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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Legarda rallies youth to support clean energy transition

March 1, 2021

MANILA, 1 March 2021 — Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda stressed the important role of the youth as the engine of innovation and small scale energy transition as she outlined the need for the Philippines to contribute to the global energy transition, from harmful coal to renewable energy, during a dialogue on green recovery and energy transition spearheaded by the Ateneo Global Climate Corps on 25 February 2021.
“The global energy transition amid the COVID-19 pandemic is imperative. Failure to achieve the […]

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Climate Defenders highlight important interventions for global climate conference

February 26, 2021

Some of the country’s top ‘Climate Defenders’ attended recently a meeting convened by the British Embassy in Manila in preparation for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP26 in November this year.
Among those at the meeting hosted by British Ambassador Daniel Pruce were three-term Senator and now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno represented by Managing Director Lyn Javier, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity Executive Director Theresa Mundita Lim, Oscar M. Lopez Center Executive […]

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Legarda underscores mandate to provide quality healthcare services, adequate health workforce under Universal Health Care Act

February 25, 2021

Three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda reminded today that the full implementation of the Universal Health Care Act mandates the regulation of the country’s health facilities and services and the support given to the healthcare workforce to enhance their capability to attend to the needs of the Filipino people.

“Now is the time, more than any other, when people require easy access to quality and affordable health care programs and services due to them. Two years after the approval of the Universal Health Care Act of 2019, many Filipinos are still in despair trying to gain access to the assistance intended for them and some are still suffering from the inequity in our healthcare system,” Legarda said.

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