Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda: House Bill No. 4488 under Committee Report No. 10

November 8, 2022

Co-Sponsorship Speech of
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda
House Bill No. 4488 under Committee Report No. 10
AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTY-ONE, TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY-THREE
 08 November 2022
 
President, my dear colleagues, I respectfully request my fellow Senators’ consideration of the 2023 budgets of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), which includes Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The […]

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Legarda recognized as ASEAN Biodiversity Hero

November 7, 2022

For her significant contributions to biodiversity efforts in the country, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda was recognized as an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Biodiversity Hero on November 2 in Bogor, Indonesia.
Joining the awarding ceremony virtually, Legarda, who is known as a long-time advocate of environmental protection and a champion of green development, thanked ASEAN for the recognition and for acknowledging the efforts of individuals from various sectors who fight for the environment.
She also expressed gratitude to the […]

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Legarda underscores importance of Paris accord to PH; urges EU to increase its national determined contributions to lessen impact of climate change on vulnerable nations

October 28, 2022

PARIS, 28 October 2022 – Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda has stated the importance of the Paris Agreement to the country as the Philippine delegation, led by Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, met with French legislators on Tuesday, October 25.
“One of the many advocacies and issues that bond France and the Philippines is the Paris Agreement. Being number one in the world risk index, as the most vulnerable nation in the world, we value our ratification of the Paris […]

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Legarda renews call for a blue carbon economy as an effective tool in addressing climate change

October 27, 2022

PARIS, 27 October 2022 – Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda called on the Philippine government to consider investing in blue carbon initiatives through the sustainable management of marine resources and marine-linked sectors which are also vital for climate change adaptation along the coasts.
The appeal came following the Philippine senators’ meeting with their French counterparts where they discussed matters of global concern including environment and climate change.
Building a blue carbon economy entails creating ocean sectors and businesses that are socially […]

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Legarda, other PH senators hold official visit to France to enhance bilateral cooperation in key areas between both nations

October 24, 2022

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda embarks on an official visit to France with Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and other Philippine senators to meet with their French counterparts and discuss how to enhance the bilateral ties between the two nations.
“This meeting is an opportune time for us to assess our country’s strong ties with the French Republic and discuss how we can foster our friendship and cooperation, especially on areas that concern both the Philippines and France,” Legarda stated.
According […]

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