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Legarda Gifts Antiqueños with Back-to-Back PPO Concerts

November 30, 2018

Senator “Inday Loren” Legarda has gifted her fellow Antiqueños with a back-to-back concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) titled “Paskwa: A Christmas Concert” on November 30 in Tibiao and on December 1 in San Jose.

 

“This is my gift to my kasimanwas. I am sure they will enjoy the PPO’s music. It was 25 years ago when the PPO first performed in Antique. We commemorated that last March when they performed in Anini-y and now, they are back to share their music to more Antiqueños,” said Legarda.

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Legarda: 1.5°C Global Warming Limit Crucial for Vulnerable PHL

November 30, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the importance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius especially for a vulnerable country like the Philippines.

 

“Our world today faces an unprecedented challenge in this era of climate change: The challenge to survive and thrive despite the dangers the changing climate brings. The challenge to transform our societies towards a green economy and for a sustainable future,” said Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience and UNFCCC National Adaptation Plan Champion.

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Speech: Top Leaders Forum 2018

November 29, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Top Leaders Forum 2018
“Changing the Game: Building a Culture of Resilience Through Public-Private Partnerships”
29 November 2018 | SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
If there was an off-the-shelf solution to avert disasters, I am certain all chief executive officers of private companies would have already bought it. But not everything comes with a price tag and it is in things that money cannot buy where we draw hope and inspiration, where we foster unity, where […]

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Message: Seminar-Workshop on Digital Archiving of Languages

November 26, 2018

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Seminar-Workshop on Digital Archiving of Languages
November 26, 2018 | Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City
*Delivered by Chairman Virgilio S. Almario, NCCA
Good morning to all the participants of this Seminar Workshop on Digital Archiving of Languages and welcome to our guests from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London.
Archiving is vital in the preservation of our history and culture. Noted anthropologists Franz Boas and Edward Sapir considered it as an essential component of […]

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Message: Philippine Pavilion Finissage

November 25, 2018

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Philippine Pavilion Finissage
November 25, 2018 | Fava Church, Venice, Italy
*Delivered by Ambassador Domingo Nolasco, Philippine Embassy in Italy
 
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
 
First, let me say that I regret missing the finissage today. But I am happy and proud that our fourth consecutive national participation at the Venice Biennale since 2015 is a success.
 
When I initiated our return to the Venice Biennale after 51 years of absence, I envisioned it to be permanent. A Philippine […]

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Legarda files bill banning single-use plastic products

November 23, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has filed a Senate bill seeking to phase out single-use plastic products in the country by prohibiting its importation and use in food establishments, stores, markets, and retailers.

Senate Bill 1948 or the Single-Use Plastics Regulation and Management Act of 2018 aims to regulate the manufacturing, importation, and use of single-use plastic products, and will also provide penalties, levies, and incentives for industries, businesses, and consumers on these activities.

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Legarda on 2018 Climate Change Consciousness Week: Climate Action is Local

November 22, 2018

In observance of the 2018 Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week, Senator Loren Legarda emphasized the importance of inciting and sustaining local climate action.

 

“At the global stage, we are forging a bold, strategic vision for adaptation. But we must then contextualize our discussions on our efforts on the ground: climate action is local. For us in the Philippines, adaptation is a matter of survival. We have been urging both our public and private sectors to embrace adaptation and to work together for a secure and resilient future,” Legarda said.

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Legarda Bats for Regulation of Single-Use Plastic

November 22, 2018

In observance of National Environmental Awareness Month, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call to ban the use of single-use plastic products as an effective and immediate way to reduce waste.

Legarda, author of Republic Act No. 9512 or the Environmental Awareness and Education Act that designated November as Environmental Awareness Month, said that single-use plastics end up as litter, clogging drainages, polluting waterways and even endangering marine animals, human health, and ecosystem.

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Hibla Travelling Exhibition Goes to Frankfurt

November 16, 2018

The Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition is now in Frankfurt, Germany until December 3, 2018, Senator Loren Legarda announced today.

 

The National Museum of the Philippines, in partnership with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda and the Philippine Consulate General of Frankfurt launched the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition at the Design Offices Work Loft Wiesenhüttenplatz, Frankfurt last November 7.

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Legarda Promotes Culture-Based Livelihood in Antique

November 16, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda aims to empower local communities in her home province of Antique through livelihood programs that not only bring income to families but also preserve the cultural heritage of the province.

Legarda, who supports micro enterprises and is a staunch advocate of heritage preservation, said that communities need to be empowered and provided support to further develop culture-based livelihood.

“In providing families and communities sources of income, we need not reinvent the wheel. Our handicrafts, pottery, weaving and embroidery are […]

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