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Legarda welcomes EO on National Employment Recovery Strategy

June 30, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda hailed President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of an Executive Order that will provide P1.14-trillion fund for the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) to generate employment, provide livelihood, and protect workers’ rights, especially those who have been affected by the adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

“The President’s issuance of Executive Order No. 140, series of 2021, is a significant move to address the economic consequences, unemployment, livelihood disruptions, and labor market fragilities brought to us by this pandemic,” Legarda said.

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Legarda Bats for Greater Protection for Filipino Seafarers

June 28, 2021

In line with the recent celebration of the Day of the Seafarer, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda renewed her call for the institution of mechanisms that will provide better protection of the rights and welfare of Filipino sea-based workers.

Legarda stressed the need to push for a strong and consistent legislative agenda for Filipino seafarers to help address issues they currently face.

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“Sustainability is more fun in Siargao!”

June 25, 2021

MANILA, 25 June 2021 — The 50th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” highlighted the ways on how travel can be sustainable, inspiring, and life-changing in the better normal, on the first part of “Sustainable Travel Series” featuring the island of Siargao in Surigao del Norte.

Siargao is known for its world-class surf spots, sparkling white sand islets, turquoise tide pools, and palm tree-laden lagoons.

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Legarda Pays Tribute to the late Former President Benigno Aquino III

June 24, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda expressed her condolences to the family of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who passed away today, June 24, at the age of 61.

“I would like to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family of former President Noynoy Aquino and to the rest of the Filipino nation as well. We mourn his sudden passing but, at the same time, we would also like to express our gratitude for the service that he rendered as a public servant and his contributions for the betterment of the Filipino people,” Legarda said.

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Sustainable Travel Series: Siargao in 50th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

June 22, 2021

MANILA, 22 June 2021 — Individuals and organizations from Siargao will gather virtually to promote ecosystems protection, climate resilience, and sustainable development on the 50th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Sustainable Travel Series: Siargao.”
The program, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 24 June 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.
Joining the online conversation are guests including Vice […]

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The release of a documentary celebrates José Rizal’s 160th birth-anniversary

June 19, 2021

On this day, June 19, in 1861, a Filipino icon was born. This well-traveled intellectual not only helped liberate the Philippines with his beliefs and words but also put the country on the global map. Statues and monuments were erected all over Europe in honor of his name: Dr. José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda. He was the voice of the Filipino then, and he is the face of the Filipino now.

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Legarda: Make better future for the Filipino Youth

June 18, 2021

“Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng ating bayan.”  These are powerful words imparted to us by our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal whose 160th birthday we are commemorating on June 19, which has also been declared as the Filipino Youth Day.

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda encouraged the Filipino youth to emulate Rizal’s passion for learning and desire to educate himself with skills and expertise which not only benefitted his growth as an individual but, most importantly, also contributed to nation-building.

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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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