Legarda bewails non-enforcement of environmental laws, DENR orders

March 13, 2024

In the last few days, a viral post about a resort lodged between haycock hills in Sagbayan, Bohol, within the Chocolate Hills Natural Monument (CHNM) earned the ire of both officials and netizens. The drone video in the post clearly showed an operational resort and the extent of its development right on the foothills.
The CHNM is one of the protected areas legislated under the Expanded NIPAS Act, which Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda principally authored. It was originally proclaimed […]

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Legarda expresses hope for future of food production

March 8, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda today said that the future of food will depend not only on the type of food consumed but also on its production process and how it is taken.

Legarda, a notable environmental advocate, reiterated her commitment as a steward of culinary heritage and advocate for sustainable food systems.

“The economic viability and sustainability of our food production system are at risk as we confront the challenges of a shifting climate landscape,” Legarda said during her keynote […]

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Legarda: Properly implement pro-women laws

March 8, 2024

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda stressed the importance of properly implementing laws that advance women’s rights.

“It is time for us to provide more opportunities for women in education, the workplace, entrepreneurship, rural development, governance, and leadership roles,” stressed Legarda during her keynote speech at the International Women’s Day Celebration hosted by UN Women and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in Taguig City today.

“However, despite progress, women continue to encounter persistent challenges […]

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Be the change for women, Legarda tells DHSUD

March 6, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda made a reminder today to recognize that being proactive in women’s rights will make the real change on top of discussing it.
“This celebration serves more than just a tribute to women; it is a moment to highlight the often-overlooked contributions of women, particularly on unpaid care work, and the qualities of nurturing and home management inherent in all individuals, irrespective of gender,” Legarda said as she delivered her keynote speech at the Department of […]

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Legarda: We need more climate champions

March 5, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda expressed her optimism that more would push for pro-environment advocacies upon the opening of a new class at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).
The class, whose students shall be supported by Legarda, aims to create new individuals who are keen to adapt to the changing world through the Executive Master in Disaster Risk and Crisis Management (EMDRCM) program.
“One powerful solution is education, a field in which AIM excels. As we face more and more […]

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