Back to Home

Archive for 2020

Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda 87th Founding Anniversary of the National Research Council of the Philippines (December 10, 2020)

December 22, 2020

Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda
87th Founding Anniversary
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF THE PHILIPPINES
Department of Science and Technology
 
Theme: Affirming the Mandate of the NRCP in the New Normal
December 10, 2020 

DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, DOST Undersecretary for Research & Development Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, and other DOST Undersecretaries, Assistant Secretaries, Heads of the DOST attached agencies, National Scientists, National Artists, Academicians, National Research Council of the Philippines President Dr. Gregorio E.H. Del Pilar, members of the NRCP governing board, […]

Comments


Reduce plastic waste, embrace sustainability this holiday season – Legarda

December 22, 2020

As the country continues to grapple with the unprecedented climate crisis and COVID-19 pandemic this holiday season, Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda urged the public to celebrate safely and sustainably by cutting back on plastic wastes. 

Legarda noted that the Christmas season produces a massive volume of garbage in the country, especially with the Filipino practice of gift giving, holding gatherings, Christmas parties, and various holiday events.

Comments


Statement of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on the shooting incident in Tarlac

December 21, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda issued a statement today strongly condemning the mother and son murder in Tarlac by a police officer on Sunday, December 20. A video of the killing perpetrated by Police Corporal Jonel Nuezca posted on the internet by a concerned citizen who witnessed the heinous crime has gone viral.

“Gun violence should never be tolerated. One life lost because of police brutality is one life too many. The Philippine National Police should swiftly rule against the irresponsible use of authority and power of its personnel,” urged Legarda.

Comments


Legarda commends Libertad, Antique for Winning 2nd Place in DILG Digital Governance Awards

December 18, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda commended the Municipality of Libertad, headed by Mayor Mary Jean Te, for winning Second Place, Best in LGU Empowerment (G2G) Award, Municipal Level in the Digital Governance Awards 2020 given by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
“I wish to extend my warmest congratulations on the latest achievement of the Municipality of Libertad. It is an honor to have one of our municipalities recognized by the DILG for having […]

Comments


Adopt nature-based solutions to reduce flood risks – Legarda

December 18, 2020

MANILA, 17 December 2020 — Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda today called on government agencies and LGUs to effectively implement environment, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and disaster risk reduction measures to ensure safer and more resilient communities to floods.
Legarda made the call during her message at the Flood Resilience Summit organized by the University of the Philippines Visayas and the Iloilo city and provincial governments. The said forum aims to bring leaders, experts, and decision-makers to discuss […]

Comments


Legarda pushes for strengthened synergy in local textile industry

December 16, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda today called for a strengthened synergy in the local textile industry in order to provide stable income in the country’s textile communities.
Legarda, a well-known advocate of the local textile industry, made the call following the turnover today of the cotton processing center in the municipality of Patnongon, in her home province of Antique. This was made possible through her support and through funding given under the 2018 GAA under the Philippine […]

Comments


Legarda: Urgent climate action needed as 2020 is set to become one of the warmest years on record

December 15, 2020

MANILA, 15 December 2020 — Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda called for increased global climate ambition as global warming advances rapidly this year, making 2020 one of the warmest years ever recorded.
According to the 2020 provisional State of the Global Climate report by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the year 2020 is set to be one of the three warmest years on record with the average global temperature at about 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels, despite a cooling […]

Comments


Legarda urges Filipino youth to be leaders in climate action

December 14, 2020

MANILA, 14 December 2020 — Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda today called on the youth to use their power to spark movement and raise awareness on environmental justice, sustainability, and climate action.
Legarda made the call during her virtual speech titled “On Climate Action and Accountability: The Journey Towards Environmental Justice” at the EcoSummit 2020: The First National Youth Environmental Forum organized by the official student government of Ateneo de Davao University.
“Our country is no stranger to the impacts […]

Comments


Legarda: Honor the 1.5°C Climate Goal of the Paris Agreement

December 12, 2020

Five years since nations across the world adopted the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today called on the developed countries to honor their commitments to the landmark climate treaty, which primarily aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and urges to mobilize climate finance, technologies, and capacity development for developing countries.
The Paris Agreement was formally adopted on December 12, 2015 at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the […]

Comments


Promoting Eco-Friendly Essentials and Plastic-Free Environment in 29th Episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

December 7, 2020

Manila, 7 December 2020 — Government leaders, social entrepreneurs, and advocates against single-use plastic will gather virtually to discuss the promotion of eco-friendly alternatives and a plastic-free environment on the 29th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” with the topic, “Uniting Against Single-Use Plastic.”
The episode, hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 10 December 2020, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
Jamico Jamlang, Founder of The Bamboo Company; […]

Comments