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Message: Opening of the Homecoming of “Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City”

October 27, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Opening of the Homecoming of
“Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City”
26 October 2017 | Metropolitan Museum of Manila
We all know that nothing is constant in this world but change. It is inevitable because we always seek to improve, innovate and progress.
But when is a time to pause and choose to preserve rather than to develop something new?
Tonight, we will welcome these thoughts as we open the exhibit that proudly represented the Philippines in its inaugural participation at […]

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Introduction to Piña-Seda Piña-Seda Weaving and Embroidery in the Philippines: Lecture Series and Workshops

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Introduction to Piña-Seda
Piña-Seda Weaving and Embroidery in the Philippines:
Lecture Series and Workshops
25 October 2017 | School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London  

October 25, 2017
Traditional textiles are ties that bind. It links the past to the present and brings together cultures, which, no matter how diverse, has a commonality.  

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Speech: Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition Opening

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda* Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition Opening 23 October 2017 | Philippine Embassy in London *Speech to be delivered on October 23, 2017 (4:00pm in London

October 23, 2017
 11:00pmin Manila) Today, I am filled with pride as I welcome all of you to the opening of the first Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition. It all started with a vision to have our own textile gallery in the Philippines, inspired by my travels to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia like Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, each having their own rich [...]

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Keynote Speech: Launch of Resilient Cities / Municipalities and the Resiliency Leadership Program For Local Chief Executives

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Launch of Resilient Cities/Municipalities and the
Resiliency Leadership Program For Local Chief Executives
13 October 2017 | SM Aura, Taguig City  

October 13, 2017
 

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Proposed FY 2018 General Appropriations Act

October 5, 2017

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Proposed FY 2018 General Appropriations Act
5 October 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, esteemed colleagues in this Senate:
I humbly rise to present to you the 2018 General Appropriations Bill under Senate Committee on Finance Report No. 167.
This is an honor I am truly mindful about and for which I am deeply appreciative, for it is you, my distinguished colleagues, who reposed on this representation the trust to sponsor—for the last three years—this most important piece […]

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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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