Inspirational Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Online Showing of Patok: Mountain Carvers October 15, 2020/ 9:00 a.m.

October 15, 2020

It is often said that one’s environment is intrinsically linked with one’s culture, stories and traditions for in its totality, such define and lay the foundation of a community’s identity.
In my home province of Antique, the Rice Terraces of San Remigio magnifies the Iraynon-Bukidnon’s industriousness and highlights the harmonious relationship between humankind and the environment.   
Oftentimes, these kinds of tangible heritage are better appreciated because their beauty and value are palpable, and are a keen sight to behold.
In […]

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda as delivered on September 15, 2020 | Special Zoom Webinar to Celebrate September as MANA Mo (Maritime & Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month)

October 13, 2020

Dr. Claudio, good afternoon and warm ecological greetings.  I am honored to be with you as we discuss our maritime and archipelagic nation, one of the most biodiverse in the world. I was with you from the opening and I witnessed the interesting, comprehensive, and informative presentations of various Speakers. I just want to share with you my lifelong work lifelong work on environment, on climate change and disaster risk reduction and the reasons spate of disasters, including the pandemic, […]

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Statement by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda CVF Thematic Ambassador Parliaments Climate Vulnerable Forum

October 9, 2020

Thank you, Honorable Minister Momen.
Your Excellencies, the Heads of State and Government of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, Secretary-General, Honorable Ministers, and Fellow CVF Ambassadors: It is an honor to join you on this momentous occasion.
I wish to thank the CVF Presidency for appointing me as Thematic Ambassador for Parliaments. Our 48-member strong Forum must forge on with the urgent call to raise level of climate ambition at the global and national scales.
Episodic climate-induced disasters such as intense typhoons, flooding, and […]

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda | Accelerated Climate Action and Transformation for Local Communities (ACT Local) Online Conference October 6, 2020 Zoom Digital Meeting Platform

October 6, 2020

I would like to bid a warm acknowledgement to the Climate Change Commission (CCC) for the invitation to the Accelerating Climate Action and Transformation for Local Communities or ACT Local Online Conference.  I would like to commend our notable leaders at CCC, Secretary Emmanuel M. De Guzman whom I’ve worked with in pushing the country’s climate agenda forward, Asec. Romell Antonio O. Cuenca, Commissioner Rachel Anne S. Herrera, and Commissioner Noel Antonio V. Gaerlan for making sure that local climate […]

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“Environment and its Impact on National Security” E-MNSA Lecture | 03 October 2020

October 5, 2020

Good morning to all of you. First of all, allow me to extend my gratitude to NDCP for inviting me to address you today on a very important aspect of national security: the environment.
This Executive Master in National Security Administration (E-MNSA) program takes place against the backdrop of global disruptions challenging our nation.
The Covid-19 pandemic and the prevailing climate crisis are both rooted in the abusive global economic system currently in place—a system that is reliant on unsustainable consumption and […]

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