June 4, 2023
As the Philippines joins the observance of World Environment Day today with the theme ‘#beatplasticpollution,’ Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda expressed hope for realizing the first global treaty to curb plastic pollution by the end of 2024.
May 31, 2023
“With the negotiations rolling, we are hopefully months away from a global plastics treaty that will address the scourge of plastic pollution,” she said, referring to the ongoing talks by country delegations, non-government organizations, and industry representatives in Paris, France on a legally […]
The Senate adopted and ratified on Wednesday the bicameral conference committee report on the ‘One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines Act of 2022,’ aimed at boosting and recognizing the contributions of the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) to the country’s economic growth.
May 31, 2023
“We welcome the Senate’s ratification of this measure as it will help institutionalize the OTOP program geared towards promoting our local products and capacitating our MSME sector through the development of our indigenous raw materials, utilizing local skills […]
On World No Tobacco Day, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda emphasized the inextricable link between environment and health, pointing out that in Paris, France today, coincidentally, countries are negotiating a Plastics Treaty that would address the crisis that has brought microplastics into our food, water, and even the air we breathe.
May 30, 2023
The four-term Senator responsible for most significant pieces of environmental legislation for the last few decades said the costs associated with plastics are phenomenal, not the least of which […]
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda expressed full support for restoring the Manila Central Post Office Building following its recent destruction due to a massive fire last Sunday, which recorded estimated damage of more than Php300 million in assets.
May 29, 2023
Underscoring the iconic structure as an integral part of Philippine history and culture, Legarda filed Senate Resolution No. 636 urging the national government to ensure swift rehabilitation of the Manila Post Office while affirming its conservation and preservation as an important cultural […]
Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda presided over the Subcommittee on Economic Affairs’ joint hearing with the Committees on Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, and Finance, focused on two significant bills: the Philippine Ecosystem and Natural Capital Accounting System (PENCAS) bill and the Blue Economy bill.
“I could say this is probably the best time to institute this commonsensical approach to managing our national patrimony, but the truly best time would have been when I first filed the Philippine Economic, […]