Legarda: Ensure implementation of laws, translate national plans, policies into local action to enhance resilience

April 22, 2021

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called for greater solidarity, cooperation, and action in enhancing the country’s resilience in light of the intensifying effects of the climate crisis and the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The massive scale of the climate crisis has never been more evident than today. We have to recognize that our planet is fast declining, as record highs of 2020 as the warmest year and the period 2011 to 2020 as the warmest decade on record, worsening effects of climate change, and economic shocks from this pandemic set us back to achieve our goals on sustainable and resilient development,” said Legarda, a three-term Senator who is also Global Champion for Resilience of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation.

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda: Earth Day 2021 Celebration

April 22, 2021

Today is Earth Day, and we are celebrating it at a precarious time when we are witnessing a massive decline in the health of our ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources.

The climate crisis, the state of our plastic pollution, the magnitude of environmental degradation, the crippling pandemic—we need to acknowledge this hard truth: we humans are causing all of this.

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Heal the world on Earth Day

April 21, 2021

The Earth needs healing. 

This does not only pertain to the current situation we’re in — a global fight against an invisible virus as the world must likewise be assuaged from the threat of climate change and environmental destruction. 

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11 Botika ng Bayan in Antique to fully operate this April

April 21, 2021

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Eleven Botika ng Bayan will go on full operation in various health units (RHUs) in the province before the end of this month.

Dr. Feman Rene Autajay, Department of Health (DOH) Team Leader in the province, said residents will now be able to buy their medicines from any of the branches near them. He noted that the Botika ng Bayan is established in municipalities where there are no government hospitals.

“Botika ng Bayan in the RHUs have also been assigned with pharmacists by the DOH,” he said in an interview on Wednesday.

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on Wavemakers Wednesday

April 21, 2021

Message of House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda
Wavemakers Wednesday:
Plastic and its Climate Impact
April 21, 2021
 
 
Magandang umaga, at isang luntiang Pilipinas sa inyong lahat!
 
First of all, let me thank Oceana and your partners for hosting this discussion. Thank you as well to all our speakers for sharing your thoughts and expertise on this very crucial issue faced by our country and our planet today.
 
Your discussion on the costs of a plastic planet is a timely reminder for us to stay […]

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