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High Level Segment of COP23/CMP13/CMA1.2 of the UNFCCC

November 16, 2017

HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT
High Level Segment of COP23/CMP13/CMA1.2 of the UNFCCC
16 November 2017, Bonn, Germany
delivered by
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Head of Delegation
 
Mr. President,
 
The Philippines congratulates you on your election as President of the 23rd Session of the Conference of Parties. We are one with you in ensuring that the COP23 canoe[1] will move the climate action agenda forward.
 
We come to COP23 with a strong call for climate justice: that those who are most vulnerable, […]

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Message: Opening of the Homecoming of “Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City”

October 27, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Opening of the Homecoming of
“Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City”
26 October 2017 | Metropolitan Museum of Manila
We all know that nothing is constant in this world but change. It is inevitable because we always seek to improve, innovate and progress.
But when is a time to pause and choose to preserve rather than to develop something new?
Tonight, we will welcome these thoughts as we open the exhibit that proudly represented the Philippines in its inaugural participation at […]

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Introduction to Piña-Seda Piña-Seda Weaving and Embroidery in the Philippines: Lecture Series and Workshops

October 25, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Introduction to Piña-Seda
Piña-Seda Weaving and Embroidery in the Philippines:
Lecture Series and Workshops
25 October 2017 | School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
 
Traditional textiles are ties that bind. It links the past to the present and brings together cultures, which, no matter how diverse, has a commonality.
 
Traditional textiles bring together industries, communities, and people. A fabric or a garment is a synergy among workers and artisans. It […]

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Speech: Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition Opening

October 23, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition Opening
23 October 2017 | Philippine Embassy in London
*Speech to be delivered on October 23, 2017 (4:00pm in London; 11:00pmin Manila)
Today, I am filled with pride as I welcome all of you to the opening of the first Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition.
It all started with a vision to have our own textile gallery in the Philippines, inspired by my travels to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia like Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, each having their own rich […]

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Proposed FY 2018 General Appropriations Act

October 5, 2017

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Proposed FY 2018 General Appropriations Act
5 October 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, esteemed colleagues in this Senate:
I humbly rise to present to you the 2018 General Appropriations Bill under Senate Committee on Finance Report No. 167.
This is an honor I am truly mindful about and for which I am deeply appreciative, for it is you, my distinguished colleagues, who reposed on this representation the trust to sponsor—for the last three years—this most important piece […]

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Speech: 6th MCLE Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys

September 21, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
6th MCLE Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys
21 September 2017 | Manila Hotel
 
Foremost, I wish to thank the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) led by the Chief Public Attorney, Dr. Persida Rueda-Acosta for this recognition.
 
The greater honor, however, is to be invited to speak before our public attorneys who have an indispensable role in ensuring justice for the poor, weak and vulnerable. I salute all of you for choosing the path of public […]

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Speech of Senator Loren Legarda on Weaving Heritage of ASEAN at the 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Spouses Program

September 8, 2017

ASEAN is one of the most diverse regions in the world. It is a region of 32,000 islands spanning over 4 million square kilometers and hosting more than 600 million people who speak more than 900 different languages and dialects.

Aside from its abundance of natural resources, the ASEAN region is also gifted with rich cultural heritage. Among the facets of heritage, I have developed a particular interest on textiles and weaving traditions—the ties that bind.

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Message: 25th Anniversary of The Hague Joint Declaration

September 2, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
25th Anniversary of The Hague Joint Declaration
2 September 2017 | University of the Philippines Diliman
 
Ako po ngayon ay nakikiisa sa pagdiriwag ng ika-dalawampu’t limang (25th) anibersaryo ng The Hague Joint Declaration at nais ko pong ipahayag ang aking pagsuporta sa pagpapatuloy ng usaping pangkapayapaan.
 
Batid naman po ninyong lahat na minsan na akong naging bahagi ng misyon upang tulungan na masiguro ang mapayapa at walang kondisyong pagpapalaya ng mga opisyal ng militar at […]

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Speech: The Philippine Red Carpet Premiere and Post Documentary Film Discussion of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

August 28, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
The Philippine Red Carpet Premiere and Post Documentary Film Discussion of
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
28 August 2017 | Trinoma Mall, EDSA, Quezon City
Today, we remember courageous Filipinos who fought hard and well for our sovereignty. It is a very auspicious day for the Philippine premiere of the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth because it makes one think: “How do we pay tribute to our national heroes and use their struggles and successes to help us […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Senate Bill No. 1529, Committee Report No. 140

August 16, 2017

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Senate Bill No. 1529, Committee Report No. 140
An Act Strengthening the National Museum of the Philippines, Repealing for the Purpose Republic Act No. 8492, Otherwise Known as the National Museum Act of 1998, and Appropriating Funds Therefor
 
Mr. President,
 
I rise to express my full support for Senate Bill No. 1529, An Act Strengthening the National Museum of the Philippines, Repealing for the Purpose Republic Act No. 8492, Otherwise Known as the National Museum Act of 1998, […]

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