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Speech: Vernissage of the Philippine Pavilion – 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale

May 24, 2018

SPEECH OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Vernissage of the Philippine Pavilion
International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale
24 May 2018 | Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the directors of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, present Freespace as the theme for the central exhibition and have urged countries to bring their own Freespace in Venice through the national pavilions.
Today, we are gathered in what Dr. Edson Cabalfin views as the Philippines’ Freespace or “Pookginhawa.”
We are […]

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Speech: How ASEAN Governments are Shifting to Green Growth

May 18, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR)
“How ASEAN Governments are Shifting to Green Growth”
May 18, 2018 | Grand Hyatt Singapore
I thank the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) for this opportunity, as well as my fellow panelists and delegates, as we all commit today to a more resilient and more sustainable ASEAN community.
Our gathering today also serves as an important platform to sustain the discussions during the recently held […]

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Message: “Tie A String Around The World” at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
“Tie A String Around The World”
at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
17 May 2018  

May 17, 2018
Art is an important platform to highlight creativity not only of the artist and the curator, but also of the spectator. The more a work of art veers away from the traditional look of things, the more it sparks curiosity, and stimulates analysis and dialogue.  

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Eulogy for Former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara

May 16, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda
Eulogy for Former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara
May 16, 2018 | Senate Session Hall
To the bereaved family of Former Senate President Edgardo Angara—Mrs. Gloria Angara, Senator Sonny and Tootsie, Alex, Anna, Katya, and Congresswoman Bella Angara-Castillo,  my sincerest condolences.
How do I even start honoring a man so accomplished on wide-ranging issues and advocacies? It seems there was no issue he did not know about. How do I choose the words to describe him and the […]

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Launch of the Philippine Plan of Action to End Violence Against Children

May 9, 2018

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Speech: We Are Stepping Up Climate Ambition

May 8, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
We Are Stepping Up Climate Ambition
08 May 2018 | Bonn, Germany
The Philippines was part of the founding of the Climate Vulnerable Forum in 2009, when we organized the CVF’s first set of its activities with then President Nasheed of the Maldives. Our goal remains the same. To act not as a negotiating body but as a voice for positive change, reflecting not only the urgency of the climate crisis but the opportunity […]

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Statement: Press Conference of the World Resources Institute “Talanoa Dialogue: What Happened and What It Means for COP24”

May 7, 2018

Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Press Conference of the World Resources Institute
“Talanoa Dialogue: What Happened and What It Means for COP24”
7 May 2018 | Bonn, Germany
The Talanoa Dialogue clearly re-emphasizes and reflects the vulnerabilities that we all face whether industrialized or developing nations, and the kind of bold, aggressive climate action and political will that we must all do.
Let us look at the science first. Commitments made by countries in 2015 lead to a 3 to […]

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Speech: 10th Anniversary of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety’s International Climate Initiative

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
10th Anniversary of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety’s International Climate Initiative
5 May 2018 | Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bonn, Germany  

May 5, 2018
The International Climate Initiative (IKI), over the past ten years, has been a valuable resource in support of climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrializing countries. Thus, it is an honor to have been invited to be part of this anniversary conference and it is a gesture of gratitude to [...]

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Speech: Press Conference on “The City Who Had Two Navels”

April 26, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Press Conference on “The City Who Had Two Navels”
Philippine Participation at the
16th Venice Architecture Biennale
26 April 2018 | NCCA Boardroom, Intramuros, Manila
It is with great pride and honor that I welcome all of you today as we officially present our curator and his curatorial concept for the Philippine Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale.
I am proud and exuberant because we are on our fourth consecutive participation in […]

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Opening Statement: Roundtable Discussions Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society

LOREN LEGARDA: Roundtable Discussions Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society from Senator Loren Legarda  

April 20, 2018
Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Roundtable Discussions
Center for Strategic and International
Studies (CSIS), co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society
20 April 2018 The Philippines and the United States have a long history of cooperation, one that has withstood the test of time. We can only see this further strengthening especially with [...]

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