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Opening Statement: Hearing on the Proposed Batanes Responsible Tourism Act (H.B. No. 6152)

January 25, 2016

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Opening Statement
Committee on Environment & Natural Resources
Hearing on the Proposed Batanes Responsible Tourism Act (H.B. No. 6152)
25 January 2016
Good morning and welcome to today’s public hearing of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources on House Bill No. 6152 concerning the declaration of the Province of Batanes as a responsible, community-based, cultural heritage and ecotourism zone.
The Province of Batanes is teeming with natural resources and boasts of unique flora and […]

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Opening Message: Summit of Conscience for the Climate

October 9, 2015

Opening Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Summit of Conscience for the Climate
9 October 2015 | Senate of the Philippines
I welcome all our guests today in this Summit of Conscience for the Climate. I am very thankful for your presence, which is already a manifestation that you care.
“Why do I care?” This was the question asked of me and my fellow delegates and speakers at the first Summit of Consciences for the Climate in Paris, France in July […]

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Opening Statement: Briefing by the Development Budget Coordinating Committee (DBCC) on the 2016 National Expenditure Program (NEP)

August 12, 2015

Opening Statement
Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
Briefing by the Development Budget Coordinating Committee (DBCC)
on the 2016 National Expenditure Program (NEP)
August 12, 2015 | Recto and Laurel Rooms, Senate
Good morning and welcome to the hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance.
As we open discussions on the 2016 national budget in the Senate today, I would like to stress on the importance of the task laid before us.
Your Committee on Finance […]

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Opening Statement: Inspiring the World to Care – Igniting the Will to Act for the Climate

July 21, 2015

Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
“Inspiring the World to Care – Igniting the Will to Act for the Climate”
Summit of the Consciences for the Climate
21 July 2015 | Paris, France
Climate change is undeniably in our midst, increasing the risks of disaster in vulnerable cities and communities.
Each year, five million lives are lost due to climate change and the health impacts of its chief driver — fossil fuels. The World Health Organization estimates direct damage […]

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Opening Statement on the Joint Hearing of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and Environment and Natural Resources

July 8, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda’s Opening Statement
Joint Hearing of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and Environment and Natural Resources
8 July 2015
 
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to this joint hearing of the Senate Committees on Climate Change and Environment and Natural Resources.
 
I would like to thank all our resource persons as your insights will be very valuable as we seek to ways to improve the resilience of our ecosystems amidst the impacts of climate […]

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Message of Ambassador Massimo Roscigno at the Press Conference on the Philippine Participation in the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale

April 17, 2015

MESSAGE OF AMBASSADOR MASSIMO ROSCIGNO
Press Conference on the Philippine Participation in the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale
15 April 2015 | DFA Building, Pasay City
Hon. Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario,
Hon Senator Loren Legarda
Hon. Chairman of the NCCA Felipe M. De Leon
Mr Curator of the Philippine Pavillon  Patrick  D. Flores
Distinguished guests, ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a great pleasure for me to attend this Press Conference for the participation of the Philippines to the 56th […]

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TV Panel Debate: Can We Expect The Private Sector To Protect Our Communities From The Impacts Of Disasters?

March 15, 2015

Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Opening Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
TV Panel Debate: Can We Expect The Private Sector To Protect Our Communities From The Impacts Of Disasters?
15 March 2015 | Sendai, Japan
 
 
Globally, economic losses due to disasters are taking a toll on development. These losses will continue to escalate unless disaster risk reduction and management becomes integral to national development plans and business investment strategies.
 
In its Global Assessment Report (GAR) on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015, the United […]

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Philippine Statement on the Opening Plenary of the 3rd World Conference on DRR

March 15, 2015

3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Sendai, Japan, March 15, 2015
 PHILIPPINE STATEMENT
(Delivered by Senator Loren Legarda on behalf of President Benigno Aquino III)

Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good afternoon.
 
We, the Philippine delegation, would like to extend our gratitude to the people and Government of Japan and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and its partners for organizing this Conference. We also come to express our solidarity with the nation of Japan, as we honor the memory […]

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IPU Parliamentary Meeting: Improving Legislation for Disaster Risk Reduction

March 13, 2015

Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Statement of Senator Loren Legarda
IPU Parliamentary Meeting:
Improving Legislation for Disaster Risk Reduction
13 March 2015 | Sendai, Japan
 
 
My fellow parliamentarians,
 
It is my distinct honor and pleasure to speak before you today.
 
Through many decades, the complexity of the development problems in our world has been widely examined for insights into better approaches and solutions. Yet, the problems have persisted and the tasks for well-intentioned development leaders have become even more daunting as ever.
 
Our world is […]

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Is Low Carbon Economy Our Future?

February 18, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda’s Opening Message
“Is Low Carbon Economy Our Future?”
A Round Table Discussion
18 February 2015 – Philippine Senate
The Philippine Senate is honored to partner today with the British Embassy and the Chevening Alumni Foundation for another opportunity to discuss a policy matter that recognizes the urgency of addressing the climate crisis: the transition to a low-carbon economy.
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Matt Nottingham of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office who has flown in from London to present […]

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