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Legarda: Our Fragile Earth (Protected Areas of the Philippines) to be shown again on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC)

July 12, 2018

To highlight the importance of the recent enactment of the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System or ENIPAS under Republic Act No. 11038, Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the re-showing of the first ever Protected Areas documentary series on Philippine television, which will be shown two episodes at a time starting this Friday, July 13, 2018, at 8:30PM on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).

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Dayaw Features Harvest Rituals in Luzon

July 12, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites the public to watch the fourth episode of Dayaw Season 5:Pagdiwang at Pasasalamat on Thursday, July 12, 6:30 pm, on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), with livestreaming on abs-cbnnews.com/live and on ANC’s Facebook page.

Episode 4 titled, Ani (Harvest), will take on the harvest rituals in different parts of Luzon in celebration of our agricultural heritage rooted in our respect and care for the environment. Scientists, agriculturalists, and farmers share the marriage of science and folk wisdom as the audience get to witness the traditions of the planting seasons still being practiced today.

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Enough of plastic trash

July 10, 2018

The proposed Plastic Bags Regulation Act (Senate Bill No. 430) of Senator Legarda aims to strictly regulate the production, importation, sale, and use of plastic bags. This measure discourages the use of plastic bags and encourages the use of native reusable bags made of organic or recycled materials, and reusable containers made of glass or non-toxic and non-hazardous materials.

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Legarda Hails Enactment of the ENIPAS Law

July 4, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the enactment of a law that will strengthen the conservation of 97 ecologically critical areas in the country. The new law signed on June 22, 2018 is now known as the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 2018 (ENIPAS) under Republic Act No. 11038.

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KWF unveils 5th Bantayog ng Wika in Occidental Mindoro

July 4, 2018

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) today (July 4, Wednesday) unveiled the 5th language marker in the country in Occidental Mindoro with the support of the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.

“This started as a vision to immortalize the diverse languages of our country. I am proud that this nationwide project of the KWF that seeks to identify areas where languages originated from has taken off and this is now its 5th installation,” Legarda said.

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Dayaw Features Buklog, the Grandest Festival of the Subanens

July 3, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the third episode of Dayaw Season 5: Pagdiwang at Pasasalamat on Thursday, July 04, 6:30 pm, on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), with livestreaming on abs-cbnnews.com/live and on ANC’s Facebook page.

The third episode, “Buklog”, looks into the grandest and most complex ritual of the Subanens of Mindanao that reaffirms their profound gratitude for the blessings that they received, healing from an illness, reception for a new home, burial rites, greeting an honored guest, recognition of a new timuay (leader), and even rites for a dead infant.

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Legarda Renews Call for the Regulation of Plastic Bags

July 3, 2018

In observance of the International Plastic Bag Free Day today, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for a more stringent regulation of the use of plastic bags to curb pollution and mitigate the harmful effects of marine litter.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, said that plastic bags end up as litter, clogging drainages, polluting waterways and even endangering marine animals, human health, and ecosystem.

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