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Opening Statement: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

December 7, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
07 December 2017 | Recto Room, Senate of the Philippines
Good morning. My sincere gratitude for your presence and participation in this hearing of the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Today, we will discuss the following Agreements, namely, (1) the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between the Republic of the Philippines and the European Union and its Members States; (2) the Agreement between the Republic of the Philippines and […]

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Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda at the Joint Hearing of the Committees on Climate Change and Finance in Relation to Senate Resolution No. 449

August 30, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
at the Joint Hearing of the Committees on Climate Change and Finance in Relation to Senate Resolution No. 449
30 August 2017 | Senate Session Hall

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Opening Statement: Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance

August 16, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance
Briefing by the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) on the 2018 National Expenditure Program (NEP)
16 August 2017 | Recto and Laurel Rooms, Senate
 
Good morning.
 
The national budget is the financial blueprint of a nation’s course towards economic development and progress. A prudent and judicious national budget will steadily steer our path closer to our development goals in this millennial age. That is why one cannot overemphasize […]

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Opening Statement: Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance

August 7, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance
7 August 2017 | Recto Room, Senate of the Philippines
 
Good morning and welcome to the hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance. On the agenda in today’s hearing are Senate Bill No. 1450 or the Budget Reform Act, which aims to modernize the country’s public financial management system and strengthen the power of Congress over public funds, and the Proposed Senate Resolution No. 43 filed by Senator […]

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Opening Statement: Committee on Foreign Relations

August 2, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Committee on Foreign Relations
2 August 2017 | Committee Rooms 2 & 3
Good afternoon. My sincere appreciation for your presence and participation in this hearing of the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Today, we will be deliberating the following Conventions and Agreements, namely, the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement the Foreign Account […]

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Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) on Good and Decent Jobs, Skills, and Entrepreneurship for a Just Energy Transition

June 6, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) on Good and
Decent Jobs, Skills, and Entrepreneurship for a
Just Energy Transition
6 June 2017 | Asian Development Bank, Mandaluyong City
Growth is difficult to imagine without energy; and energy that does not take into consideration the needs of future generations can only destroy and not build. Development, progress, and quality of life cannot be the exclusive domain of a few.
In November last year, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change entered into force […]

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Opening Statement at the BMUB High-level Round Table Discussion with Key Philippine Government Partners

April 6, 2017

On March 14 this year, the Philippine Senate voted unanimously to concur in the ratification of the Paris Agreement, making the Philippines the 138th[1] country, out of 197 parties, to ratify the deal.

The Paris Agreement is said to be a “testament of solidarity” and an instrument for global climate action. It provides a platform by which developing and developed countries shall pursue climate action and uphold climate justice together.

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Opening Statement: Hearing on the Proposed Rightsizing the National Government Act

February 21, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Hearing on the Proposed Rightsizing the National Government Act
Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation, Subcommittee on SBN 1162 and 1167
21 February 2017 | Recto Room, Senate of the Philippines
 
Good afternoon and welcome to the hearing of the Subcommittee on Senate Bill Nos.  1162 and 1167, under the Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation.
 
I wish to thank our resource persons today as we discuss […]

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Opening Statement: Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures (JCOCPE)

February 20, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures (JCOCPE)
20 February 2017, Recto and Laurel Rooms, Senate of the Philippines
 
Good morning and welcome to today’s organizational meeting and committee hearing of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures on the utilization of the Quick Response Funds for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017 by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Public Works and Highways, and by the Office of Civil Defense.
 
A […]

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Opening Statement: Hearing of the Senate Committee on Climate Change

February 6, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda
Opening Statement
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Climate Change
6 February 2017
 
 
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to today’s hearing of the Senate Committee on Climate Change.
 
I would like to thank all our resource persons as your insights will be very valuable as we discuss the way forward, now that all key agencies have expressed their concurrence in the government’s ratification of the Paris Agreement. At this point that […]

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