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Speech: Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition

November 8, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition
7 November 2018 | Frankfurt, Germany
*Delivered by Dr. Ana Labrador, Assistant Director of the National Museum of the Philippines
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 […]

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Speech: Visayas Cooperative Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

November 7, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Visayas Cooperative Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
November 6, 2018 | Leyte Academic Center
*Delivered by Climate Change Secretary Emmanuel M. De Guzman
Good morning, and my sincerest appreciation and congratulations to the Philippine Haiyan Advocacy Cooperative for organizing this Visayas Cooperative Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, in partnership with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).
I also thank all those who are here today—our mayors and government officials, […]

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Keynote Speech: The Climate Reality Leadership Awards 2018

November 7, 2018

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
The Climate Reality Leadership Awards 2018
5 November 2018 | National Museum of Natural History
*Delivered by Commissioner Rachel Herrera, Climate Change Commission
Congratulations to all the climate leaders and organizations recognized tonight and thank you to The Climate Reality Project Philippines for continuously inspiring and motivating more individuals to take urgent climate action.
But allow me please to be quick in congratulating our awardees tonight because there is an agenda more urgent—we are in a race […]

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Keynote Speech: Awarding Ceremony for the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance

November 6, 2018

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Awarding Ceremony for the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance
6 November 2018 | Tent City, Manila Hotel
What is good governance?
The World Bank defines it as “the manner in which power is exercised in the management of a country’s economic and social resources for development.”[1]
I would like to believe that all of us elected leaders of this great nation strive to govern well and lead our people towards progress. Not all, however, succeed. Some […]

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Keynote Speech: 6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum Session on Gender-Responsive Approaches for Adaptation

October 18, 2018

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum
Session on Gender-Responsive Approaches for Adaptation
18 October 2018 | Asian Development Bank, Mandaluyong City
Foremost, I wish to thank the Stockholm Environment Institute for leading this session, along with the Climate Change Commission and the Asian Development Bank, and for helping ensure that the rest of the sessions are infused with a gender perspective.

I just came from a successful gathering of global leaders pushing to accelerate adaptation. […]

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Video Message: 6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum Plenary Session

October 17, 2018

Video Message of Senator Loren Legarda
6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum
Plenary Session: “Local Governments at the Forefront”
October 17, 2018 | ADB, Ortigas
On behalf of the Philippines and our fellow hosts, good morning and thank you for your participation in the 6th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum.
I am privileged to deliver my message for this panel session on “Local Governments at the Forefront,” as I accept the new challenge of serving in the newly formed Global Commission […]

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Statement: Opening Ceremony, Launch of the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA)

Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Opening Ceremony, Launch of the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA)
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM | October 16, 2018
Main Hall, The Ridderzaal, The Hague, Netherlands  

October 16, 2018
Esteemed colleagues in the Global Commission on Adaptation,  

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Message: Philippine Reception – Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

Message of Senator Loren Legarda* Philippine Reception –

October 13, 2018
Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 11 October 2018 | Philippine Pavilion, FBF 2018 *Message was delivered by Consul General Evelyn Garcia, Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt How do we nurture passion for reading? In the world’s largest international trade fair for the book publishing industry, we are surrounded by tons of books that we could not read in our lifetime, yet it excites us to see what titles could be a good read. Reading enriches the mind, as well [...]

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Privilege Speech

Privilege Speech: On Illegal Wildlife Trade

October 10, 2018

Mr. President, distinguished colleagues,
I wish to call the attention of this Chamber, and the public, to the prevailing illegal wildlife trade, an issue that is both a national and international concern for the Philippines.
Since our membership to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1981, certain entities in our country have continued to partake in the wildlife crime. Nevertheless, we strived to uphold the goals of the Convention, which aims to protect […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech on SB No. 1917, Amending R. A. No. 10084, Granting Survivorship Benefits to Deceased Retired Officers of Constitutionally-Created Offices

October 1, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda
Co-Sponsorship Speech on SB No. 1917,
Amending R. A. No. 10084,
Granting Survivorship Benefits to Deceased Retired Officers of Constitutionally-Created Offices
1 October 2018 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
It is with great pleasure that I register my full and unequivocal support for the passage of Senate Bill No. 1917, which seeks to grant rights of survivorship benefits not only to the surviving legitimate spouse of a deceased retired member of the Commission on Audit (COA), Civil Service […]

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