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Make Reading a Habit this Pandemic and Beyond – Filipino Authors, Climate Storytellers

September 4, 2020

Filipino authors, book publishers, and climate and environment storytellers encouraged citizens to read more during this time of COVID-19 pandemic, during the 16th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic on “Risk To Resilience: Narrating Our Story Through Books.”
The online conversation, hosted weekly by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, featured local book industry experts and advocates, including Ms. Karina Bolasco, Vice Chair for External Affairs of the Book Development Association of the Philippines […]

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Risk to Resilience: Narrating Our Story through Books in 16th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

September 2, 2020

For the 16th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Risk to Resilience: Narrating Our Story through Books,” publishers, writers, and storytellers will gather to impart knowledge on environment and climate change issues, and narrate stories of Filipino people’s resilience in the face of adversities to inspire behavioral change and action.
The episode, hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 3 September 2020, at 10:00 AM via Facebook Live […]

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Legarda encourages MSMEs to avail of SBCorp’s CARES Program

September 1, 2020

“MSMEs play a vital role in generating employment opportunities and better income throughout the country especially in poor and rural communities. Comprising 99.52% of all the businesses in the Philippines, MSMEs have suffered from the overall impact of the pandemic due to both the decline in business operations and customer demands. This SBCorp CARES program is therefore a big help for them to revive their operations and ensure their business continuity,” Legarda said.

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Legarda Honors Frontliners on National Heroes’ Day

August 31, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda today paid tribute to the country’s modern-day heroes in commemoration of the National Heroes’ Day.

“I salute our country’s frontliners for their sacrifices and unparalleled contribution in our fight against COVID-19. They are our health workers, policemen and members of the armed forces, the utility staff, supermarket staff, food and cargo delivery drivers, fisherfolk and farmers, market vendors, journalists, and government employees who are courageously performing their duties to provide the essential services that we need in these trying times,” Legarda said.

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Rediscover sustainable practices ingrained in our local traditions

August 28, 2020

Young sustainability advocates shared traditional, home-based practices of thriftiness, consuming less, and reducing wastage, and encouraged younger generations of Filipinos to rediscover knowledge embedded in our own culture, during the 15th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” with the topic “Practical Sustainability.”
The online conversation hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda featured resource persons Ms. Carol Malasig, journalist and content writer of the blog ‘Almost Diplomatic’; Ms. Niña Opida and Mr. Josef Werker, co-founders of […]

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Practical Sustainability in 15th Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

August 26, 2020

The 15th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” will bring viewers back to “old school” sustainability practices that promote environmental stewardship, putting a spotlight on the link between climate change and environmental issues and the consumerist culture.
The episode, hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 27 August 2020, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/conglorenlegarda and facebook.com/CCCPhl/.
Young Filipino role models and practitioners of sustainability will join the online conversation, including […]

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Legarda: Roadmap for Antique’s progress includes Efficient Transportation and Infrastructure

August 24, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda today said that providing Antique with efficient rural transport and infrastructure will help realize the full potential of the province to become a premier ecotourism destination in Panay Island and in the whole country.

“With various programs and projects to provide livelihood and sustain economic growth, our province will soon be at par with our more developed neighbors. This will be even more guaranteed as investments that come in for the transportation sector and infrastructure system is developed to ensure productivity, opportunity for trade and tourism, social integration, and job generation,” Legarda said.

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Legarda: High Time to Operationalize Clean and Sustainable Recovery; Supports Thrusts of UK COP 26 Presidency

August 21, 2020

During a meeting held yesterday, August 20, 2020, with His Excellency Daniel Pruce, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Philippines, and His Excellency Ken O’Flaherty, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties 26 (COP26) Regional Ambassador, House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda reiterated the need to operationalize clean and sustainable recovery.
Ambassador O’Flaherty presented the thematic focus of the UK Presidency for COP26 which revolved around five campaign points: climate finance, adaptation and resilience, nature-based […]

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House ‘Cong-Tour’ features Antique Tourism

August 21, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda announced today that the province of Antique will be the next feature in ‘Cong-Tour’, an online program organized and hosted by the House Committee on Tourism, chaired by Rep. Sol Aragones of the 3rd District of Laguna.
‘Cong-Tour’ episode featuring Antique as one of the booming tourist destinations in the country will be streamed live on Facebook at FB/CongressionalTour on Monday, August 24 at 10:00AM. The streaming will be shared on Deputy […]

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Tree Experts: Prioritize Planting Native Trees in Idle Lands

August 21, 2020

Native tree experts and enthusiasts highlighted the importance of native trees in enhancing biodiversity and addressing climate change, as well as encouraged the public to plant more native trees, including fruit-bearing species, in idle and private lands as a commercial venture, during the 14th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” with the topic “Planting Native Trees.”
The online conversation hosted by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda featured native tree enthusiasts, including Atty. Asis Perez, Senior Legal Adviser […]

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