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Keynote Speech: Media Forum on Water Security and Climate Change

February 8, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Media Forum on Water Security and Climate Change
8 February 2017 | Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City
 
Water is a basic need yet it is a resource that we have taken for granted. Perhaps the seeming abundance of it—as the Earth is composed of two-thirds water—creates a sense of complacency without realizing that of all the world’s water, only 0.5% is suitable for human consumption.
 
This forum is very timely. Two days ago, I […]

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Keynote Speech: Summit on Green and Safe Healthcare Facilities

January 26, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Summit on Green and Safe Healthcare Facilities
Theme: “Take Charge: Linkages towards Green and Safe Healthcare Facilities”
26 January 2017 | Antipolo, Rizal
 
It is with great pleasure that I take part in this gathering of delegates from the health care sector. I see this as an opportunity to build stronger partnerships with you as we seek to create solutions for the growing social, economic and development challenges caused by environmental degradation and disasters arising from natural hazards […]

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Keynote Speech: Climate-Adaptive and Disaster-Resilient (CLAD) Awards for Cities and Municipalities

November 25, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech
Climate-Adaptive and Disaster-Resilient (CLAD) Awards for Cities and Municipalities
25 November 2016 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza
The future communities in the Philippines will vastly differ from the ones we live in today. As we witness the 21st century unfold, our nation faces a new set of technological, socioeconomic and global challenges that are more complex than any of us have ever experienced in our shared history. They dramatically alter the way we live in […]

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Keynote Speech: 2016 Philippine Local Governance Congress

October 27, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech
2016 Philippine Local Governance Congress
27 October 2016 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza
 
Allow me first to recognize the champions and advocates of local autonomy from the national and local governments, civil society, business, academe, media and international development partners, who are present to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Local Government Code (LGC).
 
Congratulations to the Department of Interior and Local Government, under the leadership of Secretary Ismael “Mike” Sueno, for convening the 2016 Local […]

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Pambansang Summit sa Wika ng Kalikasan at Kaligtasan

October 27, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda
Susing Pananalita
Pambansang Summit sa Wika ng Kalikasan at Kaligtasan
27 Oktubre 2016 | Los Baños, Laguna

Una sa lahat, lubos kong pinasasalamatan ang mga nasa likod ng Pambansang Summit sa Wika ng Kalikasan at Kaligtasan sa pangunguna ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF).

Napakagandang lugar na pagdausan itong Bundok Makiling—hitik sa likas na yaman at mga alamat at kwentong bayan—akma sa tema ng komperensyang ito tungkol sa kalikasan at kultura.

Napakapalad natin na ang ating bansa ay sagana sa likas na yaman. […]

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Keynote Speech: Opening of the 2016 National Arts and Crafts Fair

October 26, 2016

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; 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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Keynote Speech: Climate Change Educational Forum

October 25, 2016

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; ocean acidification is causing irreversible damage to our coral reefs, while […]

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Keynote Address: 4th EU-Philippines Meeting on Energy

October 7, 2016

Keynote Address of Senator Loren Legarda
4th EU-Philippines Meeting on Energy
7 October 2016 | Makati Shangri-La Hotel
 
Allow me first to congratulate the organizers of the 4th EU-Philippine Meeting on Energy. This meeting could not have come at a better time as our government is currently undertaking a review of the Philippine energy policy.
 
I also welcome the launching of the “Access to Sustainable Energy Programme (ASEP)” which seeks to assist the Philippine Government towards meeting its rural electrification […]

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Keynote Speech: Third Asian Judges Symposium on Law, Policy and Climate Change

September 26, 2016

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Third Asian Judges Symposium on Law, Policy and Climate Change
26 September 2016|ADB Headquarters, Mandaluyong City
 
At the outset, allow me to thank and congratulate the Asian Development Bank and its partners, the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the United Nations Environment Programme, for making climate change the central theme of this symposium.
 
Let me begin my presentation with a basic question: What is justice?
 
The answer is simple. Justice is giving everyone their […]

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Keynote Speech: The Green Scene: An Environment Action Forum

August 5, 2016

Keynote Speech
Senator Loren Legarda
The Green Scene: An Environment Action Forum
San Beda College Mendiola | 5 August 2016
(Standard Greetings)
“The day would not be too far when all else would be lost not only for the present generation, but also for those to come—generations which stand to inherit nothing but parched earth incapable of sustaining life.”
I have just quoted the Philippine Supreme Court in its landmark decision 23 years ago that upheld the concept of […]

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