May 22, 2014
Senator Loren Legarda today said that for nations to attain sustainable and equitable economic development, communities should be resilient to disasters and adaptive to climate change.
May 21, 2014
Legarda made the statement as part of the panel for the interactive session, Designing Solutions for Climate and Resource Risks, of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia at the Makati Shangri-la today.
“In climate risks, there could sometimes be no second chances. The UN said economic losses from disasters are ‘out of control.’ We should […]
Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the need to promote inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth, noting that this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia delves on issues that greatly affect the economy, including climate change.
May 21, 2014
Legarda said that the Philippines, as host of the 2014 WEF, has the opportunity to tell the region that the country is back in business and ready to face the challenges that come with its growing economy.
“The Philippines’ growth has been surprising economists. Our […]
In time for the International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22), Senator Loren Legarda renewed her commitment to the protection of biodiversity, climate change adaptation and sustainable development at the Launch of the Fifth Operational Phase of the Global Economic Facility-Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP-5) in the Philippines.
May 20, 2014
The GEF-Small Grants Programme provides grants of up to US$50,000 to community-based organizations for biodiversity conservation projects. The Project Document for its Fifth Operational Phase was signed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), […]
Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, today emphasized the need to protect the Philippines’ cultural heritage in both its tangible and intangible forms.
May 19, 2014
“We hear uproar about saving crumbling monuments and edifices, but less noise about the need to preserve our vanishing traditional crafts. The true value of our intangible culture and arts is not as easily recognized because it lacks the durability of construction,” said Legarda at the First Ceremony for the Commemoration of the […]
In a bid to further promote equality among Filipinos regardless of ethnicity and to address concerns of indigenous peoples, Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the need to determine the population of citizens who are members of indigenous communities and to protect their cultural properties.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, presided over the hearing on Senate Bill Nos. 534, Ethnic Origin Act, and 669, Traditional Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.
“It would help us determine the specific concerns […]