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Message: Launching of Energy Policy Review

June 16, 2016

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Launching of Energy Policy Review
16 June 2016 | Kalayaan Hall, Malacañang Palace
Last April 22, the Philippines signed the Paris Agreement, a commitment for a better future for our children and grandchildren.
Today, even as we have yet to ratify the Agreement, we are taking an important step towards keeping our commitment to mitigate climate change by doing a review on our energy policies. We are obliged to do so.
We must take urgent climate action because […]

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Message: 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale

May 27, 2016

MESSAGE OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Vernissage of the Philippine Pavilion
15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale
27 May 2016 | Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
 
Alejandro Aravena, the curator for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Reporting From the Front, said that he wants architecture to be “a demonstration of the ability of humans to become masters of their own destinies.”
 
The Philippine Pavilion brings us to this realization. Muhon reminds us that our appreciation of the past and the current actions we take […]

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Keynote Speech: Meaningful Participation in the 10-year Anniversary of An Inconvenient Truth

Keynote Speech Senator Loren Legarda
Meaningful Participation in the 10-year Anniversary of An Inconvenient Truth
24 May 2016 | University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City  

May 24, 2016
We are gathered here today to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of An Inconvenient Truth. A lot has changed since that year, 2006, especially on how we perceive the climate change phenomenon.  

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Keynote Speech: Realignment of the Power Industry Towards Renewables

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
“Realignment of the Power Industry Towards Renewables”
Power &

May 18, 2016
Electricity World Philippines 2016
18 May 2016 | SMX Convention Center  

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Message: Launching of Specialized Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service (ITAPS) Modules for Indigenous Peoples (IPs)

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Launching of Specialized Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service (ITAPS) Modules for Indigenous Peoples (IPs)
10 May 2016 | Office of the Ombudsman, Quezon City  

May 10, 2016
Our indigenous peoples never fail to amaze me. Whenever I visit a province and go to IP communities, I always discover marvelous things about our culture and heritage. Our indigenous cultural communities (ICCs) are rich in traditional knowledge covering almost all aspects of life—agriculture, health care, [...]

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Speech: Rotary Club of Makati Luncheon

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Rotary Club of Makati Luncheon
3 May 2016 | Manila Peninsula Hotel  

May 3, 2016
It is with great pleasure that I take part in this gathering to encourage Rotarians to take a more active role in finding solutions to the growing social, economic and development challenges caused by environmental degradation and disasters arising from natural hazards made stronger by climate change.  

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Speech: 2016 World Environmental Law Congress in Brazil

May 1, 2016

Excellencies, Fellow Parliamentarians, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good morning and thank you for this opportunity to make an intervention for this session.

Exactly a week ago, on Earth Day, 175 nations, including the Philippines, formally signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Now, we await the affirmation of commitments through the completion of ratification or accession processes of each country.

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Speech: Press Conference on the Philippine Participation at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

April 27, 2016

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Press Conference on the Philippine Participation at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale
27 April 2016 | DFA Building, Pasay City
It is with pride and honor that I stand here today to announce that the Philippines will be part of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale for the very first time in our architecture history, a milestone that has been made possible by the support of government agencies, the National Commission for Culture and the […]

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Keynote Speech: 2nd National Protected Area Conference

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
2nd National Protected Area Conference
Sustaining Ecosystem Services and Benefits from Protected Areas
26 April 2016 | Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, Pasig City  

April 26, 2016
A few days ago, on Earth Day, the Philippines and 174 other nations signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Philippine delegation was headed by no less than our Environment Secretary, Ramon Paje, who signed the Agreement and delivered the [...]

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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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