Legarda: Ensure implementation of Clean Air Act, new WHO air pollution standards

2021-09-23T16:40:31+08:0023 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

September 23, 2021 | Published by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda | READ THE STORY HERE MANILA, 23 September 2021 — Three-term Senator and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda welcomed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) release yesterday of new outdoor air pollutions standards and called for a stronger implementation of the Philippine Clean Air Act (Republic Act [...]

Pandemic shows why Metro Manila needs more, better bike lanes

2021-09-01T18:58:35+08:0028 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Mariejo Ramos | August 28, 2021 | Published by Inquirer.net | READ THE STORY HERE With around half a million people now biking to work in Metro Manila due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government should put up better road infrastructure that moves people and not cars, according to a group advocating environment-friendly modes [...]

In Just Four Hours, This Group Recorded 38,932 Cyclists In The Metro

2021-09-01T18:49:45+08:0027 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

August 27, 2021 | Published by firstbikeride | READ THE STORY HERE A total of 38,932 cyclists were recorded in a bike count conducted by Metro Manila Counts (MMC) Project last June 8. They tallied the bikers in four cities of the metropolis — Pasig, San Juan, Marikina and Quezon City — during the peak hours 6 [...]

NCR bike count shows mobility revolution underway

2021-08-26T17:50:06+08:0026 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Initial results show estimated number of cyclists on the road now at 500k QUEZON CITY, 26 August 2021 -- Citizen-led bike and pedestrian count project Metro Manila Counts (MMC) conservatively estimate that half a million cyclists are now on the roads of the capital. This was highlighted in this week’s episode of “Stories for a Better [...]

ICSC hails Legarda resolution for ambitious PH climate target

2021-01-25T15:55:54+08:0025 Jan 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

25 JANUARY 2021, Quezon City — The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) applauded House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda’s filing of House Resolution No. 1494, which calls on the Climate Change Commission (CCC) to deliver the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), or climate pledge, to the Paris Agreement. The resolution, filed last January 21, [...]

Climate emergency declaration empty without solid Paris pledge

2020-12-04T19:56:17+08:0004 Dec 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 4 DECEMBER 2020 — The House of Representatives’ Committee on Climate Change convened an online hearing today with the Cabinet cluster on climate change to confirm the country’s submission of an enhanced national climate action target (known as Nationally Determined Contribution, or NDC) by the end of the year.Committee chair Rep. Edgar Chatto, of the First District [...]

Sotto, Velasco, Legarda, Chatto join solons’ global call for climate action

2020-11-30T21:20:40+08:0025 Nov 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

25 November 2020, DHAKA — Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, and House Committee on Climate Change Chair Edgar Chatto last night met virtually with fellow lawmakers from the 48-member-nation Climate Vulnerable Forum to call for more ambitious climate action globally. Legislators from the Philippines and [...]

Diokno, Legarda tell executives to factor in climate risk in corporate strategy

2020-10-30T15:13:02+08:0030 Oct 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MAKATI CITY, 30 October 2020 -- Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor Benjamin Diokno and House deputy speaker Loren Legarda challenged executives to integrate the physical and transition risks brought about by climate change in their planning and decision-making. “The financial sector holds a unique position in advancing the sustainability agenda. We cannot leave climate [...]

Group lauds efforts of LGUs and private sector towards sustainable urban mobility

2020-10-22T21:12:21+08:0022 Oct 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Posted on the Mobility Awards. REACTIVE QUEZON CITY, October 22, 2020 – To mark World Cities Day this coming October 31, local government chief executives in Metro Manila and a major private entity in the Philippines called for collaborative action in order to establish active mobility in the country’s long-term development strategies. “We must engage [...]

“Liberate the 88%!”: Rep. Legarda echoes experts’ calls to prioritize Metro Manila majority of non-car owners

2020-06-11T16:52:04+08:0011 Jun 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, June 11, 2020 – On the eve of Independence Day, Antique Representative and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda headed a multisectoral call for government to move people, not cars, as the mobility talks she co-organized with the Climate Change Commission [1] revolved around research that 88% of households in Metro Manila and the rest [...]