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Stronger PHL- Germany Relations Anticipated in 2020

November 18, 2019

“I see the continued strengthening of the bilateral relations between the Philippines and Germany which will be on its 66th year in 2020 .”

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda made the statement following the recent signing of an academic agreement between the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, and the launch of Filipino language courses in Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany .

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Legarda: First GCF Grant Crucial in Improving PH resilience to Disasters

November 14, 2019

“The Philippines needs to effectively reduce disaster risk as its effects have become more complex. The approval of the USD10 million-grant by the Green Climate Fund is very timely, not only as we commemorate this month the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda 6 years ago, but also because of the increasing frequency and uncertainty of extreme hazard events that we have faced these past months and years,” Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda said today.

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PH Secures Approval of First Green Climate Fund Proposal

November 13, 2019

The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and deputy speaker Loren Legarda are
very pleased to announce that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board, presently convened for its 24th Meeting held in Songdo, Korea this week, has just approved our country’s first GCF project on the establishment of a multi-hazard impact-based forecasting and early warning system (MH-IBF-EWS).

The GCF Board, which includes Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda as Alternate Member, approved a USD10-million grant that aims to strengthen and ensure the delivery of actionable and timely early warning to communities and ‘last mile’ end users at risk of impending natural hazards.

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PH Team Makes Final Preparations for GCF Board Deliberations

November 12, 2019

On November 11, a day before the 24th Meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board Meeting officially starts, the Informal Board Working Session was convened for GCF Board and Alternate Members and their advisers to discuss comments on the agenda items for Board discussion. It was facilitated by the co-Chairs from the developing and developed country constituencies.

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda participated as an alternate member of the GCF Board attended the session, with support from the Climate Change Commission.

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Legarda Meets GCF Executive Director Yannick Glemarec

November 12, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda had a bilateral meeting with Green Climate Fund (GCF) Executive Director Yannick Glemarec and discussed how the GCF should communicate the “human face” of the global fund’s work in financing the needs of vulnerable communities in developing countries.

Deputy Executive Director Javier Manzanares, External Affairs Director Oyun Sanjaasuren, and Division of Mitigation and Adaptation Director Jerry Velasquez were also present to meet Deputy Speaker Legarda.

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First PH Climate Finance Proposal Up for GCF Board Approval

November 9, 2019

The Climate Change Commission (CCC) today announced that the country’s very first funding proposal to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will be up for consideration at the 24th Meeting of the GCF Board, to be held in Songdo, South Korea on November 12 to 14, 2019.

The funding proposal seeks a grant of USD10 million on the establishment of multi-hazard impact-based forecasting and early warning systems and services (MH-IBF-EWS). The project aims to strengthen and ensure the delivery of actionable and timely early warning to communities at risk of impending natural hazards, down to the last mile.

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Legarda Lauds 3rd Reading Approval of Joint Resolution Extending the Availability of the 2019 GAA

November 4, 2019

Deputy Speaker Loren hailed the House of Representatives’ approval on third reading of the Joint Resolution Extending the Availability of the 2019 Appropriations for Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) and Capital Outlay (CO) until December 31, 2020, which took place in today’s resumption of session.

Legarda, principal author of House Joint Resolution No. 19, expressed optimism that the approval of the Joint Resolution extending the availability of the 2019 national budget will help respond to the needs of the people, especially those affected by calamities and recent outbreaks of diseases.

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Legarda: Safe Public Infrastructure is Crucial in Earthquake Resilience

November 1, 2019

In light of the recent earthquakes that jolted the Mindanao area, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda said that the structural integrity of public infrastructure is vital in preventing an earthquake from turning into a major disaster.

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Legarda to Restore Only Remaining Bahay na Bato in Antique

October 25, 2019

Through the initiative of Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda, the only remaining “bahay na bato” in Antique will now be restored.

 

As the former Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, Legarda allocated a Php 5 million budget under the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) for the year 2018 for the restoration of the Gella Azurin House located along Gobierno Street, in the capital town of San Jose de Buenavista.

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Legarda on IP Month: Let us empower those who have given meaning to our indigenous culture

October 22, 2019

In observance of Indigenous People’s month this October, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda stressed the importance of giving a fitting recognition to our IPs who gave meaning to our identity as Filipinos.

“As we celebrate this year’s Indigenous People’s month, it is an opportune time for us to honor the bearers of our cultural diversity, our IPs and their overwhelming contributions to our history, culture and heritage,” said Legarda.

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