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Legarda Looks Forward to Stronger PH-Spain Partnership

June 30, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda said that the Philippines can look forward to stronger cooperation in more areas of development with Spain as the two nations commemorate today the Philippines-Spanish Friendship Day.

“Spain has been our staunch ally in various cultural, social, and humanitarian projects. Seventy-one (71) years of diplomatic relations augur well for an unwavering partnership that can even be stronger in the areas of economic cooperation, environmental conservation, and renewable energy development,” Legarda said.

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Legarda Lauds Unveiling of 4th Language Marker in Kalinga

June 28, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda hailed the unveiling of the 4th Language Marker in the country on June 25, 2018 as a commemoration of the country’s indigenous languages in the form of physical structures designed and created by installation artist Luis ‘Junyee’ Yee Jr.

With the support from the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) and Kalinga State University led the unveiling of the Language Monument or Bantayog-Wika for the Kinalinga language in Tabuk, Kalinga, the second language marker erected in the Cordillera region next to Ifugao, which was inaugurated on March 27, 2018.

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Legarda Welcomes Announcement on 2018 CVF Virtual Summit

June 27, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda welcomes the announcement made by President Hilda Heine, President of Marshall Islands and incoming Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) that this year’s CVF Virtual Summit will be convened on 22 November. The announcement was made during the 6th Global Environment Facility Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam.

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Dayaw Season 5 Episode 2 Examines the Cuaresma

June 27, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda examines the different Filipino traditions practices during the Lenten season, especially its performative aspects like chanting, singing, and theatrics that serve as a backdrop for folk art and artistry.

Episode 2 of Dayaw’s Fifth Season, entitled Cuaresma (A Season of Redemption), will air on June 28, Thursday, at 06:30pm on the ABS – CBN News Channel (ANC).

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Legarda Congratulates Whang-od for Dangal ng Haraya Award

June 25, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today congratulated Apo Whang-od for being conferred the title Dangal ng Haraya by the National Commission of Culture and Arts.

“As a Dangal ng Haraya awardee myself, and an advocate of Philippine culture and living traditions, I would like to express my sincerest congratulations to Apo Whang-od for being conferred with the Dangal ng Haraya Award,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Stressed UP’s Call for Paglayang Minamahal

June 25, 2018

The University of the Philippines held on 24 June 2018, its 107th General Commencement Exercises with Senator Loren Legarda as the Commencement Speaker.

Legarda, who was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa on the same day, underscored the need for the graduates, the youth in general, to be the voice of the weak, the dispossessed, the ignored, and the marginalized.

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Legarda vows to push for resumption of peace talks

June 24, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda on Sunday vowed to push for the resumption of the peace talks between the Philippine government and communist rebels.
In a speech before 4,000 new graduates of the University of the Philippines – Diliman, Legarda said she agrees with those who want the peace talks to resume.
“Kanina may nakita akong nag-aangat ng mga senyas: Resume peace talks now. Yes, I agree with you. And as an adviser of the GRP panel, I agree with you,” she said.
“The peace […]

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UP confers honorary degree on Legarda

June 24, 2018

The University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman on Sunday conferred an honorary degree on Senator Loren Legarda during its 107th General Commencement Exercises.

Legarda, who also served as commencement speaker, received a Doctor of Laws degree honoris causa from the university.

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Legarda receives honorary doctorate degree from UP

June 24, 2018

MANILA — The University of the Philippines has conferred upon Senator Loren Legarda the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa on Sunday during the 107th General Commencement Exercises on Sunday of the state university where Legarda was guest speaker.

The honorary degree was given to Legarda “in grateful recognition of her four decades of exemplary commitment as a lawmaker, journalist, and an advocate of social concerns such as the promotion of social justice, human rights, peace, cultural diversity, environmental protection, universal access to education, job creation and entrepreneurship, among others.”

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Legarda: Knowledge Without Application Is A Waste Of Brainpower, Awareness Without Action Is A Waste Of Principle

June 24, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today challenged this year’s graduating batch of the University of the Philippines Diliman to never lose the spirit of inquiry and insatiable curiosity, to always strive for excellence, and to pursue the never-ending aspiration of an Isko and Iska to attain academic freedom and contribute to the betterment of this country.

Legarda, who graduated cum laude from the University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts, major in Broadcast Communications degree, made the statement at the 107th General Commencement Exercises of the University where she herself was the Commencement Speaker and an awardee of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa.

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