Legarda — Listen to science; heed the call for rapid GHG reduction, climate resilient development

March 28, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda urged leaders in government and the private sector to listen to science and heed the call for deep, rapid, and sustained greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction in order to avert the worst of the climate crisis.
Legarda made the statement following the release of the latest Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. IPCC reports, which are reviewed […]

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Legarda gives full support to Kinaray-a Madjaas Mountain Marathon contenders

March 27, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda conveyed her warmest greetings and support to the participants of this year’s Kinaray-a Madjaas Mountain Marathon, which will take place in one of Antique’s most beautiful natural heritage – Mt. Madjaas.
In her message, Legarda emphasized the marathon as an avenue not only for a sporting event, but a chance for Antiqueños to strengthen their unity and camaraderie through a sense of community.
She added that mountain marathons are a unique opportunity to celebrate
human resilience […]

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Legarda lauds Congress Bicam’s passage of cultural mapping bill

March 25, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda welcomed the bicameral conference committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives’ approval of a measure that will further develop the preservation of the Philippines’ cultural assets through cultural mapping.
Legarda, the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Culture and the Arts, said the Congress bicameral committee’s passage of the reconciled version of Senate Bill No. 1841 and House Bill No. 5110 is a significant milestone in protecting and preserving cultural diversity in the […]

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Legarda, DSWD give aid to oil spill-affected communities in Oriental Mindoro

March 24, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reached out to affected communities by the recent oil spill in Oriental Mindoro that has been impacting various provinces in MIMAROPA and Western Visayas (Region VI) after MT Princess Empress capsized off the coast of Naujan on February 28.
In cooperation with the local government of Oriental Mindoro, Legarda’s office and the DSWD provided P2,000 worth of aid under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations […]

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Managing water by giving power to women, Legarda throws a challenge to world leaders

March 22, 2023

As Women’s Month closes, world leaders will meet in New York City, USA for a mid-term assessment of the UN Decade for Action on Water and Sanitation (2018-2028).
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda emphasized that both water and women’s issues weave through the interrelated global crises that the world faces today – climate change, biodiversity loss, and degradation of land and water.
“We have been trying to solve water supply and sanitation issues as macro concerns instead of looking at water […]

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