LEGARDA FILES BILL TO HELP THE HUNGRY AND REDUCE FOOD WASTAGE

August 11, 2022

Four-term Senator Loren Legarda recognizes the country’s severe problem with food security and the rising issue of food wastage.
“In a recent Social Weather Station survey, approximately 3.1 million Filipinos or 12.2% of the country’s total population experienced hunger during the first quarter of 2022,” Legarda explained.
She further elaborated on statistics from the UNEP Food Waste Index Report 2021, in which “each household in the country wastes around 9,334,477 tons of food annually.”
To resolve these issues, Legarda filed Senate Bill 240 […]

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LEGARDA RENEWS CALL FOR STRONGER SUPPORT FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

August 9, 2022

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda renews her call to provide stronger support for indigenous peoples in celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (IP) and the Philippine National Indigenous Peoples Day today, August 09, 2022.
“Our indigenous peoples, our culture bearers, deserve our utmost recognition and support. I join everyone in celebrating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (IP) and the Philippine National Indigenous Peoples Day today. May we be reminded of the overwhelming contributions […]

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LEGARDA LAUDS THE PASSAGE OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11904 OR THE “THE PHILIPPINE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT ACT”

August 3, 2022

Senator Loren Legarda welcomed the passage of RA 11904, or the Philippine Creative Industries Development Act, which supports Filipino excellence in creative industries.
The law, which Legarda co-authored in the last Congress, is a significant milestone for creative industries. The law recognizes and protects individuals whose skills and ingenuity are being offered for the creative expression of the arts and for helping the country achieve a stronger economy.
“The Philippine creative industry is appreciated and recognized globally. It is prudent for the […]

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LEGARDA HONORS THE LATE PRESIDENT FIDEL V. RAMOS

August 1, 2022

Senator Loren Legarda has filed Senate Resolution No. 75 on Monday expressing the Senate’s sympathies and condolences on the death of former President Fidel V. Ramos, whom she described as an exemplary leader during his term as the country’s Chief Executive.
“In the face of crisis and challenges, FVR revealed himself to be a nation’s father, an indefatigable and disciplined public servant. He focused on unifying our people after winning the elections in 1992 and steering the economy to become Asia’s […]

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LEGARDA CALLS FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IN THE WAKE OF 7.0 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE

July 28, 2022

“Let’s strengthen our preparedness to disaster risk, whether it’s human induced or not. Retrofitting old infrastructure and building right at first sight will help in preventing disaster loss.” Senator Loren Legarda said in the wake of the recent quake.
In November 2021, the World Bank approved the Fourth Disaster Risk Management Policy Loan with a Catastrophe-Deferred Drawdown Option (CAT-DDO) of $500 million for the Government of the Philippines.
This line of credit is intended to strengthen the country’s institutional and financial capacity […]

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