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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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Legarda supports GCA call to action on sustainable and resilient COVID-19 recovery

July 10, 2020

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, as one of the Commissioners of the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA), has joined a Call to Action for governments and businesses to integrate climate resilience into their COVID-19 recovery packages.
The GCA issued the statement, Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19, urging world leaders to integrate climate resilience in decisions at all levels of government, and calling on businesses, organizations, and communities to do the same with particular focus […]

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Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19

July 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically exposed the risks humanity faces and how unprepared we are to respond.
People’s health, well-being, and livelihoods are all affected. These threats are multiplied by the growing impacts of the climate crisis — more extreme storms, droughts, heat waves, food crises, and diseases — which have not stopped. Vulnerable populations are hit hardest: The pandemic could drive 100 million more people into extreme poverty by the end of this year.
As the world responds, it must […]

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Nutrition, Diet, and Culinary Heritage in 8th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

July 8, 2020

For the eighth episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with a topic on “Nutrition, Diet, and Culinary Heritage”, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, together with food experts, will share their knowledge on good nutrition and the importance of preserving local food heritage through sustainable diets.
The episode will air on Thursday, 9 July 2020, 10 AM, via Facebook at facebook.com/conglorenlegarda and facebook.com/CCCPhl/.
Joining Legarda are nutrition experts and sustainable food enthusiasts Ms. Zenaida […]

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Legarda: Everyone Must Benefit from Permaculture

July 3, 2020

MANILA, 2 July 2020 — On the seventh episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic, “Saving Seeds and Growing with Nature,” House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda and experts shared the basics of permaculture and encouraged individuals and households to start saving their own seeds and grow food in a manner that heals nature.

Joining Legarda were permaculture practitioners and seed saving experts and enthusiasts, including Bert Peeters of the Philippine Permaculture Association; Jabez Flores of Permaculture Research PH; Rina Papio of Green Space Pilipinas; Karen Hizola of Global Seed Savers PH, and Dr. Blesilda Calub of the University of the Philippines – Los Baños.

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Legarda: “Everyone Must Benefit from Permaculture”

July 3, 2020

On the seventh episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic, “Saving Seeds and Growing with Nature,” House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda and experts shared the basics of permaculture and encouraged individuals and households to start saving their own seeds and grow food in a manner that heals nature.
Joining Legarda were permaculture practitioners and seed saving experts and enthusiasts, including Bert Peeters of the Philippine Permaculture Association; Jabez Flores of Permaculture […]

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Legarda Welcomes New FastCat Routes to Antique

July 2, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda gladly announced that FastCat has finally launched its new route to the province of Antique through its maiden voyage held last Monday, 29 June 2020.
Legarda, who initiated the proposal early last year for Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation (APFC) to open new RoRo routes to serve her kasimanwa, welcomed this development saying, “I want my province of Antique to be more accessible not only for the convenience of my kasimanwa, but also for other […]

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Legarda Continues to Upgrade Education for Antiqueños, Builds 82 New Classrooms in 12 Antique Schools

June 30, 2020

Recognizing the significance of quality education as one of the best investments of the government, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda announced today that 82 new classrooms are set be constructed in 12 elementary schools and high schools in the province of Antique.

“Education plays a vital role in nation building and economic development. Thus, it is necessary for us to prioritize the construction of classrooms to provide our students better facilities and a more conducive learning environment,” Legarda said.

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Saving Seeds and Growing with Nature on 7th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

June 30, 2020

MANILA, 29 June 2020 – On the seventh episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Saving Seeds and Growing with Nature,” House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, together with resource persons, will discuss the basics and benefits of permaculture and the importance of saving seeds in ensuring food self-sufficiency.

The episode will stream on Facebook Live on Thursday, July 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at facebook.com/conglorenlegarda and facebook.com/CCCPhl/.

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Legarda, National Quincentennial Committee Launch Road to 500, a Philippine Quincentennial Special

June 30, 2020

On the occasion of the Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda launched today the first episode of a new online program titled “Road to 500.” The episode will be streamed live on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 10:00 a.m. via facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
With the theme “Rethinking 1521,” the episode tackled the Filipino way of commemorating the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the world which will take place in 2021. The event was previously regarded as the […]

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