Statement of Senator Loren Legarda on US President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Agreement

June 2, 2017

“It is unfortunate that Mr. Trump decided to pull out from the Paris Agreement. The decision reeks of ignorance and condemns US foreign policy into infamy. It is truly a sad day, but we are not hopeless. The way forward is for US cities and states to enforce it. Americans are even eager to do their share. They can continue to demand from their leaders and lead themselves. The private sector can be the game changer.

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Legarda Urges Inventory of Resources, Funding for Philippine Rise

June 1, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the need to conduct an inventory of marine resources in the Philippine Rise (formerly Benham Rise), emphasizing that this would give the country a clearer view of the importance of this undersea feature and what interventions are necessary to preserve, protect and sustainably manage these resources.

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