Legarda vows to continue environmental advocacies, thanks ACB for recognizing her as ASEAN Biodiversity Hero

December 6, 2022

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda has vowed to continue advocating for the environment as she accepted the 2022 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Biodiversity Heroes Award officially handed over by the ASEAN Secretariat on Monday, December 5, at the Ceremonial Hall of the Philippine Senate in Pasay City.
“Thank you very much, it’s truly a great honor. It’s not all about me – it’s honoring the work that we do with the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity, with various government […]

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Launch of cultural mapping book in Antique a milestone in province’s heritage – Legarda

November 28, 2022

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Senate President Pro-Tempore Loren Legarda launched a cultural mapping book in Antique, calling it a significant milestone in the province’s cultural heritage and tradition in her video message during the ceremony held last Friday, 25 November 2022 at the Old Capitol Building in the town on San Jose de Buenavista.
“Amid modernization and digitalization, the publication of ‘Duna, Kinaiya kag Paranublion,’ this book serves to document and preserve the culture and traditions of our forefathers […]

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Legarda emphasizes the significance of PH-Vietnam ties in bilateral talks

November 25, 2022

The Senate on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, received Vietnam National Assembly President Vuong Dinh Hue, Members of the Parliament and other high-ranking officials, together with Vietnamese Ambassador to the Philippines Hoang Huy Chung. A resolution was adopted commending the National Assembly of Vietnam for strengthening Philippines-Vietnam inter-parliamentary relations and fostering economic cooperation.
In the bilateral meeting that took place thereafter with Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri leading the Senate contingent, matters relating to agriculture and food security, and areas of cooperation […]

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Legarda underscores significance of equipping LGUs with multihazard maps for disaster preparedness

November 23, 2022

As the Senate deliberated on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) P24.084 billion proposed budget for 2023 at the Plenary, Senate President Pro-Tempore Loren Legarda emphasized the importance of equipping all local government units (LGU) with geohazard and multihazard maps for disaster preparedness and management.
Legarda stressed the loss of lives and livelihood could have been avoided if critical information on incoming natural hazards had been transmitted to local communities.
“As if we never learned. Twenty typhoons a year, more […]

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