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Coherence and convergence: Key to managing risks and achieving sustainable development

May 31, 2016

In 2015, two dominant themes that guided multilateral work were that of sustainable development and managing risks better as a global community.

There were four framework agreements that resulted from four separate multilateral processes – the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai, March); the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development (Addis Ababa, July); the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (New York, September); and the Paris Agreement on climate change (Paris, December).

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Preserving heritage structures

May 30, 2016

VENICE – “Are we demolishing buildings before we have had time to fall in love with them?” The rhetorical question was posed by Sudarshan Kadkha Jr. while contemplating on the fate that lately befell the iconic structures that used to dot the skylines of Metro Manila. Kadkha is a 45-year-old Filipino-Nepalese architect who was born and raised in the Philippines.

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The ghost of old buildings

May 30, 2016

All in three rooms, the Philippines’ historic debut at the International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia tells the world the story of our public spaces and structures, their past, their present, and their possible future, as well as ours.

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Phl Pavilion in Architecture Biennale Opens; Brings Audience to Past, Present and Possible Future

May 29, 2016

Venice, Italy—The Philippine Pavilion in the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale has opened its doors to the public following its vernissage last May 27 at the sixteenth century building Palazzo Mora.

It is one of the top 30 must-see events and exhibitions of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale as mentioned in the Wallpaper*, a Time Inc. publication on design and architecture, fashion, travel, art and lifestyle.

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Legarda warns of coal-fired power plants

May 28, 2016

SENATOR Loren Legarda expressed alarm on Saturday over the adverse environmental impacts of coal-fired power plants in the country, thus she urged the government to tap cleaner and less wasteful sources of energy.

“Our goal to reduce carbon emissions will be impossible if we will continue to allow the construction and operation of additional coal-fired power plants, the nation’s top source of greenhouse gas emissions and the primary cause of global warming,” Legarda, chair of Senate climate change committee, said in a statement.

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Phl architecture at its finest

May 27, 2016

VENICE – For the first time, the Philippines is participating in the International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia here, more popularly called as vernissage. The international exhibit of famous and historic landmarks opens today at the Palazzo Mora, and will run until Nov. 27.

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Coal-fired power plants threaten lives, environment — Legarda

May 27, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call on government to tap cleaner and less wasteful sources of energy, expressing alarm over the adverse environmental impacts of coal-fired power plants in the country.

Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, lauded the Aquino administration’s order to agencies of government to review the country’s energy policy, which may see the Philippines moving away from carbon-intensive coal power generation.

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Message: 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale

May 27, 2016

MESSAGE OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Vernissage of the Philippine Pavilion
15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale
27 May 2016 | Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
 
Alejandro Aravena, the curator for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Reporting From the Front, said that he wants architecture to be “a demonstration of the ability of humans to become masters of their own destinies.”
 
The Philippine Pavilion brings us to this realization. Muhon reminds us that our appreciation of the past and the current actions we take […]

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PHL Pavilion’s ‘Muhon’ Tackles Pressing Issues on Built Heritage Preservation

May 26, 2016

“Are we demolishing buildings before we have had the time to fall in love with them?”

This is the question posed by the curatorial team behind the Philippine Pavilion’s exhibition, Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City, for the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Philippines Debuts in Venice Architecture Biennale with ‘Muhon’

May 25, 2016

Following the country’s successful re-entry to the Art Biennale in 2015, another milestone is achieved as the Philippines debuts in the 15thInternational Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia with the exhibition Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City.

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