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Jurors to deliberate on proposals for PH Pavilion Venice Art Biennale 2019

July 19, 2018

Legarda, a three-term senator who chairs the Senate Committees on Finance, Foreign Relations, and Climate Change, is a staunch advocate of arts and culture. She supports initiatives to promote and preserve the tangible and intangible heritage and to protect the rights of indigenous peoples. She is the visionary behind the Philippines’ return to the Biennale Arte in 2015 following a 51-year hiatus and the country’s first participation in the Biennale Architettura in 2016. The French Government bestowed upon her the title of Knight in the French National Order of the Legion of Honor, while the Italian Government also awarded her the title of the Knight in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. Legarda was recently conferred the Doctorate of Laws degree, Honoris Causa, by the University of the Philippines Diliman.

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Philippines fails to double renewable energy capacity

July 18, 2018

The Philippines continued to rely heavily on coal and “miserably failed” to meet its goal of doubling the installed capacity of renewable capacity, 10 years after the passage of the Renewable Energy Law, Senator Loren Legarda said Wednesday.

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Renewable energy targets not met, Legarda laments

July 18, 2018

ENVIRONMENTALIST Senator Loren Legarda yesterday declared that the past and current government failed to meet the goals of providing renewable energy under the Renewable Energy (RE) Law.

In her speech during the symposium attended by RE stakeholders in Quezon City, Legarda said that as of today, RE stakeholders continue to grapple with mixed signals from those charged with implementing the RE Law even with its passage in December 2008.

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Legarda cites slipping renewable energy share

July 18, 2018

The RE law promotes the development, utilization and commercialization of renewable energy resources in the country. Ms. Legarda is one of the authors of the law.

“Having laid down the state of RE development in our country, I hope that this symposium will help surface issues that has brought us to the situation we are in now,” Ms. Legarda said during the forum, “Convergence for 100% Renewable Energy in the Philippines,” in Quezon City on Wednesday.

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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 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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Bamboo industry takes centerstage in Date 2018

June 22, 2018

Last year, the Senate Bill 1478 or the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Act of 2017 was proposed which Senate Committee on Finance and Climate Change Loren Legarda had been known to support. The bill seeks to create a bamboo industry in the Philippines competitive enough to provide opportunities for local employment and to establish bamboo-based enterprises by ensuring that the industry has sufficient supply of quality raw materials. This is proposed to be done through bamboo nurseries and plantations.

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Senator Loren Legarda Returns With Fifth Season Of “Dayaw” On ANC

June 20, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the fifth season of “Dayaw”, which will premiere on June 21, Thursday, at 6 PM on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).

The six-part award-winning cultural documentary program that focuses on the rich and vibrant culture and living traditions of the Filipinos is a partnership between ANC and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and conceptualized and hosted by Legarda.

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