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Legarda Welcomes Announcement on 2018 CVF Virtual Summit

June 27, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda welcomes the announcement made by President Hilda Heine, President of Marshall Islands and incoming Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) that this year’s CVF Virtual Summit will be convened on 22 November. The announcement was made during the 6th Global Environment Facility Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam.

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Dayaw Season 5 Episode 2 Examines the Cuaresma

June 27, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda examines the different Filipino traditions practices during the Lenten season, especially its performative aspects like chanting, singing, and theatrics that serve as a backdrop for folk art and artistry.

Episode 2 of Dayaw’s Fifth Season, entitled Cuaresma (A Season of Redemption), will air on June 28, Thursday, at 06:30pm on the ABS – CBN News Channel (ANC).

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Legarda Congratulates Whang-od for Dangal ng Haraya Award

June 25, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today congratulated Apo Whang-od for being conferred the title Dangal ng Haraya by the National Commission of Culture and Arts.

“As a Dangal ng Haraya awardee myself, and an advocate of Philippine culture and living traditions, I would like to express my sincerest congratulations to Apo Whang-od for being conferred with the Dangal ng Haraya Award,” said Legarda.

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Legarda Stressed UP’s Call for Paglayang Minamahal

June 25, 2018

The University of the Philippines held on 24 June 2018, its 107th General Commencement Exercises with Senator Loren Legarda as the Commencement Speaker.

Legarda, who was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa on the same day, underscored the need for the graduates, the youth in general, to be the voice of the weak, the dispossessed, the ignored, and the marginalized.

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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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Legarda: Knowledge Without Application Is A Waste Of Brainpower, Awareness Without Action Is A Waste Of Principle

June 24, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today challenged this year’s graduating batch of the University of the Philippines Diliman to never lose the spirit of inquiry and insatiable curiosity, to always strive for excellence, and to pursue the never-ending aspiration of an Isko and Iska to attain academic freedom and contribute to the betterment of this country.

Legarda, who graduated cum laude from the University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts, major in Broadcast Communications degree, made the statement at the 107th General Commencement Exercises of the University where she herself was the Commencement Speaker and an awardee of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa.

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Legarda to Receive Doctor of Laws Degree Honoris Causa from UP

June 23, 2018

The University of the Philippines will confer upon Senator Loren Legarda the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, on 24 June 2018 (Sunday), during the 107th General Commencement Exercises of the University where Legarda will be the Commencement Speaker.

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Legarda Hails Enactment of Mental Health Act

June 22, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the President’s signing into law of the Mental Health Act (Republic Act No. 11036), which seeks to provide affordable and accessible mental health services for Filipinos suffering from mental disabilities.

Legarda, co-author of the measure, said that a law dedicated to enhancing the delivery of mental health services to the people is an integral part of the Philippine health care system given the growing number of mental disabilities left untreated due to lack of facilities as well as physicians who are trained to specialize in the treatment of these mental conditions.

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