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Legarda Supports PH Participation in 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair

October 18, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda strongly supports this year’s official participation of the Philippines in the world’s largest trade fair for books, the Frankfurt Book Fair, on October 19-23, 2016.

“I am glad that we are able to participate again in the Frankfurt Book Fair. This is a good opportunity for the Philippines not only to promote our publishing industry in the global arena but also to showcase the world-class talents of our Filipino writers and the gems of Filipino literature, espousing our rich culture and traditions,” said Legarda.

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

October 17, 2016

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.
 
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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Legarda Wants Eastern Visayas to be Model Region for Resilience

October 17, 2016

In commemoration of Supertyphoon Yolanda’s onslaught next month, Senator Loren Legarda has urged citizens of Eastern Visayas Region, which was greatly devastated by the storm, to work together in making the region a model for resilience.

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

October 14, 2016

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
 
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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Legarda Asks NEDA: Help Restore Ecological Integrity of Manila Bay

October 14, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has asked the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to take a proactive role in ensuring the sustainability of the Manila Bay through the restoration of the bay’s ecological integrity.

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Legarda on DRR Day: Manage Risks to Reduce Disaster Mortality

October 12, 2016

In celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on October 13, Senator Loren Legarda said that the country should strengthen disaster risk management plans and programs to effectively reduce disaster mortality and eradicate poverty.

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Privilege Speech: International Day for Disaster Reduction 2016

October 12, 2016

Privilege Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
International Day for Disaster Reduction 2016
12 October 2016 | Senate Session Hall
 
Mr. President,
 
Tomorrow, October 13, we will commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege to highlight once again the need to build our communities’ resilience to disaster and climate risks.
 
When Nenita Consolacion saw her two children in the rubble, they were lifeless, but what struck her most was the […]

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

October 12, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi
 
Mr. President,
 
Our source of light in our homes has gone through many evolutions from the centuries-old oil lamps to various electric lighting, such as incandescent, fluorescent, and now LED lamps. But there are communities in the country, especially in far-flung sitios that continue to live in the dark, getting light from a candle or the old-fashioned oil lamps once the sun goes down.
 
The electrification of the entire country […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Finance Secretary Carlos Garcia Dominguez III

October 12, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Finance Secretary Carlos Garcia Dominguez III
 
 
Mr. President,
 
As Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of appointment of Carlos Garcia Dominguez III as Secretary of the Department of Finance (DOF).
 
Secretary Carlos Dominguez III is chiefly responsible for the formulation of the government’s 10-point socio-economic agenda and is thus recognized as the head of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s economic management team.
 
Given his strong background in economics and in […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of Appointment of Labor Secretary Silvestre Hernando Bello III

October 12, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Co-Sponsorship Speech
Confirmation of Appointment of
Labor Secretary Silvestre Hernando Bello III
 
 
Mr. President,
 
I have the honor to co-sponsor the confirmation of the ad interim appointment of the Honorable Silvestre Hernando Bello III as Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
 
When President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office, he vowed to end illegal contractual employment and cut bureaucratic red tape, among others.
 
Secretary Bello immediately heeded the call and in his three months as Head of DOLE has already […]

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