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Refuse Single-Use Plastic, Uphold ESWM Law – anti-single use plastic advocates

December 5, 2020

MANILA, 5 December 2020 — Advocates against single-use plastics gathered virtually to promote ways to urgently reduce plastic pollution and raise awareness on the negative effects of single-use plastics on public health, environment, and climate, on the 28th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” with the topic, “Uniting Against Single-Use Plastic.”
The online conversation hosted by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda featured Mayor Edwin David Santiago of San Fernando City, Pampanga; Ms. Lara Angelique Lacson, founder of […]

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Uniting Against Single-Use Plastic in 28th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

December 2, 2020

Advocates against single-use plastic will gather virtually to promote ways to urgently reduce plastic pollution and raise awareness on the negative effects of single-use plastics on people’s health, and on the environment and climate emergency, on the 28th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” with the topic, “Uniting Against Single-Use Plastic.”
The episode will air on Thursday, 3 December 2020, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
Mayor Edwin David Santiago of San Fernando City, Pampanga; […]

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MESSAGE OF DEPUTY SPEAKER AND ANTIQUE LONE DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE LOREN LEGARDA UNiTE-16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence November 27, 2020

December 1, 2020

A pleasant afternoon to all.
Two days ago, we joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The Philippines has made great strides in enacting vital pieces of legislation to protect the rights and welfare of our women and children. Our efforts have resulted in the passage of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act, Magna Carta of Women, Anti-Child Labor Law, the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act and its expanded […]

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Legarda, DENR-BMB announce airing of Our Fragile Earth 2nd series on ANC

November 27, 2020

Former Senator, now House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman, Loren Legarda today announced that Our Fragile Earth, a documentary show featuring the country’s protected areas, will premiere its second series on 29 November 2020 on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).
“Countries agreed as early as 2010 under the Convention on Biological Diversity to set clear targets for a percentage of land and inland waters that are ecologically representative as effectively managed and well connected. The Aichi Targets set 2020 as the […]

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PH Legislators, CVF Ambassador and Deputy Speaker Legarda Urge Creation of CVF Parliamentary League

November 26, 2020

MANILA, 26 November 2020 — In the Inaugural Global Parliamentarians Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) held yesterday, high level representation from the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives were united in the call for stronger engagement among lawmakers of 48 climate vulnerable countries in light of the climate crisis.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III, House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, and House Committee on Climate Change Chair and Bohol 1st District Representative […]

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Keynote Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda | Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Global Parliamentarians Meeting: “Parliamentarians of Climate Threatened Nations Championing Planetary Prosperity”

November 25, 2020

Excellencies,
Mr. BAN KI-MOON, Former United Nations Secretary-General;
Fellow CVF Ambassadors, MOHAMED NASHEED and SABER CHOWDHURY;
IPU Secretary-General MARTIN CHUNGONG;
Fellow Parliamentarians;
Partners,
Let me state this plainly. Hard-fought development gains and productivity will continue to be undermined, or worse, reversed, if our 1.5 global warming threshold is breached.
Just from October to this month, the Philippines was battered in succession by typhoons Ofel, Saudel, Molave, super typhoon Goni, tropical storm Atsani, Etau, and typhoon Vamco.
Typhoon Vamco alone has affected 4 million of our people. The damage […]

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Legarda Urges Creation of CVF Parliamentary League

November 25, 2020

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda urged the creation of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Parliamentary League as a dedicated cooperation initiative of parliamentarians that will advance a common legislative agenda for integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation and disaster risk reduction in all facets of sustainable development pursuits.
Legarda made the statement during the Global Parliamentarians Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), an international partnership of 48 countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet and serving as […]

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Privilege Speech of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda On Typhoon Ulysses November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020

Mr. Speaker, distinguished colleagues in Congress:
I address this august chamber to speak on what I consider as the greatest humanitarian challenge of our lifetime, but one that has not been getting enough needed attention and action from all of us—the climate crisis.
Within the last month and just days apart from each other, three typhoons—Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses—hit provinces in the Luzon and Visayas regions. Based on the latest reports by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), these […]

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Legarda: Build a resilient recovery for the Philippines

November 25, 2020

MANILA, 25 November 2020 — House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda recommended stronger policy measures to help avert future loss and damage and ensure sustainable and resilient recovery, in light of the escalating climate-related disaster risks, compounded by factors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a privilege speech before the House plenary, Legarda said that the recent back-to-back typhoons that hit provinces in the Luzon and Visayas regions affected more than 6.7 million Filipinos and damaged over 35 billion pesos worth of […]

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Legarda: Efficient flood control and ecological solid waste management to prevent severe flooding

November 19, 2020

MANILA, 19 November 2020 — Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda urged national and local government leaders to adopt and implement efficient flood control management, ecological solid waste management, and localized early warning systems, to prevent severe flooding in Metro Manila and other low-lying areas in the country.
During the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, the Marikina River rose up to 22 meters – higher than the 21.5–meter level reached during Tropical Storm Ondoy in 2009 – submerging many areas of Metro Manila. Massive […]

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