Disaster Vulnerability of Women, a Pressing Concern—Legarda Tells Tokyo Forum on Women

September 12, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda will raise the issue of vulnerability of women to disasters at the World Assembly for Women convened by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Japan.
Legarda, UN Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, is the only Philippine participant in the high level conference and will deliver the opening statement for a sub-group discussion on “A Society where Self-Determination of Women is Assured” on Saturday (September 13).
In sharing the Philippine experience in promoting women […]

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Legarda Represents Phl at World Assembly for Women in Tokyo

September 11, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda will share the Philippine experience in fighting for women’s rights and closing the gender gap as she represents the country in the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo, Japan from September 12-14, 2014.
The Conference will open on Friday (September 12) with statements from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, International Monetary Fund Chairman Christine Lagarde, and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and a dialogue with the First Lady of Japan, Akie Abe, and former First Lady […]

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Building Resilience is an Attitude, Says Legarda at ADB Conference

September 10, 2014

Amid the risks posed by climate change and extreme weather events, Senator Loren Legarda today said that a change in mindset is inevitable to be able to look at the opportunities in the face of threats.
“Building resilience is an attitude,” said Legarda at theInnovation and Learning in a Changing Asia Conference organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Legarda, UN Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, is a panelist for the session Natural Hazards and Climate Change. Her co-panelists […]

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Legarda Lauds Winning Curator, Thanks Participants in Open Call for PHL Participation in Venice Biennale 2015

September 8, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today lauded Dr. Patrick Flores, whose curatorial proposal was selected by a six-member board of jurors, including three international jurors, for the Philippine pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2015, after a 50-year hiatus from the international contemporary art scene.
“I am happy for Dr. Flores for having been chosen as the curator for our national pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale 2015. His proposal exhibited intellectual rigor and depth and immense creativity. […]

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UP art professor wins curatorial contest for PH pavilion in Venice Art Biennale 2015

September 7, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Patrick Flores’s curatorial proposal entitled “Tie a String around the World” is the official Philippine participation at the 56th Venice Art Biennale in 2015, Senator Loren Legarda said Sunday.
“Flores’ curatorial concept is a poetic and political reflection on the history of world making, the links between geography and politics, and the notions of nation, territory, and archipelago. It foregrounds the extensities of the Philippines, a foil perhaps to the more aggressive instincts of expansion around us […]

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