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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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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda as delivered on September 15, 2020 | Special Zoom Webinar to Celebrate September as MANA Mo (Maritime & Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month)

October 13, 2020

Dr. Claudio, good afternoon and warm ecological greetings.  I am honored to be with you as we discuss our maritime and archipelagic nation, one of the most biodiverse in the world. I was with you from the opening and I witnessed the interesting, comprehensive, and informative presentations of various Speakers. I just want to share with you my lifelong work lifelong work on environment, on climate change and disaster risk reduction and the reasons spate of disasters, including the pandemic, […]

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PH underscores the role of NDCs in achieving Paris climate goal

October 12, 2020

House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda urged all countries to meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement before the year ends, at the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Leaders’ Event hosted by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh aired on 7 October via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/mofadhaka/ and the CVF website at www.thecvf.org.
Legarda, CVF Ambassador for Parliaments, called on all nations to submit updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, at the launch of “Midnight Survival Deadline for the Climate”, an […]

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Statement by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda CVF Thematic Ambassador Parliaments Climate Vulnerable Forum

October 9, 2020

Thank you, Honorable Minister Momen.
Your Excellencies, the Heads of State and Government of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, Secretary-General, Honorable Ministers, and Fellow CVF Ambassadors: It is an honor to join you on this momentous occasion.
I wish to thank the CVF Presidency for appointing me as Thematic Ambassador for Parliaments. Our 48-member strong Forum must forge on with the urgent call to raise level of climate ambition at the global and national scales.
Excellencies:
Episodic climate-induced disasters such as intense typhoons, flooding, and […]

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda | Accelerated Climate Action and Transformation for Local Communities (ACT Local) Online Conference October 6, 2020 Zoom Digital Meeting Platform

October 6, 2020

I would like to bid a warm acknowledgement to the Climate Change Commission (CCC) for the invitation to the Accelerating Climate Action and Transformation for Local Communities or ACT Local Online Conference.  I would like to commend our notable leaders at CCC, Secretary Emmanuel M. De Guzman whom I’ve worked with in pushing the country’s climate agenda forward, Asec. Romell Antonio O. Cuenca, Commissioner Rachel Anne S. Herrera, and Commissioner Noel Antonio V. Gaerlan for making sure that local climate […]

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Help our artisans and weavers by supporting rural livelihoods – Filipino designers

October 6, 2020

Filipino fashion designers and entrepreneurs urged the public to patronize and support our innovating weaving and textile industry in this time of pandemic during the 20th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways.”
This episode is the second part of the topic “Weaving Resilience: Reviving Indigenous Textiles and Crafts” which highlighted collaborative efforts in utilizing local textiles from the rural weavers and promoted appreciation of indigenous weaving textiles from various regions in the Philippines.
The online conversation hosted […]

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House Bill No. 6973 – An Act Creating the Environmental Protection and Enforcement Bureau (EPEB)

October 5, 2020

AN ACT CREATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ENFORCEMENT BUREAU (EPEB) UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (DENR), PROVIDING FOR ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
DATE FILED : 2020-06-05
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2020-07-28
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB06973.pdf

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(Co-author) House Bill No. 6953 – Bayanihan to Recover as One Act

October 5, 2020

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY INTERVENTIONS AND PROVIDING MECHANISMS TO ACCELERATE THE RECOVERY AND BOLSTER THE RESILIENCY OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMY, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
DATE FILED: 2020-06-03
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Senate Bill Counterpart: SB01564
Date Acted Upon By the President: 2020-09-11
Republic Act No.: RA11494
Bill Status: Republic Act RA11494 enacted on 2020-09-11
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/third_18/HBT6953.pdf

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House Bill No. 6891 – An Act Strengthening the Conservation and Protection of National Cultural Heritage Through Enhanced Cultural Heritage Education Programs and Cultural Mapping, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 10066 or the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009

October 5, 2020

AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION OF NATIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE THROUGH ENHANCED CULTURAL HERITAGE EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND CULTURAL MAPPING, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10066 OR THE NATIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE ACT OF 2009
DATE FILED : 2020-06-01
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE since 2020-06-01
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB06891.pdf

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