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Legarda: We Must Embrace Our Cultural Diversity

May 20, 2018

In observance of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (May 21), Senator Loren Legarda said Filipinos should embrace our rich culture, which may be diverse but can be an instrument to unite.

“Our culture is our identity, and part of that identity is a complex and heterogeneous mix of cultures. Our different ethno-linguistic groups—each with a distinct heritage of traditions, dance, art, music, folklore, beliefs, value systems—make up the identity of the Filipino people,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Sees Coal Phase Out as Countries Pursue Green Growth

May 19, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda said that she sees the eventual “obsolescence” of coal as countries strive to shift towards renewable energy sources, which are now becoming more affordable than fossil fuels.

Legarda made the statement at the 5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR) where she was a panelist for the session titled, “How ASEAN Governments are Shifting to Green Growth.”

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Legarda: ASEAN Should Be the Voice of the Vulnerable

May 18, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should unite in pushing for greater climate action and more green investments towards sustainable and resilient growth.

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Legarda Encourages Visits to Museums, Invites Public to the National Museum of Natural History

May 17, 2018

In celebration of International Museum Day (May 18), Senator Loren Legarda encouraged everyone to make frequent visits to museums to enrich understanding of our culture and history.

She also invited the public to visit the National Museum of Natural History at the National Museum Complex in Rizal Park, Manila, as it opens on May 18.

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Legarda Participates in 5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

May 17, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda will participate in the 5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources organized by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) on May 18, 2018.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Finance and Climate Change, has been invited to be among the panelists for the session, “How ASEAN is Shifting to Green Growth,” where she will discuss key threats that climate change poses to the Philippines and ASEAN in general as well as government interventions to address the same.

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Statement of Senator Loren Legarda on the Passing of Former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara

May 13, 2018

The passing of Former Senate President Ed Angara marks the end of an era.

He had an illustrious and unparalleled career in academe, law and politics. A trailblazer, he pioneered various pursuits, including the establishment of the ACCRA law firm, one of the most respected legal institutions in the country.

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Legarda: Talanoa Dialogue Gives Face to Climate Change

May 13, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda expressed her appreciation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) leadership and to Fiji for convening the Talanoa Dialogue at the 48th Session of the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC in Bonn, Germany, stressing that it brought everyone together to speak of their country’s experiences and challenges in the fight against the adverse impacts of climate change.

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Legarda: Protect Migratory Birds Thru Protected Areas Conservation

May 12, 2018

In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for greater protection of the country’s protected areas, especially wetlands that serve as temporary habitats of migratory birds.

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Legarda Joins Calls to Step Up Climate Ambition

May 10, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has joined calls to step up climate ambition to meet the Paris Agreement goal, particularly the 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming limit.

“The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), which was chaired by the Philippines when the Paris Agreement was being negotiated, fought to ensure the goal of keeping global temperatures to within the 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold was enshrined in the Agreement. This is because hundreds of millions face an existential threat if we fail to act on climate change decisively. And also because the climate crisis presents an opportunity for real transformation,” said Legarda, Head of the Philippine Delegation to the Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

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Legarda and UNFCCC’s Espinosa Discuss Partnership to Raise Climate Ambition

May 10, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda and Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held a meeting on Wednesday, May 9, to discuss cooperation on raising climate ambition, particularly in ensuring that Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) would meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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