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Welcome Remarks: Launch of the Official Logo of CMS COP12

February 28, 2017

Welcome Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
Launch of the Official Logo of CMS COP12
28 February 2017 | Senate of the Philippines
Today, we launch the official logo of the Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) which will be hosted by the Philippines, the first time it will be held in Asia, from October 23 to 28 2017.
Being a State Party to the […]

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Speech: Press Conference on The Spectre of Comparison

February 23, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Press Conference on The Spectre of Comparison
 Philippine Participation at the 57th Venice Art Biennale
23 February 2017 | NCCA Building, Manila
 
 
It is with pride and honor that I stand here today to announce that the Philippines will be part of the Venice Biennale for the third year in a row—2015 was our comeback participation after 51 years of absence, 2016 was the first time we had a pavilion for the Architecture […]

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Opening Statement: Hearing on the Proposed Rightsizing the National Government Act

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Hearing on the Proposed Rightsizing the National Government Act
Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation, Subcommittee on SBN 1162 and 1167
21 February 2017 | Recto Room, Senate of the Philippines  

February 21, 2017
Good afternoon and welcome to the hearing of the Subcommittee on Senate Bill Nos.  1162 and 1167, under the Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation.  

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Opening Statement: Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures (JCOCPE)

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures (JCOCPE)
20 February 2017, Recto and Laurel Rooms, Senate of the Philippines  

February 20, 2017
Good morning and welcome to today’s organizational meeting and committee hearing of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures on the utilization of the Quick Response Funds for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017 by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Public Works and Highways, and by the Office of Civil Defense.  

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Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of the Ad Interim Appointment of Hon. Vitaliano Napeñas Aguirre II

February 15, 2017

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Confirmation of the Ad Interim Appointment of
Hon. Vitaliano Napeñas Aguirre II
as Secretary of the Department of Justice
Mr. President,
Our appointee today, who was born and raised in Mulanay, Quezon by his parents, Alfaro G. Aguirre and Maria Napeñas, has a reputation of being a reserved yet very highly intelligent man, with a sense of probity and integrity—qualities that are important in the performance of his duty in ensuring the effective, […]

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Welcome Message: Reception Dinner for the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund

Welcome Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Reception Dinner for the
Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund
15 February 2017 | National Museum of Anthropology, Manila  

February 15, 2017
(Standard Greetings)  

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Privilege Speech

Privilege Speech: Continue the Peace Talks

February 13, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda
Privilege Speech: Continue the Peace Talks
13 February 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
I wish to put on record my views on the peace negotiations between the Philippine Government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
I call on all parties to continue the peace talks. War is not an option. More death and suffering will be the result of the resumption of hostilities which neither the government nor the NFDP can win.
As someone who has been involved […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Gen. Eduardo Manahan Año

February 8, 2017

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Confirmation of Appointment of
Gen. Eduardo Manahan Año
48th Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines
Mr. President,
I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of General Eduardo Manahan Año as the 48th Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Our appointee is a man of many firsts and a bemedalled military officer. He is a seasoned combat and intelligence officer who has gone […]

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Keynote Speech: Media Forum on Water Security and Climate Change

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Media Forum on Water Security and Climate Change
8 February 2017 | Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City  

February 8, 2017
Water is a basic need yet it is a resource that we have taken for granted. Perhaps the seeming abundance of it—as the Earth is composed of two-thirds water—creates a sense of complacency without realizing that of all the world’s water, only 0.5% is suitable for human consumption.  

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Opening Statement: Hearing of the Senate Committee on Climate Change

Senator Loren Legarda
Opening Statement
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Climate Change
6 February 2017  

February 6, 2017
 

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