Legarda files “One Tablet, One Student” Bill

October 27, 2021

Three-term Senator Loren Legarda today filed House Bill No. 10405 also known as the “One Tablet, One Student Act of 2021” that seeks to provide each public elementary and secondary student as well as students enrolled in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) a tablet.
If students who already have their own personal learning gadgets shall be given educational assistance in the form of an internet allowance to cover the cost of connectivity.
Legarda , who as former Chairperson of the Senate Committee […]

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Speech: Launch of the CVF Global Parliamentary Group

October 27, 2021

Excellencies, esteemed colleagues,
The clock is ticking. Climate change is now accelerating and this spells economic and financial disruption and destruction while leaving behind devastation for the world’s most climate vulnerable developing countries.
Climate change worsens what is already an increasingly difficult cost of capital challenges and it accentuates the fact that the maturity of private capital to vulnerable countries is also in short supply.
Vulnerable country parliaments must challenge and complement the executive departments to dramatically raise climate ambition. It is time […]

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The crisis within: Suicides rise as COVID takes its toll on lives, livelihood

October 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—It was last year when a farmer in Roxas City, Capiz province took his own life after losing his livelihood to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was not an isolated case, if data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) would be closely studied.
According to the PSA, deaths because of “intentional self-harm” rose by 57.3 percent in 2020 as the pandemic and resulting lockdowns threw millions of Filipinos out of jobs.
The PSA said from 2,810 deaths by intentional self-harm in 2019, the […]

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Why Loren Legarda wanted to be an astronaut

October 27, 2021

Prior to becoming a public official, Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda was a multi-awarded broadcast journalist. She was an anchor of the highly-regarded and award-winning news program, The World Tonight. She was also the anchor and producer of two of the country’s most popular and respected news programs — The Inside Story and PEP Talk.
But she shares that her childhood dream was to become an astronaut. That dream was formed as she would repeatedly gaze up […]

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Legarda: COP26 must deliver on climate finance to allow Filipinos to survive amid intensifying climate impacts

October 26, 2021

MANILA, 26 October 2021 — Three-term Senator and UNDRR Global Champion for Resilience Loren Legarda emphasized the need for the upcoming 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to deliver on the Paris Agreement’s commitments on climate finance if Filipinos are to avoid more greenhouse emissions and survive the intensifying impacts of climate change during a media briefing held Tuesday, October 26 via Zoom.
Legarda gave an opening statement during the Pre-COP26 media briefing convened by the British […]

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