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Speech: Water Challenge Forum

June 14, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Water Challenge Forum
“Promoting Innovative Solutions to Address the Water Challenges in the Philippines”
14 June 2017 | Marriott Hotel, Pasay City
 
Water is a basic need yet it is a resource that we have taken for granted. Perhaps the seeming abundance of it—as the Earth is composed of two-thirds water—creates a sense of complacency without realizing that of all the world’s water, only 0.5% is suitable for human consumption.
 
In 2015, 91% of […]

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Mensahe: Kalayaan 2017: Pagbabagong Sama-Samang Balikatin

June 12, 2017

Mensahe ni Senador Loren Legarda
Ika-119 na Anibersaryo ng Proklamasyon ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas
“Kalayaan 2017: Pagbabagong Sama-Samang Balikatin”
ika-12 ng Hunyo 2017 | Simbahan ng Barasoain, Malolos, Bulacan

Isang maganda at mapagpalang umaga po sa inyong lahat. Isang karangalan sa akin na maimbitahan at pangunahan ang pagdiriwang ng ika-isangdaan at labing siyam na taong anibersaryo ng proklamasyon ng ating kalayaan dito sa makasaysayang bayan ng Malolos sa lalawigan ng Bulacan.
 
Simula ng ating makamtan ang ating kasarinlan ay […]

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Message: Aksyon Para Sa Ambisyon: Philippine Development Expo

June 2, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Aksyon Para Sa Ambisyon: Philippine Development Expo
“Malasakit: Promoting Philippine Culture and Values”
2 June 2017 | SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
 
Foremost, I wish to congratulate the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) for the launch of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, which features three major pillars—Pagbabago, Patuloy na Pag-Unlad, and Malasakit.
 
Malasakit is such a beautiful Filipino word. It could mean compassion, empathy or care. But these words do not fully […]

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Speech: Conference on the Philippine Roadmap for the Paris Accord

May 29, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Conference on the Philippine Roadmap for the Paris Accord
29 May 2017 | Manila Hotel
 
Our vulnerability to climate change impacts has always been highlighted in various reports and statistics. It is nothing new when we see the Philippines in the yearly rankings of countries most at risk to climate change.
 
In fact, our vulnerability has been our negotiating factor in climate talks, as what happened when we, together with other members of the Climate […]

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Speech: Commencement Exercises – Cavite State University-Carmona Campus

May 24, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Commencement Exercises
Cavite State University-Carmona Campus
24 May 2017 | San Lorenzo Leisure Park, Carmona, Cavite
I am glad to be here in the culturally rich province of Cavite and honored to be invited to inspire our new graduates.
The Cavite State University is actually ingrained with American Thomasite-inspired education, established and headed by Charles John Anderson a Harvard Graduate who served as a supervising teacher for the Indang Intermediate School in 1904 before […]

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Speech: First National Biodiversity Congress

May 23, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
First National Biodiversity Congress
23 May 2017 | Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
 
Our biodiversity and the ecosystems that it helps function are essential to all forms of life on Earth.
 
The Philippines is very fortunate because not only is it one of the megadiverse countries, but it is also the center of the center of biodiversity, as proven in various expeditions where scientists and researchers have been able to discover new and endemic species in […]

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Speech: Press Launch of the Museum of PH Biodiversity and Junyee’s Installation Art

May 22, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Press Launch of the Museum of PH Biodiversity and Junyee’s Installation Art
22 May 2017 |Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, Quezon City
(*Read by a Representative)
Today, we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity and I am pleased to be with the employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), who are frontliners in the management and conservation of our biodiversity and protected areas.
It is […]

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Manifestation of Senator Loren Legarda On the Commission on Appointments’ Rejection of the Appointment of Hon. Regina Paz Lopez as Secretary of the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources

May 3, 2017

Manifestation of Senator Loren Legarda
On the Commission on Appointments’ Rejection of the Appointment of Hon. Regina Paz Lopez
as Secretary of the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
 
Mr. President, it is unfortunate that we let pass an opportunity for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to be led by someone who has the passion, integrity and political will to implement our environmental laws.
 
We live in extraordinary times and we need an extraordinary kind of leadership.
 
Our […]

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Message of Senator Loren Legarda at the 2017 Palarong Pambansa

April 23, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda

Palarong Pambansa 2017

23 April 2017 | San Jose, Antique

It is a proud moment for me to see our young, talented athletes gathered here today in my home province, Antique.

Congratulations because you are here to represent your region. You had to outdo other athletes in your school and in the district, provincial and regional meets to be able to make it here.

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Acceptance Speech: The Climate Reality Leadership Awards 2017

April 21, 2017

Acceptance Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
The Climate Reality Leadership Awards 2017
21 April 2017 | Senate of the Philippines
Foremost, I thank the Climate Reality Project Philippines for recognizing the work that I have been doing to help address climate change and seek climate justice for the vulnerable and those who have been victims of its impacts.
I would also like to thank all the other awardees and all climate leaders present here today. We are all in this […]

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