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Keynote Speech: Water Environment Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WEAP) 12th National Annual Convention

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Water Environment Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WEAP) 12th National Annual Convention
20 July 2017 | Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City  

July 20, 2017
Climate change is undeniably in our midst, increasing the risks of disaster in vulnerable cities and communities—and the Philippines is one of the countries that greatly bear the brunt of the climate crisis. In fact, aside from terrorism, climate change is one of the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time.  

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Keynote Speech: Multi-Stakeholder Consultation for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Sectoral Targets

July 18, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Multi-Stakeholder Consultation for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Sectoral Targets
18 July 2017 | Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City
Let me begin my speech with this question: Do our children and grandchildren deserve the Earth we are leaving behind for them?
I have asked this several times in the past, but I ask it again today because all our efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C would ultimately affect our children and our children’s children.
The 2015 Paris […]

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Acceptance Message: Conferment of “Cavaliere” in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic

July 14, 2017

Acceptance Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Conferment of “Cavaliere” in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
13 July 2017 | Residence of the Italian Ambassador to the PHL
Your Excellency, Massimo Roscigno,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is with much gratitude and great honor that I accept the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
A few years ago, I only dreamt of bringing the Philippines back to the oldest and most prestigious global art platform, the Venice Biennale.
I believe that art is an […]

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Keynote Speech: Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness: Preparing Vulnerable Communities for Climate Change and Disaster Resiliency

July 8, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness:
Preparing Vulnerable Communities for Climate Change and Disaster Resiliency
8 July 2017 | SM Aura, Taguig City
(Standard Greetings)
Future communities in the Philippines will vastly differ from the ones we live in today. As we witness the 21st century unfold, our nation faces a new set of technological, socioeconomic and global challenges that are more complex than any of us have ever experienced in our shared history. […]

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Speech: 50th PASUC General Assembly

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
50th PASUC General Assembly
“Financing Public Higher Education Institutions”
6 July 2017 | Century Park Hotel, Manila  

July 6, 2017
It is the vision of every nation to provide universal access to education for its people. The global Sustainable Development Goal number 4 seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by the year 2030.  

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Keynote Speech: Launching of the UP Resilience Institute

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Launching of the UP Resilience Institute
20 June 2017 | Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City  

June 21, 2017
Throughout history, the complexity of development problems has been widely examined for insights into better approaches and solutions. Yet, the problems have persisted and the tasks for well-intentioned development leaders have become even more daunting.  

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Speech: Water Challenge Forum

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Water Challenge Forum
“Promoting Innovative Solutions to Address the Water Challenges in the Philippines”
14 June 2017 | Marriott Hotel, Pasay City  

June 14, 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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Keynote Speech: UNFCCC Regional Training Workshop on National Action Plans for Asia

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
UNFCCC Regional Training Workshop on National Action Plans for Asia
13 June 2017 | Mercure Hotel, Ortigas, Pasig City  

June 13, 2017
I believe all of us here today know and agree that we are at risk

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Mensahe: Kalayaan 2017: Pagbabagong Sama-Samang Balikatin

Mensahe ni Senador Loren Legarda
Ika-119 na Anibersaryo ng Proklamasyon ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas
“Kalayaan 2017: Pagbabagong Sama-Samang Balikatin”
ika-12 ng Hunyo 2017 | Simbahan ng Barasoain, Malolos, Bulacan Isang maganda at mapagpalang umaga po sa inyong lahat. Isang karangalan sa akin na maimbitahan at pangunahan ang pagdiriwang ng ika-isangdaan at labing siyam na taong anibersaryo ng proklamasyon ng ating kalayaan dito sa makasaysayang bayan ng Malolos sa lalawigan ng Bulacan.  

June 12, 2017
Simula ng ating makamtan ang ating kasarinlan ay [...]

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Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) on Good and Decent Jobs, Skills, and Entrepreneurship for a Just Energy Transition

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) on Good and Decent Jobs, Skills, and Entrepreneurship for a Just Energy Transition 6 June 2017 | Asian Development Bank, Mandaluyong City Growth is difficult to imagine without energy

June 6, 2017
and energy that does not take into consideration the needs of future generations can only destroy and not build. Development, progress, and quality of life cannot be the exclusive domain of a few. In November last year, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change entered into force [...]

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