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Legarda pushes for strengthened local textile industry, files bill on handloom weaving development

July 10, 2021

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda today called for strengthened support for the local textile industry in order to provide stable income in the country’s textile communities.
A well-known advocate of the local textile industry, Legarda has filed House Bill 636, or an Act Providing for the Development and Protection of the Philippine Handloom Weaving Industry.
As then Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, apart from providing support for the establishment of the cotton processing centers in Patnongon, […]

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Legarda, Guest Speaker at the Humboldt University, Discusses Piña Weaving

July 10, 2021

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda will be guest speaker at the online panel discussion organized by the Humboldt University Berlin titled Habi: Weaving Philippine Textiles Future, together with Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores of the University of the Philippines Baguio. The online discussion will be held via zoom on July 14, 2021, 10-12:00 (Berlin) / 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. (Manila).
Prof. Dr. Salvador-Amores will give a talk on “Agabel Tayo! (Let’s Weave Textile Revitalization in the Philippine Cordillera,” while Deputy Speaker Legarda will share […]

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Legarda to Deliver Lecture at ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, To Discuss Climate Crisis

July 10, 2021

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda will be guest speaker at the online webinar organized by the ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore titled The Philippines and the Climate Crisis. The online discussion will be held via Zoom on Monday, July 12, 2021, 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. (Manila). Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda will shed light on the enormity of the climate emergency at the global level and in the Philippines, and show the urgent need for ambitious and decisive action across all […]

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Saving Indigenous Plants in 52nd episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

July 5, 2021

MANILA, 5 July 2021 — Plant experts will gather virtually to promote the critical role of indigenous plants in enhancing biodiversity and adapting to climate change on the 52nd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Saving Indigenous Plants.”
The program, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 8 July 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.
Joining the online conversation are […]

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Legarda Expresses Sympathy to Casualties of C130 Plane Crash in Sulu

July 5, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda today expressed her deep sympathy and condolences to the military men and civilians who were killed when a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft carrying troops from Cagayan de Oro crashed yesterday after missing the runway upon landing in Patikul, Sulu.
“I extend my deepest condolences to the bereaved families of our fallen soldiers and also civilians who have met an untimely death yesterday. These young soldiers were supposed to report to their battalions to perform […]

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“Halina’t magtanim ng pagkain sa ating mga bakuran!”

July 2, 2021

MANILA, 2 July 2021 — The 51st episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” featured home and community food gardens from various areas in Metro Manila established during the beginning of lockdown, which helped bring a steady supply of nutritious food during the pandemic and in the better normal.
The online conversation conceptualized and hosted by three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, featured urban gardeners including Diding Libao of Inang Maria’s Garden in […]

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Legarda welcomes EO on National Employment Recovery Strategy

June 30, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda hailed President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of an Executive Order that will provide P1.14-trillion fund for the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) to generate employment, provide livelihood, and protect workers’ rights, especially those who have been affected by the adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

“The President’s issuance of Executive Order No. 140, series of 2021, is a significant move to address the economic consequences, unemployment, livelihood disruptions, and labor market fragilities brought to us by this pandemic,” Legarda said.

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Legarda Bats for Greater Protection for Filipino Seafarers

June 28, 2021

In line with the recent celebration of the Day of the Seafarer, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda renewed her call for the institution of mechanisms that will provide better protection of the rights and welfare of Filipino sea-based workers.

Legarda stressed the need to push for a strong and consistent legislative agenda for Filipino seafarers to help address issues they currently face.

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“Sustainability is more fun in Siargao!”

June 25, 2021

MANILA, 25 June 2021 — The 50th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” highlighted the ways on how travel can be sustainable, inspiring, and life-changing in the better normal, on the first part of “Sustainable Travel Series” featuring the island of Siargao in Surigao del Norte.

Siargao is known for its world-class surf spots, sparkling white sand islets, turquoise tide pools, and palm tree-laden lagoons.

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Legarda Pays Tribute to the late Former President Benigno Aquino III

June 24, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda expressed her condolences to the family of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, who passed away today, June 24, at the age of 61.

“I would like to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family of former President Noynoy Aquino and to the rest of the Filipino nation as well. We mourn his sudden passing but, at the same time, we would also like to express our gratitude for the service that he rendered as a public servant and his contributions for the betterment of the Filipino people,” Legarda said.

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