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Legarda Continues to Upgrade Education for Antiqueños, Builds 82 New Classrooms in 12 Antique Schools

June 30, 2020

Recognizing the significance of quality education as one of the best investments of the government, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda announced today that 82 new classrooms are set be constructed in 12 elementary schools and high schools in the province of Antique.

“Education plays a vital role in nation building and economic development. Thus, it is necessary for us to prioritize the construction of classrooms to provide our students better facilities and a more conducive learning environment,” Legarda said.

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Saving Seeds and Growing with Nature on 7th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

June 30, 2020

MANILA, 29 June 2020 – On the seventh episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Saving Seeds and Growing with Nature,” House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, together with resource persons, will discuss the basics and benefits of permaculture and the importance of saving seeds in ensuring food self-sufficiency.

The episode will stream on Facebook Live on Thursday, July 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at facebook.com/conglorenlegarda and facebook.com/CCCPhl/.

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Legarda, National Quincentennial Committee Launch Road to 500, a Philippine Quincentennial Special

June 30, 2020

On the occasion of the Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda launched today the first episode of a new online program titled “Road to 500.” The episode will be streamed live on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 10:00 a.m. via facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
With the theme “Rethinking 1521,” the episode tackled the Filipino way of commemorating the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the world which will take place in 2021. The event was previously regarded as the […]

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Legarda, National Quincentennial Committee Launch Road to 500, a Philippine Quincentennial Special

June 30, 2020

On the occasion of the Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda launched today the first episode of a new online program titled “Road to 500.” The episode will be streamed live on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 10:00 a.m. via facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
With the theme “Rethinking 1521,” the episode tackled the Filipino way of commemorating the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the world which will take place in 2021. The event was previously regarded as the […]

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Legarda welcomes NAIA-Antique PAL flight to bring home LSIs

June 27, 2020

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda welcomed the news that Philippine Airlines (PAL) will fly to Antique Airport via Ninoy Aquino International Airport to bring home locally-stranded individuals (LSIs) while ensuring that the provincial government will monitor and coordinate with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and PAL for the strict implementation of health measures and safety protocols.

“As most parts of the country start to ease restrictions on movements, Antique Airport is ready to serve not just my kasimanwa who wish to come home or fly back to Manila for work and attend to their respective businesses, but it will also accommodate those passengers from neighboring provinces. The flight will be from Manila to Antique and vice versa, which will be more convenient and accessible to most passengers,” Legarda said.

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Legarda Calls for Mass Access to Mental Health Care Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

June 26, 2020

On the sixth episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic, “Mental Health and Wellness: Coping in the Time of COVID-19 and Disasters”, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, together with resource speakers, discussed the importance of mental wellness as we cope in this time of COVID-19 and disasters.

Joining Legarda in the discussion were mental health experts Dr. Rene Samaniego, Former President of the Philippine Psychiatric Association; Dr. Jasmine Vergara, National Professional Officer on Mental Health and Substance Abuse of the World Health Organization – Philippines (WHO); and Prednison Morales, Psychosocial Support Focal Person and Registered Social Worker from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).

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Mental Health and Wellness in 6th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

June 24, 2020

For the sixth episode of the online discussion series “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, together with resource experts, will tackle mental health and underscore the importance of mental wellness as we cope in this time of COVID-19 and disasters.

The episode will air this Thursday, June 25, 10:00 am, via Facebook Live at facebook.com/conglorenlegarda or facebook.com/CCCPhl.

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Legarda in 1st Episode of PA Talk: Protect and follow the lead of IPs and their indigenous knowledge of protected areas

June 23, 2020

MANILA, 22 June 2020 — “When we protect the trees, when we protect our source of water, we should also protect the inhabitants and those who were there ahead of us, and know their culture, their practices, their prayers, their language, and their food,” said House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, during the first episode of the online webinar “PA Talk: Protected Areas for a Protected Future” streamed via Facebook Live on June 22. The webinar is a joint collaboration between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB) and the Office of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, together with the Climate Change Commission (CCC).

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Legarda Pushes For The Passage Of The Environment Protection And Enforcement Bureau (EPEB) Bill

June 22, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda filed House Bill No. 6973 which seeks to create the Environment Protection and Enforcement Bureau (EPEB) in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to strengthen the agency’s capacity to address violations against current environmental laws and regulations.
“The EPEB will increase the DENR’s environmental law enforcement capacity by professionalizing and institutionalizing law enforcement within the Department and concurrently with other agencies having environmental law enforcement duties. The bill calls for the full […]

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Legarda Restores the only Remaining Balay Nga Bato in Antique

June 21, 2020

Through the initiative of Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda, the only remaining “balay nga bato” in Antique is now being restored.
As the former Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, Legarda, who has always advocated the importance of preservation of culture, allocated in 2018 a Php 5 million budget under the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) as well as Php 15 million in 2019, for the restoration of the Balay nga Bato, located along Gobierno […]

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