Legarda calls to integrate health and DRR as extreme weather strikes around the world amid pandemic

July 30, 2021

MANILA, 29 JULY 2021 — Former three-term Senator and now House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called for the stronger integration of health and disaster risk reduction in a keynote speech before fellow parliamentarians from the Asia-Pacific Region during a consultation held Thursday, July 29.
“We cannot hope to manage hazards one by one: we need systemic ways of thinking and doing, especially when it comes to the closely intertwined issues of climate and health. Because this much is clear: […]

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Environment-friendly and regenerative architecture in 55th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

July 27, 2021

MANILA, 27 July 2021 — Filipino environmental advocates will gather virtually to demonstrate environment-friendly and regenerative architectural innovation on the 55th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Building for Nature.”
The episode, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 29 July 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.
Joining the online conversation are Filipino innovators Architect Ronnie Yumang, ASEAN architect and […]

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Legarda on SONA 2021: Numerous Achievements Address the Public’s Welfare

July 26, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda commended the various accomplishments of the Duterte Administration mentioned during the President’s 6th State of the Nation Address (SONA) held today.
“It was indeed an honor to contribute in the accomplishments of the present Administration particularly during my stint as then Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance in sustaining programs on health, education, agriculture, among many others. We have fully supported the government especially in pursuing policy reforms and priority programs for the […]

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Legarda: Sustain support for MSMEs to address poverty and unemployment

July 24, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda called for continued efforts to bolster assistance provided to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to include local entrepreneurs and indigenous communities in the grassroots to ensure that everyone benefits from government programs that seek to alleviate poverty and promote economic growth.
“Let us continue to expand the scope of our assistance, especially in areas with high poverty incidence so that we can open up more opportunities for them. Just this April we again […]

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Climate Global Champion Loren Legarda and UK Minister for Adaptation and Resilience Anne-Marie Trevelyan convene CSO RTD ahead of COP26 this year

July 23, 2021

MANILA, 23 July 2021 — Three months before the crucial 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), the British Embassy of Manila and the Office of Deputy Speaker Legarda convened a virtual roundtable discussion (RTD) with several civil society organizations (CSOs) in the country.


Co-chaired by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda and UK Minister of State for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change Anne-Marie Trevelyan, with support from British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce and the Climate Change Commission, the Road […]

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