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Keynote Speech: Charting Our Resilient Future: The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Approaches A Multi-stakeholder Forum

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Charting Our Resilient Future:
The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Approaches
A Multi-stakeholder Forum
13 March 2017 | EDSA Shangri-La, Mandaluyong City  

March 13, 2017
Our biodiversity and the ecosystems that it helps function are essential to all forms of life on Earth.  

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Sponsorship Speech: Paris Agreement on Climate Change

March 9, 2017

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Paris Agreement on Climate Change
8 March 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues:
I have the honor to seek approval of proposed Senate Resolution No. 320, titled “Resolution Concurring In The Accession To The Paris Agreement” prepared and submitted by the Committee on Foreign Relations per its Committee Report No. 51.
We may be vulnerable, but we are not incapable of action.
We have proven this many times—when we enacted the Climate Change […]

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Opening Address: V20 Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting

Opening Address of Senator Loren Legarda
V20 Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting
08 March 2017 | ADB Headquarters, Mandaluyong City  

March 8, 2017
It is an honor to open the first regional gathering of the V20 here in the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines.  

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Co-sponsorship Speech: The Philippine Innovation Bill

Co-sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
The Philippine Innovation Bill
Senate Bill No. 1355, Committee Report No. 42
6 March 2017 | Senate Session Hall  

March 6, 2017
Mr. President, foremost, I wish to thank Senator Sherwin Gatchalian for his stewardship and timely sponsorship of Senate Bill No. 1355, which I principally authored.  

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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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