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Keynote Address: World Hearing Day Symposium

March 3, 2018

Keynote Address of Senator Loren Legarda
World Hearing Day Symposium
March 3, 2018 | Fairmont, Makati
Allow me first to extend my sincerest appreciation to the organizers of this event for inviting me in this very important and urgent gathering here today.
The great Helen Keller once said: “Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people.”
Dr. Mark Ross, an esteemed audiologist who is afflicted with hearing loss, also said: “When someone in the family has a hearing loss, the entire […]

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Speech: 43rd Representative Assembly of the Antique Public School Teachers’ Association Inc.

March 1, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
43rd Representative Assembly of the Antique Public School Teachers’ Association Inc.
1 March 2018 | Merrace Resort, San Jose, Antique
First of all, I wish to salute our teachers, and also our non-teaching personnel, for their untiring service to inspire the youth and improve lives through learning.
The teaching profession is probably one of the hardest yet thankless jobs. Our teachers deserve to be recognized as heroes because you give more despite receiving less. Despite the limitations in the country’s […]

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Sponsorship Speech: On Maritime-Related Agreements

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda On Maritime-Related Agreements 26 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall     Mr. President,   I have the honor to seek approval of seven maritime-related treaties, namely:   ·      Senate Resolution No. 648 under Committee Report No. 244, “Resolution Concurring in the Accession to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001”

February 26, 2018
  ·      Senate Resolution No. 649 under Committee Report No. 245, “Resolution Concurring in the Accession to the Protocol of 1997 to Amend the International Convention for the Prevention of [...]

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Sponsorship Speech: Free Trade Agreement Between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and the Philippines

February 26, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Free Trade Agreement Between the
European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and the Philippines
26 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,
I wish to seek approval of the proposed Senate Resolution No. 647, under Committee Report No. 243, entitled: Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Agreement of the Free Trade Agreement Between the EFTA States and the Philippines.
It is my honor to present this important Agreement with the […]

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Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements with Sri Lanka, Thailand and Mexico

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements with Sri Lanka, Thailand and Mexico
12 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall  

February 12, 2018
Mr. President,  

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Sponsorship Speech: Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) as an International Organization

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) as an International Organization
12 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall  

February 12, 2018
Mr. President, I have the honor to seek approval of the proposed Senate Resolution No. 614, under Committee Report No. 236, entitled: Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office, or AMRO, as an International Organization.  

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Sponsorship Speech: Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Budapest Convention on Cybercrime
12 February 2018 | Senate Session Hall  

February 12, 2018
Mr. President,  

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Opening Statement: Committee on Foreign Relations

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda Committee on Foreign Relations 06 February 2018 | Padilla Room | 9:00 am Good morning. My sincere gratitude for your presence and participation in this hearing of the Committee on Foreign Relations. Today, we will discuss the following Agreements, namely: 1)   Agreement Establishing ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)

February 6, 2018
2)   Convention on Cybercrime

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Speech of Senator Loren Legarda: 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF)

January 20, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF)
January 20, 2018 | Hanoi, Vietnam

I wish to deliver a manifestation on the Resolution Calling for Regional Cooperation on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation sponsored by the Philippines.

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Sponsorship Speech: Treaties on EU-PH Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation, and Social Security Agreements with Sweden and Germany

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda Treaties on EU-PH Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation, and Social Security Agreements with Sweden and Germany 16 January 2018 | Senate Session Hall  

January 16, 2018
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues,  

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