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Protect our oceans: says Legarda

April 29, 2013

Sen. Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate climate change committee, vowed legislative support to policies that would protect oceans and marine resources, saying food security and environmental sustainability should remain a top priority.
“I join Environmental Secretary Ramon Paje in declaring that the Philippines has a major role to play in protecting oceans and ensuring the sustainable use of underwater resources,” Legarda said, referring to the Cabinet official’s statement […]


Mother Lily

April 28, 2013

I really admire Loren for her strength and conviction. She gives 110 percent of herself to everything she does. I know how difficult it is to excel in your career and still be around for your family. Most people focus on one and neglect the other, but Loren has succeeded in both.
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mother Lily


Labor education groups endorse Legarda

April 27, 2013

Reelectionist Sen. Loren Legarda (Nationalist People’s Coalition) was endorsed by major labor and educational groups in recognition of her significant contribution to their sectors.
On Wednesday, the Philippine Trade and General Workers Organization (PTGWO) affiliated with the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), the biggest labor confederation, endorsed Legarda for her initiatives “to improve jobs, raise decent wages for workers, and advance consumer protection.”
PTGWO’s members come from many […]


Mother Lily throws full support behind Sen. Loren Legarda

April 26, 2013

Senator Loren Legarda juggles many responsibilities as lawmaker, environmentalist and mother—giving equal devotion to her senatorial campaign, environmental advocacies, and her role as single mom to two sons, Lorenzo and Leandro. A tall order indeed—but one that she accomplishes daily with admirable grace.
Among her many supporters is another of the country’s most distinguished women today: Mother Lily Monteverde, the matriarch of Philippine show business.
These two mothers coming together for a cause greater than themselves comes at a very opportune time […]


Legarda: Our laws can work for the poor

April 25, 2013

Sen. Loren Legarda today said the government has existing social programs to benefit the country’s poorest sector, not to mention laws which could create jobs and micro and small enterprises.
“The Aquino government has existing programs to target the poorest households in the country,” Legarda said. “Progress and poverty alleviation do not happen overnight. Let’s give more time to the administration to carry out its poverty alleviation programs […]


Legarda: Vigan, model town for business and heritage

April 24, 2013

Sen. Loren Legarda today lauded the City of Vigan, particularly its local government unit (LGU) led by Mayor Eva Medina, for its continuing efforts to manage and preserve the city as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for effectively bringing down poverty incidence.


Legarda: Protection of the environment is a Gut Issue

April 22, 2013

“Environmental protection is a gut issue because environmental issues matter to our own survival. Despite increasing awareness about environmental protection and climate change over the past few years, the damage of irresponsible development models and large-scale environmental destruction has not yet been reversed,” she said.


On Earth Day Legarda calls for sustainable and resilient development

April 22, 2013

Measures to mitigate the impact of climate change and further protect the environment will again top Sen. Loren Legarda’s legislative agenda in the incoming Congress, among other priorities, as scenarios point to more alarming consequences for the country.


Legarda: On Earth Day, let’s act as one

April 21, 2013

Sen. Loren Legarda, a staunch environmentalist, said as the world commemorates Earth Day today (April 22), the government, public, business groups and other concerned stakeholders should reflect upon and be more aware of the present state of our environment in this fast changing and challenging times.
“How is Mother Earth in the midst of human pursuit for social and economic development? How, where and why is disaster and climate risk increasing?,” Legarda asked.
She said everybody is challenged anew to […]


Legarda: Let everyday be “Earth Day”

April 20, 2013

As the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22, Sen. Loren Legarda urged Filipinos to make each day an “Earth day”, stressing that taking action to protect the environment should not be limited to a day.
“It is not only the responsibility of government and concerned organizations to come up with policies and action plans in the fight against climate change and global warming. Individuals also have an equal obligation to protect Mother Earth and make this their daily mantra,” […]