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Speech of the Honorable Loren Legarda Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Consumer e-Congress in the New Normal 2020 Sustainable Consumer in the New Normal October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

Good morning to our local chief executives, business leaders, fellow advocates, and to all of you joining us today. I am pleased to be here with you although virtually but this is very much welcome considering we have significantly less carbon footprint than in a physical setting.
This year’s observance of the Philippine Consumer Welfare Month is vital as we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and as the challenges in terms of food security and sustainable production and consumption have dramatically […]

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on the Online Launch of “Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan” Teaching Modules of our National Living Treasures 23 October 2020

October 23, 2020

Good morning to everyone who are gathered today to witness the Online Launch of the Teaching Modules of our National Living Treasures (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan).
 I commend the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Sigmahanon Foundation for Culture and the Arts, Inc. for coming up with these teaching modules. My special thanks also goes to Karina Bolasco, who patiently worked on this project, which I envisioned, and has made it into a reality. These learning materials, which […]

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The Filipino Author in the Time of Pandemic Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Online Philippine Event, Special Edition Frankfurt Buchmesse | 2020 17 October 2020

October 21, 2020

Good afternoon.
I am honored to take part in this important event although it is with a heavy heart that I am addressing you virtually right now. The Philippines has maintained its continuous physical presence at the Frankfurter Buchmesse (FBM) since 2015.  I remember that we started back then with a very modest stand. But last year, we were able to make it at Frankfurt with a 120 square-meter booth. Fast forward to today, given the pandemic we are facing, almost […]

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Bike-friendly cities and establishments to be featured in 23rd Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

October 20, 2020

Mayors of bike-friendly cities and sustainable mobility advocates will gather virtually to underscore the need for green and inclusive urban mobility solutions as part of the country’s post-pandemic recovery, on the 23rd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Championing Sustainable Urban Mobility.”
Viewers can look forward to hearing straight from Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora about their cities’ urban mobility programs. Joining the conversation are […]

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“Sustainable Consumption, Circular Economy Should be Part of Better Normal”

October 19, 2020

Ecological solid waste management and recycling advocates echoed the importance of incorporating the concepts of circular economy and sustainable consumption and production in the country’s post-COVID-19 recovery plans during the 22nd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Transforming Waste into Wages.”
The online conversation hosted by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda featured advocates and entrepreneurs, including Mr. Joemar Lagarto, Councilor from Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City; Ms. Shine De Castro, co-founder of […]

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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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Waste to Wages in 22nd Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

October 14, 2020

For the 22nd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Transforming Waste into Wages,” ecological solid waste management and recycling advocates will gather to share knowledge on the importance of the circular economy in minimizing waste, and promote sustainable consumption and production as part of the country’s post-pandemic recovery.
The episode, hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 15 October 2020, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
Both advocates […]

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Terra Madre Salone del Gusto Slow Food in the Philippines Summit 13 October 2020

October 14, 2020

Good morning to all. First, allow me to extend my gratitude to Slow Food Movement Manila for giving me the chance to speak before you today. It would have been an enjoyable experience for us to personally gather and celebrate, but I also welcome the fact that we are holding this discussion online with minimal carbon footprint.
The current pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of food supply chains to shocks, threatening the food and nutritional security of Filipinos. Income losses have […]

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Decisive leadership, science-based disaster risk planning reduce impacts of climate change – Legarda

October 13, 2020

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda urged national and local government leaders to strengthen the country’s disaster risk reduction planning through science to reduce the irreversible impacts of climate change, in observance of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
“Our national and local leaders must implement an effective disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) scheme that requires action on several fronts such as good governance and institution building, social protection and anti-poverty effort, investment on augmented capacity and […]

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Legarda: Honor our IPs, our Culture Everyday

October 13, 2020

In observance of Indigenous People’s month this October, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda stressed the importance of honoring our IPs and our culture.
“As we celebrate this year’s Indigenous People’s month, it is an opportune time for us to honor the bearers of our cultural diversity, our IPs and their overflowing contribution to our history, arts, culture and heritage, most especially now that we are amid a pandemic,” said Legarda.
Legarda has always been known for advocating arts and culture promotion and has […]

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