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Finance dep’t studying carbon-emissions tax

July 19, 2018

Senator Loren B. Legarda on Wednesday said that the country continues to depend on non-renewable energy, even after the passage of the Renewable Energy (RE) law of 2008.

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Solon renews call to pursue renewable energy development in PHL

July 19, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda, one of the authors of the Renewable Energy Law, made the call during the recent Convergence for 100% Renewable Energy Philippines, a symposium on Challenges Faced by Stakeholders in Advancing Renewable Energy in the Philippines, convened by the Power to People Coalition.

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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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Legarda Renews Call to Pursue Renewable Energy Development in PHL

July 18, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to scale up green initiatives and investments in renewable energy as part of a long-term solution to the growing power needs of the country and to mitigate the effects of environmental degradation and climate change.

Legarda, one of the authors of the Renewable Energy Law, made the call during the Convergence for 100% Renewable Energy Philippines, a symposium on Challenges Faced by Stakeholders in Advancing Renewable Energy in the Philippines, convened by the Power to People Coalition.

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Dayaw Features Marawi’s Culture and Islamic Faith in the Midst of Post-War Restoration

July 18, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the fifth episode of Dayaw season 5: Pagdiwang at Pasasalamat on Thursday, July 19, 6:30 pm, on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), with livestreaming on news.abs-cbn.com/live and on ANC’s Facebook page.

In the fifth episode, titled, “The Spirit of Maratabat Lives On” the Dayaw team travels to Marawi in time for the sacred celebration of Eid’l Fitr to explore the Maranao’s culture rooted in the historic city as the people of Marawi rebuild their lives after the siege that has befallen them.

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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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Legarda Lauds Developments on PH Contemporary Art, Hailed Ties of History Exhibit

July 17, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda expressed her elation that contemporary art in the Philippines is now gaining a lot of support and interest in the global scene and likewise hailed the Philippines hosting of the Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia as a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Legarda: Our Fragile Earth (Protected Areas of the Philippines) to be shown again on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC)

July 12, 2018

To highlight the importance of the recent enactment of the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System or ENIPAS under Republic Act No. 11038, Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the re-showing of the first ever Protected Areas documentary series on Philippine television, which will be shown two episodes at a time starting this Friday, July 13, 2018, at 8:30PM on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).

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