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Statement on the Fall of the Berlin Wall Anniversary

November 9, 2019

No Berlin wall. No divide. This is how it should be. Just like our very own 1986 EDSA Revolution, the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago had been an unexpected milestone. It has since allowed many people to enjoy the freedom of space and movement, and to learn from and appreciate other people’s ideology and beliefs. Now that its segments and pieces have been shared by the German government to other nations and institutions around the world, may […]

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Message: 2019 Division Brigada Eskwela Awarding Ceremony

September 20, 2019

Binabati ko ang mga school head, guro, PTA official, local government unit representative, at mga pribadong kumpanya, non-government organization, at iba pang katuwang ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon o DepEd.

 

Ipinagdiriwang natin ngayong araw ang tagumpay ng ating kolektibong pagkilos upang mapabuti ang lagay ng mga mag-aaral sa probinsya. Sa ating sama-samang paglilinis at pag-aayos ng mga silid-aralan, maginhawang sinalubong ng mga kabataang Antiqueño ang bagong pang-akademikong taon.

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Message: Student leaders’ Induction Program

September 11, 2019

Hindi malilimutan ng bawat lider sa lipunan ang kanyang Araw ng Panunumpa, dahil ito ay nagpapahiwatig ng isang simula: ang misyon na maglingkod sa kanyang kapwa at sa kanyang komunidad.

 

Isang malaking karangalan at responsibilidad ang mahalal sa katungkulan. Ibinibigay nito sa lider ang kapangyarihan na magdesisyon para sa ikakabuti ng kanyang kapwa at pamayanan.

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Opening Statement: 3rd Bicameral Committee Meeting on the 2019 Budget

January 30, 2019

Opening Statement of Sen. Loren Legarda
Chairperson, Senate Committee on Finance
3rd Bicameral Committee Meeting on the 2019 Budget
30 January 2019, Manila Polo Club
At the outset, I wish to thank the technical staff of both the House and of the Senate who went over the amendments of both Houses to identify which of these should be considered as institutional amendments and individual amendments. We were working until past midnight with the technical staff sent by Congressman Andaya to the […]

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Opening Statement: Roundtable Discussions Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society

April 20, 2018

LOREN LEGARDA: Roundtable Discussions Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society from Senator Loren Legarda
 
Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Roundtable Discussions
Center for Strategic and International
Studies (CSIS), co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society
20 April 2018
The Philippines and the United States have a long history of cooperation, one that has withstood the test of time. We can only see this further strengthening especially with […]

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Opening Statement: Committee on Foreign Relations

February 6, 2018

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Committee on Foreign Relations
06 February 2018 | Padilla Room | 9:00 am
Good morning. My sincere gratitude for your presence and participation in this hearing of the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Today, we will discuss the following Agreements, namely:
1)   Agreement Establishing ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO);
2)   Convention on Cybercrime;
3)   Conventions for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income between the Philippines and Thailand, Sri Lanka and Mexico.  These are three separate conventions.
Briefly, the […]

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Opening Statement: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

December 7, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
07 December 2017 | Recto Room, Senate of the Philippines
Good morning. My sincere gratitude for your presence and participation in this hearing of the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Today, we will discuss the following Agreements, namely, (1) the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between the Republic of the Philippines and the European Union and its Members States; (2) the Agreement between the Republic of the Philippines and […]

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Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda at the Joint Hearing of the Committees on Climate Change and Finance in Relation to Senate Resolution No. 449

August 30, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
at the Joint Hearing of the Committees on Climate Change and Finance in Relation to Senate Resolution No. 449
30 August 2017 | Senate Session Hall

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Opening Statement: Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance

August 16, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance
Briefing by the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) on the 2018 National Expenditure Program (NEP)
16 August 2017 | Recto and Laurel Rooms, Senate
 
Good morning.
 
The national budget is the financial blueprint of a nation’s course towards economic development and progress. A prudent and judicious national budget will steadily steer our path closer to our development goals in this millennial age. That is why one cannot overemphasize […]

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Opening Statement: Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance

August 7, 2017

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
Hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance
7 August 2017 | Recto Room, Senate of the Philippines
 
Good morning and welcome to the hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance. On the agenda in today’s hearing are Senate Bill No. 1450 or the Budget Reform Act, which aims to modernize the country’s public financial management system and strengthen the power of Congress over public funds, and the Proposed Senate Resolution No. 43 filed by Senator […]

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