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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Committee Report No. 144, Senate Bill No. 1534 – An Act Amending RA 8439, also known as the Magna Carta for Scientists, Engineers, Researchers and other S&T Personnel

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Committee Report No. 144, Senate Bill No. 1534
An Act Amending RA 8439, also known as the
Magna Carta for Scientists, Engineers, Researchers and other S&

August 2, 2017
T Personnel Mr. President, I rise to express my full support for Senate Bill No. 1534, An Act Amending Republic Act No 8439, also known as the Magna Carta for Scientists, Engineers, Researchers and other S&

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Opening Statement: Committee on Foreign Relations

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Committee on Foreign Relations
2 August 2017 | Committee Rooms 2 &

August 2, 2017
3 Good afternoon. My sincere appreciation for your presence and participation in this hearing of the Committee on Foreign Relations. Today, we will be deliberating the following Conventions and Agreements, namely, the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement the Foreign Account [...]

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Welcome Remarks: Multi-stakeholder Consultative Forum on Green

August 1, 2017

Welcome Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
Multi-stakeholder Consultative Forum on Green Finance
1 August 2017 | Senate of the Philippines
Our vulnerability to climate change impacts has always been highlighted in various reports and statistics. The Philippines is always included in the yearly rankings of countries most at risk to climate change.
We have laws, policies and programs that aim to address climate change impacts, but we know these are not enough. In fact, our vulnerability has been our negotiating […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Committee Report No. 141, Senate Bill No. 1531 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bill

August 1, 2017

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Committee Report No. 141, Senate Bill No. 1531
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bill
*Senator Legarda is the principal author of the proposed measure
Mr. President,
It is with great pleasure that I register my full and unequivocal support for the passage of Senate Bill No. 1531, which seeks to institutionalize energy efficiency and conservation by providing incentives and by encouraging government agencies and local government units to ensure the efficient use of energy in their […]

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Speech: Inauguration of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity New Headquarters

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Inauguration of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity New Headquarters
29 July 2017 | University of the Philippines –

July 29, 2017
Los Baños, Laguna (Standard Greetings) Foremost, I congratulate the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) for the launch of your new headquarters in time for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the ASEAN. I also wish to express, once again, my support to the mission of ACB to champion biodiversity conservation in the region. ASEAN is one of [...]

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TienDA Farmers and Fisherfolks Outlet Launch

July 28, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
TienDA Farmers and Fisherfolks Outlet Launch
28 July 2017 | Bureau of Plant Industry Compound, Manila
Foremost, allow me to congratulate the Department of Agriculture (DA) for this laudable initiative of bringing the farmers and fisherfolks closer to the consumers and, vice versa, for giving the consumers the chance to buy directly from our farmers and fisherfolks. As a consumer myself, there is nothing better than purchasing directly from those who produced the food we eat.
While I do […]

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Keynote Speech: Water Environment Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WEAP) 12th National Annual Convention

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Water Environment Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WEAP) 12th National Annual Convention
20 July 2017 | Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City  

July 20, 2017
Climate change is undeniably in our midst, increasing the risks of disaster in vulnerable cities and communities—and the Philippines is one of the countries that greatly bear the brunt of the climate crisis. In fact, aside from terrorism, climate change is one of the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time.  

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Keynote Speech: Multi-Stakeholder Consultation for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Sectoral Targets

July 18, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Multi-Stakeholder Consultation for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Sectoral Targets
18 July 2017 | Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City
Let me begin my speech with this question: Do our children and grandchildren deserve the Earth we are leaving behind for them?
I have asked this several times in the past, but I ask it again today because all our efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C would ultimately affect our children and our children’s children.
The 2015 Paris […]

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Acceptance Message: Conferment of “Cavaliere” in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

July 14, 2017

Acceptance Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Conferment of “Cavaliere” in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
13 July 2017 | Residence of the Italian Ambassador to the PHL
Your Excellency, Massimo Roscigno,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is with much gratitude and great honor that I accept the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
A few years ago, I only dreamt of bringing the Philippines back to the oldest and most prestigious global art platform, the Venice Biennale.
I believe that art is an […]

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Keynote Speech: Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness: Preparing Vulnerable Communities for Climate Change and Disaster Resiliency

July 8, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness:
Preparing Vulnerable Communities for Climate Change and Disaster Resiliency
8 July 2017 | SM Aura, Taguig City
(Standard Greetings)
Future communities in the Philippines will vastly differ from the ones we live in today. As we witness the 21st century unfold, our nation faces a new set of technological, socioeconomic and global challenges that are more complex than any of us have ever experienced in our shared history. […]