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Privilege Speech: The Economic Cost of Undernutrition in the Philippines

Privilege Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
“The Economic Cost of
Undernutrition in the Philippines”
25 July 2018 | Senate Session Hall
  Mr. President, distinguished colleagues,  

July 25, 2018
The Philippines has been showing an impressive performance in terms of economic growth. Our growth rate of more than 6% annually, which is one of the highest in Southeast Asia, the growing trust of investors as proven by the increasing inflow of investments in the country, and the upgrade in our credit rating by Fitch [...]

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Sponsorship Speech on the Supplemental Appropriations to Fund the Medical Assistance to Dengvaxia vaccinees

Sponsorship Speech of Sen. Loren Legarda
on the Supplemental Appropriations to Fund the Medical Assistance to Dengvaxia vaccinees
24 July 2018 | Senate Session Hall  

July 24, 2018
Mr. President, esteemed colleagues in the Senate,  

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Keynote Speech: Convergence for a 100% Renewable Energy in the Philippines: A Symposium on Challenges Faced by Stakeholders in Advancing Renewable Energy in the Country

Keynote Speech
by Senator Loren Legarda at the
Convergence for a 100% Renewable Energy in the Philippines:
A Symposium on Challenges Faced by Stakeholders in Advancing Renewable Energy in the Country
19 July 2018, SEDA Hotel, Vertis North, Diliman, Quezon City     (Introductory Greetings)  

July 18, 2018
Good morning.  

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Commencement Address: “STUDENT LOREN” AND PAGLAYANG MINAMAHAL

“STUDENT LOREN” AND PAGLAYANG MINAMAHAL
Commencement Address
University of the Philippines, 24 June 2018  

June 24, 2018
President Danilo Concepcion, Chancellor Michael Tan, Dr. Prospero de Vera III, CHED OIC and Chairman of the UP Board of Regents, esteemed members of the Board of Regents, members of the faculty and university administration, our happy graduates and their proud parents, students, alumni, fellow workers in government, members of the diplomatic corps, honored guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen:  

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Welcome Remarks: Techtonic Summit 2018

Welcome Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda Techtonic Summit 2018 “Disrupting Southeast Asia” June 22, 2018 | SMX Convention Center   It is my distinct honor to welcome all of you here in Techtonic Summit 2018

June 22, 2018
and my sincerest congratulations to QBO Innovation Hub, its president, Butch Meily, for organizing such an important event. It gives me pleasure that we continue organizing events for our startup businesses and entrepreneurs, such as this one, as well as the National Arts and Crafts Fair held last week as a joint [...]

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Message: Department of Foreign Affairs Foundation Day

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
June 18, 2018
Department of Foreign Affairs Foundation Day  

June 18, 2018
Good afternoon and my warmest felicitations on your 120th anniversary. It is an honor and a privilege to be speaking before all of you. Foremost, I wish to commend each and everyone present today, for in one way or another, you have so faithfully adhered to implementing the four pillars of Philippine foreign policy, namely, the preservation and enhancement of national security, the promotion and attainment of economic [...]

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Speech: Sikat Pinoy National Arts and Crafts Fair 2018

June 14, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Sikat Pinoy National Arts and Crafts Fair 2018
June 14, 2018 | Mega Trade Halls, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
In 2008, I shepherded the enactment of Republic Act 9501 or the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Act as we recognized that MSMEs play a vital role in employment generation and economic growth.
As the principal sponsor and author of the MSME Law, I believe that our progress and development as a nation should be pursued with the end goal […]

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Mensahe: Kalayaan 2018: Pagbabagong Ipinaglaban, Alay sa Masaganang Kinabukasan

June 12, 2018

MENSAHE NI SENADOR LOREN LEGARDA
Ika-120 Anibersaryo ng Araw ng Kalayaan
Dambana ng Pinaglabanan, San Juan City
“Kalayaan 2018: Pagbabagong Ipinaglaban, Alay sa Masaganang Kinabukasan”
Isang siglo at dalawampu’t taon na ang nakakaraan mula ng una nating nakamit ang ating kalayaan mula sa mga dayuhang nanakop sa ating bayan. Noon, sa loob din ng mahigit na tatlong siglo, ipinaglaban natin ang kalayaan, upang magkaroon ng kasarinlan at ng sariling pamahalaan.
Naging matagumpay ang pakikipaglaban ng ating mga ninuno, kabilang man sa […]

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Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) 40th Commencement Exercises

June 8, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU)
40th Commencement Exercises
June 8, 2018 | Batac City, Ilocos Norte
 
 
My sincerest congratulations to this year’s graduates of Mariano Marcos State University!
You have all worked so hard to reach this level of academic excellence, and it is only fitting that we recognize and celebrate the passion and determination you have exhibited throughout the years.
As graduates from different programs and disciplines, the respective experiences you have had in college might have also been distinct from each […]

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Speech: Coral Reefs of the Asia-Pacific: Working Together Amidst Contemporary Challenges

June 4, 2018

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
4th Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium
Coral Reefs of the Asia-Pacific: Working Together Amidst Contemporary Challenges
June 04, 2018 | Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
There is no question that marine biological diversity is enormously important for the Philippines and the rest of the world. Our country, being an archipelago located within the coral triangle, is blessed with a very rich biodiversity. We have one of the world’s richest marine ecosystems, characterized by extensive […]

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