Support traditional culture, sustainable livelihoods of IP communities

October 30, 2020

Representatives from indigenous peoples (IP) groups featured their unique ways of preserving culture and heritage and called for more support to enhance their resilience to the pandemic and climate impacts, during the 24th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways.”
The online conversation hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda featured indigenous and cultural advocates, including Waway L. Saway, member of the Talaandig in Bukidnon and Head of the Family Food Security Cycle program of Hineleban Foundation; […]

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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 and
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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