Three-term Senator and now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called for a sustainable and resilient pandemic recovery through better employment facilitation and more accessible livelihood opportunities for all Filipinos.
Legarda made the statement following news reports of Bloomberg’s recent Covid-19 Resilience Ranking where the Philippines came last among 53 major economies worldwide. The research looked at how the different countries are handling the COVID-19 virus and those with the least social and economic upheaval ranked high in the list.
“The report highighted problems […]
Three-term Senator Loren Legarda emphasized the importance of the upcoming talks at the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in securing the lives and livelihoods of Filipinos amidst the intensifying climate crisis.
“COP26—if it delivers—can help secure the lives and livelihoods of Filipinos today and in the future as we continue to deal with the consequences of global warming. Many climate vulnerable countries like ours are anxiously waiting for its results,” Legarda said.
Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda today hailed the enactment of a law that called for the postponement of the first regular elections of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to 2025, amending Section 13 Article XVI of Republic Act No. 11054, also known as the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Legarda, principal author of the newly-signed Republic Act No. 11593, expressed that the postponement of the BARMM elections to synchronize it with […]
Promoting the rights and welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will continue to be among the priorities of three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda to ensure that Filipinos working in foreign countries, which include domestic workers, nurses, professionals, skilled workers, and seafarers, are protected and are assured that they are provided with programs that respond to their needs and their families’.
“The promotion of the welfare of Filipinos abroad is one of the pillars of the country’s foreign policy. We […]
House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman expressed support to the launch of the Global Parliamentary Group of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), a dedicated program for parliamentarians from across the 48 CVF member-states to support one another to fight the climate crisis.
Legarda said that the Global Parliamentary Group should enable the CVF’s call for a Climate Emergency Pact in safeguarding the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit of the Paris Agreement and the delivery of at least $100 billion per year in […]