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Message: Inauguration of the New Chancery of the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt

June 17, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Inauguration of the New Chancery of the
Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany
17 June 2019
 
Foremost, I wish to greet all our kababayans a Happy Independence Day. It has been 121 years since the declaration of Philippine Independence and I hope all of us will continue to be inspired by the courage and love of country that our heroes and forefathers have demonstrated in order to claim our nation’s sovereignty.
 
I also wish to greet the […]

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Legarda on Independence Day: Let us Unite for Our Country’s Inclusive Growth

June 12, 2019

As the nation celebrates the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence, Senator Loren Legarda today urged Filipinos to unite in making sure that our country achieves inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth so that every citizen will be free from poverty.

“Freedom is not only the absence of an oppressor. We have won against the colonial shackles that have plagued our history, but we have more challenges to overcome, one of which is poverty,” Legarda said.

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Legarda on World Oceans Day and Coral Triangle Day: Promote Gender Equality in Sustainable Conservation of Marine Resources

June 8, 2019

In celebration of this year’s World Oceans Day (June 8) and Coral Triangle Day (‪June 9), Senator Loren Legarda pushed for the promotion of gender equality in the sustainable conservation of our oceans and marine resources by encouraging more women participation in marine research, policy and decision-making processes, advocacy communications, and project management.

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Acceptance Message: Award of Distinction by the European Union

June 7, 2019

Acceptance Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Award of Distinction by the European Union
7 June 2019 | Makati City
Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am deeply grateful and honored to be given the Award of Distinction by the European Union.
I share this recognition with my colleagues in the Senate of the 17th Congress who supported me as Chair of the Committee on Foreign Relations and unanimously voted for the ratification of the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation Between the Philippines and the […]

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Legarda Receives Award of Distinction from EU

June 7, 2019

The European Union (EU) Delegation in Manila, led by Ambassador Franz Jessen, has conferred on Senator Loren Legarda a special award for her contribution in strengthening Philippines-EU bilateral relations.

The Award of Distinction by the EU was given to Legarda to honor her work as Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and her role in the process of ratification of the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation Between the Philippines and the European Union (PH-EU PCA).

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Legarda on World Environment Day: Beat Air Pollution

June 5, 2019

In celebration of this year’s World Environment Day, Senator Loren Legarda today urged everyone to contribute in improving the quality of air we breathe by implementing our laws and avoiding the causes of air pollution within households, industries, and workspaces.   

The Senator said that every June 5 of the year is declared as World Environment Day to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment, with this year’s theme focusing on “air pollution” and a campaign to #BeatAirPollution.

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Message of Senator Loren Legarda on Eid’l Fitr

June 5, 2019

I wish to extend my warm greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters who have displayed deep faith and devotion, discipline and obedience in observing the holy month of Ramadan.

 

As a feast of great importance to Muslims, the Eid’l Fitr has become a familiar occasion even to our Catholic-dominated nation. We hope that beyond familiarity, the observance of this holiday would foster deeper understanding among Filipinos regardless of faith or religious belief.

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Valedictory Speech of Senator Loren Legarda

June 4, 2019

Valedictory Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
4 June 2019 | Senate of the Philippines
 
In 1998, I received my first mandate from the Filipino people as Senator of the Republic. By the end of this month, I will have completed my third term, for a total of 18 years in the Senate. It will be a coming-of-age.
 
My two decades of work as a journalist prepared me for the Senate, and my three terms in the Senate readied me for public service in […]

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Legarda: PH Competitiveness Ranking A Challenge to Continue Improving

May 31, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda today lauded the Philippines’ improved ranking in the 2019 global competitiveness study by Swiss business school IMD and said that it should serve as a challenge for government to continue improving.

The Philippines ranked 46th out of 63 countries in the 2019 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). Last year, it ranked 50th.

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Legarda Sponsors Senate Concurrence in PH-Indonesia Agreement on Maritime Boundaries; Senate Approves on 2nd Reading

May 29, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, sponsored on Tuesday the Senate Resolution concurring in the ratification of the “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary.”

 

The Senate has also approved the treaty on second reading.

 

Legarda said that both the Philippines and Indonesia are State Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which gave parties entitlements to a 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for utilization of living and non-living resources.

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