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In Love with Sustainability in 34th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

February 9, 2021

MANILA, 9 February 2021 — Practitioners and advocates of sustainability will gather virtually to promote sustainability in agriculture, food, and lifestyle, and to show love for the common home this Valentines’ on the 34th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” with the topic, “In Love with Sustainability.”
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator and House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 11 February 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and […]

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Traditional cultural heritage of IPs must be protected at all cost – Legarda

February 9, 2021

Former 3-term Senator and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda filed House Resolution 1549 following news reports on counterfeit garments coming from abroad that have appropriated weaves from the Cordillera.
“This influx of counterfeit goods poses a risk to rural livelihoods of indigenous cultural communities in terms of market competition and is also to the detriment of sustaining their culture and creative productivity. We must look into the protection of their traditional intellectual property,” Legarda stated.
The resolution also suggested the need to create […]

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Legarda files resolution on the issue of counterfeit garments appropriating weaves from the Cordillera coming into the local market from abroad

February 9, 2021

HR 1549

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Legarda calls for protection of IP weaves and traditional cultural heritage, decries counterfeit weaves from abroad

February 5, 2021

Former 3-term Senator and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda today called for the protection of the indigenous peoples’ weaves and traditional cultural heritage following news reports of machine-woven blankets and garments appropriating Cordillera weave patterns coming into the local market from abroad. This influx has greatly affected small businesses in the Cordillera region.
“The traditional cultural heritage of our indigenous peoples and communities must be given the protection it deserves. Aside from the vulnerability of these rural livelihoods, we must also look […]

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Message of Support of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on Measles-Rubella and Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization Activity

February 5, 2021

 Sa gitna ng pandemyang kinakaharap natin ngayon, tumataas pa rin ang kaso ng measles at rubella, at polio.
Kung hindi ito maiiwasan, ito ay magdudulot ng pagkaparalisa at pagkamatay dala ng mga komplikasyon at natatanging bakuna lamang ang solusyon para masigurong maiwasan ang pagtaas ng mga kaso ng mga sakit na ito sa ating mga kabataan.
Ako si Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, ang inyong kinatawan, ay nananawagan sa ating mga nanay at tatay, sa mga magulang, dito sa ating Probinsya, na ating […]

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Legarda: Strengthen MSMEs, Support Green Jobs to Address Unemployment, Promote Sustainable Dev’t

February 3, 2021

Former Senator, now Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda called for continued efforts to address unemployment and promote sustainable development in the country, following a recent report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) that showed 3.8 million jobless adults as of October 2020.
Although it showed a significant improvement in the country’s unemployment rate from a record high of 7.3 million jobless Filipinos in April 2020, Legarda today said that gearing towards viable employment alternatives will strongly complement the provision […]

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Proper Waste Segregation in 33rd episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

February 1, 2021

MANILA, 1 February 2021 — Model communities and organizations implementing proper waste segregation practices toward ecological solid waste management and sustainability will be featured in the 33rd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” with the topic, “Basura Ko, Responsibilidad Ko.”
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 4 February 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
Joining the online conversation are representatives from the […]

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Jobs Fair in 32nd episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

January 26, 2021

MANILA, 26 January 2021 — Labor officials and career experts will gather virtually to discuss job opportunities, including green skills training programs, in public and private sectors in times of pandemic on the 32nd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” with the topic, “Jobs Fair: May Trabaho Ka!.”
The episode, hosted by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 28 January 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
Joining the online conversation […]

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Legarda renews call to climate action; urges lawmakers, LGUs to enact policies restoring ecosystems

January 26, 2021

MANILA, 26 January 2021 — Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda strongly urged her fellow lawmakers in the Congress to protect and revive ecosystems in the country by pushing for laws to ban single-use plastics and manage segregation of waste, and aligning government programs to support nature-based solutions to address the climate crisis.
In a privilege speech before the House plenary, Legarda lamented the worsening effects of climate change and economic shocks from the pandemic which set back the country in achieving goals […]

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Legarda files resolution urging CCC to submit PH climate pledge

January 22, 2021

22 JANUARY 2021 — House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda filed yesterday a resolution urging the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to submit the Philippines’ pledge to the Paris Agreement and in turn “address the climate emergency” and “drive the country towards a sustainable pandemic recovery.”
House Resolution No. 1494 calls for the country’s Paris climate pledge, formally known as a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), to convey the “highest possible climate ambition in reflection of the government’s strong commitment to […]

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