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Senate Approves Proposed 2018 Nat’l Budget

November 30, 2017

The Senate unanimously approved the proposed 2018 national budget worth Php3.767 Trillion said Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance and sponsor of the budget.

On Wednesday night, 16 senators present in session voted to approve the proposed national budget on third and final reading.

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Legarda Highlights Role of LGUs in Building Resilient Communities

November 29, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said that disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation should be at the core of local governments’ development agenda, stressing the need for a whole-of-society approach that would closely engage civil society and the private sector in building resilience especially among vulnerable communities.

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Speech: 6th Top Leaders Forum “Business for Resilience: Towards a Resilient Philippines”

November 29, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
6th Top Leaders Forum
“Business for Resilience:
Towards a Resilient Philippines”
November 29, 2017 | Conrad Hotel, Manila
 
Allow me first to congratulate ARISE Philippines, SM Prime, and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for organizing the 6th Top Leaders Forum today.
Our theme for this year’s forum—“Business for Resilience: Towards a Resilient Philippines”—is a fitting theme to signify our commitment for a Philippine green economy that embodies a low […]

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Speech: Forum Discussion on Building a Resilient, Affluent, and Sustainable Society

November 29, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Forum Discussion on Building a Resilient, Affluent, and Sustainable Society
29 November 2017 | AIM Building, Makati City
Natural hazards have been constant occurrences since time immemorial. Dealing with them has been part of human survival.
But as nations work towards the development of their respective economies, natural hazards have turned into deadly disasters due to poor urban governance, ecosystems decline, and vulnerable livelihoods; and in recent decades, global warming, which has been caused by the increasing levels of […]

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Message: Finissage of the 2017 Philippine Pavilion

November 27, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Finissage of the 2017 Philippine Pavilion
November 26, 2015 | Fava Church, Venice, Italy
(*Read by Philippine Ambassador to Italy Domingo Nolasco)
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
We are here once again at the culmination of another successful Philippine Pavilion exhibition at the Venice Biennale. But we know this is not the end, because what ends in Venice comes home to the Philippines and we hope to mount the homecoming exhibition of The Spectre of Comparison in 2018.
My gratitude goes to everyone […]

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Legarda Urges Stronger Cooperation Among PHL Sectors to Scale Up Green Investments

November 27, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today underscored the importance of convergence among financial institutions, the private sector and government in enhancing green financing which is key to transforming the country towards being climate-smart and climate-resilient.

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Keynote Address: Green Breakthroughs 2017

November 27, 2017

Keynote Address of Senator Loren Legarda
Green Breakthroughs 2017
November 27, 2017 | Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City
Our event today is a testament to our commitment to sustain our efforts towards a cleaner and more sustainable Philippine economy.
This is the only viable direction, especially for a climate-vulnerable country like ours. A green economy allows us to transform towards a climate- smart and climate-resilient nation.
If we want to sustain this path, we need to scale up green financing for adaptation and […]

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PHL Successfully Concludes Participation in 2017 Venice Biennale

November 25, 2017

The Philippines has successfully completed its third consecutive participation in the Venice Biennale as it concludes The Spectre of Comparison, the Philippine Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

The 2017 Philippine Pavilion, curated by Joselina Cruz and featuring the works of Lani Maestro and Manuel Ocampo, completed a six-month run at the Artiglierie of the Arsenale—one of the main exhibition spaces of the Venice Biennale.

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Legarda Calls for Support to Fight Abuse, Violence Against Women and Children

November 24, 2017

In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, Senator Loren Legarda today said the battle to stop abuse against women and children is far from over.

“Violence against women is one of the most pervasive human rights abuses in the country despite laws to prevent it. It has to be urgently addressed through the combined efforts of government, NGOs, academe and the private sector by raising public awareness to encourage women in the communities to disclose or report incidents of violence,” she stressed.

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Legarda Stresses Urgency for PH to be Climate-Smart

November 22, 2017

In observance of this year’s Climate Change Consciousness Week, Senator Loren Legarda encouraged stronger convergence among national agencies, local government units, climate advocates, and stakeholders to synthesize fragmented adaptation and mitigation efforts into a cohesive action plan that will support the Philippines’ transition towards a climate-smart and climate-resilient nation.

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