June 6, 2023
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda emphasized the significance of maintaining the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Centrality in prioritizing the welfare of the regional bloc amidst matters regarding ‘minilateralism’ that continues to contribute to shaping the region’s interest.
June 4, 2023
As one of the speakers in the Special Session on Balancing Asia-Pacific Minilateralism and ASEAN Centrality at the 20th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in Singapore on June 3, Legarda said that while ASEAN remains a driving force in forging […]
As the Philippines joins the observance of World Environment Day today with the theme ‘#beatplasticpollution,’ Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda expressed hope for realizing the first global treaty to curb plastic pollution by the end of 2024.
May 31, 2023
“With the negotiations rolling, we are hopefully months away from a global plastics treaty that will address the scourge of plastic pollution,” she said, referring to the ongoing talks by country delegations, non-government organizations, and industry representatives in Paris, France on a legally […]
The Senate adopted and ratified on Wednesday the bicameral conference committee report on the ‘One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines Act of 2022,’ aimed at boosting and recognizing the contributions of the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) to the country’s economic growth.
May 31, 2023
“We welcome the Senate’s ratification of this measure as it will help institutionalize the OTOP program geared towards promoting our local products and capacitating our MSME sector through the development of our indigenous raw materials, utilizing local skills […]
Senate President Pro Tempore
May 31, 2023
Resolution Creating a Special Committee
on the Rehabilitation of
the Manila Central Post Office
31 May 2023
Mr. President, my dear colleagues of this august chamber,
During the late evening of 21 May 2023, a massive fire broke out at the historic Manila Central Post Office, resulting in the destruction of the iconic building and famous landmark in Manila. This caught the attention of every Filipino and left our hearts heavy and our […]
On World No Tobacco Day, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda emphasized the inextricable link between environment and health, pointing out that in Paris, France today, coincidentally, countries are negotiating a Plastics Treaty that would address the crisis that has brought microplastics into our food, water, and even the air we breathe.
The four-term Senator responsible for most significant pieces of environmental legislation for the last few decades said the costs associated with plastics are phenomenal, not the least of which […]