Legarda calls for public’s participation in disaster resilience

July 31, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda urged the public to consistently uphold a more profound sense of involvement in strengthening the nation’s disaster resilience amidst the impacts of climate change on the country’s environmental and economic agenda.
“We need to fight for our survival. However, time is against us. The window of opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future for all is closing, as the world’s scientists have said. But it can be done,” Legarda conveyed, as she reiterated the […]

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Legarda bats for agri support after over P1B losses from Egay

July 29, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda calls for support for the country’s agriculture sector after super typhoon Egay (international name: Doksuri) left over P1 billion worth of damages in agricultural products.

In its situation bulletin issued 2:00 pm Saturday, July 29, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported that typhoon Egay has left P1.36 billion worth of damage to agriculture, with a volume of production loss of 62,259 metric tons, affecting 98,969 hectares of agricultural land and 91,268 farmers.

The damaged […]

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Legarda stresses PH claim over disputed WPS through Maritime Zones Act

July 28, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda stressed the significance of maintaining reciprocity and mutual respect in upholding the rights of the Philippines over the West Philippine Sea disputes as constituted under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) seven years ago.
In January this year, Legarda pushed for creating a comprehensive legal structure conforming to the UNCLOS that reflects the essence of a rules-based system for maritime governance through filing Senate Bill 1649, or the Philippine Maritime […]

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Legarda: OPM a vital avenue to preserving Filipino heritage

July 27, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda praised the vibrant Filipino music scene as an integral part of preserving Filipinos’ cultural identity and heritage.
Legarda, long heralded as a staunch defender and promoter of Filipino culture, said that original Pilipino music (OPM) is another avenue in chronicling history.
“OPM is a fun way to reconnect with the Filipinos’ psyche – it helps us advance Filipino arts and culture and promote our impressive work to the world,” mentioned Legarda in commemoration of the Linggo […]

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Legarda welcomes Marcos’ call to integrate pro-environment policies in PH decision-making

July 25, 2023

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda welcomed President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s call to integrate climate change into the Philippines’ policymaking.
Legarda, a United Nations Global Champion for Resilience, said this has to be seen by the entire government as marching orders to consider the climate in all planning, decision-making, and budgeting.
“As we reflect on President Marcos Jr.’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA), I want to express my appreciation for his recognition of climate change as a pressing priority,” […]

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