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Speech: 6th MCLE Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
6th MCLE Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys
21 September 2017 | Manila Hotel  

September 21, 2017
Foremost, I wish to thank the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) led by the Chief Public Attorney, Dr. Persida Rueda-Acosta for this recognition.  

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Keynote Speech: Inaugural Experts’ Forum of the National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) of the Climate Change Commission

September 18, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Inaugural Experts’ Forum of the National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) of the Climate Change Commission
“Linking Science, Policy, and Practice for Climate and Disaster Resilience”
18 September 2017 | SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
Allow me first to thank the Climate Change Commission and Oscar M. Lopez Center for organizing and for having me in this event. What a wonderful idea it is to hold a special series of forums that […]

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Keynote Speech: 21st ASEAN Regional Forum Heads of Defense Universities/Colleges/Institutions Meeting

September 18, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda, MNSA
Opening Ceremony of the
21st ASEAN Regional Forum Heads of Defense Universities/Colleges/Institutions Meeting
“Defense Diplomacy Through Education and Research:
Building Confidence, Enhancing Engagement”
18 September 2017 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza
The Chair of the 21st ASEAN Regional Forum for Heads of Defense Universities/Colleges/Institutions Meeting (ARF-HDUCIM) and President of the National Defense College of the Philippines, Rear Admiral Roberto Q. Estioko,
The Co-Chair of the 21st ARF HDUCIM and the President […]

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Speech of Senator Loren Legarda on Weaving Heritage of ASEAN at the 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Spouses Program

September 8, 2017

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.

Aside from its abundance of natural resources, the ASEAN region is also gifted with rich cultural heritage. Among the facets of heritage, I have developed a particular interest on textiles and weaving traditions—the ties that bind.

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of the ad interim Appointment of Gloria Jumamil-Mercado to the rank of Commodore

September 6, 2017

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Confirmation of the ad interim Appointment of
Gloria Jumamil-Mercado to the rank of Commodore, Armed Forces of the Philippines (reserve)
Mr. President, fellow members of the Commission on Appointments,
Last August 17, 2017, we celebrated the 54th Foundation and Alumni Homecoming of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP). It is an annual tradition wherein graduates get together. It is also a time when our Alma Mater honors its alumni who were promoted, […]

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Message: 25th Anniversary of The Hague Joint Declaration

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
25th Anniversary of The Hague Joint Declaration
2 September 2017 | University of the Philippines Diliman  

September 2, 2017
Ako po ngayon ay nakikiisa sa pagdiriwag ng ika-dalawampu’t limang (25th) anibersaryo ng The Hague Joint Declaration at nais ko pong ipahayag ang aking pagsuporta sa pagpapatuloy ng usaping pangkapayapaan.  

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Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda at the Joint Hearing of the Committees on Climate Change and Finance in Relation to Senate Resolution No. 449

August 30, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
at the Joint Hearing of the Committees on Climate Change and Finance in Relation to Senate Resolution No. 449
30 August 2017 | Senate Session Hall

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Speech: The Philippine Red Carpet Premiere and Post Documentary Film Discussion of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

August 28, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
The Philippine Red Carpet Premiere and Post Documentary Film Discussion of
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
28 August 2017 | Trinoma Mall, EDSA, Quezon City
Today, we remember courageous Filipinos who fought hard and well for our sovereignty. It is a very auspicious day for the Philippine premiere of the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth because it makes one think: “How do we pay tribute to our national heroes and use their struggles and successes to help us […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Senate Bill No. 1529, Committee Report No. 140

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda Senate Bill No. 1529, Committee Report No. 140 An Act Strengthening the National Museum of the Philippines, Repealing for the Purpose Republic Act No. 8492, Otherwise Known as the National Museum Act of 1998, and Appropriating Funds Therefor  

August 16, 2017
Mr. President,  

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Sponsorship Speech: Senate Bill No. 1528, Committee Report No. 137

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda Senate Bill No. 1528, Committee Report No. 137 An Act Establishing the Department of Culture, Appropriating Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes  

August 16, 2017
In 2011, National Artist for Literature and current chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Music Ramon Santos, and Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr. prepared a study titled, Culture for National Unity: A Proposal for the Establishment of a Department of Culture.  

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