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Legarda nagbigay-pugay sa mga Frontliners sa Araw ng Kagitingan

April 9, 2021

Bilang paggunita sa Araw ng Kagitingan, kinilala ni Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda ang mga bagong bayani ng bansa: mga doktor, nurse, health workers, pulis at miyembro ng Armed Forces ng Pilipinas, mga guro, mga utility staff, mga nagtatrabaho sa mga groceries, mga drivers at riders na naghahatid ng pagkain at mga kargamento, mga mangingisda at magsasaka, mga nagtitinda sa mga pamilihan, mga mamamahayag, mga security guard, mga OFW, at ang mga dedikadong mga kawani ng pamahalaan na walang pagod na tumutupad sa kanilang tungkulin sa gitna ng kinakaharap na krisis pangkalusugan.

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“Make our lives healthy and sustainable through plant-based diets” – Plant-based chefs

April 9, 2021

MANILA, 9 April 2021 — Plant-based chefs highlighted sustainable food consumption through cheap and easy-to-do plant-based recipes, and its major opportunities and benefits in terms of human health, environment, and the economy during the 40th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic “Oh My Gulay!”
The online conversation hosted by three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, featured sustainable food enthusiasts including Chef Mae Dolonius of Studio Plantmaed; Chef JR Royol, […]

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Legarda lauds the dedication of Frontliners on Day of Valor

April 9, 2021

In commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda today paid tribute to the country’s modern-day heroes: doctors, nurses, health workers, policemen and members of the armed forces, teachers, the utility staff, those working in groceries and retail, food and cargo delivery drivers, fisherfolk and farmers, market vendors, journalists, security personnel, the OFWs, and the dedicated government workers, both at the national and local levels, who tirelessly continue to work in the frontlines during this health crisis.

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Legarda files Bill on Ecosystem and Natural Capital Accounting

April 9, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, filed a bill seeking to develop and implement an ecosystem and natural accounting system that applies to the Philippine environment, giving importance to the role, value, and impact of the country’s natural resources on the economy.

“For decades, the debate has been whether to choose economy over conservation of natural resources. This is a false dichotomy. The economy and all of society are fully and entirely dependent on natural resources—our natural capital that includes our forests, wetlands, and other ecosystems,” Legarda said.

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Statement of former Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda on the continuing Asian American attacks

April 6, 2021

“There should be no place for hate for or discrimination against any race in our world today. Instead, there should only be respect for human rights, dignity and equality among us.
We stand strong with our fellow Filipinos and fellow Asians during these trying times, made even more difficult by the ongoing pandemic, as we recognize the vast contribution of Asians in international relations and economic development, as well as in the progress achieved by the international community in the areas […]

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Plant-based diets in 40th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

April 6, 2021

MANILA, 6 April 2021 — Plant-based chefs will gather virtually to share knowledge on plant-based diets, including preservation of vegetable dishes in Filipino cuisine, and to raise awareness on the power of plant-based food to address the climate crisis on the 40th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Oh My Gulay!”
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 8 April 2021, 10:00 AM […]

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Legarda files resolution to review laws on women in line with the Updated Philippine Development Plan

March 30, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda filed House Resolution 1681 that will direct the House of Representatives to conduct an inquiry into the implementation of pertinent women-related laws and policies in line with the Updated Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022.

The Updated Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 is geared towards the Ambisyon Natin 2040 that details strategies, policies, and programs under the three main pillars of Malasakit (building a high-trust society), Pagbabago (transforming towards equity and resiliency), and Patuloy na Pag-unlad (increasing growth potential). The updated Plan responds to the emergence of new threats to the country’s growth prospects and guides the transition towards economic recovery.[1]

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Legarda urges Filipinos to abide by the rules of ECQ, reminds to adhere to health protocols

March 29, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda urged the Filipino public to abide by the imposition of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the Greater Manila area and to increase adherence to COVID-19 health protocols and guidelines.

“The remarkable increase in the daily positivity rate of COVID-19 cases in the country, at 18 percent recorded on March 28, is very alarming.[1] The additional 10,016 cases as of today, March 29, should serve as a warning to us that we should never be complacent. Our unseen enemy that has cost lives and crippled our livelihoods is still in our midst,” Legarda said.

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Legarda urges Filipinos to support Earth Hour, calls for strengthened efforts on climate action

March 27, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda today called on Filipinos to participate in this year’s Earth Hour, the global movement to simultaneously switch off lights for one hour to support efforts on environmental protection and climate change, on Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 in the evening.

“I encourage every Filipino to participate in this year’s Earth Hour, convened by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), as a declaration of our commitment to promote a cleaner, greener, safer and resilient world. Turning off lights and other electrical appliances for an hour may seem insignificant to change the current state of the planet in a snap, but if all of us, the billions of citizens all over the world, will imbibe the message of “Earth Hour”, the impact would be immense. Small acts cannot be underestimated because these small acts, when put together, create big positive changes,” Legarda said.

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Legarda calls for greater international support for renewables in COVID recovery

March 25, 2021

MANILA, 24 March 2021 — House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called for greater international support for renewable energy as countries look to invest in COVID-19 recovery in a keynote speech for the Joint Virtual Policy Dialogue of the Global Renewables Congress (GRC) and the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) held Wednesday, March 24.

“As we invest in COVID-19 recovery efforts, it is important to realize that the efficient use of power and renewable energy brings cost-competitiveness and generates jobs,” Legarda said in her keynote message.

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