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Co-Sponsorship Speech Confirmation of the Ad Interim Appointment of

March 15, 2017

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of the Ad Interim Appointment of
General Noel Samson Buan
 
Mr. President,
 
I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the appointment of Noel Samson Buan to the rank of Brigadier General.
 
General Buan is recognized as a highly-trained and accomplished intelligence officer; admired and respected by his peers for his intelligence, various accomplishments and excellent leadership qualities.
 
He currently serves as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Reservist and Retiree Affairs since 2015 and actively […]

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Co-sponsorship Speech: The Philippine Innovation Bill

March 6, 2017

Co-sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
The Philippine Innovation Bill
Senate Bill No. 1355, Committee Report No. 42
6 March 2017 | Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President, foremost, I wish to thank Senator Sherwin Gatchalian for his stewardship and timely sponsorship of Senate Bill No. 1355, which I principally authored.
 
The Philippines has had the enviable status of being the second most progressive nation in Asia during the 1950s and early 1960s.  Our country was a model of development, […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Gen. Eduardo Manahan Año

February 8, 2017

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Confirmation of Appointment of
Gen. Eduardo Manahan Año
48th Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines
Mr. President,
I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of General Eduardo Manahan Año as the 48th Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Our appointee is a man of many firsts and a bemedalled military officer. He is a seasoned combat and intelligence officer who has gone […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017

February 1, 2017

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017
Senate Bill No. 1305, Committee Report No. 29
1 February 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
Article 13 Section 14 of the 1987 Constitution provides that the State shall protect working women by providing safe and healthful working conditions, taking into consideration their maternal functions.
It is in this light that I lend my support for and co-sponsor the proposed Expanded Maternity Leave Law.
This landmark measure aims […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Free Higher Education for All Act

January 24, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda’s Co-Sponsorship Speech
Free Higher Education for All Act
Senate Bill No. 1304, Committee Report 28
24 January 2017 | Senate of the Philippines
Mr. President,
I have the honor to co-sponsor this landmark legislative measure which aims to institutionalize on a national scale the provision of a full tuition fee subsidy for students enrolled in all of the country’s 114 state universities and colleges.
Under the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, this august chamber approved […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi

October 12, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi
 
Mr. President,
 
Our source of light in our homes has gone through many evolutions from the centuries-old oil lamps to various electric lighting, such as incandescent, fluorescent, and now LED lamps. But there are communities in the country, especially in far-flung sitios that continue to live in the dark, getting light from a candle or the old-fashioned oil lamps once the sun goes down.
 
The electrification of the entire country […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Finance Secretary Carlos Garcia Dominguez III

October 12, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Finance Secretary Carlos Garcia Dominguez III
 
 
Mr. President,
 
As Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of appointment of Carlos Garcia Dominguez III as Secretary of the Department of Finance (DOF).
 
Secretary Carlos Dominguez III is chiefly responsible for the formulation of the government’s 10-point socio-economic agenda and is thus recognized as the head of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s economic management team.
 
Given his strong background in economics and in […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Labor Secretary Silvestre Hernando Bello III

October 12, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Labor Secretary Silvestre Hernando Bello III
 
 
Mr. President,
 
I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of the Honorable Silvestre Hernando Bello III as Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
 
When President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office, he vowed to end illegal contractual employment and cut bureaucratic red tape, among others.
 
Secretary Bello immediately heeded the call and in his three months as Head of DOLE has already […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Presidential Communications Operations Office

October 12, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Presidential Communications Operations Office
Secretary Martin Andanar
 
Mr. President,
 
I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of the Honorable Jose Ruperto Martin Marfori Andanar as Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.
 
Effective communication is an important life skill that enables us to better understand and connect with the people around us. I believe that President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Secretary Andanar to his post with full […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Hon. Benjamin Diokno, Secretary of DBM

September 28, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of Hon. Benjamin Diokno, Secretary of DBM
Mr. President,
As chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of the Honorable Benjamin Diokno as Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
Secretary Diokno’s competence is unquestionable, owing to his expertise in the field of economics and extensive experience in introducing reforms in the public sector.
His educational and career background […]

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