PHL Pavilion Aims to Start Conversation on Built Heritage with Country’s First Participation at Venice Architecture Biennale

April 28, 2016

The Philippines’ participation at the 15th Internationl Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale Di Venezia has started a conversation about the nation’s built heritage with its selected exhibition, Muhon: Traces of An Adolescent City curated by Leandro V. Locsin Partners (LVLP).

The Philippine Pavilion is located at Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy and it will hold its vernissage on May 27, 2016, while the exhibit will run from May 28 to November 2016.

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Legarda on Warming Limit of 1.5°C: It’s a Matter of Survival

April 26, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda called on nations to immediately ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change and stressed on the need to target the more ambitious but safer 1.5 degrees Celsius warming limit.

Legarda, Global Champion for Resilience of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), made the statement during the press conference with Ministers of the High Ambition Coalition (HAC), following the signing of the Paris Agreement at the UN Headquarters in New York on April 22.

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Loren pushes quick OK of climate pact

April 25, 2016

CITING the urgency of action, Sen. Loren Legarda has pledged to push the Philippines and other vulnerable nations to ratify immediately the recently signed Paris agreement on climate change, assuring that the country is on track toward fulfilling its commitment to cut carbon emissions and ease global warming.

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Legarda to push for ratification of Paris climate pact

April 24, 2016

Legarda said that she will work on getting the agreement ratified by the Senate within the year while also calling on legislators from other countries to do the same.

“We will muster all the energy and resources within our means, sustain advocacy at the grassroots level and rally the executive and legislative branches of the government, as well as the local government units, so that the Philippines can be true to its commitment in Paris to keep global temperature rise this century well below two degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels,” Legarda said.

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