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Legarda: “Restoration action is always local; success depends on how much action you are willing to take”

June 4, 2021

In celebration of World Environment Day with the theme Ecosystem Restoration, three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, a staunch advocate of environmental protection and preservation, and author of most of our environmental laws, joins the United Nations on its call to Reimagine. Recreate. Restore in order to prevent rapid degradation of the ecosystem.

“This planet that we call home has been ailing for quite some time, and we have to recognize that this pandemic is one of the obvious symptoms of the Earth’s declining health. Now, more than ever, is the time for us to take decisive action to address the dysfunctional relationship of humanity and nature. It is time to heed the warnings: do not eat what is not intended for human consumption, do not trade what should not be traded, do not overexploit the abundance of the ecosystem. We must relearn to coexist with nature for us to survive and not live in peril,” Legarda said.

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Uniting Against Single-Use Plastic in 47th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

June 1, 2021

MANILA, 1 June 2021 — Big civil society organizations advocating for the phase-out of single-use plastics (SUPs) will gather virtually to discuss the dangerous effects of SUPs on people’s health, the environment, and climate, and assess the proposed Single-use Plastic Products Regulation Bill in the 47th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Uniting Against Single-Use Plastic.”
The episode will air on Thursday, 3 June 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl […]

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Pinoy changemakers in 46th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

May 25, 2021

MANILA, 25 May 2021 — In celebration of the Month of the Ocean this May and the upcoming World Environment Day this June 5th, young Filipino environmental advocates will gather virtually to promote meaningful youth engagement in environmental conservation, protection, and restoration on the 46th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Pinoy Changemakers.”
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 27 May 2021, […]

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Destruction stops here: Shaping landscape restoration in Philippines

May 24, 2021

“I will be a guardian and restorer of this land and help the people living here do that,” said Loren Legarda in a call to citizens to cease deforestation and degradation of Philippine ecosystems and “build back better” in a green, sustainable manner.

Legarda, the deputy speaker of the Philippines House of Representatives, has a long history of supporting essential laws that have helped begin to turn the tide of environmental destruction wrought during the last century.

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Statement of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda: International Day for Biological Biodiversity

May 22, 2021

We humans measure time based on our dreams and aspirations. We make decisions for ourselves and our children, thinking about 10 or 20 years hence. Those timelines are short in evolutionary terms, so our life paths would not immediately seem to be relevant to what happens to nature.

Sadly, these life paths chosen with such short timelines are what have driven us to the precipice.

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“Celebrate Philippine festivals in a green and sustainable way” – Tourism and culture officers

May 21, 2021

MANILA, 21 May 2021 — Tourism and culture officers from various provinces in the country highlighted the innovative, green, and sustainable ways of celebrating Philippine festivals in the better normal during the 45th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic, “Sustainable and Green Philippine Festivals.”
The online conversation hosted by three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda featured national and local government officials, tourism officers, and cultural artists including Secretary Bernadette […]

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Legarda: Bring Culture closer to the people, reawaken citizens’ pride in the Filipino Culture

May 20, 2021

In celebration of the National Heritage Month with the theme “Victory And Humanity: Upholding Filipino Heritage and Identity,” three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda underscored the need to increase the level of cultural heritage awareness to preserve and protect our age-old knowledge, traditions, and practices that we inherited from our forefathers.

“Our culture as Filipino people is threatened by rapid scientific and technological advances. Some may take for granted anything that is considered ancient as we gratify ourselves with what is on-trend. I am happy to know that amid this globalization, there are young people who patronize the Filipino culture and promote the preservation of cultural heritage by supporting local artists, farmers, and communities. I happened to meet some of them not only in the 43rd episode of my Stories for a Better Normal with the topic, “Makati Poblacion: Empowering Local,” but also as I went around the country in the past decades,” Legarda shared.

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Sustainable and Green Philippine Festivals in 45th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

May 18, 2021

MANILA, 18 May 2021 — National and local government officials, tourism officers, and artistic directors, will gather virtually to feature the celebration of Philippine festivals in safe and sustainable ways on the 45th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” as part of the “Sustainable and Green Philippine Festivals” series.
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 20 May 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl […]

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Legarda calls on communities to adopt measures to manage increasing heat index

May 18, 2021

MANILA, 18 May 2021 —House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called on communities to adopt measures as the Philippines continues to suffer more extreme temperatures amid climate change.
“We’re all feeling the extreme heat since the past weeks. I’m especially worried para sa ating mga kababayan sa Dagupan City. They hit 53˚Celsius last week in the heat index. Many other provinces are also suffering from dangerous heat levels,” Legarda said Tuesday, May 18.
PAGASA reported that the maximum heat index—the “apparent” temperature, or […]

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Legarda honors nurses on International Nurses Day

May 12, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda today paid tribute to the unwavering dedication for service of nurses in commemoration of the International Nurses Day.
“Today, we join the international community in celebrating the International Nurses Day by giving honor and expressing our deep gratitude to our dedicated and hardworking nurses. Our nurses have been battling this unseen enemy that has claimed and vastly affected the lives of millions of people worldwide for more than a year. They have been suffering […]

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