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Commencement Address: “STUDENT LOREN” AND PAGLAYANG MINAMAHAL

“STUDENT LOREN” AND PAGLAYANG MINAMAHAL
Commencement Address
University of the Philippines, 24 June 2018  

June 24, 2018
President Danilo Concepcion, Chancellor Michael Tan, Dr. Prospero de Vera III, CHED OIC and Chairman of the UP Board of Regents, esteemed members of the Board of Regents, members of the faculty and university administration, our happy graduates and their proud parents, students, alumni, fellow workers in government, members of the diplomatic corps, honored guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen:  

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Welcome Remarks: Techtonic Summit 2018

Welcome Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda Techtonic Summit 2018 “Disrupting Southeast Asia” June 22, 2018 | SMX Convention Center   It is my distinct honor to welcome all of you here in Techtonic Summit 2018

June 22, 2018
and my sincerest congratulations to QBO Innovation Hub, its president, Butch Meily, for organizing such an important event. It gives me pleasure that we continue organizing events for our startup businesses and entrepreneurs, such as this one, as well as the National Arts and Crafts Fair held last week as a joint [...]

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Message: Department of Foreign Affairs Foundation Day

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
June 18, 2018
Department of Foreign Affairs Foundation Day  

June 18, 2018
Good afternoon and my warmest felicitations on your 120th anniversary. It is an honor and a privilege to be speaking before all of you. Foremost, I wish to commend each and everyone present today, for in one way or another, you have so faithfully adhered to implementing the four pillars of Philippine foreign policy, namely, the preservation and enhancement of national security, the promotion and attainment of economic [...]

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Speech: Sikat Pinoy National Arts and Crafts Fair 2018

June 14, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Sikat Pinoy National Arts and Crafts Fair 2018
June 14, 2018 | Mega Trade Halls, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
In 2008, I shepherded the enactment of Republic Act 9501 or the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Act as we recognized that MSMEs play a vital role in employment generation and economic growth.
As the principal sponsor and author of the MSME Law, I believe that our progress and development as a nation should be pursued with the end goal […]

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Mensahe: Kalayaan 2018: Pagbabagong Ipinaglaban, Alay sa Masaganang Kinabukasan

June 12, 2018

MENSAHE NI SENADOR LOREN LEGARDA
Ika-120 Anibersaryo ng Araw ng Kalayaan
Dambana ng Pinaglabanan, San Juan City
“Kalayaan 2018: Pagbabagong Ipinaglaban, Alay sa Masaganang Kinabukasan”
Isang siglo at dalawampu’t taon na ang nakakaraan mula ng una nating nakamit ang ating kalayaan mula sa mga dayuhang nanakop sa ating bayan. Noon, sa loob din ng mahigit na tatlong siglo, ipinaglaban natin ang kalayaan, upang magkaroon ng kasarinlan at ng sariling pamahalaan.
Naging matagumpay ang pakikipaglaban ng ating mga ninuno, kabilang man sa […]

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Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) 40th Commencement Exercises

June 8, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU)
40th Commencement Exercises
June 8, 2018 | Batac City, Ilocos Norte
 
 
My sincerest congratulations to this year’s graduates of Mariano Marcos State University!
You have all worked so hard to reach this level of academic excellence, and it is only fitting that we recognize and celebrate the passion and determination you have exhibited throughout the years.
As graduates from different programs and disciplines, the respective experiences you have had in college might have also been distinct from each […]

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Speech: Coral Reefs of the Asia-Pacific: Working Together Amidst Contemporary Challenges

June 4, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
4th Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium
Coral Reefs of the Asia-Pacific: Working Together Amidst Contemporary Challenges
June 04, 2018 | Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
There is no question that marine biological diversity is enormously important for the Philippines and the rest of the world. Our country, being an archipelago located within the coral triangle, is blessed with a very rich biodiversity. We have one of the world’s richest marine ecosystems, characterized by extensive […]

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Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition

May 25, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition
24 May 2018 | Madrid, Spain
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.
It is in this premise that the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino textile gallery was born in 2012 in two small rooms of the National Museum of the Philippines.
Today, I am filled with pride because from the simple rooms that first […]

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Speech: Vernissage of the Philippine Pavilion – 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale

May 24, 2018

SPEECH OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Vernissage of the Philippine Pavilion
International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale
24 May 2018 | Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the directors of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, present Freespace as the theme for the central exhibition and have urged countries to bring their own Freespace in Venice through the national pavilions.
Today, we are gathered in what Dr. Edson Cabalfin views as the Philippines’ Freespace or “Pookginhawa.”
We are […]

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Speech: How ASEAN Governments are Shifting to Green Growth

May 18, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR)
“How ASEAN Governments are Shifting to Green Growth”
May 18, 2018 | Grand Hyatt Singapore
I thank the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) for this opportunity, as well as my fellow panelists and delegates, as we all commit today to a more resilient and more sustainable ASEAN community.
Our gathering today also serves as an important platform to sustain the discussions during the recently held […]

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