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Legarda on North and South Korea Summit: There Is Hope For Peace

April 29, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the historic meeting between Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea should be a cause for celebration not only by the region, but also by the rest of the world.

“This is indeed a turning point in these countries rent asunder by the proxy wars of the big powers. It is a tribute to both leaders that they have overcome their differences and are moving towards unification. It only proves that there is hope for peace,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

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Philippines ‘relieved’ with Korean leaders’ move to end war

April 29, 2018

Senate committee on foreign relations chair Loren Legarda called Kim’s and Moon’s gesture a “huge step” toward ending decades of hostility and ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

Legarda urged the government to “continue extending its support and hand of assistance in whatever way, in order to help the Korean Peninsula and the region at large achieve lasting peace and stability.”

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Legarda Hails PH Credit Outlook Upgrade to Positive

April 28, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the latest assessment of S&P, which affirmed the Philippines’ long-term credit rating of ‘BBB’ and short-term credit rating of ‘A-2’ with outlook revised from stable to positive.

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Statement of Senator Loren Legarda on North Korea – South Korea Leaders’ Summit

April 28, 2018

“Last year, the Philippines called on North Korea to ‘commit to making meaningful progress towards the peaceful resolution of the issues facing the Korean Peninsula.’ The agreement forged by the leaders of North and South Korea at the recent Summit – to end decades of hostility and to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons – is a huge step in this direction.

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Legarda urges continued PH support for agreement between 2 Koreas

April 28, 2018

The Philippines should continue to support efforts to achieve lasting peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula after the historic April 27 summit between South Korea and North Korea, according to Sen. Loren Legarda.

Legarda, who chairs the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said the agreement reached between South Korea President Moon Jae-in and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was a “huge step” to achieve peace in “one of the potentially most perilous sources of tension in the world today.”

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PH should continue support for peace in Korean peninsula, says Legarda

April 28, 2018

MANILA – The Philippines should continue its support for efforts towards peace in the Korean peninsula, the head of the Senate foreign relations committee said Saturday.

Sen. Loren Legarda hailed Friday’s announcement of the leaders of North and South Korea to end the war on their divided peninsula as she called for Manila’s sustained support for the move.

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Legarda Meets IMF’s Lagarde on PH-IMF Cooperation, Climate Change, Other Emerging Issues

April 27, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has expressed her appreciation to International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde for the IMF’s partnership with the Philippines and its work on climate change and other emerging issues such as gender diversity and income equality.

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The Philippine Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale: The City Who Had Two Navels

April 26, 2018

Inspired by Filipino National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin’s novel “The Woman Who Had Two Navels,” published in 1961, the Philippine Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia confronts the tension between the vicissitudes of the past and the challenges of constructing contemporary
subjectivity.

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Legarda Highlights Climate Vulnerable Forum’s Role to Ensure 1.5 Degrees Celsius Limit Goal

April 24, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has emphasized the important leadership role of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) in pushing for greater sense of urgency in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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Legarda: Belt and Road Initiative Can Bring Increased Trade, Infra Investments to PH

April 21, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today said that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could bring in a multitude of benefits to the Philippines, particularly in trade and infrastructure investments.

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