Legarda: Promote Climate Adaptation through Edible Landscapes and Community Gardens

March 18, 2020

As global warming worsens and intensifies the present climate crisis, Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda said that national agencies, local governments, businesses, offices, industries, and households can establish edible landscapes and community gardens in order to help ensure food supply and ecosystem services, which are key thematic areas in the country’s National Climate Change Action Plan.

Legarda said that community gardens and edible landscapes are spaces in urban and rural areas, as well as in households, that […]

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Legarda: COVID-19 a Reminder to Enable Climate-Friendly and Healthy Environments

March 14, 2020

In light of the increasing number of cases of citizens afflicted with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country and the world, Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda stated that COVID-19 is a reminder to strengthen efforts that could enable healthier, more sustainable, and more climate-friendly environments.

Legarda said that, while more studies are needed to analyze the correlation of climate change and COVID-19, existing climate science and research has already reported that higher temperatures already trigger the surge of other diseases, particularly vector-borne ones, such as dengue, malaria, cholera, and typhoid.

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Legarda: Implement Cultural Heritage Law, Preserve Historical Sites

March 5, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda today urged for the strict implementation of the National Cultural Heritage Act, which calls for the preservation of historical and heritage sites. She made this call during the recent turnover of the newly-restored Bahay Prudencia Fule in San Pablo City, Laguna.

“We are all responsible for the preservation of our heritage, tangible or intangible. As heritage guardians, we have the inherent responsibility to conserve and preserve these structures for the benefit of our present and future generations,” Legarda said.

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Legarda: Unlock Full Potential, Enhance Climate and Disaster Resilience of PH Indigenous Weaving Industry

March 3, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda, at the Women 2020: Forum on Women of Impact, urged the government and private sector to continue unlocking the full potential of the country’s indigenous weaving industry, while also ensuring that it remains sustainable and resilient in light of the intensifying impacts of climate change and disasters.

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