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Legarda to Embed Sustainable Urban Mobility in Better Normal Bill

May 29, 2020

In the Sustainable Urban Mobility episode of the “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” series, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda discussed with bike advocates and cyclists how biking is helping frontliners move during this community quarantine and how cities and provinces can support biking for a healthier and better normal for commuters and the transport sector.
Mr. Red Constantino, Executive Director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, co-anchored the show with Legarda. Resource […]

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Sponsorship Speech of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda On the Better Normal Bill (House Bill No. House Bill No. 6864)

May 28, 2020

Mr. Speaker,
The raging COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the sobering reality that the world is not as advanced, prosperous and as resilient as we thought it to be. We have realized that our societies and economic systems are fragile, and that we are only as strong as our most vulnerable.
The only way forward is to heed science and make decisive actions toward staging a recovery that will pave the way for a better normal for the Filipino people.
The choices we […]

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Sustainable Urban Mobility in 3rd Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

May 27, 2020

In the third episode of the online discussion series “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic of sustainable urban mobility, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda will facilitate the discussion on how to encourage cities and citizens to adopt greener modes of transportation and infrastructure.
The third episode will air this Thursday, May 28, 10AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/conglorenlegarda or facebook.com/CCCPhl. Mr. Red Constantino, Executive Director of the Institute for Climate and […]

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Legarda Joins the Muslims in Celebrating Eidul Fitr

May 25, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, co-author of RA 9177 also known as the Act Declaring Eidul Fitr a National Holiday, expressed her sincerest felicitations and solidarity to all Muslim brothers and sisters on the occasion of Eidul Fitr.
“As you celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, may this further reaffirm and strengthen your devotion and faith in mankind. Sacrifice, self-discipline and patience are but vital virtues that make us human,” Legarda said.
“To our Muslim brothers and […]

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Legarda Urges Home Food Gardening and Backyard Farming to Ensure Food Availability and Supply

May 22, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda urged individuals and households to install their own food garden and do backyard farming to ensure food availability and supply at home, during the second episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” an online knowledge-for-action discussion series on COVID-19 and the climate emergency.
The second episode focused on the ways individuals and households can grow their own food, and strategies to sustain urban and community gardens, by featuring practical […]

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Urban gardening, backyard farming in 2nd episode of ‘Stories for A Better Normal’ series

May 20, 2020

In the second episode of the online discussion series ‘Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways’ on the topic, ‘Growing Your Own Food 101’, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda will feature the importance of growing your own food and urban gardens at home or with the community.
The second episode will be livestreamed this Thursday, May 21, 10:00am, via Facebook Live [www.facebook.com/conglorenlegarda and www.facebook.com/CCCPhl].
Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar will be joining the online conversation to discuss the “Plant, Plant, Plant […]

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Legarda: Stage a green and resilient COVID-19 recovery through the New Normal Bill

May 18, 2020

MANILA, 18 May 2020 — House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda urged the government to ensure the protection of the most vulnerable by staging a green and resilient COVID-19 recovery, during a hearing via videoconferencing earlier today on House Bill 6623 (HB 6623) or the New Normal for the Workplace and Public Spaces Act of 2020.
Legarda, Chair of the New Normal Cluster of the Defeat COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee (DCC), intended to shepherd the bill’s passage to contain […]

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Opening Remarks of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Committee Deliberation on the New Normal Bill

May 18, 2020

Good morning.
We are gathered today under unique circumstances.
The Coronavirus Disease has upended the way we live and the way we do business. It has shone light on the domino effect that is triggered when one element is destabilized in the interconnected system of human health, planetary health, and economic stability.
Clearly, we are grappling with a crisis of enormous scale and human impact.
This is a moment in time when our work here in Congress is in its most critical.
Everything we do […]

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Legarda Pushes for New Normal Bill Passage

May 18, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda pushed for the immediate passage of House Bill No. 6623 or the New Normal for the Workplace and Public Spaces Act of 2020, which was earlier filed on April 27, 2020.
Legarda, together with House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, Majority Leader Ferdinand Romualdez, Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund Villafuerte, Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte, Representative Eric Go Yap, Rep. Lorenz Defensor, and Rep. Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado, are principal authors of the proposed measure.
Legarda said that the […]

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Legarda: “Everyone Can Lead Sustainable Lives at Home”

May 14, 2020

To inspire individuals, households, and communities to adopt sustainable practices for a better normal in light of the pandemic and climate crisis, Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda held her first online discussion of the series “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” a virtual conversation on COVID-19 and the climate emergency.
The series is a partnership with the Climate Change Commission (CCC), with support from the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), The Climate Reality Project-Philippines, […]

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