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Jobs Fair in 32nd episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

January 26, 2021

MANILA, 26 January 2021 — Labor officials and career experts will gather virtually to discuss job opportunities, including green skills training programs, in public and private sectors in times of pandemic on the 32nd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” with the topic, “Jobs Fair: May Trabaho Ka!.”
The episode, hosted by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 28 January 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
Joining the online conversation […]

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Legarda renews call to climate action; urges lawmakers, LGUs to enact policies restoring ecosystems

January 26, 2021

MANILA, 26 January 2021 — Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda strongly urged her fellow lawmakers in the Congress to protect and revive ecosystems in the country by pushing for laws to ban single-use plastics and manage segregation of waste, and aligning government programs to support nature-based solutions to address the climate crisis.
In a privilege speech before the House plenary, Legarda lamented the worsening effects of climate change and economic shocks from the pandemic which set back the country in achieving goals […]

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PRIVILEGE SPEECH Hon. Speaker Loren Legarda Deputy Speaker Representative, Lone District of Antique House of Representatives United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and Climate Adaptation Summit

January 25, 2021

Mr. Speaker, distinguished colleagues in Congress, my beloved fellow Filipinos:
I address this humble chamber in recognition of a planet that is fast declining, as record highs of global warming, worsening effects of climate change, and economic shocks from this pandemic set us back to achieve our goals on sustainable and resilient development.
 Our planet has been sick for more than a century and half, which started when we began to burn fossil fuels that released harmful greenhouse gas emissions. This […]

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Legarda files resolution urging CCC to submit PH climate pledge

January 22, 2021

22 JANUARY 2021 — House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda filed yesterday a resolution urging the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to submit the Philippines’ pledge to the Paris Agreement and in turn “address the climate emergency” and “drive the country towards a sustainable pandemic recovery.”
House Resolution No. 1494 calls for the country’s Paris climate pledge, formally known as a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), to convey the “highest possible climate ambition in reflection of the government’s strong commitment to […]

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STATEMENT OF DEPUTY SPEAKER LOREN LEGARDA ON THE US REJOINING THE PARIS AGREEMENT

January 21, 2021

I applaud President Joe Biden for his swift and decisive move to rejoin the Paris Agreement—a clear signal that the United States climate is ready to reclaim its significant role in the global fight against climate change.
As we celebrate this big win for the climate change movement, we also urge President Biden to fast-track the development and implementation of domestic policies and measures that will support his plan for the United States to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
President Biden’s […]

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Young Filipino Innovators in 31st episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

January 19, 2021

MANILA, 19 January 2021 — Young Filipino inventors, researchers, and entrepreneurs will gather virtually to demonstrate innovative technologies in renewable energy, ecological solid waste management, and climate change adaptation and mitigation on the 31st episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” with the topic, “Young Innovators for a Sustainable Future.”
The episode, hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 21 January 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
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Legarda: Every Peso Spent is Either for Destruction or Restoration

January 18, 2021

“Ecosystems are the basis of all business, all livelihood, even health, wellness, and happiness. We ignore it to our peril and after having despoiled it, we need to restore it before we can go back to maintenance mode. Every peso spent is either for destruction or restoration,” said House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda.
Legarda made the statement in support of the goals of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global call for the protection and revival of […]

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Legarda: Be really mindful now of those plastics

January 15, 2021

MANILA, 15 January 2021– Too much plastics now gravely spoiling the environment, and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda is calling for a strict regulation of plastic production and a strict implementation of the government’s single-use of plastics policy.
“There must be a more stringent regulation on the use of plastic bags to curb pollution and mitigate the harmful effects of marine litter,” she said in a press statement.
Legarda said there is now an urgent need to address the effects of plastic production […]

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Statement of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda IRENA Legislators Forum Session 1 Panel Discussion: Renewable Energy as an enabler to rebuild better after COVID-19 13 January 2021

January 14, 2021

Thank you for this opportunity to be with colleagues in this Legislators Forum of theInternational Renewable Energy Agency, in partnership with the Global Renewables Congress.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the sobering reality that the world is not as advanced, prosperous and as resilient as we thought it to be. We have realized that our societies and economic systems are fragile, and that we are only as strong as our most vulnerable.
The only way forward is to heed science and […]

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Legarda: localized immunization plan is the best battle plan against COVID-19

January 14, 2021

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda urged the national government to work closely with local government units (LGUs) nationwide for the effective implementation of the country’s national immunization plan that should prioritize the most vulnerable population, especially the frontliners.
“The local communities are where the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic actually happens and it is vital for the LGUs to be fully equipped and to strengthen their protective measures against the virus, and this includes allowing the […]

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