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Senator Legarda Highlights PH Environment Protection Efforts in Meeting with German Green Party Member

June 21, 2019

21 June 2019, Berlin, Germany – Senator Loren Legarda, highlighted the Philippines’ environmental protection efforts in her meeting last June 20 with German parliamentarian Renate Künast, member of the Green Party and Chair of the Bundestag’s German-ASEAN Parliamentary Friendship Group.

The Senator informed Ms. Künast that the Philippines, a country extremely vulnerable to climate change, has made great strides in developing a comprehensive legislative framework to address the issue of environmental degradation.


Legarda Honors Rizal the OFW and Cultural Worker

June 20, 2019

On the commemoration of the 158th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal (June 19), Senator Loren Legarda honored the Philippine national hero, one of the first overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and a cultural advocate.


Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, together with Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Philippine Ambassador to Germany Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega, offered flowers in front of the marker at Rizal’s old apartment in Jaegerstrasse corner Glinkastrasse in Berlin, Germany.


Legarda Highlights Strengthened PHL-Germany Relations in Inauguration of Chancery in Frankfurt

June 18, 2019

Senator Loren Legarda sees the continued strengthening of the bilateral relations between the Philippines and Germany with the reopening of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Frankfurt.


On June 17, Legarda was the Guest of Honor at the inauguration of the reopened PCG in Frankfurt. The event coincided with the Consulate’s celebration of the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence and the 65thanniversary of PHL-Germany bilateral relations.



Legarda Binigyang-Diin at Itinampok ang Pinalakas na Ugnayan sa Pagitan ng Pilipinas at Alemanya sa Pagpa-Pasinaya ng Chancery sa Frankfurt

June 18, 2019

Nakikita ni Senadora Loren Legarda ang patuloy na paglakas ng magkatuwang na ugnayan sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at Alemanya sa muling pagbubukas ng Philippine Consulate General (PCG) sa Frankfurt.


Noong Ika-17 ng Hunyo naging Panauhing Pandangal si Senadora Loren Legarda sa pagpa-pasinaya ng muling pagbubukas ng PCG sa Frankfurt. Kung saan ang kaganapan ay kasabay ng pagdiriwang ng Konsulado ng ika-121st anibersaryo ng proklamasyon ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas at  ng ika-65thanibersaryo ng magkatuwang na ugnayan sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at Alemanya.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.