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Young Filipino Innovators in 31st episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

January 19, 2021

MANILA, 19 January 2021 — Young Filipino inventors, researchers, and entrepreneurs will gather virtually to demonstrate innovative technologies in renewable energy, ecological solid waste management, and climate change adaptation and mitigation on the 31st episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” with the topic, “Young Innovators for a Sustainable Future.”
The episode, hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 21 January 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
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Legarda: Every Peso Spent is Either for Destruction or Restoration

January 18, 2021

“Ecosystems are the basis of all business, all livelihood, even health, wellness, and happiness. We ignore it to our peril and after having despoiled it, we need to restore it before we can go back to maintenance mode. Every peso spent is either for destruction or restoration,” said House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda.
Legarda made the statement in support of the goals of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global call for the protection and revival of […]

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Legarda: Be really mindful now of those plastics

January 15, 2021

MANILA, 15 January 2021– Too much plastics now gravely spoiling the environment, and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda is calling for a strict regulation of plastic production and a strict implementation of the government’s single-use of plastics policy.
“There must be a more stringent regulation on the use of plastic bags to curb pollution and mitigate the harmful effects of marine litter,” she said in a press statement.
Legarda said there is now an urgent need to address the effects of plastic production […]

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Legarda: localized immunization plan is the best battle plan against COVID-19

January 14, 2021

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda urged the national government to work closely with local government units (LGUs) nationwide for the effective implementation of the country’s national immunization plan that should prioritize the most vulnerable population, especially the frontliners.
“The local communities are where the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic actually happens and it is vital for the LGUs to be fully equipped and to strengthen their protective measures against the virus, and this includes allowing the […]

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‘Stories for a Better Normal’ returns online with new episodes hosted by Legarda

January 11, 2021

MANILA, 11 January 2021 — The discussion to promote environmental consciousness, sustainability, and climate-adaptive practices in the better normal continues next Thursday, January 14, 2021 with Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda hosting the online series “Stories for a Better Normal” aired via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
A partnership between the Climate Change Commission and Office of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, with support from the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, The Climate Reality Project-Philippines and Mother Earth Foundation, the “Stories […]

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Legarda: Gov’t leaders must scale up implementation of laws to curb wildlife trafficking, emergence of COVID-like diseases

January 11, 2021

‪MANILA, 11 January 2021 — Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda strongly called on law enforcement authorities to strengthen the implementation of wildlife-related laws and policies, and intensify the campaign to fight illegal wildlife trade to help prevent the possible emergence of another global pandemic through zoonotic diseases.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention based in the United States, zoonotic diseases (also known as zoonoses) such as COVID-19 are caused by harmful viruses, bacterial, […]

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Legarda: Govt must provide the best COVID-19 vaccine to every Filipino

December 28, 2020

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda today called for the urgent procurement of the COVID-19 vaccine for every Filipino.
“Let us not waste taxpayers’ money, government funds and loans which we will be paying for anyway to purchase substandard vaccines with low efficacy rate. Let’s not put people’s lives at risk. Let’s not scrimp on the best and the safest vaccines already approved by other countries’ medical experts and scientists by favoring the “puwede na” vaccines with […]

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Legarda: Make time for Art during the Holidays, Join Online Tours

December 28, 2020

Legarda today encouraged everyone to go online and spend their free time by going on virtual tours of museums, as we all face the new norm.
“With the pandemic, people are obliged to stay at home, practice social distancing, spend time for ourselves and with our loved ones, but technology allows us the opportunity to go beyond our homes and to learn more about our surroundings, our art, history, and culture,” Legarda, a staunch supporter of the arts, noted.
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Legarda: Align recovery plans and policies to SDGs to Build Back Better

December 23, 2020

MANILA, 23 December 2020 —Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda called on fellow leaders and policymakers to align the country’s post-COVID-19 recovery plans to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), citing a report on “Building Back Better: A Sustainable, Resilient Recovery After COVID-19” released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
“While the country is focused on looking efficient ways to put a stop on the still rising COVID-19 cases and providing aid to our fellow Filipinos who […]

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Reduce plastic waste, embrace sustainability this holiday season – Legarda

December 22, 2020

As the country continues to grapple with the unprecedented climate crisis and COVID-19 pandemic this holiday season, Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda urged the public to celebrate safely and sustainably by cutting back on plastic wastes. 

Legarda noted that the Christmas season produces a massive volume of garbage in the country, especially with the Filipino practice of gift giving, holding gatherings, Christmas parties, and various holiday events.

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