mgmt Law

June 22, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the strict implementation of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Law, stressing that local government units (LGUs) should aim for zero waste.
In her keynote speech for the opening of the First National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition, Legarda, principal author of RA 9003, urged the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) to strengthen its efforts in ensuring compliance with the ESWM law. “Encourage LGUs that compliance is doable. Good […]

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Legarda enjoins Ifugaos to safeguard the environment and rich culture

June 21, 2015

“These are a testament to your rich story as a people. Be proud of these treasures and hope that this heritage would not only be written in the history books but would be continuously practiced and preserved,’ she said.
According to Legarda, Ifugao is a very special place for her because of the rich cultural heritage and abundant natural resources that this province is fortunately blessed with.
“Looking back at the traditions of our ancestors, we realize how much […]

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