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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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Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of the Nomination of Judge Toribio E. Ilao Jr. as Member of the Judicial and Bar Council

October 19, 2016

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Confirmation of the Nomination of Judge Toribio E. Ilao Jr. as Member of the Judicial and Bar Council,
Representing the Private Sector
Mr. President,
Our nominee today, who was born in Mandaluyong City but raised by his parents—Toribio Ilao Sr. and Hospicia Elises—in Pandacan, Manila, has a reputation of being highly meticulous and detail-oriented, capable of making sound judgment after careful and thorough evaluation of the issues and situation at hand—qualities that are essential […]

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Privilege Speech

Privilege Speech on Indigenous Children

Senator Loren Legarda
Privilege Speech on Indigenous Children
18 October 2016 | Senate Session Hall  

October 18, 2016
Mr. President,  

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Message: Inter-Agency National Workshop On High Profile Environmental Crimes

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Inter-Agency National Workshop
On High Profile Environmental Crimes
17 October 2016 | EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City Foremost, allow me to thank and congratulate the Environmental Ombudsman Program and Project Management Bureau of the Office of the Ombudsman for convening this Inter-Agency National Workshop on High Profile Environmental Crimes.  

October 17, 2016
I am honored to be part of this highly significant event, which coincides with a very important occasion—the Senate’s Centennial Anniversary. It offers an opportune [...]

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Speech: Ensuring Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction as a Priority in Policy Making and Development Planning

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
“Ensuring Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction as a Priority in Policy Making and Development Planning” PH Haiyan Advocacy Cooperative: Regional Cooperative Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
14 October 2016 | Leyte Academic Center, Palo, Leyte  

October 14, 2016
Every year on October 13th we commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). This year’s celebration focused on reducing global disaster mortality, the first of the seven targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk [...]

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Privilege Speech

Privilege Speech: International Day for Disaster Reduction 2016

Privilege Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
International Day for Disaster Reduction 2016
12 October 2016 | Senate Session Hall  

October 12, 2016
Mr. President,  

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi  

October 12, 2016
Mr. President,  

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