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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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Keynote Speech: First Women’s Economic Empowerment and Social Enterprise Regional Visioning and Engagement Conference in Asia

April 20, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
First Women’s Economic Empowerment and Social Enterprise Regional Visioning and Engagement Conference in Asia
“Promoting Transformational Partnerships and Women’s Empowerment in Agricultural Value Chains in ASEAN“
20 April 2017 | AIM Conference Center, Makati City
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.
The establishment of the […]

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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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Eulogy for Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani

Senator Loren Legarda
Eulogy for Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani
March 23, 2017 | Senate Session Hall  

March 23, 2017
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.  

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

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Be Secure Project’s Finale &

March 22, 2017
World Water Day
22 March 2017 | The Peninsula Hotel, Makati City  

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Opening Remarks: Orientation Meeting with State Universities and Colleges on Local Climate Change Action Plans

Opening Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
Orientation Meeting with State Universities and Colleges on Local Climate Change Action Plans
16 March 2017 | Senate of the Philippines  

March 16, 2017
I wish to greet all of you a triumphant and hopeful morning!  

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Co-Sponsorship Speech Confirmation of the Ad Interim Appointment of

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of the Ad Interim Appointment of
General Noel Samson Buan  

March 15, 2017
Mr. President,  

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Sponsorship Speech on the Proposed Rightsizing the National Government Act

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  

March 15, 2017
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, good afternoon.  

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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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