Legarda pushes for Wifi access for GIDA sites and IP towns

January 27, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda has laid out her plans for the digitalization and internet connectivity in the Philippine archipelago.
This followed Legarda’s meeting with Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo, Undersecretary Angelo Nuestro and Assistant Secretary Philip Varilla at the Senate of the Philippines.
Legarda, principal author of Republic Act No. 10844, the law that created the DICT, emphasized the importance of information and communications technology infrastructure, systems, and resources to ensure universal access […]

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Legarda: Losses on climate hazards affect livelihood and economy, whole of nation approach vital in addressing global climate crisis

January 24, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda has stated that loss and damage brought about by natural disasters harm the people’s livelihood and the country’s economy.
In her privilege speech during the resumption of the session on Monday, she noted that the country had incurred losses of about P506.1 billion from climate-related hazards despite contributing only 0.3 percent of the planet’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
This amount, she said, equates to a combined total annual budget of the Department of Health (DOH) […]

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Legarda joins environment advocates in lobbying against single-use plastics, leads the #PlasticFreePilipinasSaSenate in observance of Zero Waste Month

January 23, 2023

As the country observes National Zero Waste Month and the 22nd anniversary of the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act this January, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda joined the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and environmental groups in lobbying for the urgent passage of a national regulation towards a phase out and eventual ban of single-use plastics, during the ribbon-cutting of the #PlasticFreePilipinasSaSenate photo exhibit.
Legarda filed a bill called the “Single-Use Plastics Regulation and Management Act of 2022” which will […]

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Legarda recognized by Italian gov’t for role in boosting PH-Italy bilateral ties

January 18, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda has been conferred the award of “Commendatore” to the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in appreciation of her role in strengthening bilateral relations between the Philippines and Italy.
The recognition was presented to Legarda by Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Marco Clemente on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the ambassador’s residence in Makati City.
“It is immensely an honor to receive the prestigious Order of Merit from the Italian Republic. I am extremely grateful […]

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Legarda: Ozone recovery a sign we could also heal our climate

January 17, 2023

Legarda today expressed optimism that humanity can win the fight against climate change if global policies and actions are put in place and implemented to significantly cut down greenhouse gas emissions, similar to the effort against ozone-depleting substances (ODS).
Legarda cited a 2022 report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) that the ozone layer — which protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet rays and was thinning in the 1980s due mainly to chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) — is on track to recover to […]

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