“The country urgently needs effective and enduring flood mitigation measures to address its flood problem. The incessant heavy rains and the resulting floods not only affect the marginalized and vulnerable communities, but also businesses, government operations, trade and industry, the agriculture sector, and fisherfolk who would not be able to scour the seas for a bountiful catch due to the bad weather,” Legarda said.Read More
Legarda: Gov’t, LGUs must promote disaster preparedness to achieve zero casualty from severe tropical storm AuringFebruary 19, 2021
Former three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda today said that the national government, local government units (LGUs), including barangay officials, should already have conducted massive information dissemination campaign, in coordination with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), on the strength of the tropical cyclone and prepare the community evacuation plan as “Auring” intensifies into a severe tropical storm.Read More
MANILA, 18 February 2021 — House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, together with resource speakers, highlighted the protection of indigenous peoples’ weaves and traditional cultural heritage against counterfeit and exploitation during the 35th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic, “Protect Indigenous Weaving!” shown via Facebook Live.
Indigenous weavers, advocates, and representatives from the government joined the online conversation, including Virginia Doligas, General Manager of Easter Weaving Room, Inc.; Anya Lim, Co-Founder […]
Loren: IPs and local communities need stronger protection for their intellectual and traditional property rightsFebruary 18, 2021
The 35th episode of the Stories for a Better Normal, hosted by three-term Senator now deputy speaker Loren Legarda, highlighted the need for stronger protection for intellectual and traditional property rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. The episode also promoted the appreciation for traditional and ecosystem-based livelihoods with the support of indigenous weaving advocates and national government agencies.
The online conversation was participated in by Virginia Doligas, general manager of Easter Weaving Room Inc.; Anya Lim, co-founder of ANTHILL Fabric […]
Former Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda today said that there is a need to push for further amendments to the amended 1999 Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Act, a law she co-authored in her first term as Senator, to provide better employment facilitation and opportunities to the Filipino people.Read More