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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Virtual Launch Manlilikha ng Bayan Gallery/ National Museum of the Philippines 28 May 2021/ 2:00 p.m.

May 31, 2021

To our Manlilikha ng Bayan, partners, cultural communities, and indigenous groups, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon!
As we conclude the celebration of the National Heritage Month, the National Museum of the Philippines, together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and my Office, continues to honor the sixteen recipients of Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan from 1993 to 2016, through the upgraded Manlilikha ng Bayan or National Living Treasure Hall at the National Museum of Anthropology.
A Manlilikha […]


Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda at the Closing Ceremony of the Global Resolve against Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC) November 20, 2020

May 19, 2021

Good afternoon.
All of us here share the same commitment towards protecting our children, even as each of us took different paths getting here. Mine began even before I became a legislator but what I consider to be the most important milestone was during my first term as Senator when I was privileged to sponsor Senate Bill 2444, which later on became Republic Act 9208 or the Anti Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 — the first anti-trafficking law in South […]


A Rational and Just Approach to Restoration and Management April 28, 2021

April 28, 2021

My warmest greetings to my fellow panelists and everyone at their workstations participating in this Webinar series on Forest and Landscape Restoration in the Philippines.
I think we are off to a great start, and I am very excited about how we can support the initiatives on forest and landscape restoration with legislation. Legislators play an important role in setting the pace and in advancing the rational use of the national patrimony.
      In my three terms in the Senate, we […]


Speech on Parliamentary Webinar on Tackling the Climate Crisis: Transitioning to a Global Green Economy

April 22, 2021

My warmest greetings to my fellow legislators and parliamentarians from all over the world, to everyone from US-Asia Institute and Air Quality Asia, and everyone else joining this webinar on how legislators can lead the way in tackling the climate crisis and pushing for the transition to a global green economy.


I am looking forward particularly to the panel discussion later, and I am honored and happy to share insights and lessons from my own experience in the Philippines, where I have been working on these very issues in Congress since my first term as Senator in 1998.


Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda: Earth Day 2021 Celebration

April 22, 2021

Today is Earth Day, and we are celebrating it at a precarious time when we are witnessing a massive decline in the health of our ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources.

The climate crisis, the state of our plastic pollution, the magnitude of environmental degradation, the crippling pandemic—we need to acknowledge this hard truth: we humans are causing all of this.


Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on Wavemakers Wednesday

April 21, 2021

Message of House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda
Wavemakers Wednesday:
Plastic and its Climate Impact
April 21, 2021
Magandang umaga, at isang luntiang Pilipinas sa inyong lahat!
First of all, let me thank Oceana and your partners for hosting this discussion. Thank you as well to all our speakers for sharing your thoughts and expertise on this very crucial issue faced by our country and our planet today.
Your discussion on the costs of a plastic planet is a timely reminder for us to stay […]


Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Q&A on Covid-19 vs the Workforce: Navigating through Labor Issues in Health Crisis

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Covid-19 vs the Workforce: Navigating through Labor Issues in Health Crisis Ateneo Lex: Bona Fide April 15, 2021     What made you become a public servant?  

April 15, 2021
The ills of society, whether it is the trafficking of women or children, or exploitation of our ecological environment, or domestic violence, or the pollution of the metropolis, or corruption in government, or seeming gaps in the bureaucracy, or the inefficiency of health services, all those and many more moved me to run for public [...]


DEPUTY SPEAKER LOREN LEGARDA Representative, Lone District of Antique House of Representatives Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Council (PBIDC) NCR-South Luzon Virtual Bamboo Summit 12 April 2021

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April 12, 2021
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Privilege Speech

Privilege Speech of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda on Women’s Month

March 25, 2021

Privilege Speech of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda
Women’s Month
25 March 2021
Mr. Speaker, distinguished colleagues,
As the observance of this year’s National Women’s Month draws to a close, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege to draw special attention to the country’s potential in leading the global effort to achieve gender equality and women economic empowerment.
The Philippines has been consistently in the top 10 out of 153 countries in the gender equality rankings since the World Economic Forum launched its […]


Keynote Speech of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda for the 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum

Plenary Session on Policy and Climate Governance 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum “Enabling Resilience for All: The Critical Decade to Scale-up Action” 08 March 2021   Good day to all our colleagues in this plenary session on policy and climate governance for the 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum.  

March 8, 2021
The massive scale of the climate crisis has never been more evident than today. We meet today in recognition of a planet that is fast declining, as record highs of 2020 as the warmest year and [...]