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2018 Easter Message of Senator Loren Legarda

March 31, 2018

Following prayer and contemplation during the Holy Week, may we celebrate Easter with renewed strength to be like the Risen Christ, who showed us the example of how to carry the cross with love and to suffer meekly and patiently.

May we have the strength to rise above life’s challenges and to turn pain and sorrow into inspiration to lead more meaningful lives.

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Legarda Supports Resumption of Peace Talks

March 30, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed her support for the resumption of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

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Legarda Opens Hibla Travelling Exhibition in Lisbon

March 28, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today led the official opening of the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition at the Philippine Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.

Legarda said that this is an offshoot of the National Museum’s Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles gallery, which is her brainchild. The first Hibla Travelling Exhibition was held in London in October 2017.

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Legarda Encourages Environment-Friendly Fasting

March 28, 2018

In observance of the Holy Week, Senator Loren Legarda encouraged Catholics to consider fasting that is environment-friendly.

“Aside from fasting and abstinence from meat, Catholics are encouraged to abstain from vices and activities that we can do without during this period of reflection and spiritual growth. One best way is to carbon fast,” said Legarda.

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Legarda pushes migrants’ rights globally

March 28, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has urged the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to push for a global policy and action that considers and respects the rights and dignity of all migrants and refugees across the globe.

“This Assembly of Parliamentarians can help move forward not just the commitments of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants 18 months ago, but of many other treaties and pledges to facilitate safe, orderly, and regular migration,” Legarda said at the 138th assembly of the IPU in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday.

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Legarda Submits Notification of PH Ratification of Free Trade Agreement with EFTA States

March 28, 2018

In a meeting with World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo on March 27, Senator Loren Legarda submitted a notification on the Philippines’ ratification of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States—an intergovernmental organization consisting of the Republic of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway, and the Swiss Confederation.

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Legarda: Place Human Rights and Dignity at the Core of Migrants and Refugees Global Policy

March 27, 2018

At the 138th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Switzerland, Senator Loren Legarda today delivered a statement during the General Debate in Plenary Session, saying that global policy and action should consider and respect the rights and dignity of all migrants and refugees.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Finance and Climate Change, heads the Philippine Delegation to the IPU Assembly from March 24-28, 2018.

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138th IPU Assembly: General Debate Statement of Sen. Loren Legarda

March 27, 2018

General Debate Statement of Senator Loren Legarda

Head of the Philippine Congressional Delegation to the

138th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

27 March 2018 (Geneva, Switzerland)

Mr. President,

Fellow Parliamentarians,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Good morning/afternoon.

On behalf of the Philippine Delegation, I thank you for this opportunity to lend our voice at this IPU General Debate, on the theme, “Strengthening the Global Regime for Migrants and Refugees: The Need for Evidence-based Policy Solutions.”

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Mensahe: Bantayog Wika ng KWF sa Ifugao

March 26, 2018

Mensahe ni Senador Loren Legarda*
Bantayog Wika ng KWF sa Ifugao
Ika-26 ng Marso 2018 | Lamut, Ifugao
*Binasa ng kinatawan
 
Isang mainit na pagbati at pagpupugay sa lahat na naririto.
 
Ipinaparating ng ating mahal na Senador Loren Legarda ang kaniyang lubos na kagalakan na maanyayahan sa mahalagang pagtitipong ito gayundin ang kaniyang panghihinayang sa hindi pagdalo dahil siya ngayon ay nasa Geneva, Switzerland bilang pinuno ng delegasyon ng Pilipinas sa Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly.
 
Sa halip ay ipinadala niya ang inyong […]

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KWF Unveils 1st Language Marker in Cordillera

March 26, 2018

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, and the Ifugao State University (IFSU) today unveiled the Language Monument or Bantayog-Wika for the Tuwali language in Lamut, Ifugao.

The Bantayog-Wika for Tuwali is the first in the Cordillera Region and the second language monument erected in the country next to Antique, where the first language marker for Kinaray-a was inaugurated earlier this month. Installation artist Luis ‘Junyee’ Yee, Jr. designed and created the language marker.

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