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Keynote Speech: Zero Waste Cities Summit 2019

January 31, 2019

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Zero Waste Cities Summit 2019
31 January 2019 | Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon City
*Delivered by Mr. Michael Ubac, Luntiang Pilipinas Partylist
In the vastness of the ocean, one would think it is impossible to fill it with trash. But with reports of dead whales ingesting tonnes of plastic waste, sea turtles mistaking plastic for jellyfish, sea lions becoming entangled in plastic bags, and fish unknowingly consuming plastic microfibers, it almost seems that plastics have […]

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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 […]

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Keynote Address: Sustainable Environment: Recovery and Resilience

March 17, 2018

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Sustainable Environment: Recovery and Resilience

March 17, 2018

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
“Sustainable Environment: Recovery and Resilience”
Rotary International District 3810
District Conference 2018
March 17, 2018 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

It is with great pleasure that I take part in this gathering to encourage Rotarians to take a more active role in finding solutions to the growing challenges we face today.

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Keynote Address: World Hearing Day Symposium

March 3, 2018

Keynote Address of Senator Loren Legarda
World Hearing Day Symposium
March 3, 2018 | Fairmont, Makati
Allow me first to extend my sincerest appreciation to the organizers of this event for inviting me in this very important and urgent gathering here today.
The great Helen Keller once said: “Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people.”
Dr. Mark Ross, an esteemed audiologist who is afflicted with hearing loss, also said: “When someone in the family has a hearing loss, the entire […]

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Keynote Address: Green Breakthroughs 2017

November 27, 2017

Keynote Address of Senator Loren Legarda
Green Breakthroughs 2017
November 27, 2017 | Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City
Our event today is a testament to our commitment to sustain our efforts towards a cleaner and more sustainable Philippine economy.
This is the only viable direction, especially for a climate-vulnerable country like ours. A green economy allows us to transform towards a climate- smart and climate-resilient nation.
If we want to sustain this path, we need to scale up green financing for adaptation and […]

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