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Abel Ilokana: Celebrating Women Weavers from Ilocos Sur, La Union, Ilocos Norte and Abra

MESSAGE OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Abel Ilokana: Celebrating Women Weavers from Ilocos Sur, La Union, Ilocos Norte and Abra Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Gallery 07 March 2014  

March 7, 2014
Allow me first to congratulate the National Museum. They have aptly placed the spotlight on our women weavers from the North in time for the National Women’s Month.  

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Leadership Panel on Climate Change and Rural Livelihoods

March 2, 2014

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Keynote Speech for the East Asia Summit
Leadership Panel on Climate Change and Rural Livelihoods
28 February 2014 – Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
Allow me first to thank the Australian Government and its partners for organizing this Climate Change Adaptation
Workshop. It is certainly an honor to be part of this important initiative.
In a survey conducted by the Nielsen Company and the Oxford University Institute of Climate Change in late 2009, the
Philippines registered the highest level […]

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The Politics of Climate Change and its 21st Century Challenges

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Opening Address “The Politics of Climate Change and its 21st Century Challenges” Museum of the Filipino People, Manila 19 February 2014  

February 19, 2014
(Standard Greetings) In 2013, a total of 25 typhoons visited the Philippines, way above the usual average of 20 typhoons a year.  

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Privilege Speech

Bridging the Indigenous and the International in Philippine Art and Culture

February 11, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda’s Privilege Speech
Bridging the Indigenous and the International
in Philippine Art and Culture
11 February 2014 – Senate Session Hall
History chronicles the attempts of individuals and institutions in recognizing the significance of art and culture from antiquity to contemporary times. Through private and public patronage, they signaled their unwavering commitment to honor their rich traditions and, simultaneously, understand their critical roles in society. As a result, massive temples and soaring cathedrals were built, palaces were turned into cabinets of curiosities and […]

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Learning from the Past to Build a Resilient Future

Senator Loren Legarda’s Privilege Speech “Learning from the Past to Build a Resilient Future” Senate Session Hall It is nearly three months post-Yolanda and challenges continue to arise as many of the survivors either continue to depend on government and foreign aid or make use of their resourcefulness to make ends meet.  

February 3, 2014
I rise today to stress on this message: We do not build resilience through relief efforts. Instead, we have to lessen the need for disaster relief.  

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Paving the Way for Change in Dedication to Future Generations

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech ThomasLloyd Cleantech Congress 2014 “Paving the Way for Change in Dedication to Future Generations” 24 January 2014 –

January 24, 2014
Frankfurt, Germany   First of all, I congratulate the organizers of this year’s ThomasLloyd Cleantech Congress. Thank you for the warm hospitality and the excellent arrangements at the Messe.   A great man once said, “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation.”[1]   Those were the words of the late Nelson Mandela in 2005 before a Trafalgar Square [...]

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Privilege Speech

Cyber Pornography

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Privilege Speech on Cyber Pornography 21 January 2014 Senate Session Hall I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege as a mother, as a legislator, as a Filipino. Police authorities recognize that cyber pornography is among the “top crimes” in our country today. “Cybersex,” “child pornography,” “cyberporn,” “child abuse”—these words have been hogging recent headlines in our country

January 21, 2014
and the reports that came with them are too harrowing. In fact, it is disturbing that these abuses against children can happen. This [...]

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Closing Remarks High Level Forum on Strengthening Disaster Risk Insurance in the Philippines

January 21, 2014

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Closing Remarks
High Level Forum on Strengthening Disaster Risk
Insurance in the Philippines
21 January 2014, Senate of the Philippines
As we conclude this forum, I would like to thank everyone gathered here today. Your presence gives us the assurance of your commitment towards building a resilient nation.
Typhoons Ondoy, Pepeng, Pablo, Sendong and Yolanda all tell us that we were did not prepare enough.
We need to put a stop to the onerous and exorbitant cycle of rescue, relief […]

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Opening Statement High Level Forum on Strengthening Disaster Risk Insurance in the Philippines

January 21, 2014

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Opening Statement
High Level Forum on Strengthening Disaster Risk Insurance in the Philippines
21 January 2014, Senate of the Philippines
“We’re roofless but not hopeless.” This is was a rallying slogan written on a tattered cloth put up by typhoon survivors in Tacloban.
This is not going to be the last post-disaster banner we will see. I wish I can say otherwise, but I cannot.
Filipinos are known to be a resilient lot. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of […]

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Privilege Speech

Rice, Biodiversity and Climate Change

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Privilege Speech on Rice, Biodiversity and Climate Change December 18, 2013 – Senate Session Hall  

December 18, 2013
Filipinos are rice-loving citizens. Rice is our staple food and we find it harder to resist eating rice than any other kind of food. In fact, many Filipinos can live with almost any dish as long as they pair it with rice.  

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