SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Senate President Pro Tempore
Senate of the Philippines
State of Climate Action: The Philippine Scenario
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues:
The Philippines is now the country with the highest disaster risk in the world.
The World Risk Report 2022 assessed the level of exposure, susceptibility, and lack of coping and adaptive capacities of countries from disaster and climate risks and hazards and we came out as the most vulnerable.
This is no longer new to us. Year after year, we’ve […]
Legarda joins environment advocates in lobbying against single-use plastics, leads the #PlasticFreePilipinasSaSenate in observance of Zero Waste MonthJanuary 23, 2023
As the country observes National Zero Waste Month and the 22nd anniversary of the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act this January, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda joined the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and environmental groups in lobbying for the urgent passage of a national regulation towards a phase out and eventual ban of single-use plastics, during the ribbon-cutting of the #PlasticFreePilipinasSaSenate photo exhibit.
Legarda filed a bill called the “Single-Use Plastics Regulation and Management Act of 2022” which will […]
Acceptance Speech of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda: Conferment of “Commendatore” to the Order of Merit of the Italian RepublicJanuary 18, 2023
Acceptance Speech of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda
January 18, 2023
Residence of the Italian Ambassador
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Buona sera a tutti.
It is immensely an honor to receive the prestigious Order of Merit from the Italian Republic. I am extremely grateful to the Italian Republic, President Sergio Mattarella, to my good friend Senator Pier Ferdinando Casini, and to His Excellency Marco Clemente, and everyone else involved with this recognition.
The Philippine and Italian partnership and cooperation are essential to our […]
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda has been conferred the award of “Commendatore” to the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in appreciation of her role in strengthening bilateral relations between the Philippines and Italy.
The recognition was presented to Legarda by Italian Ambassador to the Philippines Marco Clemente on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the ambassador’s residence in Makati City.
“It is immensely an honor to receive the prestigious Order of Merit from the Italian Republic. I am extremely grateful […]
Legarda today expressed optimism that humanity can win the fight against climate change if global policies and actions are put in place and implemented to significantly cut down greenhouse gas emissions, similar to the effort against ozone-depleting substances (ODS).
Legarda cited a 2022 report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) that the ozone layer — which protects the planet from harmful ultraviolet rays and was thinning in the 1980s due mainly to chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) — is on track to recover to […]