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Legarda: PHL Can Lead Global Fight to Close Gender Gap

March 30, 2017

As the observance of the 2017 National Women’s Month comes to a close, Senator Loren Legarda said that the Philippines can lead the global effort to achieve gender equality and women empowerment.

Legarda said that the Philippines is among the top countries that is successful in empowering women and addressing issues on gender gap.

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Dayaw Features Masterpieces Made of Clay and Paper

March 28, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the fifth episode of Dayaw season 3 on Thursday, March 30, 6:30 pm, on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), with livestreaming on abs-cbnnews.com/liveand on ANC’s Facebook page.

The fifth episode, “Putik at Papel”, looks into traditional crafts and masterpieces made of paper and clay like the Manunggul and Maitum jars, the Burnay jars of Vigan, Kalinga pottery, the Higantes of Angono, the Paete taka or paper maché, and Bulacan sweets wrapped in papel de hapon with intricate lace-work.

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Legarda hails the country’s gourd casque craftsman

March 28, 2017

Sen. Loren Legarda has hailed the talent and contribution to heritage preservation of Teofilo Garcia, Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (GAMABA) awardee, who is celebrating his birthday today, March 27.

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Legarda Hails Teofilo Garcia, GAMABA Tabungaw-Maker

March 27, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda hailed the talent and contribution to heritage preservation of Teofilo Garcia, Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (GAMABA) awardee who is celebrating his birthday today, March 27.

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Earth Hour Proves We Are Capable of Climate Action

March 25, 2017

In observance of Earth Hour today, March 25, 2017, Senator Loren Legarda said that participating in the event shows that everyone is capable of taking action to fight climate change.

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Legarda: Paris Agreement Enters Into Force for PHL on Earth Day

March 24, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today announced that the Paris Agreement on Climate Change will enter into force for the Philippines on Earth Day, April 22, 2017, one year after it signed the Treaty together with more than a hundred nations.

The Philippines becomes the 138th state party to the Agreement after the Philippine Mission to the United Nations deposited the country’s Instrument of Accession to the UN Treaty Section on March 23, 2017. It will enter into force for the Philippines after 30 days.

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Eulogy for Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani

March 23, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda
Eulogy for Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani
March 23, 2017 | Senate Session Hall
 
Perhaps it was not coincidence that former Senate President Pro-Tempore Leticia Ramos-Shahani passed away on women’s month. Perhaps, even until her death, she wanted to make a statement on women empowerment. Manang Letty was, after all, a true embodiment of the empowered Filipina.
 
Even before the Philippines elected its first female president, Senator Shahani was already fighting for a niche for women in the global […]

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Message: Be Secure Project’s Finale & World Water Day

March 22, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Be Secure Project’s Finale & World Water Day
22 March 2017 | The Peninsula Hotel, Makati City
 
“We never know the worth of water, till the well is dry.”[1]
 
This is probably one of the most overused adages about water. Understandably as it encapsulates the continuing challenge of water security and sustainability.
 
Water is a basic need yet it is a resource that we have taken for granted. Perhaps the seeming abundance of it creates a […]

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Dayaw Features Treasured Metals, Precious Materials

March 22, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the fourth episode of Dayaw season 3 on Thursday, March 23, 6:30 pm, on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), with livestreaming on abs-cbnnews.com/liveand on ANC’s Facebook page.

The fourth episode, “Ginto, Pilak, Garing”, takes on the treasured and precious materials, the glittering materials that have been skillfully used to create beautiful things.

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Legarda: Manage Forests, Water Resources for Present and Future Filipinos

March 21, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the importance of the sustainable management of the country’s forests and water resources so that both present and future generations would benefit from our natural resources.

Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, made the statement in celebration of the International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22).

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