Filipino Women in Coffee Industry in 37th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

March 9, 2021

MANILA, 9 March 2021 — Women coffee enthusiasts will gather virtually to share knowledge on the coffee industry – farming, processing, retail, and marketing – and its challenges and opportunities in the new normal on the 37th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Kwentong Kape ng mga Kababaihan.” This is a third of the four-part episode which focuses on supporting resilient livelihoods.
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker […]

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Legarda Joins Celebration of Int’l Women’s Day, Calls for Stronger Economic Empowerment for Women

March 8, 2021

In celebration of the International Women’s Day, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda underscored the need to invest in economic empowerment that would allow women to play a more active role in an inclusive and equitable growth and recovery amid the pandemic.
Legarda said that, while the Philippines was recognized by the World Economic Forum as the best performing country in Asia in terms of closing gender gaps, she hopes to see a country that does not only empower women’s […]

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“Capacitate culture-based livelihoods, MSMEs for inclusive, sustainable growth” – Ceramicists, Brickmakers

March 5, 2021

MANILA, 5 March 2021 — Ceramicists and brickmakers call for more capacity-building initiatives to enrich culture-based livelihoods in the 36th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” hosted by three-term Senator, now House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda.
The second part of the resilient livelihoods episode with the topic, “Pottery: Continuity and Change” gathered potters, brickmakers, and representatives from the government and academe and showcased various traditional crafts and masterpieces made of clay from the […]

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Legarda pushes for reforms on financial consumer protection

March 5, 2021

Former Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda stressed the importance of having appropriate mechanisms in place for the protection of consumers in financial markets and is fervently pushing for the passage into law of House Bill 6768, also known as the Financial Products and Services Consumer Protection Act.

“With the rapid development of complex and sophisticated financial products and services coupled with technological advancements and product innovations, cases of consumer fraud, abuse and misconduct have also increased. We have to build consumer confidence and trust in the financial system to promote stability, growth, efficiency and innovation. Thus, the passage into law of the proposed Financial Products and Services Consumer Protection Act is vital in safeguarding consumer rights, particularly in relation to financial markets,” Legarda said.

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Pottery and Brickmaking Enterprises in 36th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

March 2, 2021

MANILA, 2 March 2021 — Filipino brick and pottery makers will gather virtually to share knowledge on the traditional crafts and masterpieces made of clay, and to generate broader public support to the pottery and brickmaking industry and other culture-based livelihoods on the 36th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Pottery and Brickmaking Enterprises.” This is the second of the four-part episode which focuses on promoting resilient livelihoods.
The episode, hosted by […]

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