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Legarda Pushes For The Passage Of The Environment Protection And Enforcement Bureau (EPEB) Bill

June 22, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda filed House Bill No. 6973 which seeks to create the Environment Protection and Enforcement Bureau (EPEB) in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to strengthen the agency’s capacity to address violations against current environmental laws and regulations.
“The EPEB will increase the DENR’s environmental law enforcement capacity by professionalizing and institutionalizing law enforcement within the Department and concurrently with other agencies having environmental law enforcement duties. The bill calls for the full […]

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Legarda Restores the only Remaining Balay Nga Bato in Antique

June 21, 2020

Through the initiative of Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda, the only remaining “balay nga bato” in Antique is now being restored.
As the former Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, Legarda, who has always advocated the importance of preservation of culture, allocated in 2018 a Php 5 million budget under the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) as well as Php 15 million in 2019, for the restoration of the Balay nga Bato, located along Gobierno […]

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Legarda Partners with DENR, CCC; Launches Show on Protected Areas

June 19, 2020

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda announced today the launch of “PA Talk: Protected Areas for a Protected Future”, a show that will feature the different protected areas all over the country.
Organized by the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in partnership with the Office of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda and the Climate Change Commission, the online webinar, which will be livestreamed via Facebook, will feature the natural wealth of the Philippines and how these areas are […]

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Legarda Urges Schools, Millennials to Use Idle Lands and Small Spaces for Growing Food

June 19, 2020

During the 5th episode of the online series “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” on the topic ‘Growing Your Own Food Part 2’, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda featured urban farming and home gardening tips and advice from experts and advocates, as well as urged schools and millennials to follow suit.

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda: Dr. Jose Rizal’s 159th Birthday

June 19, 2020

As we commemorate the 159th birthday of our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, may we be reminded of his courage and commitment in serving the country that earned us our freedom and our identity as Filipinos.
Dr. Jose Rizal instilled in us the value of patriotism and love for country. As we adjust to the new normal in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, may we also develop within ourselves the same strength and resilience that Rizal had shown as he fought […]

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House Committee Approves Bill on Recovery Assistance Package for Higher Education and Tech-Voc Education

June 18, 2020

The House New Normal SubCommittee of the Defeat COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee approved in principle at the committee level House Bill No. 6706, which seeks to provide a Recovery Assistance Package for Higher Education and Technical-Vocational Education and Training.

Legarda, chair of the said subcommittee, noted that the current pandemic has gravely affected not only human health but it also disrupted socio-economic systems, including learning and education. She stated that this health crisis should be a driving force for the government to implement a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach to protect the health and wellbeing of the Filipinos while ensuring that all sectors receive adequate assistance needed as the country adapts to the challenges of the new normal.

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Growing Your Own Food Part 2 in 5th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

June 17, 2020

For the fifth episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” as part two of the topic on “Growing Your Own Food”, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda will gather experts and home gardeners to exchange stories, approaches and practical tips on building home and community food gardens, which help in building climate resilience and ensuring food security.
The fifth episode will be shown live on Thursday, 18 June 2020, 10 AM, via Facebook at […]

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Legarda: Free Our People from Oppression of Immobility, Outdated Thinking

June 12, 2020

“What we want now is nothing less than the liberation of the 88% of Metro Manila households who, because they do not have the fortune of owning cars, remain imprisoned by the lack of inclusive sustainable mobility options. And as long as we in government prioritize the minority, which is only 12% of households who own cars, how can we call ourselves free?” said House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda.

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Part 2 of Sustainable Urban Mobility in 4th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

June 10, 2020

In the fourth episode of the online discussion series “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” as part two on the topic of sustainable urban mobility, Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda will once again promote biking and other greener modes of transportation as essential means to move commuters and citizens in this period of pandemic and climate crisis.
The fourth episode will air this Thursday, June 11, 10AM, via Facebook Live at facebook.com/conglorenlegarda or facebook.com/CCCPhl.
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Legarda welcomes approval of Better Normal Bill on 2nd reading

June 8, 2020

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Chairperson of the House New Normal Subcommittee, welcomed the approval on second reading of House Bill No. 6864, also known as the “Better Normal for the Workplace, Communities and Public Spaces Act of 2020,” which seeks to establish safety measures and protocols in place as the country adjusts to the “new normal” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bill which was approved a day before the sine die adjournment of Congress, not only defines the universal standards on how the public will live their daily lives at home, in the workplace and in their respective communities while restrictions on movements are still in place.

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