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Opening Statement: Roundtable Discussions Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society

April 20, 2018

LOREN LEGARDA: Roundtable Discussions Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society from Senator Loren Legarda
 
Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Roundtable Discussions
Center for Strategic and International
Studies (CSIS), co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society
20 April 2018
The Philippines and the United States have a long history of cooperation, one that has withstood the test of time. We can only see this further strengthening especially with […]

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Opening Statement: Committee on Foreign Relations

February 6, 2018

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Committee on Foreign Relations
06 February 2018 | Padilla Room | 9:00 am
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)   Agreement Establishing ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO);
2)   Convention on Cybercrime;
3)   Conventions for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income between the Philippines and Thailand, Sri Lanka and Mexico.  These are three separate conventions.
Briefly, the […]

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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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