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Sponsorship Speech: FY 2017 General Appropriations Act

SPONSORSHIP SPEECH
SEN. LOREN LEGARDA
FY 2017 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT
November 14, 2016  

November 14, 2016
Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues:  

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Opening Statement: Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Committee on Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on the Agreement of the
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
10 November 2016, Recto Room  

November 10, 2016
Good morning and welcome to today’s hearing of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).  

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Speech: 5th Top Leaders Forum

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda 5th Top Leaders Forum Science and Technology Towards Business Resilience 8 November 2016 | SMX Convention Center, Pasay City I congratulate the organizers of the 5th Top Leaders Forum for getting our stakeholders together to inform and stimulate public conversation on the theme, “Science and technology towards building resilience.” I have one message to everyone in this forum —

November 8, 2016
We should not assume that science, research, and the tools they offer will just automatically find their way into the drawing [...]

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Privilege Speech

Privilege Speech on the Paris Agreement

Senator Loren Legarda
Privilege Speech on the Paris Agreement
7 November 2016 | Senate Session Hall  

November 7, 2016
Mr. President,  

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Keynote Speech: 2016 Philippine Local Governance Congress

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech
2016 Philippine Local Governance Congress
27 October 2016 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza  

October 27, 2016
Allow me first to recognize the champions and advocates of local autonomy from the national and local governments, civil society, business, academe, media and international development partners, who are present to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Local Government Code (LGC).  

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Pambansang Summit sa Wika ng Kalikasan at Kaligtasan

October 27, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda
Susing Pananalita
Pambansang Summit sa Wika ng Kalikasan at Kaligtasan
27 Oktubre 2016 | Los Baños, Laguna

Una sa lahat, lubos kong pinasasalamatan ang mga nasa likod ng Pambansang Summit sa Wika ng Kalikasan at Kaligtasan sa pangunguna ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF).

Napakagandang lugar na pagdausan itong Bundok Makiling—hitik sa likas na yaman at mga alamat at kwentong bayan—akma sa tema ng komperensyang ito tungkol sa kalikasan at kultura.

Napakapalad natin na ang ating bansa ay sagana sa likas na yaman. […]

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Keynote Speech: Opening of the 2016 National Arts and Crafts Fair

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda Opening of the 2016 National Arts and Crafts Fair 26 October 2016 |Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall For many, heritage and development are two contrasting concepts because development is usually associated with what is new and that which would make life better and comfortable

October 26, 2016
while heritage is that which is old, less exciting and usually commemorated only during special occasions. Heritage and development is like soul versus stomach. Many would argue that heritage cannot feed us. But looking around [...]

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Welcome Remarks: Gross National Happiness: A Paradigm Shift in Measuring Human Development?

October 25, 2016

Welcome Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
Gross National Happiness: A Paradigm Shift in Measuring Human Development?
25 October 2016 | Manila Polo Club
The Philippines is a country blessed with so many scenic islands that captivate locals and foreigners alike. Even in the patches of green here in the city, one is compelled to literally stop and smell the roses.
But in the global race to become the biggest, the fastest, and the best, there is no room for leisurely […]

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Keynote Speech: Climate Change Educational Forum

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda Climate Change Educational Forum 25 October 2016 | Ateneo School of Law, Makati City What does the future hold for us—a nation greatly vulnerable to the ill effects of climate change? We are walking on thin ice. Our future is uncertain because we are facing a crisis that we cannot resolve on our own. Sea level rise threatens to submerge island nations and even our own coastal towns

October 25, 2016
ocean acidification is causing irreversible damage to our coral reefs, while [...]

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Message: Frankfurt Book Fair

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Frankfurt Book Fair
19 October 2016 *Read by National Book Development Board Chair Neni Sta. Romana Cruz  

October 19, 2016
I am deeply honored for having been chosen as the chief delegate of the Frankfurt Book Fair this year. It is, however, with deepest regret that I am not able to join you today and witness this remarkable participation of our country, as it coincides with the deliberations on the 2017 national budget. As chairperson of the Senate Committee on [...]

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