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Speech: High Level Informal Event for the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
High Level Informal Event for the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement
22 April 2016 | 2:30pm
Conference Room 4, UN Headquarters, New York Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
God afternoon. A few hours ago, the Philippines affixed its signature to a document that will go down in history as one of the most important agreements bequeathed by world leaders to future generations –

April 23, 2016
the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The Philippines joins you [...]

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Keynote Speech: Breakfast Meeting of Climate Vulnerable Forum Members

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Breakfast Meeting of Climate Vulnerable Forum Members
20 April 2016 | UN Headquarters, New York  

April 20, 2016
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning.  

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Keynote Speech: Public Forum Assessing Compliance of LGUs’ Implementation of RA 9003

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Public Forum Assessing Compliance of LGUs’ Implementation of RA 9003
18 April 2016 | Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City “Each year hundreds of millions of tons of waste are generated, much of it non-biodegradable, highly toxic and radioactive, from homes and businesses, from construction and demolition sites, from clinical, electronic and industrial sources. The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.”  

April 18, 2016
I have just quoted [...]

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Hon. Al Gore’s Introduction of Sen. Loren Legarda, Keynote Speaker for the 31st Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in Manila

April 7, 2016

I have known her activities for quite a long time. Senator Loren Legarda is truly a leader and her work here in the Philippines has attracted attention from her peers in other nations around the world. In fact, just two days ago during my meetings in Tacloban, there were representatives from the United Nations Environment Program, the United Nations Development Program, OXFAM, one of the international NGOs that has been active in Tacloban and they were pointing out to me that some of the legislation Senator Legarda has been able to pass here in the Philippines should be regarded as a model for legislation to be considered and hopefully passed by other nations.

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Eulogy for Senator Jovito Salonga

March 15, 2016

Today, we pay tribute to a man whose towering greatness shaped much of the politics and public affairs of the 20th century, untied the umbilical cord with the US and shepherded the passage of landmark, life-changing legislation.

Former Senator Jovito Salonga was, for me, a dear friend–his eldest son, Steve is the godfather of my eldest son, Lanz.

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Keynote Speech: “The Road to Decarbonization”

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
“The Road to Decarbonization”
31st Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training
14 March 2016 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Former United States Vice President and fellow advocate Al Gore, Fellow workers in the climate arena, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen,  

March 14, 2016
I. This is an honor that I have looked forward to for sometime now—to be with a fellow environmental activist, an enlightened man like Al Gore, who has taken a personal devotion, not just to talk, but also to take [...]

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Keynote Speech: National Launching of Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) Philippines

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
National Launching of Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) Philippines
3 March 2016 | Hotel Jen, Pasay City  

March 3, 2016
Foremost, I wish to extend my thanks to the organizers of this symposium as it offers a golden opportunity to get all sectors of society involved in the critical task of developing disaster resilience in their organizations and in our communities.  

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Keynote Speech: NCCA 8th Ani ng Dangal Awards

February 29, 2016

Tonight we are gathered to celebrate the profound creativity of the Filipino people.

From the music we select to accompany us in the daily grind of commuting, or the urban street art that speaks to us as we traverse the congested streets of the metro — the Filipino spirit of creativity is present.

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Renewable Energy Development and Deployment in the Philippines: Current State of Affairs and Future Directions

February 26, 2016

We toil today to provide a brighter future for our children. But that future can be bleak, dark and dirty if we go business as usual, if we continue to burn fossil fuels, if we continue to believe that coal is cheap, if we continue to rely on oil to fuel our needs.

The late Nelson Mandela once said, “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation.”[1]

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Acceptance Speech: Conferment of Legion of Honor Award from the French Government

February 18, 2016

I am deeply grateful to be conferred the Legion of Honor award by the French government.

C’est avec grand honneur que j’accepte ce prix. (It is with great honor that I accept this award.)

This award is a profound recognition that kinship and cooperation have no bounds. We are all soldiers of the bigger cause called humanity.

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