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Legarda Encourages Reduction of Carbon Footprint at Home

April 16, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today urged the general public to be more conscious of their individual and household carbon footprint, as the government continues to plea for everyone to stay at home during this Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) period due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Legarda said that “carbon footprint” measures the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that an individual or entity produces from their daily activities and lifestyle, adding that high levels of […]

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Legarda Commends Courage of Frontliners as the Nation Celebrates Day of Valor

April 9, 2020

Today, Deputy Speaker and Lone Representative of Antique Loren Legarda commended the courage of frontliners, as the entire nation celebrates Araw ng Kagitingan.
“We are all now facing an invisible enemy, which our frontliners are valiantly facing everyday. They are like our warriors during these times. They are our doctors, our nurses, all health workers and the ones who care for our COVID-19 patients. They are the staff at the supermarket who make sure that we are able to have our […]

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Legarda commends the DOE on allowing use of energy funds in COVID-19 fight

April 9, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda commends the Department of Energy (DOE) for allowing host LGUs to utilize the Energy Regulation (ER 1-94) Program funds in response to the Covid-19 public health emergency.
DOE, under the law and as part of its mandate, issued ER 1-94, which provides that host communities of energy facilities and/or energy resource developers are entitled to share one centavo per kilowatt-hour (Php 0.01/kWh) of the total electricity sales as financial benefit of the […]

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Legarda: PH must rebound stronger, more ready for global health emergencies

April 8, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today expressed concern on the world’s level of preparedness to arrest the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as she called on government to invest in strengthening the country’s capacity to prevent epidemics as national policies and plans for the “new normal” are drawn.
Legarda cited the 2019 Global Health Security Index report, which is the first comprehensive assessment of health security and capabilities of 195 countries and which stated that “national health […]

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Support for Local Produce Urged, ‘Pagkaon para sa Tanan’ Launched – Legarda

April 7, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda today urged each Local Government Unit (LGU) of Antique to support farmers by purchasing their local produce and distributing them to the poor, hungry, and vulnerable sectors who need it the most during this Covid-19 crisis.
“Antique, consisting of upland, lowland and coastal areas, is geographically challenged. Livelihood is mostly dependent on farming and fishing. To avoid wastage of vegetables and other produce, I urge our local executives to buy their goods […]

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DS Loren Legarda’s Message for Holy Week

April 7, 2020

As Christians all over the world reflect on the life and passion of Jesus Christ this Holy Week, may we be able to pause and look internally and have a deeper understanding of Christ’s suffering. May we strive for kindness and generosity in life. May we be more selfless and giving to those who have less. I wish everyone a safe, meaningful, and solemn Holy Week.

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Lifetrack Medical Systems launches free COVID-19 remote triaging via CT scans with PH’s Antique province

April 6, 2020

Triaging via CTs, already used in China and the UK, will be used by public health authorities to isolate and prioritize testing for presumptive COVID-19 cases
Singapore and Manila – April 06, 2020 – Lifetrack Medical Systems, a healthtech company focused on improving affordable access to medical imaging, today announced the launch of its collaboration with the provincial government of Antique, Philippines. Lifetrack will freely provide its LifeSys platform to aid the public health authorities of the province in identifying and […]

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Mass Testing now possible, thanks to Filipino Scientists who invented affordable COVID-19 testing kits – Legarda

April 6, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda expresses her support of our local scientists and researchers as they continue to attain breakthroughs and provide urgent solutions to defeat Covid-19.
The team of scientists from the Philippine Genome Center and the University of the Philippines Manila – National Institute of Health led by Dr. Raul Destura, deputy executive director of the Philippine Genome Center, developed the GenAmplify™ COVID-19 rRT-PCR Detection Kit, the first locally made (polymerase chain reaction) PCR based […]

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Legarda Urges Swift Enforcement of Bayanihan Act

April 6, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda urged the government to swiftly enforce all provisions of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act No. 11469), which was signed into law on March 24 to provide aid for affected families and bolster support for frontliners and personnel in arresting the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
Legarda also supported the mobilization of P5,000 to P8,000 worth of cash and subsidy for 18 million low income households […]

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Covid-19 doable to-dos

April 3, 2020

1. There are 1.7 million poor households in NCR most affected by lockdown. LGUs may purchase one sack of rice using their calamity fund, which is over and above the 8,000-peso financial assistance for NCR.
2. Release the cash subsidy from social amelioration of Bayanihan Act this week. It’s already delayed.
3. DSWD to update the list and advance the release of annual subsidies for the beneficiaries under the conditional cash transfer program (4Ps) this April.
4. DSWD to give the 3,600 pesos […]

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