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Keynote Speech: First Women’s Economic Empowerment and Social Enterprise Regional Visioning and Engagement Conference in Asia

April 20, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
First Women’s Economic Empowerment and Social Enterprise Regional Visioning and Engagement Conference in Asia
“Promoting Transformational Partnerships and Women’s Empowerment in Agricultural Value Chains in ASEAN“
20 April 2017 | AIM Conference Center, Makati City
ASEAN is one of the most diverse regions in the world.  It is a region of 32,000 islands spanning over 4 million square kilometers and hosting more than 600 million people who speak more than 900 different languages and dialects.
The establishment of the […]

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Opening Statement at the BMUB High-level Round Table Discussion with Key Philippine Government Partners

April 6, 2017

On March 14 this year, the Philippine Senate voted unanimously to concur in the ratification of the Paris Agreement, making the Philippines the 138th[1] country, out of 197 parties, to ratify the deal.

The Paris Agreement is said to be a “testament of solidarity” and an instrument for global climate action. It provides a platform by which developing and developed countries shall pursue climate action and uphold climate justice together.

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Eulogy for Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani

Senator Loren Legarda
Eulogy for Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani
March 23, 2017 | Senate Session Hall  

March 23, 2017
Perhaps it was not coincidence that former Senate President Pro-Tempore Leticia Ramos-Shahani passed away on women’s month. Perhaps, even until her death, she wanted to make a statement on women empowerment. Manang Letty was, after all, a true embodiment of the empowered Filipina.  

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Message: Be Secure Project’s Finale & World Water Day

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Be Secure Project’s Finale &

March 22, 2017
World Water Day
22 March 2017 | The Peninsula Hotel, Makati City  

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Opening Remarks: Orientation Meeting with State Universities and Colleges on Local Climate Change Action Plans

Opening Remarks of Senator Loren Legarda
Orientation Meeting with State Universities and Colleges on Local Climate Change Action Plans
16 March 2017 | Senate of the Philippines  

March 16, 2017
I wish to greet all of you a triumphant and hopeful morning!  

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Co-Sponsorship Speech Confirmation of the Ad Interim Appointment of

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of the Ad Interim Appointment of
General Noel Samson Buan  

March 15, 2017
Mr. President,  

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Sponsorship Speech on the Proposed Rightsizing the National Government Act

Senator Loren Legarda
Sponsorship Speech on the Proposed Rightsizing the National Government Act
Senate Bill No. 1395 under Committee Report No. 56
15 March 2017 | Senate Session Hall  

March 15, 2017
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, good afternoon.  

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Speech: Senate Concurrence in the Accession to the Paris Agreement

March 14, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Senate Concurrence in the Accession to the Paris Agreement
14 March 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, fellow members of the Senate, ladies and gentlemen:
I stand before you today as your Chair for the Committees on Climate Change and Finance, and apart from this duty, in my many years as public servant, I have learned to fight for what I believe is best for the environment and our people.
Since the Philippines’ signing of […]

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Keynote Speech: Charting Our Resilient Future: The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Approaches A Multi-stakeholder Forum

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Charting Our Resilient Future:
The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Approaches
A Multi-stakeholder Forum
13 March 2017 | EDSA Shangri-La, Mandaluyong City  

March 13, 2017
Our biodiversity and the ecosystems that it helps function are essential to all forms of life on Earth.  

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Sponsorship Speech: Paris Agreement on Climate Change

March 9, 2017

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Paris Agreement on Climate Change
8 March 2017 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, distinguished colleagues:
I have the honor to seek approval of proposed Senate Resolution No. 320, titled “Resolution Concurring In The Accession To The Paris Agreement” prepared and submitted by the Committee on Foreign Relations per its Committee Report No. 51.
We may be vulnerable, but we are not incapable of action.
We have proven this many times—when we enacted the Climate Change […]

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