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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of the ad interim Appointment of Gloria Jumamil-Mercado to the rank of Commodore

September 6, 2017

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Confirmation of the ad interim Appointment of
Gloria Jumamil-Mercado to the rank of Commodore, Armed Forces of the Philippines (reserve)
Mr. President, fellow members of the Commission on Appointments,
Last August 17, 2017, we celebrated the 54th Foundation and Alumni Homecoming of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP). It is an annual tradition wherein graduates get together. It is also a time when our Alma Mater honors its alumni who were promoted, […]

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Message: 25th Anniversary of The Hague Joint Declaration

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
25th Anniversary of The Hague Joint Declaration
2 September 2017 | University of the Philippines Diliman  

September 2, 2017
Ako po ngayon ay nakikiisa sa pagdiriwag ng ika-dalawampu’t limang (25th) anibersaryo ng The Hague Joint Declaration at nais ko pong ipahayag ang aking pagsuporta sa pagpapatuloy ng usaping pangkapayapaan.  

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Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda at the Joint Hearing of the Committees on Climate Change and Finance in Relation to Senate Resolution No. 449

August 30, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
at the Joint Hearing of the Committees on Climate Change and Finance in Relation to Senate Resolution No. 449
30 August 2017 | Senate Session Hall

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Speech: The Philippine Red Carpet Premiere and Post Documentary Film Discussion of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

August 28, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
The Philippine Red Carpet Premiere and Post Documentary Film Discussion of
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
28 August 2017 | Trinoma Mall, EDSA, Quezon City
Today, we remember courageous Filipinos who fought hard and well for our sovereignty. It is a very auspicious day for the Philippine premiere of the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth because it makes one think: “How do we pay tribute to our national heroes and use their struggles and successes to help us […]

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Sponsorship Speech: Senate Bill No. 1529, Committee Report No. 140

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda Senate Bill No. 1529, Committee Report No. 140 An Act Strengthening the National Museum of the Philippines, Repealing for the Purpose Republic Act No. 8492, Otherwise Known as the National Museum Act of 1998, and Appropriating Funds Therefor  

August 16, 2017
Mr. President,  

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Sponsorship Speech: Senate Bill No. 1528, Committee Report No. 137

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda Senate Bill No. 1528, Committee Report No. 137 An Act Establishing the Department of Culture, Appropriating Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes  

August 16, 2017
In 2011, National Artist for Literature and current chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Music Ramon Santos, and Dr. Jose Dalisay Jr. prepared a study titled, Culture for National Unity: A Proposal for the Establishment of a Department of Culture.  

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Opening Statement: Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance
Briefing by the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) on the 2018 National Expenditure Program (NEP)
16 August 2017 | Recto and Laurel Rooms, Senate  

August 16, 2017
Good morning.  

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Keynote Speech: 3rd Integrated Ecological Waste Management Expo and Environment Summit

August 10, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
3rd Integrated Ecological Waste Management Expo and Environment Summit
10 August 2017 | SM Aura Premier

Environmental issues have been a long-standing concern not only in the Philippines, but all over the world. Here in our country, we have numerous laws that deal with the environment, with some dating back to the 1970s. But 40 years hence, our environment seems to be in no better state.

Humans live like there is no tomorrow, like all resources are infinite, like […]

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Opening Statement: Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance
7 August 2017 | Recto Room, Senate of the Philippines  

August 7, 2017
Good morning and welcome to the hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance. On the agenda in today’s hearing are Senate Bill No. 1450 or the Budget Reform Act, which aims to modernize the country’s public financial management system and strengthen the power of Congress over public funds, and the Proposed Senate Resolution No. 43 filed by Senator [...]

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Sponsorship Speech: Senate Concurrence to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the Right to Organise and Procedures for Determining Conditions of Employment in the Public Service (ILO Convention 151)

August 2, 2017

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Senate Concurrence to the
Convention Concerning the Protection of the Right to Organise and Procedures for Determining Conditions of Employment in the Public Service (ILO Convention 151)
2 August 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues:
For a well-functioning and stable government, attainment of our desired sustainable development goals, and a just, peaceful, prosperous and thriving society, it is indispensable for our country to have a public service with strong and […]

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