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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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Statement of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on the shooting incident in Tarlac

December 21, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda issued a statement today strongly condemning the mother and son murder in Tarlac by a police officer on Sunday, December 20. A video of the killing perpetrated by Police Corporal Jonel Nuezca posted on the internet by a concerned citizen who witnessed the heinous crime has gone viral.

“Gun violence should never be tolerated. One life lost because of police brutality is one life too many. The Philippine National Police should swiftly rule against the irresponsible use of authority and power of its personnel,” urged Legarda.

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Legarda commends Libertad, Antique for Winning 2nd Place in DILG Digital Governance Awards

December 18, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda commended the Municipality of Libertad, headed by Mayor Mary Jean Te, for winning Second Place, Best in LGU Empowerment (G2G) Award, Municipal Level in the Digital Governance Awards 2020 given by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
“I wish to extend my warmest congratulations on the latest achievement of the Municipality of Libertad. It is an honor to have one of our municipalities recognized by the DILG for having […]

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Adopt nature-based solutions to reduce flood risks – Legarda

December 18, 2020

MANILA, 17 December 2020 — Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda today called on government agencies and LGUs to effectively implement environment, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and disaster risk reduction measures to ensure safer and more resilient communities to floods.
Legarda made the call during her message at the Flood Resilience Summit organized by the University of the Philippines Visayas and the Iloilo city and provincial governments. The said forum aims to bring leaders, experts, and decision-makers to discuss […]

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Legarda pushes for strengthened synergy in local textile industry

December 16, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda today called for a strengthened synergy in the local textile industry in order to provide stable income in the country’s textile communities.
Legarda, a well-known advocate of the local textile industry, made the call following the turnover today of the cotton processing center in the municipality of Patnongon, in her home province of Antique. This was made possible through her support and through funding given under the 2018 GAA under the Philippine […]

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Legarda: Urgent climate action needed as 2020 is set to become one of the warmest years on record

December 15, 2020

MANILA, 15 December 2020 — Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda called for increased global climate ambition as global warming advances rapidly this year, making 2020 one of the warmest years ever recorded.
According to the 2020 provisional State of the Global Climate report by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the year 2020 is set to be one of the three warmest years on record with the average global temperature at about 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels, despite a cooling […]

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Legarda urges Filipino youth to be leaders in climate action

December 14, 2020

MANILA, 14 December 2020 — Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda today called on the youth to use their power to spark movement and raise awareness on environmental justice, sustainability, and climate action.
Legarda made the call during her virtual speech titled “On Climate Action and Accountability: The Journey Towards Environmental Justice” at the EcoSummit 2020: The First National Youth Environmental Forum organized by the official student government of Ateneo de Davao University.
“Our country is no stranger to the impacts […]

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