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Unite vs environmental pollution – Loren

June 11, 2016

AHEAD of the celebration of Independence Day today, Sen. Loren Legarda called for unity in building a pollution-free environment.

“We celebrate our Independence Day commemorating the sacrifices made by our heroes who laid down their lives to break free from the clutches of oppression. But while we are a sovereign nation, we continue to live in a polluted environment that has trapped us in a cycle of disaster vulnerability and poverty,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Calls on Filipinos to Help Build a Pollution-Free Nation

June 11, 2016

As the nation celebrates 118 years of independence from colonial rule on June 12, Senator Loren Legarda called for unity in building a pollution-free environment.

“We celebrate our Independence Day commemorating the sacrifices made by our heroes who laid down their lives to break free from the clutches of oppression. But while we are a sovereign nation, we continue to live in a polluted environment that has trapped us in a cycle of disaster vulnerability and poverty,” said Legarda.

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What’s the Story Behind the Philippines’ Very First Entry for Venice Architecture Biennale

June 9, 2016

Venice Biennale, as the principle organization that handles multiple exhibits of the same name, kicked off its 15th Architecture Biennale last May 28. This is the first time that the Philippines is joining the international architecture exhibit which started last 2000 and is held every two years. Its counterpart, the Venice Art Biennale which takes place on the alternating year is no stranger to us. A little trivia: The Philippines actually first joined the arts exhibit in 1964 and then on 2015 again―50 long years later. Hence, our country joining the Architecture Biennale for the first time is another milestone since our triumphant comeback to the exhibition scene last year.

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Legarda Renews Call for Strict Implementation of Waste Mgmt, Clean Water Laws to Strengthen Protection of Marine Ecosystems

June 8, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to local government units (LGUs) to strictly enforce the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Law and the Clean Water Act to strengthen the protection and preservation of marine ecosystems.

Legarda made the statement as she welcomed the move of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to declare Sabang Bay in Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro and Coron Bay in Palawan as water quality management areas (WQMAs) to protect their rich marine biodiversity from the impact of tourism.

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Legarda Calls For Greater Protection Of World’s Oceans

June 7, 2016

In celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8, Senator Loren Legarda called on the international community to act in a concerted manner to halt and reverse the damage to the world’s marine habitat brought by human activity.

“We have relied so much on the oceans for our existence – for food, for employment, for energy and for recreation. However, rapid population growth along with unsustainable marine practices such as overfishing, waste dumping, oil spills, among others, have seriously damaged marine habitats and life in the sea over the years,” Legarda stressed.

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Senator hits proliferation of coal power plants

June 5, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – The government should tap cleaner and less wasteful sources of energy and stop allowing more coal-fired power plants in the country, Sen. Loren Legarda said Friday.

As chair of the Senate committee on climate change, Legarda lauded the Aquino administration’s order for government agencies to review the Philippines’ energy policy, which may see the country moving away from generating electricity through coal.

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On World Env’t Day, Legarda Calls On Gov’t To Address Rampant Illegal Wildlife Trade

June 4, 2016

In observance of World Environment Day on June 5, Senator Loren Legarda has called on the government to step up its efforts to combat rampant wildlife smuggling.

Legarda is supporting the United Nations’ call to fight illegal trade in wildlife, which threatens endemic Philippine species and could lead to biodiversity loss.

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PHL Pavilion at Architecture Venice Biennale now open at Palazzo Mora

June 1, 2016

The architecture of Metro Manila is alive at the Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy as “Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City” successfully held its vernissage on May 27, led by Senator Loren Legarda.

Senator Legarda spearheaded the efforts to secure a spot for the country at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

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