Four-term Senator Loren Legarda recognizes the country’s severe problem with food security and the rising issue of food wastage.
“In a recent Social Weather Station survey, approximately 3.1 million Filipinos or 12.2% of the country’s total population experienced hunger during the first quarter of 2022,” Legarda explained.
She further elaborated on statistics from the UNEP Food Waste Index Report 2021, in which “each household in the country wastes around 9,334,477 tons of food annually.”
To resolve these issues, Legarda filed Senate Bill 240 […]
PRIVILEGE SPEECH OF HON. LOREN LEGARDA
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
Senate of the Philippines
August 10, 2022
My dear colleagues,
I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege.
August 9 marked a momentous day for indigenous peoples all over the world and in the Philippines because yesterday, we celebrated the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (IP) and the Philippine National IP Day.
In 2015, I sponsored Republic Act No. 10689, which declared August 9 as National Indigenous Peoples Day […]
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda renews her call to provide stronger support for indigenous peoples in celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (IP) and the Philippine National Indigenous Peoples Day today, August 09, 2022.
“Our indigenous peoples, our culture bearers, deserve our utmost recognition and support. I join everyone in celebrating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (IP) and the Philippine National Indigenous Peoples Day today. May we be reminded of the overwhelming contributions […]
MESSAGE OF SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE LOREN LEGARDA
CHED 2022 ASEAN Celebration Kick-Off Ceremony
August 08, 2022
A pleasant morning to the Commission on Higher Education, to the institutions of higher learning, and to everyone gathered here today. I am grateful to be here, as we commemorate ASEAN’s 55th founding anniversary.
ASEAN’s Chairmanship Theme is “A.C.T., Addressing Challenges Together.” Indeed, this is what we should aspire for: that we build an ASEAN community for the people; and that we ensure that excellent higher education […]
LEGARDA LAUDS THE PASSAGE OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11904 OR THE “THE PHILIPPINE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT ACT”August 3, 2022
Senator Loren Legarda welcomed the passage of RA 11904, or the Philippine Creative Industries Development Act, which supports Filipino excellence in creative industries.
The law, which Legarda co-authored in the last Congress, is a significant milestone for creative industries. The law recognizes and protects individuals whose skills and ingenuity are being offered for the creative expression of the arts and for helping the country achieve a stronger economy.
“The Philippine creative industry is appreciated and recognized globally. It is prudent for the […]