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Eulogy for Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani

March 23, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda
Eulogy for Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani
March 23, 2017 | Senate Session Hall
 
Perhaps it was not coincidence that former Senate President Pro-Tempore Leticia Ramos-Shahani passed away on women’s month. Perhaps, even until her death, she wanted to make a statement on women empowerment. Manang Letty was, after all, a true embodiment of the empowered Filipina.
 
Even before the Philippines elected its first female president, Senator Shahani was already fighting for a niche for women in the global […]

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Message: Be Secure Project’s Finale & World Water Day

March 22, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Be Secure Project’s Finale & World Water Day
22 March 2017 | The Peninsula Hotel, Makati City
 
“We never know the worth of water, till the well is dry.”[1]
 
This is probably one of the most overused adages about water. Understandably as it encapsulates the continuing challenge of water security and sustainability.
 
Water is a basic need yet it is a resource that we have taken for granted. Perhaps the seeming abundance of it creates a […]

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Sponsorship Speech on the Proposed Rightsizing the National Government Act

March 15, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda
Sponsorship Speech on the Proposed Rightsizing the National Government Act
Senate Bill No. 1395 under Committee Report No. 56
15 March 2017 | Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, good afternoon.
 
It is my honor as Chairperson of the Committee on Finance and the Sub-Committee on Senate Bill Nos. 1162 and 1167 to sponsor Senate Bill No. 1395 under Committee Report No. 56 or “An Act Rightsizing the National Government to Improve Public Service Delivery […]

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Speech: Senate Concurrence in the Accession to the Paris Agreement

March 14, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Senate Concurrence in the Accession to the Paris Agreement
14 March 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, fellow members of the Senate, ladies and gentlemen:
I stand before you today as your Chair for the Committees on Climate Change and Finance, and apart from this duty, in my many years as public servant, I have learned to fight for what I believe is best for the environment and our people.
Since the Philippines’ signing of […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Paris Agreement on Climate Change

March 9, 2017

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Paris Agreement on Climate Change
8 March 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues:
I have the honor to seek approval of proposed Senate Resolution No. 320, titled “Resolution Concurring In The Accession To The Paris Agreement” prepared and submitted by the Committee on Foreign Relations per its Committee Report No. 51.
We may be vulnerable, but we are not incapable of action.
We have proven this many times—when we enacted the Climate Change […]

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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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Speech: Press Conference on The Spectre of Comparison

February 23, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Press Conference on The Spectre of Comparison
 Philippine Participation at the 57th Venice Art Biennale
23 February 2017 | NCCA Building, Manila
 
 
It is with pride and honor that I stand here today to announce that the Philippines will be part of the Venice Biennale for the third year in a row—2015 was our comeback participation after 51 years of absence, 2016 was the first time we had a pavilion for the Architecture […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of the Ad Interim Appointment of Hon. Vitaliano Napeñas Aguirre II

February 15, 2017

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Confirmation of the Ad Interim Appointment of
Hon. Vitaliano Napeñas Aguirre II
as Secretary of the Department of Justice
Mr. President,
Our appointee today, who was born and raised in Mulanay, Quezon by his parents, Alfaro G. Aguirre and Maria Napeñas, has a reputation of being a reserved yet very highly intelligent man, with a sense of probity and integrity—qualities that are important in the performance of his duty in ensuring the effective, […]

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Welcome Message: Reception Dinner for the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund

February 15, 2017

Welcome Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Reception Dinner for the
Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund
15 February 2017 | National Museum of Anthropology, Manila
 
(Standard Greetings)
 
Foremost, we warmly welcome to the Philippines, Green Climate Fund Executive Director Howard Bamsey and Chief Financial Officer Javier Manzanares, and their team.
 
The Philippines has been an active participant in the climate negotiations and was immensely involved in the crafting of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We led the call for the […]

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Mensahe: Seremonya sa Panunumpa ng Tagapangulo ng NCCA, National Artist Virgilio S. Almario

January 12, 2017

Mensahe ni Senador Loren Legarda
Seremonya sa Panunumpa ng Tagapangulo ng NCCA, National Artist Virgilio S. Almario
12 Enero 2017, NCCA Gallery
 
Una sa lahat, nais ko magpasalamat sa dating Tagapangulo ng NCCA, Propesor Felipe de Leon Jr. Maraming magagandang proyekto ang naisakatuparan sa ilalim ng kaniyang panunungkulan, kabilang na ang pagbibigay ng patuloy na suporta sa ating mga katutubo at sa mga Schools of Living Tradition o SLTs, pagpapaunlad sa iba’t ibang uri ng sining, at pagpapalawak sa kaalaman ng mga Filipino […]

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