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Keynote Speech: The Climate Reality Leadership Awards 2018

November 7, 2018

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
The Climate Reality Leadership Awards 2018
5 November 2018 | National Museum of Natural History
*Delivered by Commissioner Rachel Herrera, Climate Change Commission
Congratulations to all the climate leaders and organizations recognized tonight and thank you to The Climate Reality Project Philippines for continuously inspiring and motivating more individuals to take urgent climate action.
But allow me please to be quick in congratulating our awardees tonight because there is an agenda more urgent—we are in a race […]

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Keynote Speech: Awarding Ceremony for the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance

November 6, 2018

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Awarding Ceremony for the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance
6 November 2018 | Tent City, Manila Hotel
What is good governance?
The World Bank defines it as “the manner in which power is exercised in the management of a country’s economic and social resources for development.”[1]
I would like to believe that all of us elected leaders of this great nation strive to govern well and lead our people towards progress. Not all, however, succeed. Some […]

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Keynote Speech: 6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum Session on Gender-Responsive Approaches for Adaptation

October 18, 2018

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum
Session on Gender-Responsive Approaches for Adaptation
18 October 2018 | Asian Development Bank, Mandaluyong City
Foremost, I wish to thank the Stockholm Environment Institute for leading this session, along with the Climate Change Commission and the Asian Development Bank, and for helping ensure that the rest of the sessions are infused with a gender perspective.

I just came from a successful gathering of global leaders pushing to accelerate adaptation. […]

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37th Annual Convention and Scientific Session Filipino-Chinese Dental Foundation, Inc.

July 29, 2018

Keynote Address of Senator Loren Legarda
37th Annual Convention and Scientific Session
Filipino-Chinese Dental Foundation, Inc.
July 29, 2018 | Century Park Hotel, Manila
 
I wish to extend my sincerest appreciation to the Filipino-Chinese Dental Foundation, Inc. (FCDFI) for this honor and opportunity to address you all tonight. My congratulations as well for hosting this 37th Annual Convention and Scientific Session.
 
Allow me to start by recalling the events in 2011 when Lingkod Loren, a program I spearheaded to provide social service […]

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Keynote Speech: Convergence for a 100% Renewable Energy in the Philippines: A Symposium on Challenges Faced by Stakeholders in Advancing Renewable Energy in the Country

July 18, 2018

Keynote Speech
by Senator Loren Legarda at the
Convergence for a 100% Renewable Energy in the Philippines:
A Symposium on Challenges Faced by Stakeholders in Advancing Renewable Energy in the Country
19 July 2018, SEDA Hotel, Vertis North, Diliman, Quezon City
 
 
(Introductory Greetings)
 
Good morning.
 
I wish to congratulate the organizers of this symposium for continuing the dialogue on renewable energy (RE) development in the country.   As one of the authors of the RE Law, I am honored to participate […]