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PH Senators Meet French Counterparts, Vow to Work Together Against Terrorism and Climate Change

June 30, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said that Philippine senators and their French counterparts have vowed to work together to address terrorism and climate change, recognizing that these issues are two of the greatest threats to humanity at present.


Legarda: Strengthened PHL-France Climate Cooperation Urged in Meet with French Ecology Minister

June 29, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said she looks forward to the renewed climate partnership between the Philippines and France following the Philippine Senate delegation meeting with France’s minister for ecological transition and solidarity, Nicolas Hulot.


Legarda Looks Forward to Stronger PH-France Partnership in Climate Action, Other Areas of Dev’t

June 27, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said that she looks forward to stronger cooperation in more areas of development between the Philippines and France as the two nations commemorate 70 years of diplomatic relations.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Finance and Climate Change, made the statement as she joins the official parliamentary visit to France of the Philippine Senate delegation led by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III.


Message of Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Co-Author of RA 9177, Act Declaring Eidul Fitr a National Holiday

June 26, 2017

I join Muslims all over the world in celebrating the Eidul Fitr with fervent prayers that the conflict in Marawi would end soon. Let us show solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters by striving to build peaceful communities where differences are respected.


Legarda Lauds Creation of UP Resilience Institute

June 24, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda commended the University of the Philippines (UP) for taking a step further in contributing to enhancing the nation’s resilience by creating the UP Resilience Institute (UP-RI).

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Finance, Foreign Relations and Climate Change, said that this initiative will significantly reduce the impacts of natural hazards by strengthening the country’s disaster resilience through advanced and collaborative disaster management programs.


Keynote Speech: Launching of the UP Resilience Institute

June 21, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Launching of the UP Resilience Institute
20 June 2017 | Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City
Throughout history, the complexity of development problems has been widely examined for insights into better approaches and solutions. Yet, the problems have persisted and the tasks for well-intentioned development leaders have become even more daunting.
Our world is wrought with danger. Climate change has intensified natural hazards, and disaster risks have been compounded by other human-induced factors such […]


PH Bamboo Industry Requires Big Boost From Gov’t—Legarda

June 20, 2017

Stressing the huge potential of the Philippine bamboo industry in socio-economic development and environmental protection, Senator Loren Legarda said the country’s bamboo sector requires technical and fiscal support from the government to make it more competitive in both local and international markets.


Legarda Urges Use of Soil & Water Conservation Technologies to Combat Drought, Improve Food Security

June 17, 2017

In observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (June 17), Senator Loren Legarda is urging the government to promote the use of soil and water conservation technologies to combat drought and prevent land degradation that is affecting about one-third of the country’s population.


CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROPOSALS: Philippine Participation at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

June 16, 2017

Following the country’s inaugural participation in 2016, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, announces the OPEN CALL FOR CURATORIAL PROPOSALS for the Philippine participation at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, initiated by la Fondazione la Biennale di Venezia . The search is spearheaded by the NCCA through the office of Chairman Virgilio S. Almario, who also serves as the Commissioner of the Philippine Pavilion. The selected curatorial proposal will officially represent the Philippines in this important global exhibition platform of contemporary architecture. In enhancing the presence of our participation, the Philippine Pavilion will be realized at Artiglierie in Arsenale, the major venue of the Venice Biennale.


Speech: Water Challenge Forum

June 14, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Water Challenge Forum
“Promoting Innovative Solutions to Address the Water Challenges in the Philippines”
14 June 2017 | Marriott Hotel, Pasay City
Water is a basic need yet it is a resource that we have taken for granted. Perhaps the seeming abundance of it—as the Earth is composed of two-thirds water—creates a sense of complacency without realizing that of all the world’s water, only 0.5% is suitable for human consumption.
In 2015, 91% of […]