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Keynote Speech: 21st ASEAN Regional Forum Heads of Defense Universities/Colleges/Institutions Meeting

September 18, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda, MNSA
Opening Ceremony of the
21st ASEAN Regional Forum Heads of Defense Universities/Colleges/Institutions Meeting
“Defense Diplomacy Through Education and Research:
Building Confidence, Enhancing Engagement”
18 September 2017 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza
The Chair of the 21st ASEAN Regional Forum for Heads of Defense Universities/Colleges/Institutions Meeting (ARF-HDUCIM) and President of the National Defense College of the Philippines, Rear Admiral Roberto Q. Estioko,
The Co-Chair of the 21st ARF HDUCIM and the President […]

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Legarda: Weaving and Textiles Reveal Tales of Communities, Nations’ Identities

September 8, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today said that weaving culture and traditional textiles reveal a lot about a nation’s identity and narrate stories of origin communities, becoming essential to a people’s heritage.

Legarda made the statement during her talk for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Ministers’ Spouses Program at the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Mrs. Malou Lopez, wife of DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez.

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Speech of Senator Loren Legarda on Weaving Heritage of ASEAN at the 49th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Spouses Program

September 8, 2017

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.

Aside from its abundance of natural resources, the ASEAN region is also gifted with rich cultural heritage. Among the facets of heritage, I have developed a particular interest on textiles and weaving traditions—the ties that bind.

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Co-Sponsorship Speech: Confirmation of the ad interim Appointment of Gloria Jumamil-Mercado to the rank of Commodore

September 6, 2017

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Confirmation of the ad interim Appointment of
Gloria Jumamil-Mercado to the rank of Commodore, Armed Forces of the Philippines (reserve)
Mr. President, fellow members of the Commission on Appointments,
Last August 17, 2017, we celebrated the 54th Foundation and Alumni Homecoming of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP). It is an annual tradition wherein graduates get together. It is also a time when our Alma Mater honors its alumni who were promoted, […]

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Legarda Renews Support for Peace Talks on 25th Anniversary of The Hague Joint Declaration

September 2, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today expressed anew her support for the peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

Legarda made the statement in line with the 25th Anniversary of The Hague Joint Declaration, which has been the guiding framework for the peace talks between the GRP and the NDFP since the administration of President Fidel V. Ramos.

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Message: 25th Anniversary of The Hague Joint Declaration

September 2, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
25th Anniversary of The Hague Joint Declaration
2 September 2017 | University of the Philippines Diliman
 
Ako po ngayon ay nakikiisa sa pagdiriwag ng ika-dalawampu’t limang (25th) anibersaryo ng The Hague Joint Declaration at nais ko pong ipahayag ang aking pagsuporta sa pagpapatuloy ng usaping pangkapayapaan.
 
Batid naman po ninyong lahat na minsan na akong naging bahagi ng misyon upang tulungan na masiguro ang mapayapa at walang kondisyong pagpapalaya ng mga opisyal ng militar at […]

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Message of Senator Loren Legarda, author of RA 9849, Declaring Eid’l Adha a National Holiday

September 1, 2017

I join the Muslim community in the celebration of Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice. I pray for a solemn commemoration of this important Islamic celebration amid the ongoing conflict in Marawi, which we hope would come to an end soon so we can start healing the wounds and rebuilding lives and peaceful communities.”

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