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Effective food waste management in the 25th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

November 3, 2020

MANILA, 03 November 2020 — Slow food enthusiasts will gather virtually to underscore the importance of food, and its waste reduction and management, on the 25th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic “Waste Not, Want Not: A Food Waste Episode with Slow Food Manila.”
The episode, hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 05 November 2020, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
Chefs and restaurant owners will join the […]

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Legarda: The Arts help Filipinos deal with COVID-19 grief

November 3, 2020

For Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda, arts and culture are instrumental in helping Filipinos heal together during the COVID-19 crisis. That is why despite the limitations during this pandemic, she and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) are back with the ninth season of the award-winning documentary series “Dayaw.”
“Our arts and culture feed not only our minds, but also our souls. The crisis may have taken us all by surprise, but it has also reminded […]

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Support traditional culture, sustainable livelihoods of IP communities

October 30, 2020

Representatives from indigenous peoples (IP) groups featured their unique ways of preserving culture and heritage and called for more support to enhance their resilience to the pandemic and climate impacts, during the 24th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways.”
The online conversation hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda featured indigenous and cultural advocates, including Waway L. Saway, member of the Talaandig in Bukidnon and Head of the Family Food Security Cycle program of Hineleban Foundation; […]

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Speech at the Corporate Governance Advocacy Webinar Series Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda Pilipinas: Aspire, Rise, Sustain “Integrating Climate Risks in Corporate Strategy” October 29, 2020

October 30, 2020

Good afternoon to you, Red; Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas(BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno; Convergence Blended Finance Managing Director Robert van Zwieten; Institute of Corporate Directors CEO Leonardo Berba; corporate directors; and to all of you who are listening and joining us virtually.
Thank you for inviting me to this very important event. The private sector has an incredibly critical role to play in our people’s response to climate change. I have worked on climate change long before it became mainstream, because it […]

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Statement of Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda on the Department of Energy’s new moratorium on greenfield coal power plants

October 29, 2020

Antique Congresswoman and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda today said that she welcomes the recent pronouncements of the Department of Energy (DOE), that there’s a need to shift to a ‘more flexible power supply mix’ and imposing a moratorium on endorsements for greenfield coal power plants.
“This is a much-awaited development that should be embraced by businesses and households long clamoring for better energy services. Filipinos deserve and can soon enjoy reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy. We do not have to settle […]

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Month in 24th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

October 28, 2020

Representatives from Indigenous Peoples (IP) communities will gather virtually to discuss the role of environmental sustainability in enhancing resilience to future shocks on the 24th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” dedicated to celebrate the Indigenous Peoples’ Month.
The episode, hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 29 October 2020, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
Joining the online conversation are: Waway L. Saway, member of Talaandig in Bukidnon […]

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Legarda Renews Call to End Gender-based Violence

October 27, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda today renewed her call to end gender-based violence (GBV), an advocacy that she has long espoused.
As principal author of the Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act of 2004 (RA 9262), Legarda, since her first term as Senator, has been continuously working to defend and protect the rights of women and children. The law protects women and children against any form of violence and abuses, including physical, psychological, sexual and even economic […]

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Legarda calls for sustainable consumption and production during and beyond COVID-19 pandemic

October 26, 2020

MANILA, 26 October 2020 — In observance of the Philippine Consumer Welfare Month, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda urged the public to embrace and adopt the principles of sustainable consumption and production, and climate resilience, during the Consumer Congress 2020 organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and held on 23 October 2020 via Zoom.
With the theme, “Sustainable Consumer in the New Normal,” Legarda discussed the link between the country’s sustainable production and consumption habits on environment, health, […]

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Legarda, Global Center on Adaptation Shore Up Climate Resilience, Adaptation in COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

October 24, 2020

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda welcomed the leadership of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) in keeping the momentum for adaptation and building resilience despite the pandemic and expressed that COVID-19 recovery packages must be climate adaptive and pegged on achieving the 1.5 degrees Celsius climate goal enshrined in the Paris Agreement, during the GCA’s 2nd Board Meeting held virtually on October 23.
The GCA acts as a solutions broker, bringing together governments, the private sector, civil society, […]

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New Energy Nexus “Accelerate Energy Series” Statement by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda CVF Thematic Ambassador for Parliaments Manila, 21 October 2020

October 23, 2020

I wish to thank the New Energy Nexus team for inviting me to this kick-off event. I am pleased to be here as an advocate for high shares of renewable energy and as the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Ambassador for Parliaments. The CVF represents 48 developing countries including the Philippines and I hope the New Energy Nexus helps members of the CVF accelerate progress towards the CVF’s unique 100% renewable energy vision, and with it, create job opportunities and improve […]

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