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August 15, 2019

I am very pleased to be a part of the ERC’s celebration of its 18th Founding Anniversary.

Is this the ERC’s coming-of-age celebration? I am sure the “debutant” theme you have for this event is but a symbolism of an ERC reborn.

ERC’s “coming-of-age” started from the minute it was created upon passage of EPIRA on June 8, 2001.

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Message of Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda Opening of the Likha-an: Lunduyan ng Tradisyonal na Sining at Kultura

August 15, 2019

It is a pleasure to be here at the opening of Likha-an: Lunduyan ng Tradisyonal na Sining at Kultura. It is actually a dream come true to be able to formally open this resource center, envisioned to be an inclusive venue that will be the home to the nation’s traditional works of art and a celebration of the traditional artists from our regions.

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Speech of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda: Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition

August 6, 2019

Traditional textiles are ties that bind. It links the past to the present and brings together cultures, which, no matter how diverse, has a commonality.

It is in this premise that the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino textile gallery was born in 2012 in two small rooms of the National Museum of the Philippines.

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First State of the District Address Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda

First State of the District Address Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Friday, 2 August 2019 Binirayan Gym, San Jose, Antique  

August 2, 2019
Mga kababayan, fellow Antiqueños: Good morning. I am very pleased to join you today and I am privileged and honored to deliver to you my first State of the District Address. This day is like no other. As the first woman Representative of our dear province to be elected to the House of Representatives and the first Antiqueño Deputy Speaker, I am truly humbled, and I consider this opportunity to report [...]

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Message: Opening of the Homecoming of “The City Who Had Two Navels”

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Opening of the Homecoming of
“The City Who Had Two Navels”
2 July 2019 | Metropolitan Museum of Manila  

July 4, 2019
 

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Inaugural Speech of Hon. Loren Legarda as Representative of the Lone District of Antique

June 30, 2019

Inaugural Speech of Hon. Loren Legarda
as Representative of the Lone District of Antique
30 June 2019 | San Jose de Buenavista, Antique
In 1998, when I received my first mandate from the Filipino people as Senator of the Republic, I came home to Antique, in Pandan, and took my oath of office before the town’s mayor. Pagkatapos kang biyente uno ka tuig. Nagpanumpa ako sa pagserbisyo sa akun pinalangga nga probinsya, sa liwat pagkatapos nga ako gintugruan kang mandato bilang inyo representante sa […]

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Message: National Day Reception

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
National Day Reception
19 June 2019 | Philippine Embassy in Berlin  

June 19, 2019
As the Embassy commemorates the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence on this day when we also celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, we might as well highlight our National Hero who was instrumental in achieving Philippine sovereignty.  

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Message: Inauguration of the New Chancery of the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Inauguration of the New Chancery of the
Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany
17 June 2019  

June 17, 2019
Foremost, I wish to greet all our kababayans a Happy Independence Day. It has been 121 years since the declaration of Philippine Independence and I hope all of us will continue to be inspired by the courage and love of country that our heroes and forefathers have demonstrated in order to claim our nation’s sovereignty.  

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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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