• MANILA, 4 May 2021 — Sustainable farming advocates will gather virtually to share knowledge on the socio-economic, environmental, and climate benefits of regenerative agriculture on the 44th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Farms of the Future.”
    The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 6 May 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.
    Joining the online conversation are resource persons including […]

     
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    27 September 2018 | Pandan Central School, Pandan Antique



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    In observance of the World Press Freedom Day today, three-term Senator and now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda, called for increased protection and support for journalists and media practitioners in the country, thus pushing for more responsive and effective efforts in protecting their rights and welfare.

    “Freedom of the press is essential for democracy. It is the right of the people to be given truthful and timely information, especially in these trying times. Press freedom is equated to transparency which enables our people to engage in meaningful participation in public affairs. It also promotes accountability and curtails corruption, a long-standing obstacle to our country’s development,” Legarda said.

    Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda today paid tribute to the millions of Filipino workers in the country and abroad as the nation celebrates Labor Day on May 1.

    “I salute our country’s workforce, our health practitioners, farmers, fisherfolk, teachers, salespersons, construction workers, drivers, security guards, cleaners, policemen, government employees, and Overseas Filipino Workers, among others, for their significant contribution to the country’s economy and overall development, especially amid the ongoing pandemic,” said Legarda.

    This pandemic, the global crisis, and the successive disasters that we have experienced before allowed us to reflect on our actions that are seemingly at war with our environment. Now is the right time for us to tackle environmental degradation with urgency.

    There’s an invisible tie that binds health and climate, recently seen in the unintended effect of the Covid-19 recovery package. As many of us were forced to stay home, and the steel mills practically ground to a halt, the environment rapidly improved in the slowing down of human activities. Around the world, air pollution is reduced, wildlife reclaimed some of their habitats.


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    Created the National Solid Waste Management Commission which aims to establish segregation among garbage and wastes.

    This Act shall establish the framework for the accelerated development and advancement of renewable energy resources, and the development of a strategic program to increase its utilization.

    This bill seeks to amend RA 7432, as amended by RA 9257, in order to address the above concerns of our valued senior citizens by: a) increasing the discount granted to them to thirty-two percent (32%); b) imposing stiffer penalties to pharmacies and drug stores which refuse to honor senior citizen card issued by the government; and c) providing them free vaccination against influenza virus and other pneumococcal disease prior to their discharge from any government hospital where he or […]


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  • What They Say

    I am at the NYT Art Leaders Network Conference in Berlin today and they were just saying that the Philippines are the next big market place to watch. So you know you are right in the heart, perfect place. I am thinking you know exactly what you are doing.
    — Giorgio Guglielmino, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to the Republic of the Philippines.

    Isa po kayo sa pinakamahalagang regalo na natanggap ko sa buong buhay ko ma’am. Maraming maraming salamat po sa inyo ma’am dahil nakasama ko po ang aking pamilya at buo po kami ngayong pasko. Sa lahat lahat po ng tulong nyo para madugtungan ang buhay ko at maranasan ko pa po ang ganitong pagkakataon. Masaya po akong ibalita sa inyo ma’am na as of now po, magaling na po ako. Andito na po ako sa bahay kasama ang aking pamilya. Once a month check up and monitoring na lang po and vitamins. I hope tuloy tuloy na po na maayos ang lahat ma’am. THANK YOU PO ma’am and my prayers for you always sana palagi po kayong healthy at mahabang mahaba pang panahon para mas marami pa po kayong matutulungan ma’am. Sana soon makita ko po kayo ng personal ma’am ….Merry Christmas po.

    — Rowena Lobo

    I have come to greatly admire the leadership of Senator Loren Legarda.

    Some of the legislation that she has not only introduced but enacted, are now being regarded as model for many other countries around the world. She has been a passionate advocate for many years and she is now in a position of great authority and influence in the Senate. I meet with a lot of leaders around the world who deal with the climate issue. It really is a genuine pleasure to work with Senator Legarda.

    — Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States of America


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