CCC, ODSL to air The Best of Stories For A Better Normal Part 1

December 14, 2021 Tuesday

MANILA, 15 December 2021 — Part 1 of “The Best of Stories for a Better Normal” will be aired this week, focusing on efforts to preserve nature and promote backyard food gardening.
The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 16 December 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at and
The new Vice-Chairperson and Executive Director of the Climate Change Commission, Rachel Anne S. Herrera, will join as co-host.
Highlights from previous episodes and interview clips from Lee Ann Canals-Silayan, Founder of Kaleekasann nursery from our Planting Native Trees episode; Diding Libao of Inang Maria’s Garden from our May Pagkain sa Bakuran episode; and Karen Hizola, Executive Director of Global Seed Savers Philippines from our Saving Seeds and Growing with Nature episode, will be featured.
Almost two years into the pandemic, many Filipinos have turned to planting and cultivating more greenery for their food source, or as a hobby to cope with stress from the sudden isolation. This upcoming episode will put a spotlight on the importance of food security, native trees propagation, and saving seeds.
As an online discussion to promote health, environmental consciousness, and climate-adaptive practices, "Stories for a Better Normal" aims to change the mindset of individuals, families, and communities by demonstrating ways in which a ‘better normal’ can be realized within our communities.
This online discussion is organized in partnership between the Office of Deputy Speaker Legarda and the Climate Change Commission, with support from the Department of Education, Philippine Information Agency, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, The Climate Reality Project-Philippines and Mother Earth Foundation.