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Privilege Speech: Continue the Peace Talks

February 13, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda
Privilege Speech: Continue the Peace Talks
13 February 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
I wish to put on record my views on the peace negotiations between the Philippine Government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
I call on all parties to continue the peace talks. War is not an option. More death and suffering will be the result of the resumption of hostilities which neither the government nor the NFDP can win.
As someone who has been involved […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Gen. Eduardo Manahan Año

February 8, 2017

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Confirmation of Appointment of
Gen. Eduardo Manahan Año
48th Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines
Mr. President,
I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of General Eduardo Manahan Año as the 48th Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Our appointee is a man of many firsts and a bemedalled military officer. He is a seasoned combat and intelligence officer who has gone […]

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Keynote Speech: Media Forum on Water Security and Climate Change

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Media Forum on Water Security and Climate Change
8 February 2017 | Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City  

February 8, 2017
Water is a basic need yet it is a resource that we have taken for granted. Perhaps the seeming abundance of it—as the Earth is composed of two-thirds water—creates a sense of complacency without realizing that of all the world’s water, only 0.5% is suitable for human consumption.  

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Opening Statement: Hearing of the Senate Committee on Climate Change

Senator Loren Legarda
Opening Statement
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Climate Change
6 February 2017  

February 6, 2017
 

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Privilege Speech

Privilege Speech on Water Security

Senator Loren Legarda
Privilege Speech on Water Security
6 February 2017 | Senate Session Hall  

February 6, 2017
Mr. President,  

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017

February 1, 2017

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017
Senate Bill No. 1305, Committee Report No. 29
1 February 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
Article 13 Section 14 of the 1987 Constitution provides that the State shall protect working women by providing safe and healthful working conditions, taking into consideration their maternal functions.
It is in this light that I lend my support for and co-sponsor the proposed Expanded Maternity Leave Law.
This landmark measure aims […]

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Keynote Speech: Summit on Green and Safe Healthcare Facilities

January 26, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Summit on Green and Safe Healthcare Facilities
Theme: “Take Charge: Linkages towards Green and Safe Healthcare Facilities”
26 January 2017 | Antipolo, Rizal
 
It is with great pleasure that I take part in this gathering of delegates from the health care sector. I see this as an opportunity to build stronger partnerships with you as we seek to create solutions for the growing social, economic and development challenges caused by environmental degradation and disasters arising from natural hazards […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Free Higher Education for All Act

January 24, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda’s Co-Sponsorship Speech
Free Higher Education for All Act
Senate Bill No. 1304, Committee Report 28
24 January 2017 | Senate of the Philippines
Mr. President,
I have the honor to co-sponsor this landmark legislative measure which aims to institutionalize on a national scale the provision of a full tuition fee subsidy for students enrolled in all of the country’s 114 state universities and colleges.
Under the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017, this august chamber approved […]

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Mensahe: Seremonya sa Panunumpa ng Tagapangulo ng NCCA, National Artist Virgilio S. Almario

Mensahe ni Senador Loren Legarda Seremonya sa Panunumpa ng Tagapangulo ng NCCA, National Artist Virgilio S. Almario 12 Enero 2017, NCCA Gallery  

January 12, 2017
Una sa lahat, nais ko magpasalamat sa dating Tagapangulo ng NCCA, Propesor Felipe de Leon Jr. Maraming magagandang proyekto ang naisakatuparan sa ilalim ng kaniyang panunungkulan, kabilang na ang pagbibigay ng patuloy na suporta sa ating mga katutubo at sa mga Schools of Living Tradition o SLTs, pagpapaunlad sa iba’t ibang uri ng sining, at pagpapalawak sa kaalaman ng mga Filipino [...]

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Acceptance Speech on the Occasion of the Conferment of the Dangal ng Haraya Award

Culture and Our National Identity: Pursuing Change That Unites Acceptance Speech on the Occasion of the Conferment of the Dangal ng Haraya Award (Tagapagtaguyod ng Sining at Kultura) to Senator Loren Legarda December 21, 2016, Marble Hall, Bureau of Treasury, Intramuros, Manila  

December 21, 2016
It is with great honor that I accept the Dangal ng Haraya Award.  

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