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Legarda: Further amend PESO Act for better employment facilitation and opportunities

February 17, 2021

Former Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda today said that there is a need to push for further amendments to the amended 1999 Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Act, a law she co-authored in her first term as Senator, to provide better employment facilitation and opportunities to the Filipino people.

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Legarda: Empower Solo Parents, Provide Better and More Benefits

February 16, 2021

Former Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda called for continued and stronger policy measures to empower solo parents in the country, being one of the vulnerable sectors of our society through the immediate enactment of House Bill 8097, aimed at reducing financial stress shouldered by solo parents.

“With the current circumstances brought by the pandemic and series of intense natural disasters, solo parents have to attend to parental duties single-handedly while balancing the demands of working from home or, worse, dealing with the sudden unemployment or loss of livelihood. With these challenges, we saw the need to amend RA 8972 or Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000 to address the emerging needs and concerns of solo parents,” Legarda said.

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Legarda files House Bill to Promote Sustainable Mobility

February 16, 2021

Former Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda has filed a bill seeking to promote sustainable mobility through the establishment of a network of bicycle lanes and emergency pathways which shall connect cyclists and pedestrians to essential destinations such as work, school, medical facilities, and market.
“Cycling and walking are essential modes of transportation as we transition to the better normal. The need to observe social distancing as part of our health and safety protocols is reshaping the transportation landscape and many […]

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Legarda files House Bill to Promote Sustainable Mobility

February 15, 2021

Former Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda has filed a bill seeking to promote sustainable mobility through the establishment of a network of bicycle lanes and emergency pathways which shall connect cyclists and pedestrians to essential destinations such as work, school, medical facilities, and market.

“Cycling and walking are essential modes of transportation as we transition to the better normal. The need to observe social distancing as part of our health and safety protocols is reshaping the transportation landscape and many have resorted to alternative modes of transportation to adjust to the current situation, such as cycling, walking and the use of micromobility devices, “ the three-term Senator, now Representative of Antique Lone District, said.

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Protect Indigenous Weaving in 35th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

February 15, 2021

MANILA, 15 February 2021 — Indigenous weaving advocates will gather virtually to promote appreciation of traditional and ecosystem-based livelihoods and share information on ways to enhance the resilience of rural livelihoods to the pandemic and climate crisis on the 35th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Protect Indigenous Weaving!” This is the first of the four-part episode which focuses on supporting resilient livelihoods.
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy […]

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In Love with Sustainability in 34th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

February 9, 2021

MANILA, 9 February 2021 — Practitioners and advocates of sustainability will gather virtually to promote sustainability in agriculture, food, and lifestyle, and to show love for the common home this Valentines’ on the 34th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” with the topic, “In Love with Sustainability.”
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator and House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 11 February 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and […]

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Traditional cultural heritage of IPs must be protected at all cost – Legarda

February 9, 2021

Former 3-term Senator and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda filed House Resolution 1549 following news reports on counterfeit garments coming from abroad that have appropriated weaves from the Cordillera.
“This influx of counterfeit goods poses a risk to rural livelihoods of indigenous cultural communities in terms of market competition and is also to the detriment of sustaining their culture and creative productivity. We must look into the protection of their traditional intellectual property,” Legarda stated.
The resolution also suggested the need to create […]

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Legarda files resolution on the issue of counterfeit garments appropriating weaves from the Cordillera coming into the local market from abroad

February 9, 2021

HR 1549

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Legarda calls for protection of IP weaves and traditional cultural heritage, decries counterfeit weaves from abroad

February 5, 2021

Former 3-term Senator and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda today called for the protection of the indigenous peoples’ weaves and traditional cultural heritage following news reports of machine-woven blankets and garments appropriating Cordillera weave patterns coming into the local market from abroad. This influx has greatly affected small businesses in the Cordillera region.
“The traditional cultural heritage of our indigenous peoples and communities must be given the protection it deserves. Aside from the vulnerability of these rural livelihoods, we must also look […]

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Message of Support of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on Measles-Rubella and Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization Activity

February 5, 2021

 Sa gitna ng pandemyang kinakaharap natin ngayon, tumataas pa rin ang kaso ng measles at rubella, at polio.
Kung hindi ito maiiwasan, ito ay magdudulot ng pagkaparalisa at pagkamatay dala ng mga komplikasyon at natatanging bakuna lamang ang solusyon para masigurong maiwasan ang pagtaas ng mga kaso ng mga sakit na ito sa ating mga kabataan.
Ako si Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, ang inyong kinatawan, ay nananawagan sa ating mga nanay at tatay, sa mga magulang, dito sa ating Probinsya, na ating […]

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