Legarda underscores importance of policymaking amidst changing landscape in Ph

March 22, 2024

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda underscored the importance of continuously shaping policymaking amidst the changing landscape in the Philippines, emphasizing technology, evolution, and gender equality as the main fields of study in effective decision-making for the benefit of the Filipino people.
Legarda made these remarks as she delivered her lecture at the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI) Partners’ Lecture Series of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), where she highlighted all the learnings she gained as a four-term senator that continues […]

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Legarda honors world-renowned Filipina pianist Cecile Licad on National Women’s Month

March 20, 2024

In celebration of National Women’s Month, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda presented the artistic brilliance and musical mastery of renowned Filipina pianist Cecile Licad in a night of classical music at the Metropolitan Theater Manila.
This special musical presentation features Licad’s rendition of Russian composer Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23,” an empowering masterpiece of powerful and virtuosic piano writing, dramatic intensity, and heart-swooning melodies.
“This is truly a triumphant night to once again stage […]

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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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