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Quincentennial a commemoration of Filipinos’ humanity, identity, history – Legarda

March 15, 2021

Former three-term Senator and House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda joins the 2021 Quincentennial of the Philippines’ part in the achievement of humankind in circumnavigating the world.
“The quincentennial is a commemoration not only of the country’s part in the first circumnavigation of the world, but also a celebration of our ancestors’ humanity, identity, and history. The series of milestone events in the Quincentennial will highlight the hospitality, established civilization, and rich culture and tradition of Filipinos way before the arrival of […]

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 “Achieve empowerment for women in the Philippine coffee industry” – Coffee Experts

March 12, 2021

MANILA, 12 March 2021 — Filipina coffee enthusiasts highlighted the state of the local coffee industry in the Philippines and called for increased coffee promotion and production in the 37th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” hosted by three-term Senator, now House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda.
The third part of the resilient livelihoods episode with the topic, “Kwentong Kape ng Kababaihan” featured all-Filipina guests including Pacita “Chit” Juan, co-chair of Philippine Coffee Board, […]

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Legarda: Translate national plans, policies into local action to enhance resilience

March 10, 2021

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called for greater solidarity, cooperation, and action in enhancing the resilience of the Asia-Pacific region in light of the intensifying effects of the climate crisis and the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as Keynote Speaker at the Plenary Session on Policy and Climate Governance of the 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum.

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Filipino Women in Coffee Industry in 37th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

March 9, 2021

MANILA, 9 March 2021 — Women coffee enthusiasts will gather virtually to share knowledge on the coffee industry – farming, processing, retail, and marketing – and its challenges and opportunities in the new normal on the 37th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Kwentong Kape ng mga Kababaihan.” This is a third of the four-part episode which focuses on supporting resilient livelihoods.
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker […]

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Legarda Joins Celebration of Int’l Women’s Day, Calls for Stronger Economic Empowerment for Women

March 8, 2021

In celebration of the International Women’s Day, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda underscored the need to invest in economic empowerment that would allow women to play a more active role in an inclusive and equitable growth and recovery amid the pandemic.
Legarda said that, while the Philippines was recognized by the World Economic Forum as the best performing country in Asia in terms of closing gender gaps, she hopes to see a country that does not only empower women’s […]

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“Capacitate culture-based livelihoods, MSMEs for inclusive, sustainable growth” – Ceramicists, Brickmakers

March 5, 2021

MANILA, 5 March 2021 — Ceramicists and brickmakers call for more capacity-building initiatives to enrich culture-based livelihoods in the 36th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” hosted by three-term Senator, now House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda.
The second part of the resilient livelihoods episode with the topic, “Pottery: Continuity and Change” gathered potters, brickmakers, and representatives from the government and academe and showcased various traditional crafts and masterpieces made of clay from the […]

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Legarda pushes for reforms on financial consumer protection

March 5, 2021

Former Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda stressed the importance of having appropriate mechanisms in place for the protection of consumers in financial markets and is fervently pushing for the passage into law of House Bill 6768, also known as the Financial Products and Services Consumer Protection Act.

“With the rapid development of complex and sophisticated financial products and services coupled with technological advancements and product innovations, cases of consumer fraud, abuse and misconduct have also increased. We have to build consumer confidence and trust in the financial system to promote stability, growth, efficiency and innovation. Thus, the passage into law of the proposed Financial Products and Services Consumer Protection Act is vital in safeguarding consumer rights, particularly in relation to financial markets,” Legarda said.

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Pottery and Brickmaking Enterprises in 36th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

March 2, 2021

MANILA, 2 March 2021 — Filipino brick and pottery makers will gather virtually to share knowledge on the traditional crafts and masterpieces made of clay, and to generate broader public support to the pottery and brickmaking industry and other culture-based livelihoods on the 36th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Pottery and Brickmaking Enterprises.” This is the second of the four-part episode which focuses on promoting resilient livelihoods.
The episode, hosted by […]

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Legarda rallies youth to support clean energy transition

March 1, 2021

MANILA, 1 March 2021 — Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda stressed the important role of the youth as the engine of innovation and small scale energy transition as she outlined the need for the Philippines to contribute to the global energy transition, from harmful coal to renewable energy, during a dialogue on green recovery and energy transition spearheaded by the Ateneo Global Climate Corps on 25 February 2021.
“The global energy transition amid the COVID-19 pandemic is imperative. Failure to achieve the […]

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Climate Defenders highlight important interventions for global climate conference

February 26, 2021

Some of the country’s top ‘Climate Defenders’ attended recently a meeting convened by the British Embassy in Manila in preparation for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP26 in November this year.
Among those at the meeting hosted by British Ambassador Daniel Pruce were three-term Senator and now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno represented by Managing Director Lyn Javier, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity Executive Director Theresa Mundita Lim, Oscar M. Lopez Center Executive […]

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