Legarda Stresses “Building With Nature” Approach, Pushes for Mangrove Greenbelts in Coastal Communities

January 6, 2022

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda pushed for the planting and rehabilitation of mangroves along the shorelines of vulnerable coastal communities to serve as natural buffers against storm surges, flooding, erosion, and other climate hazards.
Legarda also called on the Climate Change Commission, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and other national and local government agencies to follow a “Building with Nature” approach to develop and implement ecosystem-based coastal defense […]

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda to Gov. Ben Diokno for being named as the Banker’s Global and Asia Pacific Central Bank Governor of the Year

January 5, 2022

My heartfelt congratulations to my good friend, Gov. Benjamin Diokno, for being named as the Banker’s Global and Asia Pacific Central Bank Governor of the Year. I worked with him closely when I was Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, and truly, his competence is unquestionable.
With your steadfast leadership, the BSP has remained committed to ensuring our country’s economic recovery and financial stability despite the challenges brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May this recognition motivate you as you continue […]

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Legarda extends aid to areas hit by Typhoon Odette

December 29, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda provided financial aid as immediate assistance to local government units (LGUs) affected by the recent onslaught of Typhoon Odette.
Legarda whose home province, Antique, was also among the provinces that sustained damage due to the recent typhoon, extended her help to Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Southern Leyte, Palawan, Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands, while also helping communities in her province by providing food packs and construction materials, from personal family resources as national […]

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Legarda Urges LGUs, Public to Prepare for Typhoon Odette

December 16, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda urged local government units (LGUs) and the general public to prepare for Typhoon “Odette,” which is forecast to make landfall in the vicinity of Dinagat Islands, Siargao-Bucas Grande Islands or the northern portion of Surigao del Sur this noon or early afternoon and move to cross several provinces in Central and Western Visayas.
Legarda stressed that citizens, especially those in Visayas, Mindanao, and part of Southern Luzon, should regularly monitor weather updates and cooperate […]

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CCC, ODSL to air The Best of Stories For A Better Normal Part 1 

December 15, 2021

MANILA, 15 December 2021 — Part 1 of “The Best of Stories for a Better Normal” will be aired this week, focusing on efforts to preserve nature and promote backyard food gardening.
The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 16 December 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda.
The new Vice Chairperson and Executive Director of the Climate Change Commission, Rachel Anne S. Herrera, will join as co-host.
Highlights […]

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