Wpl Website Loren Legarda

Loren Legarda – WPL Global Ambassador for Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change, & Environment

Loren Legarda has been Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines since 2019. She served three terms in the Philippines Senate, where she became the first woman Majority Leader as well as the only woman to top two Senate elections. Ms. Legarda was primarily responsible for the passage of the following laws, which she either authored or co-authored: the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act; the Magna Carta of Women; the Anti-Child Labor Law; the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act; the Food and Drugs Administration Act of 2009; and the Climate Change Act (along with its amendatory law providing for the creation of the People’s Survival Fund, the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, and the Universal Healthcare Act). Ms. Legarda also pursued a long career in journalism, receiving more than 30 major awards. As a journalist, she proved to be a strong environmental advocate and activist against climate change.