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Message of Senator Loren Legarda: Finissage of the Philippine Pavilion

November 28, 2016

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Finissage of the Philippine Pavilion
15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
27 November 2016 | Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
(*Read by a representative)
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
First, let me say that I regret missing the finissage today.
As we close this milestone in our country’s history of Philippine contemporary architecture, I wish to express my gratitude to everyone who made this possible.
Thank you to the Department of Foreign Affairs […]

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PHL Concludes Inaugural Exhibition in Venice Architecture Biennale

November 27, 2016

The Philippines has successfully completed a back-to-back participation in the Venice Biennale as it concludes its inaugural pavilion, Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City, in the Architecture Biennale on 27 November 2016.

The Philippines’ participation in the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia came at the heels of its comeback in the 2015 Venice Art Biennale after a 51-year hiatus.

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Legarda: Ending Violence Against Women, A Cause for All

November 27, 2016

In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) and the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW (November 25 – December 12), Senator Loren Legarda stressed the importance of everyone’s involvement to create a VAW-free society.

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PHL Concludes Inaugural Exhibition in Venice Architecture Biennale

November 27, 2016

The Philippines has successfully completed a back-to-back participation in the Venice Biennale as it concludes its inaugural pavilion, Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City, in the Architecture Biennale on 27 November 2016.

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Keynote Speech: Climate-Adaptive and Disaster-Resilient (CLAD) Awards for Cities and Municipalities

November 25, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech
Climate-Adaptive and Disaster-Resilient (CLAD) Awards for Cities and Municipalities
25 November 2016 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza
The future communities in the Philippines will vastly differ from the ones we live in today. As we witness the 21st century unfold, our nation faces a new set of technological, socioeconomic and global challenges that are more complex than any of us have ever experienced in our shared history. They dramatically alter the way we live in […]

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Legarda Lauds Winners of Inaugural Climate and Disaster Resilient LGU Awards

November 25, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda commended the cities and municipalities that were awarded for implementing innovative strategies to manage climate and disaster risks in line with Philippine environmental laws.

Ten (10) cities and municipalities are the winners of the inaugural Climate-Adaptive and Disaster-Resilient (CLAD) Awards for Cities and Municipalities, a project of Senator Legarda and the Climate Change Commission.

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Legarda Honored for Contributions to Indigenous Peoples’ Lives

November 25, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has received the “Gawad Katutubong Pagkalinga” award from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) for her invaluable service to the country’s indigenous peoples and relentless efforts in preserving and promoting its traditional culture during the celebration of Dayaw: Philippine International Indigenous Peoples Festival 2016 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

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Message: 8th National Climate Change Consciousness Week

November 24, 2016

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
8th National Climate Change Consciousness Week
The Time Is Now: Women Leadership in Building Climate and Cultural Resilience
24 November 2016 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
(*Read by a Representative of Sen. Legarda)
 
Our nation has been gaining significant improvement in promoting gender equality. The Philippines has consistently been first in South and Southeast Asia and among the top 10 in the world in successfully closing the gender gap since 2006, when the World Economic Forum […]

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Legarda Congratulates Antique for being Chosen Host of 2017 Palarong Pambansa

November 23, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today congratulated her home province of Antique on being selected as host for the 2017 Palarong Pambansa.

“I am delighted that Antique has been chosen to host next year’s Palarong Pambansa. This is an achievement not only for the people of the province but also for the entire Panay region,” said Legarda.

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Legarda: DPWH Budget Towards Livable, Sustainable, Resilient Communities

November 23, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that the proposed 2017 budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the amount of P454.224 billion aims to build communities that are livable, sustainable and resilient.

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