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Legarda: Free the Nation from Poverty, Promote Human Capital Development

June 11, 2021

On the 123rd year celebration of the country’s independence, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda said that Filipinos should continue to have a shared vision of protecting our hard-fought independence and, in the context of the present times, of fighting for freedom against poverty and vulnerability.

“We have won against oppression by colonial forces more than a century ago, but our people continue to suffer from many other forms of oppression. A true independent nation is a nation where people live in contentment without experiencing suffering, where everyone has access to fundamental socio-economic services, and where growth is inclusive and equitable,” Legarda said.

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Legarda Urges Filipinos to Break Free from Throw-Away Culture on Independence Day

June 11, 2021

On the 123rd year celebration of the country’s independence, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda urges Filipinos to continue embodying a vision for freedom, this time from our throwaway culture as she called for unity in building a pollution-free environment.

“This Independence Day reminds us of how, more than a century ago, we were able to break free from the clutches of colonial oppression and inequality. The current generation, however, continues to wage war for freedom – from pollution, environmental degradation, and climate change. We continue to live in a highly-polluted environment that has placed us in a cycle of disruption, disaster vulnerability, and poverty,” Legarda said.

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Finding Rizal in a Time of Barriers marks Rizal’s 160th birthday

June 11, 2021

Little known aspects of Dr. Jose Rizal’s first trip to Europe are revealed in the new documentary, Finding Rizal in a Time of Barriers. The project began when former senator Loren Legarda toured the small German town of Wilhelmsfeld in 2019 together with Dr. Fritz Hack Ullmer. Dr Ullmer is the great grandson of Pastor Karl Ullmer who hosted Rizal for three months in Wilhelmsfeld in 1886. The memories of that stay, as well as Rizal’s correspondence and memorabilia have […]

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PH seeks to address plastic pollution, mobilize youth to pursue climate justice – Legarda

June 10, 2021

MANILA, 10 June 2021 — Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda discussed the movements in the efforts of the Philippines to its commitment in accordance with Decision 1/CP.21 of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through its submitted Nationally Determined Contributions.
In her speech yesterday during the roundtable discussion of COP26 climate defenders with the UK Embassy, Legarda highlighted the country’s initiatives to ban single-use plastics and the critical role of youth in environmental protection […]

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DEPUTY SPEAKER LEGARDA’s EMPHASIS ON ‘FILIPINO-CENTRIC’ VIEW OF MAGELLAN’S 1521 ARRIVAL IN THE PHILIPPINES SPARKS DISCUSSION AMONG GERMAN INTELLECTUALS

June 10, 2021

7 June 2021 – Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda served as the guest lecturer at an online lecture co-organized by the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt, Ruhr University in Bochum (RUB) and the University of Cologne (UC).
The lecture, titled ‘Magellan and the Philippines: 500 Years Later,’ is among the activities under the Philippine Studies Agreement between the Consulate and RUB and forms part of the National Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines. The Philippine Studies Program in Ruhr University has been supported […]

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Legarda: Conservation of the coral reefs important in sustaining life and livelihood of Filipinos

June 9, 2021

In observance of the Coral Triangle Day today, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda stressed the importance of conserving and preserving the country’s coral reefs to sustain the basic needs of Filipinos and promote livelihood.

“Beyond aesthetics, the degradation of coral reefs directly affects our daily lives, specifically our health, food supply, and livelihood. Thus, we have to continuously educate our people about its vital role in the continuity of life in the sea,” Legarda said.

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Legarda lauds Presidential Memorandum on Nurses’ Pay

June 8, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda welcomed the issuance of the Memorandum from the Office of the President that reverts the July 2020 circular of the Department of Budget Management (DBM) calling for an increase in the salary for entry level nurses. Said circular, however, effectively demoted senior nurses to a lower salary grade.

“I am glad to hear that nurses will finally receive what is due them. Although the DBM Circular 2020-4 has provided a higher salary grade for entry-level nurses from Salary Grade (SG) 11 to Salary Grade (SG) 15, it adversely affected the employment status of long-serving senior nurses,” Legarda said.

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Mental health and wellness in the new normal in 48th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

June 8, 2021

MANILA, 8 June 2021 — Guests from the Department of Education (DepEd) will gather to raise awareness and advocate for mental health and wellness, to protect and promote the well-being of learners and personnel in times of pandemic on the 48th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “TAYO Laban Sa Pandemya: Tulong. Alaga. Yakap. Oras.” The episode title is adapted from one of DepEd’s mental health wellness programs.
The online conversation, conceptualized […]

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Mensahe ni Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda World Environment Day June 5, 2021

June 5, 2021

Sa pagdaan ng panahon, mapapansin natin ang unti-unting pagbagsak ng kalusugan ng ating mundo.
Ang malawakang pagkasira ng ating ecosystem ay nagdudulot ng malaking epekto sa kalagayan ng ating biodiversity at ng iba’t ibang uri ng ating mga halaman at hayop.
Ang pagnanais nating mapabilis ang pag-unlad sa pamamagitan ng pagpapatayo ng iba’t ibang industriya at gusali sa ating mga lupaing dati ay gubat, kakahuyan o sakahan ay siya ring pumipigil sa kakayahan nating matiyak na may sapat tayong ani para sa […]

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda World Environment Day June 5, 2021

June 5, 2021

The health of our planet is fast declining.
Massive destruction in our ecosystems has led to the collapse of our biodiversity and our flora and fauna species. The wanton conversion of our lands has curtailed our ability to secure food and water and to adapt to extreme weather events. Our obsession with plastics has choked the life in our oceans and has posed risks to public health and safety. And our dependence on fossil fuels has continually warmed our planet, giving […]

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