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“We don’t just give food, we should teach how to grow our own food” – Sustainable Community Pantries

June 18, 2021

MANILA, 18 June 2021 — The 49th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” featured five founders of zero-waste and innovative community pantries that exhibit not only generosity and consideration, but also sustainable and green practices to inspire more Filipinos to reduce the use of plastic packaging and to plant their own food at their homes.
The online conversation conceptualized and hosted by three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda featured community pantry organizers […]

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Legarda: Enact Laws, Design Out Plastic Waste to Free our Rivers and Oceans from Plastic

June 16, 2021

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda urged all sectors and stakeholders to implement ecological waste management and environmental protection laws in order to reduce plastic waste in our rivers, tributaries, and oceans, as well as to support the transition towards a circular economy to design out plastic waste out of our societal systems.
Legarda made the statement following the study by The Ocean Cleanup that identified 19 Philippine rivers among the world’s top 50 rivers that carry plastic waste […]

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Zero-waste & Innovative Community Pantries in 49th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

June 15, 2021

MANILA, 15 June 2021 — Community pantry organizers will gather virtually to exhibit sustainable and green practices in organizing and participating in community-based initiatives on the 49th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Zero-waste and Innovative Community Pantries.”
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 17 June 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.
Joining the online conversation are community pantry […]

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Destruction stops here: Shaping landscape restoration in Philippines

June 15, 2021

“I will be a guardian and restorer of this land and help the people living here do that,” said Loren Legarda in a call to citizens to cease deforestation and degradation of Philippine ecosystems and “build back better” in a green, sustainable manner.

Legarda, the deputy speaker of the Philippines House of Representatives, has a long history of supporting essential laws that have helped begin to turn the tide of environmental destruction wrought during the last century.

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Launching of books on Ifugao Culture June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

It is a great honor to be part of this book project that has yielded  two books on Ifugao Culture – the Ifugao Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices and the INABOL: Traditional and Contemporary Ifugao Textiles.  I also note that we are holding the booklaunch just in time for celebration of Gotad Ifugao this year.
 
Ifugao is a very special place for me because of the rich cultural heritage and abundant natural resources that this province is fortunately blessed with.
 
Today is […]

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“TAYO Laban Sa Pandemya: Tulong. Alaga. Yakap. Oras.”

June 14, 2021

MANILA, 14 June 2021 — The 48th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” featured the Department of Education’s “TAYO Laban Sa Pandemya: Tulong. Alaga. Yakap. Oras,” a mental health wellness campaign aimed to raise awareness and advocate for mental health and wellness to protect and promote the well-being of learners and personnel during the pandemic.
The online conversation conceptualized and hosted by three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda featured guests from DepEd […]

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WORDS OF LOVE AND SUPPORT

June 14, 2021

On LGBTQ+ Pride Month, several celebrities, politicians and other personalities took to social media to send their messages of solidarity, love and support. Here are some of them:

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Recovering and developing with nature

June 14, 2021

Finding the origin of the coronavirus, which can help experts develop preventive measures to stop its spread and reduce its public health and economic risks, can still take some time, according to the WHO (World Health Organization). But for environmentalists, it is clear that nature, with the interactions of its parts, has an important role in the spread or containment of infectious diseases. A common pathway is: Liquid droplets from the sneeze of an infected person float in air and transmit the virus to another person who does not have a protective mask in an environment conducive to transmission. Nature is clearly visible there. Hence, to recover from coronavirus, we must do so with nature, its biodiversity and processes, in mind.

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Legarda: Free the Nation from Poverty, Promote Human Capital Development

June 11, 2021

On the 123rd year celebration of the country’s independence, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda said that Filipinos should continue to have a shared vision of protecting our hard-fought independence and, in the context of the present times, of fighting for freedom against poverty and vulnerability.

“We have won against oppression by colonial forces more than a century ago, but our people continue to suffer from many other forms of oppression. A true independent nation is a nation where people live in contentment without experiencing suffering, where everyone has access to fundamental socio-economic services, and where growth is inclusive and equitable,” Legarda said.

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Legarda Urges Filipinos to Break Free from Throw-Away Culture on Independence Day

June 11, 2021

On the 123rd year celebration of the country’s independence, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda urges Filipinos to continue embodying a vision for freedom, this time from our throwaway culture as she called for unity in building a pollution-free environment.

“This Independence Day reminds us of how, more than a century ago, we were able to break free from the clutches of colonial oppression and inequality. The current generation, however, continues to wage war for freedom – from pollution, environmental degradation, and climate change. We continue to live in a highly-polluted environment that has placed us in a cycle of disruption, disaster vulnerability, and poverty,” Legarda said.

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