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Privilege Speech

Building a safer, resilient and sustainable world for the future generations

Privilege Speech of Senator Loren Legarda “Building a safer, resilient and sustainable world for the future generations” 3 December 2014 – Senate Session Hall  

December 3, 2014
Mr. President, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege to fight complacency and ignite action against a crisis that affects each and every person on this Earth.  

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3rd Higher Education Summit on Gender and Development Issues

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda 3rd Higher Education Summit on Gender and Development Issues 28 November 2014 – U.P. Ang Bahay ng Alumni  

November 28, 2014
Our nation has been gaining significant improvements in promoting gender equality. The Philippines has already been recognized as first in the South and Southeast Asia, and fifth in the world in successfully closing the gender gap, based on the 2013 survey of the World Economic Forum.  

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Launch of Bayanihan sa Daan Awards

Message of Senator Loren Legarda Launch of Bayanihan sa Daan Awards 27 November 2014 – Kalayaan Hall, Malacañan Palace  

November 27, 2014
Everyday, Filipinos, especially those living and working in Metro Manila have to spend an hour or two just to go to work. On rainy days, it could even take longer. The same length of time is spent on the way home from work.  

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SMEs as the Backbone of ASEAN Economies

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech SMEs as the Backbone of ASEAN Economies 2nd Philippine SME Business Expo 2014 November 21, 2014 – SMX Convention Center  

November 21, 2014
The importance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippine economy cannot be overemphasized. They are powerful platforms for income and employment generation, for socio-economic empowerment of various sectors such as women, youth and indigenous groups, and for promotion of viable rural livelihoods.  

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Conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for Indigenous People of the ASEAN

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech Conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)  for Indigenous People of the ASEAN November 19, 2014 – The Bayleaf Hotel Intramuros, Manila  

November 19, 2014
In this day and age of technology and globalization, the knowledge systems and traditions of indigenous communities are threatened to be left in the memories of the elders, completely lost as they pass away.  

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Sponsorship Speech for Finance Subcommittee “C”

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Sponsorship Speech for Finance Subcommittee “C” November 18, 2014 – Senate Session Hall  

November 18, 2014
Mr. President, esteemed colleagues,  

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Senator Loren Legarda’s Eulogy for Former Senator Juan M. Flavier

Senator Loren Legarda’s Eulogy for Former Senator Juan M. Flavier 17 November 2014 –

November 17, 2014
Senate Session Hall  

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The Role of PPP in DRR and in Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities: Lessons Learned and Way Forward

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA The Role of PPP in DRR and in Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities: Lessons Learned and Way Forward Top Leaders Forum 2014 10 November 2014 – SMX Convention Center  

November 10, 2014
There is a long history of cooperation and selflessness in the face of crisis and disasters.  Haiyan, Ketsana, Parma, just to name a few, brought massive destruction and death, and yet, it is during these times of crisis that we see people establishing deep social connections to alleviate the plight of victims.  

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Anvil Business Club’s Special Exchange Forum with Mr. Willie Tan

Message of Senator Loren Legarda Anvil Business Club’s Special Exchange Forum with Mr. Willie Tan 4 November 2014 – Makati Shangri-la Hotel   Foremost, I wish to thank the Anvil Business Club for inviting me to take part in this forum. The business sector is a vital partner of the government in carrying out the needed programs and reforms for a progressive nation. As such, the government ensures that its policies and programs would create a more conducive environment for business.  

November 4, 2014
In the Senate, several proposed [...]

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Symposium for the International Day for Disaster Reduction and ASEAN Day for Disaster Management

October 29, 2014

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Symposium for the International Day for Disaster Reduction
and ASEAN Day for Disaster Management
29 October 2014 – Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
Future communities in the Philippines will vastly differ from the ones we live in today. As we witness the 21st century unfold, our nation faces a new set of technological, socioeconomic and global challenges that are more complex than any of us have ever experienced in our shared history. They […]

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