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Legarda: PH Competitiveness Ranking A Challenge to Continue Improving

May 31, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today lauded the Philippines’ improved ranking in the 2019 global competitiveness study by Swiss business school IMD and said that it should serve as a challenge for government to continue improving.

The Philippines ranked 46th out of 63 countries in the 2019 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). Last year, it ranked 50th.

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Legarda Sponsors Senate Concurrence in PH-Indonesia Agreement on Maritime Boundaries; Senate Approves on 2nd Reading

May 29, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, sponsored on Tuesday the Senate Resolution concurring in the ratification of the “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary.”

 

The Senate has also approved the treaty on second reading.

 

Legarda said that both the Philippines and Indonesia are State Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which gave parties entitlements to a 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for utilization of living and non-living resources.

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Legarda on Ocean’s Month: Save Our Oceans from Plastic Pollution

May 29, 2019

In celebration of the “Month of Ocean” this May, Senator Loren Legarda called on national and local leaders and citizens to help save our oceans from plastic pollution by implementing and educating ecological solid waste management practices within households and communities. 

Legarda said that the Month of Ocean is annually celebrated during the month of May by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 57, s. 1999 and that the theme for the 20th anniversary this year is “Free the Sea from Marine Debris,” which focuses on the issue of marine debris and its effects to coastal and marine resources.

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Sponsorship Speech: Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary

May 28, 2019

Sponsorship Speech on the
“Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary”
 
SEN. LOREN LEGARDA
Chair, Committee on Foreign Relations
Senate of the Philippines
 
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues:
 
I have the honor to sponsor the concurrence by this august body to the “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone […]

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Legarda: Accelerated Spending Needed to Achieve Growth Target for 2019

May 28, 2019

In today’s committee hearing on the status of implementation of the 2018 budget and the effect of the four-month re-enacted budget on the 2019 projected economic growth, Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that accelerated spending and implementation of government programs are needed to achieve its growth target for 2019.

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The Spectre of Comparison Debuts in Manila After Run in 2017 Venice Art Biennale

May 24, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda on Thursday led the opening of the homecoming exhibition of The Spectre of Comparison at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) after its successful run as the Philippine Pavilion exhibition at the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

 

The Spectre of Comparison, curated by MCAD Director Joselina “Yeyey” Cruz, features the works of Lani Maestro and Manuel Ocampo. The exhibition looks at how the artists see the events of the Philippines and their adopted countries through an inverted telescope, comparing it to the experience of Jose Rizal’s protagonist in Noli Me Tangere, Crisostomo Ibarra, who experienced a double vision when he gazed out at the botanical gardens of Manila.

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Message: Opening of the Homecoming of “The Spectre of Comparison”

May 23, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Opening of the Homecoming of
“The Spectre of Comparison”
23 May 2019 | Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
 
Who is the Filipino?
 
This is a question that many of us have asked at one point in our life. The Filipino identity, even after more than a century of independence, is something that is not easily grasped.
 
Tonight, we ask this question once more as we welcome home The Spectre of Comparison, the exhibit that proudly represented the […]

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Legarda on Int’l Day for Biological Diversity: Protect Biodiversity Amid Climate Crisis

May 21, 2019

In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22, Senator Loren Legarda urged leaders and citizens to take greater action in protecting Philippine biodiversity—considered one of the richest in the world—amid the escalating threats posed by global warming and climate change. 

Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience and UNFCCC National Adaptation Plan Champion, said that this year’s celebration carries the theme of  “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health” and emphasizes the importance of protecting biodiversity as the foundation of health and food systems.

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Legarda: Museums are Important Vessels of History and Culture

May 18, 2019

In celebration of International Museum Day (May 18), Senator Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to discover the different aspects of the nation’s culture and history through our museums.

 

Legarda, a staunch advocate of art and culture promotion, said that this year’s theme, “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition”, is apt in promoting the significance of museums, which are vessels of important historical knowledge and cultural heritage and showcase the invaluable Filipino talent.

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Legarda Commends Strong Resolve Against Canada Waste Dump in the PHL

May 17, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today commended the government’s strong resolve to send back the shipment by a Canadian company of more than 100 containers of household trash, including soiled bags and diapers, that was sent to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014.

 

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) earlier said that the Philippine ambassador and consuls in Canada were recalled, following Canada’s failure to ship back the containers before the May 15 deadline, and that the Philippines would have diminished diplomatic presence until Canada removes its garbage in the country.

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