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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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Privilege Speech

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Privilege Speech International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013 Senate Session Hall 14 October 2013  

October 14, 2013
Mr. President,  

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Privilege Speech

Human Face of Floods

 

September 18, 2013
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Privilege Speech on the Human Face of Floods
Senate Session Hall
September 18, 2013 Stranded commuters, long queues in public transport stations, students wading in flood waters, stalled cars, highways and streets inundated by flood waters, bancas in city streets as a mode of transportation—this has become a usual  scenario as the new normal weather events bring voluminous rains, causing floods of various levels in the metropolis. Ginoong Pangulo,   Normal sa isang nanay na nagtatrabaho ang gumising [...]

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Privilege Speech

State of the Environment 2013

July 30, 2013

Mr. President,
We open a new congress with much fervor as we take on the role of representing the varied issues and challenges that our citizens expect us to address through legislation. And though we have different advocacies, I wish to enjoin everyone, my colleagues old and new, to take a closer look at the state of our environment and how it is intrinsically linked to climate change—the greatest humanitarian and development challenge of our time.
Working our way backwards, let us […]

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Founding of the Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc.

July 10, 2013

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Founding of the Escuela Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc.
10 July 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Escuela Taller, Intramuros Manila
I wish to thank the Spanish Embassy, led by His Excellency Ambassador Jorge Domecq, for inviting me to give a message for this wonderful cultural partnership of two nations.
The Philippines is a nation endowed with a rich cultural history. The age-old structures in various parts of the country—baroque churches, heritage houses, colonial buildings and bridges—speak much of […]

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