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Legarda: Comprehensive contact tracing, key strategy in COVID-19 response efforts

April 20, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda stressed the importance of effective and efficient contact tracing as a tool to curb further local transmissions and reduce mortality rate of COVID-19 in the country.

“Contact tracing, if properly employed as a preventive strategy, will bolster the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact tracing was effectively implemented during the SARS outbreak in 2003 and the Ebola outbreak in 2014. This may be a laborious process, but this can be a key component in ending the spread of COVID-19 virus,” Legarda said.

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“Everything is possible through plant-based lifestyle” – Plant-based nutrition advocates

April 16, 2021

MANILA, 16 April 2021 — Plant-based nutrition advocates highlighted the benefits of shifting to a plant-based diet, growing your own food, providing help for our farmers, and making ourselves healthy in the midst of climate and health crises during the 41st episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the second part of the topic, “Oh My Gulay!”

The online conversation hosted by three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, featured sustainable food enthusiasts including Cherrie Atilano, Founder and CEO of AGREA Agricultural Systems International; Roni Matalog, Founder of Plants & Purpose; Chef Lilibeth “B” Camposano, Founder of The Sexy Kitchen by B; and Adolf Aguilar, Chief of Youth Formation Division of the Department of Education (DepEd).

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Legarda lauds approval of ‘ambitious, transformational’ PH climate pledge

April 16, 2021

MANILA, 16 April 2021— House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda lauded the approval of the Philippines’ first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which pledges significant cuts to the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in pursuit of the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

“We welcome the signing of the NDC, which will drive more ambitious climate action, stronger and more sustainable economic growth, and a green pandemic recovery,” Legarda said.

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Legarda encourages Filipinos to support the Muslim community on the first day of Ramadan

April 13, 2021

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda today encouraged all Filipinos, regardless of religious beliefs, to express their support for and solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters.

“As a sacred month, observed with great importance by our Muslim brothers and sisters, the Ramadan has become a familiar occasion even to our Catholic-dominated nation. We hope that beyond familiarity, the observance would foster deeper understanding of Islam among Filipinos regardless of faith or religious belief,” Legarda said.

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Plant-based nutrition in 41st episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

April 13, 2021

MANILA, 13 April 2021 — Sustainable food enthusiasts will gather again virtually for the second part of the topic, “Oh My Gulay!” to share further knowledge on plant-based diets and to raise awareness on the benefits of plant-based food to the local economy, human health and the environment on the 41st episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways.” This is the last special episode for the observance of National Food Month.
The episode, hosted by three-term […]

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Legarda nagbigay-pugay sa mga Frontliners sa Araw ng Kagitingan

April 9, 2021

Bilang paggunita sa Araw ng Kagitingan, kinilala ni Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda ang mga bagong bayani ng bansa: mga doktor, nurse, health workers, pulis at miyembro ng Armed Forces ng Pilipinas, mga guro, mga utility staff, mga nagtatrabaho sa mga groceries, mga drivers at riders na naghahatid ng pagkain at mga kargamento, mga mangingisda at magsasaka, mga nagtitinda sa mga pamilihan, mga mamamahayag, mga security guard, mga OFW, at ang mga dedikadong mga kawani ng pamahalaan na walang pagod na tumutupad sa kanilang tungkulin sa gitna ng kinakaharap na krisis pangkalusugan.

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“Make our lives healthy and sustainable through plant-based diets” – Plant-based chefs

April 9, 2021

MANILA, 9 April 2021 — Plant-based chefs highlighted sustainable food consumption through cheap and easy-to-do plant-based recipes, and its major opportunities and benefits in terms of human health, environment, and the economy during the 40th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic “Oh My Gulay!”
The online conversation hosted by three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, featured sustainable food enthusiasts including Chef Mae Dolonius of Studio Plantmaed; Chef JR Royol, […]

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Legarda lauds the dedication of Frontliners on Day of Valor

April 9, 2021

In commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda today paid tribute to the country’s modern-day heroes: doctors, nurses, health workers, policemen and members of the armed forces, teachers, the utility staff, those working in groceries and retail, food and cargo delivery drivers, fisherfolk and farmers, market vendors, journalists, security personnel, the OFWs, and the dedicated government workers, both at the national and local levels, who tirelessly continue to work in the frontlines during this health crisis.

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Legarda files Bill on Ecosystem and Natural Capital Accounting

April 9, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, filed a bill seeking to develop and implement an ecosystem and natural accounting system that applies to the Philippine environment, giving importance to the role, value, and impact of the country’s natural resources on the economy.

“For decades, the debate has been whether to choose economy over conservation of natural resources. This is a false dichotomy. The economy and all of society are fully and entirely dependent on natural resources—our natural capital that includes our forests, wetlands, and other ecosystems,” Legarda said.

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Statement of former Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda on the continuing Asian American attacks

April 6, 2021

“There should be no place for hate for or discrimination against any race in our world today. Instead, there should only be respect for human rights, dignity and equality among us.
We stand strong with our fellow Filipinos and fellow Asians during these trying times, made even more difficult by the ongoing pandemic, as we recognize the vast contribution of Asians in international relations and economic development, as well as in the progress achieved by the international community in the areas […]

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