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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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Closing the Gender Gap Women in Parliaments – Global Forum

November 27, 2013

Acceptance Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
Award Ceremony
Winner in Southeast Asia in Closing the Gender Gap
Women in Parliaments – Global Forum
27 November 2013, Brussels, Belgium
Excellencies,
Distinguished delegates,
On behalf of President Benigno Aquino and the Filipino people,  I accept this award with sincere thanks and appreciation for
this important recognition.
The award could not have come at a more opportune time for my country as we strive to rise from the massive […]

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Increasing Private Sector Resilience Through Risk Informed Business Practices and Investment

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Message for the Top Leaders’ Forum Increasing Private Sector Resilience Through Risk Informed Business Practices and Investment 22 November 2013 – SMX Convention Center Foremost, I wish to extend my thanks to those who organized this forum as it offers a golden opportunity to air an appeal for business to promote disaster resilience in their operations and in the communities where they operate.  

November 22, 2013
My key message is this: We do not build resilience through relief efforts. Instead, we have to lessen the [...]

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How Safe Is Your School?

It is difficult to describe the challenges our nation faces today. Immense challenges would be an understatement.  

November 21, 2013
This year, we have already experienced 25 typhoons, the strongest of which, Typhoon  Yolanda, mercilessly pounded the Philippines so close to the heels of the powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Central Visayas.  

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Speech of Senator Loren Legarda for the 37th General Conference of UNESCO

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda  for the 37th General Conference of UNESCO UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France    Policy Statement of the Republic of the Philippines                                                              Mr. President of the General Conference, Madam Director-General, Distinguished Delegates,  

November 8, 2013
The first session of the UNESCO General Conference was held nearly 67 years ago to this date against the backdrop of a world seeking to reconstruct from the ravages of the last world war.  The goal was clear —

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Privilege Speech

National Indigenous Peoples Month 2013

Senator Loren Legarda Privilege Speech on the National Indigenous Peoples Month 23 October 2013 –

October 23, 2013
Senate Session Hall  

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