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Acceptance Message: Award of Distinction by the European Union

June 7, 2019

Acceptance Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Award of Distinction by the European Union
7 June 2019 | Makati City
Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am deeply grateful and honored to be given the Award of Distinction by the European Union.
I share this recognition with my colleagues in the Senate of the 17th Congress who supported me as Chair of the Committee on Foreign Relations and unanimously voted for the ratification of the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation Between the Philippines and the […]

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Privilege Speech

Valedictory Speech of Senator Loren Legarda

Valedictory Speech of Senator Loren Legarda 4 June 2019 | Senate of the Philippines  

June 4, 2019
In 1998, I received my first mandate from the Filipino people as Senator of the Republic. By the end of this month, I will have completed my third term, for a total of 18 years in the Senate. It will be a coming-of-age.  

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Sponsorship Speech: Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary

Sponsorship Speech on the “Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary”   SEN. LOREN LEGARDA Chair, Committee on Foreign Relations Senate of the Philippines   Mr. President, distinguished colleagues:  

May 28, 2019
I have the honor to sponsor the concurrence by this august body to the “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Philippines and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone [...]

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Message: Opening of the Homecoming of “The Spectre of Comparison”

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Opening of the Homecoming of
“The Spectre of Comparison”
23 May 2019 | Museum of Contemporary Art and Design  

May 23, 2019
Who is the Filipino?  

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Message: Visionary and Lead Advocate of the Philippines’ Participation in the Venice Biennale

May 8, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Visionary and Lead Advocate of the Philippines’ Participation in the Venice Biennale
Vernissage of “Island Weather”
Philippine Pavilion at the 58th Biennale Arte
8 May 2019 | Venice, Italy
*(Delivered by Ambassador Domingo Nolasco, Philippine Ambassador to Italy)
Good afternoon and welcome to the Philippine Pavilion!
I would have wanted to personally welcome you all but we are in the midst of an election campaign in the Philippines.
It seems like just yesterday when we were trying to fill the […]

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Message: Tiringbanay Festival 2019

April 22, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Tiringbanay Festival 2019
22 April 2019 |San Jose, Antique
Mayad nga aga ka ninyo nga tanan!
Binabati ko ang mga opisyal ng bayan ng San Jose de Buenavista at ang mga punong-abala sa pagdaraos ng Tiringbanay Festival 2019, sa pangunguna ni Municipal Mayor Elmer Untaran, at ang ating mga kasimanwa na nandito upang makiisa sa selebrasyon ng mayamang tradisyon at kultura ng San Jose de Buenavista.
Ako ay nagagalak na masaksihan at maging bahagi ng isang mahalagang pagtitipon […]

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Opening of Motions of this Kind: Propositions and Problems of Belatedness

April 11, 2019

Opening of Motions of this Kind: Propositions and Problems of Belatedness
April 11, 2019/ 6:00 p.m./ Brunei Gallery, SOAS
*Message of Senator Loren Legarda read by Dr. Cristina Juan
Good afternoon to all the guests present today.
We are gathered here to witness a milestone, the opening of Motions of this Kind: Propositions and Problems of Belatedness, the “first institutional exhibition in the UK dedicated to recent contemporary art practices in the Philippines.”
We Filipinos have come a long way in the contemporary […]

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Speech: Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Campaign Rally in Antique

Message of Senator Loren Legarda Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Campaign Rally March 26, 2019 | Binirayan Gym, San Jose, Antique  

March 26, 2019
Lahat tayo ay may kanya-kanyang batayan sa pagpili ng ating mga pinuno sa gobyerno. Iba-iba rin naman ang pamamaraan ng pagseserbisyo ng mga lingkod-bayan. Ang mahalaga, iisa ang hangarin na mapabuti ang buhay ng bawat Pilipino.  

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Message: Inauguration of Yakan Village

March 25, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Inauguration of Yakan Village
25 March 2019
*Delivered by Renee Talavera, NCCA
 
Napakayaman ng ating bayan sa kultura, lalo na ng ating mga katutubo. Sa katunayan, ang ating mga katutubong kultura ay mahalagang bahagi ng ating pagkakakilanlan bilang Pilipino.
 
Nakakalungkot lamang na mayroon tayong mga kababayan, at kung minsan mga katutubo mismo, na nakalilimot sa ating kultura o naisasantabi ang mga nakagawian upang makasabay sa uso. Kaya napakahalaga na palakasin natin ang mga programa para itaguyod ang iba’t […]

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Message: Inauguration of the Philippine Consulate in Houston, Texas

March 25, 2019

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Inauguration of the Philippine Consulate in Houston, Texas
March 22, 2019
*Delivered by Consul Gilbert Segarra, DCG
Foremost, I wish to send my warmest greetings to our kababayans in Houston, especially to the officers and employees of our Consulate who I wish to commend for the hard work that they do in promoting our nation’s interests and protecting our citizens.
Much is expected from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and all the embassies and consulates under it. […]

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