Legarda: Tap Indigenous Communities in Conservation of Protected Areas

February 14, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda said that indigenous communities have an important role in conserving the country’s protected areas and should be utilized by the government.

“Indigenous peoples communities have always played an important role in the conservation and preservation of the country’s protected areas. They employ age-old traditions in caring for our environment and natural resources. We should tap their knowledge to effectively maintain the integrity of our biodiversity and ecosystems,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and United Nations Global Champion for Resilience.

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Senator Loren Legarda’s Statement: Continue the Peace Talks

February 11, 2017

“I support the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. I call on all parties to continue the peace talks. War is not an option. More death and suffering will be the result of the resumption of hostilities which neither the government or the NFDP-CPP-NPA can win.

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Legarda Renews Call to Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C, Urges LGUs to Adopt Goal

February 7, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the country and all nations to aim for the 1.5°C global warming limit, stressing that it is a matter of survival.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UN Global Champion for Resilience, made the statement as she convened a consultative meeting on the establishment of local climate change action plans (LCCAP).

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