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Statement of Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda on the Department of Energy’s new moratorium on greenfield coal power plants

October 29, 2020

Antique Congresswoman and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda today said that she welcomes the recent pronouncements of the Department of Energy (DOE), that there’s a need to shift to a ‘more flexible power supply mix’ and imposing a moratorium on endorsements for greenfield coal power plants.
“This is a much-awaited development that should be embraced by businesses and households long clamoring for better energy services. Filipinos deserve and can soon enjoy reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy. We do not have to settle […]

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Month in 24th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

October 28, 2020

Representatives from Indigenous Peoples (IP) communities will gather virtually to discuss the role of environmental sustainability in enhancing resilience to future shocks on the 24th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” dedicated to celebrate the Indigenous Peoples’ Month.
The episode, hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 29 October 2020, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
Joining the online conversation are: Waway L. Saway, member of Talaandig in Bukidnon […]

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Legarda Renews Call to End Gender-based Violence

October 27, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda today renewed her call to end gender-based violence (GBV), an advocacy that she has long espoused.
As principal author of the Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act of 2004 (RA 9262), Legarda, since her first term as Senator, has been continuously working to defend and protect the rights of women and children. The law protects women and children against any form of violence and abuses, including physical, psychological, sexual and even economic […]

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Legarda calls for sustainable consumption and production during and beyond COVID-19 pandemic

October 26, 2020

MANILA, 26 October 2020 — In observance of the Philippine Consumer Welfare Month, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda urged the public to embrace and adopt the principles of sustainable consumption and production, and climate resilience, during the Consumer Congress 2020 organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and held on 23 October 2020 via Zoom.
With the theme, “Sustainable Consumer in the New Normal,” Legarda discussed the link between the country’s sustainable production and consumption habits on environment, health, […]

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Legarda, Global Center on Adaptation Shore Up Climate Resilience, Adaptation in COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

October 24, 2020

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda welcomed the leadership of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) in keeping the momentum for adaptation and building resilience despite the pandemic and expressed that COVID-19 recovery packages must be climate adaptive and pegged on achieving the 1.5 degrees Celsius climate goal enshrined in the Paris Agreement, during the GCA’s 2nd Board Meeting held virtually on October 23.
The GCA acts as a solutions broker, bringing together governments, the private sector, civil society, […]

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New Energy Nexus “Accelerate Energy Series” Statement by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda CVF Thematic Ambassador for Parliaments Manila, 21 October 2020

October 23, 2020

I wish to thank the New Energy Nexus team for inviting me to this kick-off event. I am pleased to be here as an advocate for high shares of renewable energy and as the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Ambassador for Parliaments. The CVF represents 48 developing countries including the Philippines and I hope the New Energy Nexus helps members of the CVF accelerate progress towards the CVF’s unique 100% renewable energy vision, and with it, create job opportunities and improve […]

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Make cities environmentally-sustainable through comprehensive urban mobility programs

October 23, 2020

MANILA, 23 October 2020 — Mayors of bike-friendly cities and sustainable mobility advocates presented their best practices, programs, and strategies for green and inclusive urban mobility solutions during the 23rd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic “Championing Sustainable Urban Mobility.”
The online conversation hosted by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda featured local chief executives of Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora; with Mr. Chito Bauzon, Assistant Vice President […]

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CVF Parliament Leaders support the call for greater ambition ahead of NDC Midnight Deadline

October 23, 2020

MANILA, 22 October 2020 — Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) parliamentarian leaders are united in calling for more ambitious commitments ahead of the December 31 Midnight Deadline for nations to submit their updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
CVF parliamentarians led by House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda; Speaker of the People’s Majlis of Maldives, H.E. Mohamed Nasheed; and former President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Chair of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change […]

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Speech of the Honorable Loren Legarda Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Consumer e-Congress in the New Normal 2020 Sustainable Consumer in the New Normal October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

Good morning to our local chief executives, business leaders, fellow advocates, and to all of you joining us today. I am pleased to be here with you although virtually but this is very much welcome considering we have significantly less carbon footprint than in a physical setting.
This year’s observance of the Philippine Consumer Welfare Month is vital as we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and as the challenges in terms of food security and sustainable production and consumption have dramatically […]

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on the Online Launch of “Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan” Teaching Modules of our National Living Treasures 23 October 2020

October 23, 2020

Good morning to everyone who are gathered today to witness the Online Launch of the Teaching Modules of our National Living Treasures (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan).
 I commend the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Sigmahanon Foundation for Culture and the Arts, Inc. for coming up with these teaching modules. My special thanks also goes to Karina Bolasco, who patiently worked on this project, which I envisioned, and has made it into a reality. These learning materials, which […]

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