Loren: The Lady
Who Leads

From a multi-awarded broadcast journalist to a top-notch senator, and beyond. For the past three decades, Loren has dedicated her life to serving the Filipino people. In 1998, Loren became the youngest senator in the Philippines. She is also the only female to top the Senate race twice and the only female to become Senate Majority Leader.

Because of her advocacies in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and management, sustainability, and climate justice, the Philippines has been recognized for her pioneered laws on the environment.

Loren is also a women’s & children’s rights advocate, consistent with her efforts to promote the welfare of women and the protection of the Filipino youth.

She is a true Filipina at heart, passionately advocating for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and promoting arts and culture in the local and international arena.

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No substitute for preparedness

Loren Legarda, who probably “lost (her) voice singing the same tune” about environmental disasters for over a decade now, said every barangay should have officials going around to inform their constituents about the effects of the oncoming typhoon and the corresponding measures every family should undertake. “Are we expecting a storm surge? Then we should warn our communities of the expected height of the waves and how far inland the flooding would reach,” she said, adding that this would ensure that people are evacuated in safe places. As a result, local executives did not have to force their constituents to leave their homes, with thousands voluntarily evacuating to designated evacuation centers.

Babe Romualdez

Pinoys now climate change-aware

Legarda’s advocacies on climate change and disaster risk reduction started as far back as 1998 when she first became senator. These concepts are not exactly very popular issues to most people. The high-sounding jargon did not register well with many voters when she twice ran but lost in the vice presidential elections in 2004 and in 2010. Nonetheless, it did not stop Legarda from her staunch advocacy on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction measures. She has found satisfaction in the growing awareness of the challenges of climate change among many Filipinos now.

Marichu A. Villanueva

You are really ahead of your time!

Senator Loren, am at a conference in Singapore on urbanization and sustainable development. Just want to let you know that everything these world leaders are talking about, I already learned from you ages ago. You are really ahead of your time.

Joy Belmonte
Vice Mayor of Quezon City

Congratulations on being UNISDR Global Champion

Congratulations to our senator! Every Antiqueño saw and heard your achievement in Paris. We are proud of you.

Gov. Dodod Cadiao of Antique

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June 16, 2021

Legarda: Enact Laws, Design Out Plastic Waste to Free our Rivers and Oceans from Plastic

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda urged all sectors and stakeholders to implement ecological waste management and environmental protection laws in order to reduce plastic waste in our rivers, tributaries, and oceans, as well as to support the transition towards a circular economy to design out plastic waste out of our societal systems. Legarda made the statement following the study by The Ocean Cleanup that identified 19 Philippine rivers among the world’s top 50 rivers that carry plastic waste [...]

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Loren: A Leader’s Journey

Coming from a family of newsmen, educators, and physicians, one can almost say that this lady really was born for greatness. Being the granddaughter of one of the Philippines’ journalism pillars, it was only natural that she took on this career path. With her hard work, Loren has graduated cum laude with a degree in Broadcast Communications. Resulting in her being the youngest anchor to appear in Philippine news television!

Wherever she went, or whatever matter she delved on, she would always come out on top – may it be her passion for broadcasting, restoring the environment, or being a Philippine senator, she would always shine in each department, all thanks to her skill in leading.

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