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Various assistance for Antiqueños amid Covid-19 crisis Continues – Legarda

April 30, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda continues to provide assistance to her Kasimanwa amid the Covid-19 crisis.
Legarda assures that aside from the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) AICS and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) TUPAD Program are still ongoing to cater to the needs of the Antiqueños amid Covid-19 crisis.
The AICS or Assistance to Crisis in Individual Situation is intended for medical, burial, transportation, and medical assistance. Due to the Enhanced […]

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LOREN MOURNS PASSING OF SEC JIMENEZ

April 27, 2020

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda today expressed her sorrow and condolences to the family of former Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr., who passed away at the age of 64.
“Secretary Jimenez is a great loss for the Filipino people. His vibrant personality, love of country and his proactive vision very much shaped our country’s tourism sector,” Legarda said.
“Apart from working with Secretary Mon several years ago, I was also a friend to him and his late wife, Abby. Both of […]

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Social Pension for Antiqueño senior citizens released amid Covid-19 crisis

April 27, 2020

Up to 40,440 senior citizens in Antique will receive their social pension as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) released the amount of P121,320,000 last week. This release has been done in line with the Special Guidelines on the Provision of Social Measures by the DSWD to the Affected Residents of the Areas Under Community Quarantine and Continuation of the Implementation of the Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens and the Supplementary Feeding Programs.
As the principal author of […]

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Assistance for Antiqueños amid COVID-19 crisis Continues- Legarda

April 24, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda assures that assistance for her fellow kasimanwa is overflowing amid the COVID-19 crisis. Aside from the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) AICS and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) TUPAD Program are still ongoing to cater to the needs of the Antiqueños amid Covid-19 crisis.
The AICS or Assistance to Crisis in Individual Situation is intended for medical, burial, transportation, and medical assistance. Due to the Enhanced […]

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Statement of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on the Passing of Former Senator Heherson Alvarez

April 22, 2020

I join the nation in mourning the passing of former Senator Heherson Alvarez on April 20, at the age of 80, due to complications from COVID-19.
Senator Alvarez has been a prominent figure in human rights, a great defender of our freedoms, a staunch advocate for the environment, a pioneer for climate action when no one else’s voice was heard.
As a fellow environmentalist, whose years in the senate preceded mine, he championed the climate change causes long before anyone else did. […]

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Legarda Demands Transparency from SMPC Amidst Covid 19 Cases

April 22, 2020

Semirara Island is the site of Antique’s first four COVID 19 positive cases, all of which are within the continuing operations of Semirara Mining and Power Corporation. To date, seven ships have reportedly already been inspected by quarantine, customs and immigration officials in Semirara within the quarantine period from March 15.
As early as January, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda of the lone district of Antique recommended the stoppage of Chinese ships coming into Antique to load coal bound for China as […]

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Legarda: “On Earth Day, let’s continue the fight for climate justice”

April 22, 2020

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this April 22, Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda called for stronger climate action, encouraging people to join the online climate movement amidst the pandemic created by the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
“The phenomenon of climate change is so complex and overreaching in its impacts that we should now begin calling it the ‘climate crisis’,” Legarda said.
This year’s theme, climate action, reflects the unprecedented impacts of climate change as […]

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Legarda encourages MSMEs to avail of LANDBANK loan program amid Covid-19

April 21, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda encourages Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to avail of the I-RESCUE (Interim Rehabilitation Support to Cushion Unfavorably-affected Enterprises by Covid-19), a new lending program launched by LANDBANK in support of RA 11649 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.”
As principal sponsor and co-author of the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Legarda assures that MSMEs will be given assistance to cushion the impact on businesses during this […]

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Legarda calls for strict implementation of wildlife, climate change laws

April 20, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda today urged national law enforcement units and local government officials to strictly implement laws on Philippine wildlife protection and conservation amid the escalating threats of biodiversity loss and the global pandemic due to zoonotic diseases and climate change.
Citing the 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES), Legarda said that without intervention from governments all over the world to halt […]

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Legarda Encourages Reduction of Carbon Footprint at Home

April 16, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today urged the general public to be more conscious of their individual and household carbon footprint, as the government continues to plea for everyone to stay at home during this Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) period due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Legarda said that “carbon footprint” measures the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that an individual or entity produces from their daily activities and lifestyle, adding that high levels of […]

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