Legarda Wants Modernization of Agricultural Engineering in PHL

October 24, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda has called for the approval of the measure that will strengthen and modernize the practice of Agricultural Engineering in the country, stressing that the profession is vital in achieving food security and gearing towards sustainable development.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, said that globally, the Agricultural Engineering profession has evolved into Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, thus there is a need to align the profession in the country to internationally recognized practice.
“I note […]

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On IP Month, Legarda Opens ASEAN Textile Exhibit, Sponsors Ethnic Origin Bill

October 22, 2014

In celebration of the Indigenous Peoples Month this October, Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, has set up an exhibit on ASEAN textiles and will sponsor the proposed Ethnic Origin Act.
Legarda, in partnership with the Office of Senate President Franklin Drilon and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), will launch today the exhibit titled, Woven Identities: Clothing Traditions of ASEAN, displayed at the Second Floor Hallway of the Senate.
“This exhibit showcases traditional garments […]

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Legarda Invites Filipinos to Join Dayaw Festival in Baguio

October 21, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today encouraged Filipinos, especially those in the Cordillera and nearby regions, to participate in the Luzon leg of the 2014 Dayaw Indigenous Peoples Festival, which will be held in Baguio City from October 22-23, 2014.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said that through the Dayaw Festival, citizens will be able to witness various indigenous performances, rituals, traditions and crafts, which are all part of the Filipino identity.
“We have a very rich culture and we […]

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Legarda Cites Germany’s Experience in Improving PHL’s Natural Resources Governance

October 20, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Philippines can learn a lot from Germany’s experience in natural resources management and improving relevant policies, particularly on land use planning, coastal protection, sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Environment and Natural Resources and on Climate Change, made the statement following a study visit to Germany with fellow Philippine legislators and policymakers from October 12-17, 2014.
The German Government, through the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), extended the invitation […]

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More lawmakers seek review of VFA

October 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Loren Legarda yesterday joined the calls for a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US with the aim of renegotiating some of the provisions of the treaty, particularly on criminal jurisdiction.
Reacting to the latest case allegedly involving an American serviceman, Legarda said the VFA should be revisited because it has many onerous provisions.
“While we acknowledge the benefits of the VFA, especially in providing the needed support for our armed forces as we have […]

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