Legarda to Launch Twin Cultural Exhibits in National Museum

September 18, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda is set to launch the Baybayin Gallery and the expanded permanent textile gallery at the Museum of the Filipino People on September 20, 2013.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said that the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles, the country’s first permanent textile gallery, has been expanded to include more traditional garments made from indigenous fiber and weaving looms from several weaving communities.
“The National Museum has a vast collection of indigenous textiles and we […]

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Legarda: P378-Billion Lost Due to Natural Disasters

September 17, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today warned that unless the Philippines takes concerted effort against climate change, such would continue to threaten the Philippine economy, and the lives of millions of Filipinos.
“According to the International Disaster Database (IDD) maintained by the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), the Philippines lost US $ 8.809 billion, roughly Php378 billion in damages due to natural disasters from 1900 to 2013,” Legarda said. 
She also noted that Typhoon Pablo accounted for almost 19% of […]

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Legarda: Invest in Climate-Resilient Infrastructure to Avert Floods

September 15, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the country should invest more in infrastructure that are climate-resilient so that disasters, such as floods, are averted and not merely reacted upon.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement after the Climate Change Commission cited a World Bank study which revealed that the Philippines has increased its budget by 26 percent in climate change adaptation programs, but the bulk has been used in flood control.
The World Bank report stated […]

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Legarda to Fast Track Approval of Bills on Preservation of Forestlands and Protected Areas

September 14, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda said that she will prioritize the approval of proposed measures that will ensure the preservation of forests and other protected areas in the country.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, said that she will file an omnibus bill on the demarcation of each and every protected area classified under the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act and work on the swift passage of related bills, including the proposed Final Forest Limits […]

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Legarda: 3.4M Kasambahays to Benefit from Domestic Workers Convention

September 11, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda today said that more Filipino domestic workers will be provided with better compensation and greater protection from abuses as the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 189, or the Domestic Workers Convention, has entered into force early this month.
Legarda, sponsor of Senate Resolution 816 that pushed for the Senate’s concurrence in the ratification of the ILO Convention 189 during the 15th Congress, said that at least 1.9 million Filipino domestic workers in the country and at least 1.5 […]

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