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Legarda Hails Passage of Free College Tuition Bill

May 31, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the Senate’s approval of the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.

Legarda, co-sponsor of the bill, said that the measure institutionalizes the provision of full tuition fee subsidy for students enrolled in all of the country’s state universities and colleges (SUCs), local universities and colleges (LUCs) and in state-run technical-vocational institutions.

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Legarda: We Need a Roadmap for Paris Agreement Implementation

May 29, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said the Paris Agreement on climate change will be mere ink on paper without a roadmap of what government agencies and the private sector must do to help achieve the goals of the treaty.

Speaking at the Tripartite Conference on the Philippine Roadmap for the Paris Accord at the Manila Hotel, Legarda said the Philippines’ accession to the Paris Agreement is a testament of the country’s strong commitment to work with the rest of the world in ensuring the survival of this generation and the generations to come, and the ability of the Earth to sustain life.

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Speech: Conference on the Philippine Roadmap for the Paris Accord

May 29, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Conference on the Philippine Roadmap for the Paris Accord
29 May 2017 | Manila Hotel
 
Our vulnerability to climate change impacts has always been highlighted in various reports and statistics. It is nothing new when we see the Philippines in the yearly rankings of countries most at risk to climate change.
 
In fact, our vulnerability has been our negotiating factor in climate talks, as what happened when we, together with other members of the Climate […]

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Legarda: Improve Productivity, Build Competitiveness Thru Innovation

May 27, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the government could improve the country’s productivity and increase competitiveness by adopting innovation as a vital component of development policies.

Legarda made the statement as the Senate has passed on third reading the proposed Philippine Innovation Act, which she principally authored.

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Speech: Commencement Exercises – Cavite State University-Carmona Campus

May 24, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Commencement Exercises
Cavite State University-Carmona Campus
24 May 2017 | San Lorenzo Leisure Park, Carmona, Cavite
I am glad to be here in the culturally rich province of Cavite and honored to be invited to inspire our new graduates.
The Cavite State University is actually ingrained with American Thomasite-inspired education, established and headed by Charles John Anderson a Harvard Graduate who served as a supervising teacher for the Indang Intermediate School in 1904 before […]

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Privilege Speech on 2017 Int’l Day for Biodiversity

May 23, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda
Privilege Speech on 2017 Int’l Day for Biodiversity
23 May 2017 | Senate of the Philippines
 
Our biodiversity and the ecosystems that it helps function are essential to all forms of life on Earth.
 
The Philippines is very fortunate because not only is it one of the megadiverse countries, but it is also the center of the center of biodiversity, as proven in various expeditions where scientists and researchers have been able to discover new and endemic […]

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Senate Unanimously Approves Expanded NIPAS Bill

May 23, 2017

On International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22), the Senate unanimously approved on third and final reading the proposed Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Act, which Senator Loren Legarda principally authored.

Legarda said, “I am glad that the Senate has approved this very important measure that would help ensure the sustainable use of our natural resources.”

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Speech: First National Biodiversity Congress

May 23, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
First National Biodiversity Congress
23 May 2017 | Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
 
Our biodiversity and the ecosystems that it helps function are essential to all forms of life on Earth.
 
The Philippines is very fortunate because not only is it one of the megadiverse countries, but it is also the center of the center of biodiversity, as proven in various expeditions where scientists and researchers have been able to discover new and endemic species in […]

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Legarda Calls for Bolder Action to Protect PHL Biodiversity

May 22, 2017

In observance of the International Day of Biological Diversity (May 22), Senator Loren Legarda today urged the government to intensify efforts in protecting biodiversity by integrating biodiversity conservation into the country’s development policies and agenda, recognizing eco-tourism’s potential role in sustainable development.

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Speech: Press Launch of the Museum of PH Biodiversity and Junyee’s Installation Art

May 22, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Press Launch of the Museum of PH Biodiversity and Junyee’s Installation Art
22 May 2017 |Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, Quezon City
(*Read by a Representative)
Today, we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity and I am pleased to be with the employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), who are frontliners in the management and conservation of our biodiversity and protected areas.
It is […]

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