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Sponsorship Speech: Proposed 2019 General Appropriations Act

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
on the Proposed 2019 General Appropriations Act
4 December 2018   Mr. President, esteemed colleagues in this Chamber:  

December 4, 2018
During the last four years, I have had the distinct honor and privilege to serve this chamber as Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance.  I have always considered this the highest demonstration of my colleagues’ trust and confidence as I sponsored the national budget, the most important piece of legislation that we, as a collegial and independent institution, [...]

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Mensahe: Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Workshop

December 1, 2018

Mensahe ni Senador Loren Legarda*
Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra Workshop
Ika-1 ng Disyembre 2018 | Antique National School, San Jose
*Delivered by Dr. Herminigildo Ranera
Mayad nga aga kaninyo nga tanan!
Binabati ko ang lahat ng mga nakilahok sa workshop ng Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra ngayon. Isang pambihirang pagkakataon ang maturuan ng mga batikan sa larangan ng musika at masuwerte kayo na maging bahagi nito.
Ang musika ay bahagi ng ating kultura at ang ating bansa ay mayaman hindi lamang sa mga Filipino na magaling umawit […]

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Mensahe: Hangkat Kinaray-a

December 1, 2018

Mensahe ni Senador Loren Legarda*
Hangkat Kinaray-a
Ika-1 ng Disyembre 2018 | Robinsons Mall, Antique
*Delivered by Prof. Celestino Dalumpines, DepEd Antique MTB-MLE Coordinator
Mayad nga aga kaninyo nga tanan!
Una sa lahat, binabati ko ang Department of Education ng Antique sa pag-organisa ng aktibidad na ito upang maipakita ng ating mga mag-aaral ang kanilang kagalingan sa wikang Kinaray-a.
Binabati ko rin ang lahat ng mag-aaral na kasali sa contest na ito, pati na rin sa mga magulang at guro.
Isa sa mga adbokasiya ko […]

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Speech: Top Leaders Forum 2018

November 29, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Top Leaders Forum 2018
“Changing the Game: Building a Culture of Resilience Through Public-Private Partnerships”
29 November 2018 | SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
If there was an off-the-shelf solution to avert disasters, I am certain all chief executive officers of private companies would have already bought it. But not everything comes with a price tag and it is in things that money cannot buy where we draw hope and inspiration, where we foster unity, where […]

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Message: Seminar-Workshop on Digital Archiving of Languages

November 26, 2018

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Seminar-Workshop on Digital Archiving of Languages
November 26, 2018 | Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City
*Delivered by Chairman Virgilio S. Almario, NCCA
Good morning to all the participants of this Seminar Workshop on Digital Archiving of Languages and welcome to our guests from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London.
Archiving is vital in the preservation of our history and culture. Noted anthropologists Franz Boas and Edward Sapir considered it as an essential component of […]

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Message: Philippine Pavilion Finissage

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Philippine Pavilion Finissage
November 25, 2018 | Fava Church, Venice, Italy *Delivered by Ambassador Domingo Nolasco, Philippine Embassy in Italy  

November 25, 2018
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  

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Speech: Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition

November 8, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition
7 November 2018 | Frankfurt, Germany
*Delivered by Dr. Ana Labrador, Assistant Director of the National Museum of the Philippines
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.
It is in this premise that the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino textile gallery was born in 2012 in two small rooms of the National Museum of the Philippines.
Today, I […]

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Speech: Visayas Cooperative Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

November 7, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
Visayas Cooperative Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
November 6, 2018 | Leyte Academic Center
*Delivered by Climate Change Secretary Emmanuel M. De Guzman
Good morning, and my sincerest appreciation and congratulations to the Philippine Haiyan Advocacy Cooperative for organizing this Visayas Cooperative Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, in partnership with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).
I also thank all those who are here today—our mayors and government officials, […]

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Keynote Speech: The Climate Reality Leadership Awards 2018

November 7, 2018

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda*
The Climate Reality Leadership Awards 2018
5 November 2018 | National Museum of Natural History
*Delivered by Commissioner Rachel Herrera, Climate Change Commission
Congratulations to all the climate leaders and organizations recognized tonight and thank you to The Climate Reality Project Philippines for continuously inspiring and motivating more individuals to take urgent climate action.
But allow me please to be quick in congratulating our awardees tonight because there is an agenda more urgent—we are in a race […]

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Keynote Speech: Awarding Ceremony for the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance

November 6, 2018

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Awarding Ceremony for the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance
6 November 2018 | Tent City, Manila Hotel
What is good governance?
The World Bank defines it as “the manner in which power is exercised in the management of a country’s economic and social resources for development.”[1]
I would like to believe that all of us elected leaders of this great nation strive to govern well and lead our people towards progress. Not all, however, succeed. Some […]

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