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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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Opening Statement: Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance
Briefing by the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) on the 2018 National Expenditure Program (NEP)
16 August 2017 | Recto and Laurel Rooms, Senate  

August 16, 2017
Good morning.  

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Keynote Speech: 3rd Integrated Ecological Waste Management Expo and Environment Summit

August 10, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
3rd Integrated Ecological Waste Management Expo and Environment Summit
10 August 2017 | SM Aura Premier

Environmental issues have been a long-standing concern not only in the Philippines, but all over the world. Here in our country, we have numerous laws that deal with the environment, with some dating back to the 1970s. But 40 years hence, our environment seems to be in no better state.

Humans live like there is no tomorrow, like all resources are infinite, like […]

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Opening Statement: Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance
7 August 2017 | Recto Room, Senate of the Philippines  

August 7, 2017
Good morning and welcome to the hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance. On the agenda in today’s hearing are Senate Bill No. 1450 or the Budget Reform Act, which aims to modernize the country’s public financial management system and strengthen the power of Congress over public funds, and the Proposed Senate Resolution No. 43 filed by Senator [...]

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Sponsorship Speech: Senate Concurrence to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the Right to Organise and Procedures for Determining Conditions of Employment in the Public Service (ILO Convention 151)

August 2, 2017

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Senate Concurrence to the
Convention Concerning the Protection of the Right to Organise and Procedures for Determining Conditions of Employment in the Public Service (ILO Convention 151)
2 August 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues:
For a well-functioning and stable government, attainment of our desired sustainable development goals, and a just, peaceful, prosperous and thriving society, it is indispensable for our country to have a public service with strong and […]

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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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