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Keynote Speech: National Launching of Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) Philippines

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
National Launching of Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) Philippines
3 March 2016 | Hotel Jen, Pasay City  

March 3, 2016
Foremost, I wish to extend my thanks to the organizers of this symposium as it offers a golden opportunity to get all sectors of society involved in the critical task of developing disaster resilience in their organizations and in our communities.  

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Keynote Speech: NCCA 8th Ani ng Dangal Awards

February 29, 2016

Tonight we are gathered to celebrate the profound creativity of the Filipino people.

From the music we select to accompany us in the daily grind of commuting, or the urban street art that speaks to us as we traverse the congested streets of the metro — the Filipino spirit of creativity is present.

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Renewable Energy Development and Deployment in the Philippines: Current State of Affairs and Future Directions

February 26, 2016

We toil today to provide a brighter future for our children. But that future can be bleak, dark and dirty if we go business as usual, if we continue to burn fossil fuels, if we continue to believe that coal is cheap, if we continue to rely on oil to fuel our needs.

The late Nelson Mandela once said, “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation.”[1]

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Acceptance Speech: Conferment of Legion of Honor Award from the French Government

February 18, 2016

I am deeply grateful to be conferred the Legion of Honor award by the French government.

C’est avec grand honneur que j’accepte ce prix. (It is with great honor that I accept this award.)

This award is a profound recognition that kinship and cooperation have no bounds. We are all soldiers of the bigger cause called humanity.

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Message: Ceremonial Filing of Affidavit-Complaints of the National Solid Waste Management Commission

February 10, 2016

In 2001, Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act, a measure I authored, was signed into law. Since then, I have been advocating for every local government unit’s faithful compliance with this law.

Fifteen years have passed, yet, we are still far from 100 percent compliance rate of LGUs.

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Speech: First National Fisheries Industry Summit

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February 3, 2016
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Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
First National Fisheries Industry Summit
3 February 2016 | Philippine Trade Training Center, Pasay City It is my honor to be part of this momentous event—the First National Fisheries Industry Summit where we will also launch the Comprehensive National Fisheries Industry Development Plan for 2016-2020. I am particularly interested in this five-year national fisheries plan due to the challenges that the industry must address and cope with. The Philippines has one of the world’s richest [...]

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Sponsorship Speech: Batanes Responsible Tourism Act

February 1, 2016

I have the honor to seek approval of the proposed measure under Committee Report No. 443, titled An Act Declaring The Province of Batanes as a Responsible, Community-Based, Ecotourism Zone and Appropriating Funds Therefor.

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Statement of Senator Legarda on The One Billion Cut on the 2016 Family Planning and Responsible Parenting Program

January 26, 2016

Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance
“The One Billion Cut on the 2016 Family Planning and
Responsible Parenting Program”
This is in relation to the issue on the Department of Health (DOH) budget and to provide enlightenment on the One Billion Pesos cut imposed on the Family Health and Responsible Parenting or the FHRP program of the DOH for 2016, which includes the budget for family planning commodities.
First things first. Although the […]

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Opening Statement: Hearing on the Proposed Batanes Responsible Tourism Act (H.B. No. 6152)

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Opening Statement
Committee on Environment &

January 25, 2016
Natural Resources
Hearing on the Proposed Batanes Responsible Tourism Act (H.B. No. 6152)
25 January 2016 Good morning and welcome to today’s public hearing of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on House Bill No. 6152 concerning the declaration of the Province of Batanes as a responsible, community-based, cultural heritage and ecotourism zone. The Province of Batanes is teeming with natural resources and boasts of unique flora and [...]

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Privilege Speech

Privilege Speech: 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Privilege Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change
14 December 2015 | Senate Session Hall Mr. President,  

December 14, 2015
On December 12, 195 nations, including the Philippines, adopted the Paris Agreement following 13 days of climate change negotiations.  

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