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1st Ceremony for the Commemoration of the Asian Living Human Treasures

May 20, 2014

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
1st Ceremony for the Commemoration of the Asian Living Human Treasures
May 20, 2014 – Manila Hotel
It is often said that historical and cultural sites, stories and traditions convey our values, beliefs and aspirations that lay the foundation of a nation’s identity. Here in the Philippines, the Historic Town of Vigan in Ilocos Sur brings Filipinos back in time and gives a bittersweet feeling as it reminds us of the challenges our […]

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Privilege Speech

National Heritage Month 2014

Privilege Speech for National Heritage Month 2014 06 May 2014 –

May 6, 2014
Senate Session Hall In November last year, we warmly received the news that the Philippines has won a seat in the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. It was certainly great news especially after the unfortunate earthquake that damaged several of our heritage churches in Bohol.  

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Google Crisis Response Summit

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech Google Crisis Response Summit 30 April 2014 –SMX Convention Center   It is with great pleasure that I take part in this event, the Google Crisis Response Summit, where we see convergence among various sectors of society to use technology and innovation in finding solutions to the growing social, economic and development challenges caused by disasters arising from natural hazards made stronger by climate change.  

April 30, 2014
Here in our country, disaster risks abound. The Philippines, being an archipelagic state located in the [...]

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“Building Green: An LGU Imperative”

April 23, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda’s Speech
Forum on Green Building Initiative
“Building Green: An LGU Imperative”
23 April 2014 – Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati
 
The 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. They dramatically alter the way we live in our communities, and at stake […]

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Opening Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda Launch of Philippine Marine Biodiversity Video Documentary

April 22, 2014

Opening Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
Launch of Philippine Marine Biodiversity
Video Documentary
22  April 2014 – Museum of the Filipino People, Manila
Today we launch a video documentary on Philippine marine biodiversity as we celebrate Earth Day—a most opportune time to highlight the need to protect our natural resources including those within our seas.
Our country is blessed with rich biodiversity. But the way we have lived in the past decades and our failure to protect our natural resources have caused more stress […]

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Privilege Speech

Cyber Pornography

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Privilege Speech on Cyber Pornography 10 March 2014 – Senate Session Hall    

March 10, 2014
On March 8, women took the global centerstage once again with the celebration of International Women’s Day.  

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Abel Ilokana: Celebrating Women Weavers from Ilocos Sur, La Union, Ilocos Norte and Abra

MESSAGE OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Abel Ilokana: Celebrating Women Weavers from Ilocos Sur, La Union, Ilocos Norte and Abra Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Gallery 07 March 2014  

March 7, 2014
Allow me first to congratulate the National Museum. They have aptly placed the spotlight on our women weavers from the North in time for the National Women’s Month.  

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Leadership Panel on Climate Change and Rural Livelihoods

March 2, 2014

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Keynote Speech for the East Asia Summit
Leadership Panel on Climate Change and Rural Livelihoods
28 February 2014 – Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
Allow me first to thank the Australian Government and its partners for organizing this Climate Change Adaptation
Workshop. It is certainly an honor to be part of this important initiative.
In a survey conducted by the Nielsen Company and the Oxford University Institute of Climate Change in late 2009, the
Philippines registered the highest level […]

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The Politics of Climate Change and its 21st Century Challenges

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Opening Address “The Politics of Climate Change and its 21st Century Challenges” Museum of the Filipino People, Manila 19 February 2014  

February 19, 2014
(Standard Greetings) In 2013, a total of 25 typhoons visited the Philippines, way above the usual average of 20 typhoons a year.  

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Privilege Speech

Bridging the Indigenous and the International in Philippine Art and Culture

February 11, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda’s Privilege Speech
Bridging the Indigenous and the International
in Philippine Art and Culture
11 February 2014 – Senate Session Hall
History chronicles the attempts of individuals and institutions in recognizing the significance of art and culture from antiquity to contemporary times. Through private and public patronage, they signaled their unwavering commitment to honor their rich traditions and, simultaneously, understand their critical roles in society. As a result, massive temples and soaring cathedrals were built, palaces were turned into cabinets of curiosities and […]

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