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Speech: Inauguration of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity New Headquarters

July 29, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Inauguration of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity New Headquarters
29 July 2017 | University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Laguna
(Standard Greetings)
Foremost, I congratulate the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) for the launch of your new headquarters in time for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the ASEAN. I also wish to express, once again, my support to the mission of ACB to champion biodiversity conservation in the region.
ASEAN is one of […]

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TienDA Farmers and Fisherfolks Outlet Launch

July 28, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
TienDA Farmers and Fisherfolks Outlet Launch
28 July 2017 | Bureau of Plant Industry Compound, Manila
Foremost, allow me to congratulate the Department of Agriculture (DA) for this laudable initiative of bringing the farmers and fisherfolks closer to the consumers and, vice versa, for giving the consumers the chance to buy directly from our farmers and fisherfolks. As a consumer myself, there is nothing better than purchasing directly from those who produced the food we eat.
While I do […]

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Legarda Seeks Senate Inquiry into Marawi Rehab

July 26, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda has filed Senate Resolution No. 439 that directs the Senate Committee on Finance to look into the recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation plans of Task Force Bangon Marawi for Marawi City and all other areas affected by the ongoing armed conflict between government forces and the Maute group.

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Statements of Senator Loren Legarda* on President Duterte’s 2nd SONA

July 24, 2017

On the SONA theme “A Comfortable Life for All”:

70% of Filipinos aspire for a simple and comfortable life. At least that is what a national survey of Filipinos say (Basis of Ambisyon Natin). As elected officials, we need to help them achieve their aspirations of having a home, having enough earnings to support everyday needs, having the capacity to provide their children college education; among others. This is essentially about building a predominantly middle class society. We should all support this.

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Legarda Reports Legislative Accomplishments in 1st Regular Session, 17th Congress

July 24, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda, a three-term senator who chairs the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Finance, and Climate Change, has authored and co-authored 148 bills and 36 resolutions during the First Regular Session of the Seventeenth Congress.

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, Legarda also sponsored the 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA), the first budget under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, which she described as pro-people as it addresses the most basic needs of the people while improving the country’s economic growth.

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Legarda’s Outfits for Opening of Session and SONA Convey Support for Marawi

July 24, 2017

To convey her support for Maranao culture, heritage, livelihood and her commitment to help in the swift and complete rehabilitation ofMarawi, Senator Loren Legarda will wear Maranao outfits both for the Session opening at the Senate in the morning and the President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).

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Legarda: Senate Ready to Work on 2018 Budget

July 21, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the Senate is ready to work on the proposed 2018 national budget as the 2nd Regular Session of the 17th Congress resumes next week.

Legarda made the statement as President Rodrigo Duterte will submit to Congress the 2018 National Expenditure Program (NEP) on the day of his 2nd State of the Nation Address (SONA).

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Keynote Speech: Water Environment Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WEAP) 12th National Annual Convention

July 20, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Water Environment Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WEAP) 12th National Annual Convention
20 July 2017 | Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City
 
Climate change is undeniably in our midst, increasing the risks of disaster in vulnerable cities and communities—and the Philippines is one of the countries that greatly bear the brunt of the climate crisis. In fact, aside from terrorism, climate change is one of the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time.
 
The climate crisis is […]

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Legarda: 1.5°C Paris Agreement Goal Crucial for Survival

July 20, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda said that the goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2°C and possibly not more than 1.5°C is crucial in ensuring human survival, thus, the need for urgent action from developed and developing countries alike.

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Keynote Speech: Multi-Stakeholder Consultation for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Sectoral Targets

July 18, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Multi-Stakeholder Consultation for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Sectoral Targets
18 July 2017 | Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City
Let me begin my speech with this question: Do our children and grandchildren deserve the Earth we are leaving behind for them?
I have asked this several times in the past, but I ask it again today because all our efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C would ultimately affect our children and our children’s children.
The 2015 Paris […]

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