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Legarda: Global Climate Risk Index Underscores Need to Scale Up PH Adaptation

February 6, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda today said that the Philippines’ ranking in the Global Climate Risk Index 2020[1] released by the Germanwatch organization, further reveals the country’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change and underscores the need to accelerate and strengthen adaptation measures, especially at the community level.

Legarda said that the report analyzes the extent countries have been affected by impacts of weather-related events, such as storms, floods, and heatwaves, for the year 2018 and for a twenty-year period from 1999 to 2018.


Philippine Statement of Hon. Loren Legarda, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, High Level Segment, 25th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Madrid, Spain

December 11, 2019

 Madam President,
On behalf of the Filipino people, we thank the people of Spain for rising to the extraordinary challenge of co-hosting COP25. We are confident that the Chilean Presidency will deliver on the higher ambition and faster action that the 1.5 Paris goal requires of the global community.
The latest science tells us that our options to survive and thrive are swiftly diminishing. So in this COP, let us finish the work at hand — that which lets us translate the […]


Legarda: PH govt should pursue cultural diplomacy through academic cooperation

October 19, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today urged the Philippine government through the Department of Foreign Affairs to further strengthen its cultural diplomacy program through more partnerships with leading academic institutions.

The former Senator expressed hope that the government will take advantage of such opportunities to enrich our own culture after the signing of an agreement between the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt and the Ruhr University Bochum, creating a Philippine studies program, which was held on 15 October 2019 in Bochum, Germany. The signing ceremony was attended by Consul General Evelyn D. Austria-Garia, Rector Professor Axel Schlömerich, Vice Rector Professor Dr. Komelia Freitag, Director for International Affairs Monika Sprung, Professor Roger Friedlein, and Vice Consul Mejilla Meuller.


Message: UP Resilience Institute Building Groundbreaking Ceremony

September 25, 2019

This very occasion that we are marking today, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Resilience Institute, is an example of how slow the budget cycle can take.  We have long enacted the budget for this project, yet we are witnessing the actual physical manifestation of the implementation of this very important project only today.  But discourse on this perennial concern can be had at another time, for today is a joyous occasion.


Message: Dialogue with NAST Scientists (DOST)

September 24, 2019

Ang mga dialogue tulad nito ay patunay na hindi natitigil sa apat na sulok ng silid-paaralan ang ating pagtataguyod sa edukasyon. Matatagpuan ang kaalaman kahit sa labas nito, salamat sa mga eksperto at bihasa na handang tumulong at magbahagi ng kanilang mga karanasan.


Ang mga dialogue din tulad nito ang nagbibigay-daan upang umusbong sa ating mga mag-aaral ang interes na mag-aral ng siyensiya, naghihikayat na tahakin ang larangan na ito at maging siyentipiko at akademiko.


Message: Provincial Solid Waste Management Board Meeting

September 23, 2019

Hindi lingid sa ating kaalaman ang patuloy na pagbabago sa ating klima at paglaki ng ating problema sa kalikasan.


Ang hindi wastong pagtapon ng mga basura ay isa sa mga pangunahing dahilan kung bakit laganap ang polusyon, hindi lamang sa ating probinsya, kung hindi pati na rin sa buong bansa.


Message: 2019 Division Brigada Eskwela Awarding Ceremony

September 20, 2019

Binabati ko ang mga school head, guro, PTA official, local government unit representative, at mga pribadong kumpanya, non-government organization, at iba pang katuwang ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon o DepEd.


Ipinagdiriwang natin ngayong araw ang tagumpay ng ating kolektibong pagkilos upang mapabuti ang lagay ng mga mag-aaral sa probinsya. Sa ating sama-samang paglilinis at pag-aayos ng mga silid-aralan, maginhawang sinalubong ng mga kabataang Antiqueño ang bagong pang-akademikong taon.


Message: RDC and NEDA Antique Briefing

August 30, 2019

Thank you for attending this briefing on the mandates, functions, and responsibilities of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Regional Development Council (RDC). It is unfortunate that I am not able to attend this briefing with you as budget hearings are ongoing in the House of Representatives. Rest assured that I am studying the mandates, functions, and responsibilities of the NEDA and the RDC, too.


Message: Capability Building on Innovative Leadership for Legislative Staff (CBILLS) Opening Ceremony

August 29, 2019

I am pleased to meet the hard-working people behind the great doors and offices of this Congress. Thank you for helping make our legislative sessions, hearings, and meetings faster, more convenient, and more productive.  I can tell that many of you, if not all, work tirelessly to get your job done.


However, being able to survive in this kind of environment is not enough reason to stop learning. The goal, as in everything, is to be the best at what you do. Especially because you are public servants, it is important that you continue learning and developing your knowledge, skills, and talents to serve the Filipino people.


Message of Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda on National Heroes’ Day

August 26, 2019

In commemoration of National Heroes’ Day, Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today urged everyone to stand against the injustices in the country and be their own hero.

“Today, we commemorate our Filipino heroes who sacrificed their lives to bring peace, justice, and independence to the country. We enjoy our rights at present, because they stood up against our oppressors,” said Legarda.