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Legarda: Right to access clean water equals our responsibility to ensure water security

March 22, 2021

As the world celebrates the World Water Day on March 22, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the public to manage and conserve water to ensure water security amid the threat of dwindling water supply in the country.
According to the Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 (AWDO) published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), 1.5 billion people living in rural areas and 600 million in urban areas still lack adequate water supply and sanitation. In […]

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Legarda: Protect forests to prevent climate change and biodiversity crises

March 21, 2021

In observance of this year’s International Day of Forests, with the theme “Forest Restoration: a path to recovery and well-being,” three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda raised the alarm on the state of our forests, in the light of two recent studies.

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Legarda calls for youth empowerment on climate action, urges stronger involvement in solving plastic pollution

March 19, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda today called on the youth to become more involved in environmental initiatives, especially solving problems on plastic waste, noting that they have the greatest stake in the sustainability of the environment.

Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience and Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation, made the call during her keynote speech at the Consumer Youth e-Forum facilitated by the Department of Trade and Industry – Consumer Policy and Advocacy Bureau (DTI-CPAB) in collaboration with the National Youth Commission as part of the annual celebration of the World Consumer Rights Day with the theme, Tackling Plastic Pollution.

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“COVID-19 recovery must be attuned to the climate pathway” – Filipina champions of resilience

March 19, 2021

MANILA, 19 March 2021 — Filipina leaders in climate and disaster risk resilience highlighted the extraordinary roles of women in the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA), and in national pandemic recovery during the 38th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic “Juana Laban sa Krisis sa Klima at Pandemya: Kaya!”
The online conversation hosted by three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, was a special episode […]

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Legarda lauds frontliners one year after lockdown started, calls for strengthened implementation of health protocols

March 16, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda today paid tribute to those who tirelessly worked in the frontlines of the ongoing battle against COVID-19, as the country marked one year since the imposition of lockdown and community quarantines to help curb the spread of the virus. For Legarda, these frontliners include doctors, nurses, health workers, policemen and members of the armed forces, 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.

“It has been a year since lockdowns were imposed due to the pandemic and these restrictions have gravely affected many aspects of our lives. Our invisible enemy has claimed thousands of lives, has affected the health of our people, and our very own frontliners were not spared. Yet they continue to render their service under tremendous stress and danger despite knowing that they are exposing themselves to the threat of the virus,” Legarda said.

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Filipina Champions of Resilience in 38th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

March 16, 2021

MANILA, 16 March 2021 — In line with the celebration of the National Women’s Month, Filipina climate resilience leaders will gather virtually to put a spotlight on the innovative work of women in disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and in national pandemic recovery on the 38th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Juana Laban sa Krisis sa Klima at Pandemya: Kaya!”
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker […]

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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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