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Opening Remarks: Orientation Meeting with State Universities and Colleges on Local Climate Change Action Plans

March 16, 2017

Opening Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
Orientation Meeting with State Universities and Colleges on Local Climate Change Action Plans
16 March 2017 | Senate of the Philippines
 
I wish to greet all of you a triumphant and hopeful morning!
 
Triumphant because finally we have ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change following the President’s signing of the Instrument of Accession and with the Senate’s unanimous concurrence; hopeful because through this gathering we are taking a vital step towards achieving the […]

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Opening Address: V20 Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting

March 8, 2017

Opening Address of Senator Loren Legarda
V20 Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting
08 March 2017 | ADB Headquarters, Mandaluyong City
 
It is an honor to open the first regional gathering of the V20 here in the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines.
 
Our country is proud to have taken part in the founding of the V20 during our presidency of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, which we handed over to Ethiopia in August last year, here in Manila. And we […]

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Welcome Remarks: Launch of the Official Logo of CMS COP12

February 28, 2017

Welcome Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
Launch of the Official Logo of CMS COP12
28 February 2017 | Senate of the Philippines
Today, we launch the official logo of the Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) which will be hosted by the Philippines, the first time it will be held in Asia, from October 23 to 28 2017.
Being a State Party to the […]

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Welcome Remarks: Gross National Happiness: A Paradigm Shift in Measuring Human Development?

October 25, 2016

Welcome Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
Gross National Happiness: A Paradigm Shift in Measuring Human Development?
25 October 2016 | Manila Polo Club
The Philippines is a country blessed with so many scenic islands that captivate locals and foreigners alike. Even in the patches of green here in the city, one is compelled to literally stop and smell the roses.
But in the global race to become the biggest, the fastest, and the best, there is no room for leisurely […]

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Opening Address: CVF High Level Climate Policy Forum

August 15, 2016

Opening Address of Senator Loren Legarda
CVF High Level Climate Policy Forum
15 August 2016 | Senate of the Philippines
 
What does the future hold for us—nations greatly vulnerable to the ill effects of climate change?
 
We are walking on thin ice. Our future is uncertain because we are facing a crisis that we cannot resolve on our own.
 
Sea level rise threatens to submerge island nations including our fellow CVF member states—Kiribati, Marshall Islands and the Maldives. Ocean acidification is […]

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Welcome Remarks: The Necessary Alternatives: Balancing Energy, Health and the Climate Challenge

November 11, 2015

I welcome you today to this gathering of pioneers, a generation of passionate individuals that could make the future of the world livable. We are here to talk about how climate change, our health and clean energy are interconnected.

One way to perceive how the climate works and affects the world is to allude to it like the engineering of the human body — complex and interconnected.

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Mobilizing Women’s Leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction

March 14, 2015

Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Opening Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
High Level Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Dialogue
Mobilizing Women’s Leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction
14 March 2015 | Sendai, Japan
 
His Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,
Minister Sanae Takaichi,
Distinguished panelists,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Good afternoon.
 
Ten years ago, the Hyogo Framework for Action was adopted by 168 countries at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, effectively putting a spotlight on the need to shift our approach from disaster relief and response to […]

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World Assembly for Women 2014

September 12, 2014

Opening Remark of Senator Loren Legarda
A Society where Self-Determination of Women is Assured
World Assembly for Women 2014
Tokyo, Japan, 13 September 2014
 
The role of women in our society has continuously evolved through the years. As more women have gained access to education, more have also joined the workforce, more are participating in decision-making.
 
In the Philippines, our women play an important role. They are involved in all sectors of our society. In fact, they are present in more than a hundred countries around […]

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Opening Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda Launch of Philippine Marine Biodiversity Video Documentary

April 22, 2014

Opening Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
Launch of Philippine Marine Biodiversity
Video Documentary
22  April 2014 – Museum of the Filipino People, Manila
Today we launch a video documentary on Philippine marine biodiversity as we celebrate Earth Day—a most opportune time to highlight the need to protect our natural resources including those within our seas.
Our country is blessed with rich biodiversity. But the way we have lived in the past decades and our failure to protect our natural resources have caused more stress […]

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ASEAN SMEs Training Workshop

November 12, 2012

Philippine Senate;The focus on SMEs has been growing in recent years, and has even been cited in the Vladivostok Declaration of the Vladivostok APEC Summit 2012 as “a significant driver of development and innovation in the Asia-Pacific region that will improve the quality of economic integration and competitiveness of our economies.”

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