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Legarda Joins the Filipino Muslim Community in celebration of Eidul Adha

July 31, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Representative of the Lone of District of Antique expressed solidarity with Filipino Muslims as she encouraged everyone, regardless of religion or belief, to share in the celebration of the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice or the Eidul Adha.

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Antique Fisherfolk Receives Additional Livelihood

July 29, 2020

Fisherfolk of Antique received today various fishery projects from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Provincial Office through the initiative of Deputy Speaker and Representative of the Lone District of Antique Loren Legarda.

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Youth Climate Activism in 11th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal”

July 29, 2020

For the 11th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” Pinoy Climate Reality Leaders including House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda will gather for a special episode on “Youth Climate Activism” and discuss how youth leaders are driving and sustaining their climate initiatives, even during the pandemic.
Climate Reality Leaders are individuals from diverse backgrounds and fields of discipline who have undergone the training of The Climate Reality Project (TCRP), which is founded by former […]

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Legarda Wears with Pride Antique’s Patadyong at SONA 2020

July 27, 2020

To convey her pride and unwavering support for Antique’s culture, tradition, and livelihood, Deputy Speaker and Representative of the Lone District of Antique wore the famous handwoven patadyong with pinilian design during the 5th State of Nation Address of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
Patadyong weaving is part of Antique’s age-old tradition and has been one of Antiqueño’s source of income and livelihood. The Bagtason weavers from the town of Bugasong in the Province of Antique are well-known for weaving the patadyong […]

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P.A. Talk Episode 2 highlights Participation of Local Communities in Protected Area Management

July 22, 2020

In the second episode of PA Talk: Protected Areas for a Protected Future, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, together with DENR Assistant Secretary and head of the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Ricardo Calderon, will bring viewers to the protected areas in the provinces of Antique, Bataan, Bukidnon, Quezon, Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Zamboanga.
For this episode, the featured PAs include three large sites and three small ones. The discussion will introduce viewers to the communities that are living in, relying […]

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Road to 500 features Flagship Quincentennial Projects

July 20, 2020

For the second Episode of Road to 500, with the theme “Flagship Projects”, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda, together with NHCP Chair Rene Escalante and Professor Xiao Chua, will feature and discuss the government’s efforts for the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan and related events in 2021 and how these endeavors have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second episode will air tomorrow, July 21, 2020, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at […]

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Legarda: 612 GIPs in the Province of Antique to be hired by DOLE and DepEd

July 20, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative announced today that the Department of Labor and Employment-Antique Field Office will hire interns to be deployed to all the 590 barangays and 22 Schools District in the Province of Antique to serve as “para teachers.”
“This will be a partnership between DOLE-Antique Field Office and the DepEd Schools Division of Antique. A total of 612 interns will be capacitated by partner DepEd in the implementation of the new learning modalities in all the […]

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Adaptive Filipino Culinary Heritage Highlighted in Stories for a Better Normal

July 17, 2020

The ninth episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” featured the country’s culinary heritage from various regions of the Philippines, in a discussion hosted by House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda with chefs and culinary authors aired via Facebook Live. The guest experts and their life work underscored the importance of preserving local food and culinary heritage through adaptive and sustainable diets.
The online conversation featured Ms. Luth Camiña from Camiña Balay nga Bato in […]

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Legarda: Pursue Sustainable Dev’t to Raise Quality of Life within ASEAN Region

July 15, 2020

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda yesterday said that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must be able to upgrade the management of common environmental resources in order to be socially and economically inclusive for the region’s people, especially for countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries whose main drivers of economies are based on natural resources.

Legarda made the statement at the ASEAN Forum on Sub-Regional Development, a virtual gathering of ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) Leaders, Mekong SOM Leaders, representatives of relevant agencies from ASEAN countries, representatives from the Mekong River Commission, the United Nations, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and stakeholders from various countries, held on July 14, 2020. The meeting was hosted by the Republic of Vietnam, being the Chair of ASEAN 2020.

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Legarda Promotes Sustainable and Nutritious Diet, Culinary Heritage Preservation in 8th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

July 10, 2020

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, together with resource speakers, shared tips on good nutrition and diet as well as the importance of preserving local food heritage, during the 8th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic, “Nutrition, Diet, and Culinary Heritage” shown via Facebook Live.
Sustainable food enthusiasts and nutrition experts joined the online conversation, including Zenaida Velasco, National President of the Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines; Virgith Buena, Chairperson of […]

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